Since the onset of the Covid crisis more and more businesses have needed to start taking payments remotely. Many of these didn’t have an e-commerce website, as they were, for example, smaller stores serving the local community. This led to a rise in order taking and processing over the phone – a sensible precaution during the times. Unfortunately, people often see this as an inherently insecure way to pay, while other payment methods such as cash or portable card payment devices posed a potential health risk.
ClickPayments overcomes this obvious payment dilemma. It allows you, wherever you are in the world, to take online, secure and contact-less payments quickly and easily, without the cost of setting up a full blown website and e-commerce systems.
Using any internet enabled device, you can sign up and immediately issue invoices online to your customers. You can take instant online payments using any debit or credit card as well as established payment gateways, such as Apple Pay. It takes just 10 minutes to set up and is brought to you in partnership with Stripe, a trusted global payment processing platform handling millions of transactions a year.
ClickPayments is free of charge to use, we will simply pass on Stripes’ fees which are levied at 1.4% +20p (UK rates) per transaction. This keeps the service affordable to all and is a small token of our support for small business servicing their local communities during the crisis. The plan now is to start introducing more mobile communications, making it even more accessible, so watch this space.