Is iPad credit card processing right for you?


July 11, 2019

Is credit card processing on a mobile device right for you?

Are you looking for a fast, simple way to accept card payments? It’s easier than you think, and you may already have what you need—an tablet or other type of mobile device. Payment processing apps make iPad mobile devices or other tablets a fast, easy and secure way to accept credit and debit cards.

Let’s take a look at just a few reasons why businesses use tablets to accept payments—virtually anywhere.

What are the benefits of iPad­­ mobile device credit card processing?

Using an iPad mobile device or tablet with a payments app means you’re not limited to taking customers’ payments in one particular location. Now you can accept payments wherever your business takes you: on the road at pop-up shops, farmer’s markets, music festivals, trade shows or even customers’ residences.

Tablet credit card processing offers a simple, secure way to accept card payments. Turning your iPad mobile device into a mobile point of sale is a great way to meet the expectations of today’s shoppers—wherever they are ready to pay.

Here are just a few of the possible features and benefits of using a tablet to accept payments:

  • Accept credit and debit cards including magstripe, EMV chip cards and gift cards
  • Accept contactless payments and digital wallets like Apple Pay, Google Pay and Amazon Pay
  • Generate receipts for customers on demand: print, text or email
  • Track cash transactions with electronic payments for easy reconciliation
  • Run transactions even when you’re out of range using Offline Mode

Beyond the payment, apps help turn tablets into potentially powerful productivity tools:

  • Generate invoices and manage recurring payments
  • Access real-time transaction data and deposits
  • Manage employee schedules, timecards and payroll
  • Create customer profiles for rewards and loyalty programs
  • Keep your customers’ sensitive data safe and secure

Are tablets right for in-store payments?

The sleek design and simple interface also make tablets an ideal option in-store. Simple and attractive stands convert your tablet into a secure countertop point of sale. Tablets work like a traditional POS system but take up much less space.

You can choose from a variety of payments peripherals based on your type of business and whether you take payments predominantly onsite or offsite. Peripherals might include receipt printers, cash drawers, bar code scanners or “dongles” like chip card readers.

As technology continues to advance, some apps require no additional equipment beyond the tablet at all. A payments professional can help you navigate what are often confusing options to dial-in what’s right for the way you do business.

What types of businesses use an iPad mobile device or tablet to accept payments?

Nearly any type of business can use an iPad mobile device for payment processing, from coffee shops and quick service restaurants to retailers and independent boutiques. Tablets offer a convenient payment solution for in-house service providers such as landscapers, window and roof installers, home and appliance repair services, plumbers and electricians. Tablets also make sales easy for catering departments, hospitality businesses or fine artisans.

Tablets can make selling easier, safer and more convenient—whatever you sell.

Getting started

iPad mobile devices and other tablets are attractive, affordable alternatives to investing in a countertop point of sale. They can be transformed into a point of sale device within days or sometimes even hours. There are many options for payment apps, and getting started can sometimes be confusing. At Worldpay, we’re here to help.

To find out more about accepting payments using an iPad mobile device, reach out to one of Worldpay’s payment professionals today. We’ll learn a little about how you do business, answer any questions you may have and recommend tools and services to better connect with your customers and help your business grow.