14 March 2018

The benefits of switching to or adding a mobile POS solution are endless, from being able to “save the sale”, run management reports, perform stock control and staff rotations. How you make the sale and take the actual payment from your customers is something that requires planning and forethought.

Policies and Procedures

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an acknowledged set of policies and procedures intended to heighten the security of payment card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal data. 

These policies and procedures cover the several areas including;

  • Using a secure network
  • Protected cardholder information – data including date of birth, full name, address, answers to security questions, phone numbers, bank details, etc.
  • Anti-virus, anti-spyware and other anti-malware solutions  

Ways to Take Payment

If a tablet is used to take a payment (requiring customers to enter a PIN number on screen), you are violating PCI regulations prohibiting PIN entry on a touch screen device. The operator needs to set up a mobile payment method using a PED (payment entry device), as it can be fixed to the tablet itself.

There are multiple ways to accept payments on a PED. You can use tap and pay, NFC, Bluetooth or even Biometrics. These methods allow customers to make payments while keeping their personal information safe. Everything is sent immediately to the cloud, and end-to-end encryption ensures customer data is secure and free from cyber threats!

Considering a mobile POS solution? Contact us today and let us show you the freedom that mobile POS can offer your business.