There are multiple methods to accept online payments without a shopping cart. This article is for merchants who want to passively accept payments online using CenPOS, without any special form programmed, and while minimizing PCI compliance scope. In this setup, the customer goes to the merchant web site to make a payment.
The required and non-required fields are configured within the CenPOS web pay page administrator. No programming knowledge is required. If a merchant wants to add additional text, images, or fields beyond the scope of the CenPOS configuration options, alternative implementations are available. It’s best to discuss specific needs with a consultant to choose the best solution.
WEB OPTIONS TO ACCEPT PASSIVE ONLINE PAYMENTS:
- Link from the merchant web site to a secure custom CenPOS hosted landing page. The page contains Flash, and will look very familiar to CenPOS virtual terminal users. Flash is not supported on Apple iPad or iPhone products. There is no customization for appearance with the Flash version.
- Link from the merchant web site to the secure custom CenPOS hosted landing page, programmed in html 5. The fields are exactly the same as option 1, but they are programmed in html 5 to work with a wider array of devices, including Apple products. Merchants can supply CSS to match their web site. CSS is a markup language that defines the look and feel of a web page, and can be obtained from the merchant web deveoper. The fields merchants can supply are font size, font color, and background text, plus field box shape, required and non-required border colors. If a CSS file is not supplied, it will look similar to the Flash page.
- Same as option 1, but paste the supplied html onto your web page. Even though the payment data is within an iframe, with payment accepted off the merchant server, merchant will want to install an SSL certificate for peace of mind for their customers.
- Same as option 2, but paste the supplied html5 onto your web page. Even though the payment data is within an iframe, with payment accepted off the merchant server, merchant will want to install an SSL certificate for peace of mind for their customers.
How do I get the pay page? Contact Christine Speedy for a CenPOS account. I’ve developed simple instruction sheets to share with your web developer.
Can I get a pay page without changing credit card processors ( merchant account) ? Yes. Your merchant account and deposit schedule remains the same. Our technology sits in front of your existing financial partners. Instructions for your processor will be supplied so that we can connect to your account.
Can I accept ACH? Maybe. This feature is available with various options. Call for more details.
Do I also get a virtual terminal to key enter transactions? Yes.
Do you offer a free trial? Yes.
What does the service cost? Call for more details.
No web payment data touches your server or web page. Add just one line of html to any web page to accept payments. If you’re looking to reduce the burden of PCI Compliance, this is one more tool to help you.