Preparing Your Point-of-Sale for EMV Payment Acceptance
Creating a new check-out experience for your business to accept chip cards and contactless transactions, like EMV® and Apple PayTM involves providing customers access to interact with your credit card machine or reader. The concept isn’t new, many retailers and grocery stores have credit card machines that are customer facing at the point of sale. It can, however, involve investing in new equipment.
Businesses have options when it comes to creating a check-out experience that allows cardholders to interact with the credit card machine:
- Credit card machines, like the Ingenico® iCT250 can be rotated between the customer and the clerk at check out.
- A stand-alone credit card machine integrated with point-of-sale software that sits on the counter.
- A PIN-Pad or reader attached to the credit card machine.
Based on your payment types and physical check-out area, you can determine the best solution for your business.
Here are a few examples of how a customer interacts with the credit card machine or Apple Pay terminals when paying with Apple Pay or EMV Chip cards.
For Apple Pay or contactless transactions
The credit card machine will need to be in a spot where your customer can hold their phone near the machine while verifying the transaction with their fingerprint.
For Chip/EMV transactions
Customers will insert their card into the machine, and will need to either enter a PIN or sign for the transaction.
Our team of experts is available to help you create a new check-out experience at your business, contact us today.