It's a secure page that you can log in to online to process a card payment whilst you've got a customer on the end of the line. You won't need a website to take payments with a virtual terminal, just an internet-enabled device, like a laptop, tablet or smartphone, to access the pay page.
Your customers can give you a ring with their credit or debit card details, which you just need to enter into a form on the page. Easy.
Take payments from anywhere
Take remote payments from your customers no matter where they are in the UK. All they need to do is call with their card details at hand.
Easy to set-up
Virtual terminals are straightforward to use and you don’t need to be a technical whizz to get started.
It's quick and simple
You’ll give your customers a quicker way to pay. No more long waits for an invoice or until they can see you in person.
Connect with more customers
Reach out to people outside your local area by giving them a way to pay remotely. They can simply call up to make their order and pay.
Real time reporting
You get real-time reporting too, which helps you keep track of your payments.Get a free quote
1. Log into the online system
You can use any device that's connected to the internet.
2. Enter the card details
Fill in the form with your customers' payment details.
3. Take the payment
Submit the form, send the receipt and that's it, you’re done!
Thousands of customers have already gone online to express their satisfaction with the 5 star service we provide.*
Our Welcome Team will get you transacting quickly, and confidently. They'll be there to answer any questions.
We don't charge you a penny to get set up with a virtual terminal, and our experts are on hand to get you up and running.
There's no one size fits all. One of our specialists can visit your business and find you our best solution.
We don’t do one-price-fits-all. One of our payment consultants will come and meet you to learn more about your business. They’ll work with you to create a pricing package to suit the type of card payments you want to take.
When you choose takepayments, our Welcome Team will help get you up and running so you're taking payments over the phone quickly and confidently. Plus, our dedicated UK support team is on hand 7 days a week to help if you need them.
I'd absolutely recommend takepayments. The way the whole team has been, you feel helped every step of the way, and everything has been so easy.
Jake Johnson, Matrix Combat
It’s simple. You can take faster payments from your customers. You won’t need to wait up to 30 days for an invoice or until your customer can pay in person. Instead, you sign into the virtual terminal, take their details over the phone, and enter them into the system.
You can reach out to more customers because they don’t need to be there to make payment. So, if you want to run adverts and promotions to customers further away than where you’re based – you can!
You can take payments using all the main credit cards and debit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, Maestro and American Express.
You can take card payments a number of ways! So, if you want to take payments over the phone, face to face or online, there’s an option for you:
The virtual terminal is equipped with the latest security, so you can safely take payment. To protect your customers from fraud, you can use security checks including:
So, when you take payment, the details are checked with what’s stored with their bank to check that they own the card.
All our phone payment systems are also PCI DSS compliant. PCI compliance is the security standard backed by credit card and debit card companies like Visa, Mastercard and Maestro. It means you’ll have all the right controls in place to protect yourself and your customers when they pay.
It’s easy. Fill in one of our quote forms with your details and we’ll give you a call. We’ll confirm a time for your local card payments specialist to meet you. They’ll then work with you to create your own personalised quote.
You can also give us a call on 0808 274 2017.
Terms and conditions apply.
Businesses will be required to enter into and maintain a separate contract with an acquiring bank nominated by takepayments for the processing of the card transactions. Under the contract with the acquiring bank, transaction charges and other fees will apply.
*Correct as of December 2023.