MERCHANT ACCOUNT NEEDS ELECTRONIC
DEVICES FOR PROCESSING
The common device which is used at
retails outlets by the merchants or in
any other merchandise business, for
accepting payments is called as a credit
card terminal. People call it swipe
machine. It is an electronic device used
for processing debit or credit card.
There are also other factors that make
the use of credit card terminal
effective. The other factors or elements
are the printer, modem, a memory card
and power supply. The drastic
development of the economy is fully
dependent upon the internet technology.
To make the proper use of the card
terminal, the above mentioned elements
are very important. Let us assume that a
credit card terminal does not work
without a power supply. In the same
manner, a printer is needed to print the
transaction record, and a memory card is
used for storing the transaction files.
These are all electronic devices that
are attached with the credit card
terminal. The modem is required to
connect to the internet server for
completing the transaction. Therefore
all these elements take an essential
part in the correct functioning of
credit card terminals. Some of the
credit card terminals are battery
operated. In that case a power supply
may not be needed but an alternative
connection is always attached. This type
of a credit card terminal can be carried
as a mobile device, anywhere you go for
fund collection, for the business. An
internet connection is a absolutely
necessary for using these credit card
terminals. It is required because it has
to check with the bank whether the user
is authorised or not.
A memory card is also required to make a
card terminal useful as well as
effective for the business. These memory
cards automatically records each
transaction detail. It keeps a backup
for every transaction done during the
day. The memory card which contains the
database, are scanned for filtration of
deceptive use of credit card, if any and
as well as the amount is calculated and
the balance is kept for the future
calculation. It is an electronic device
which is small in size but can record
many transactions according to their
priorities, unless the data is manually
discarded by the merchant or the bank.
In this way, the credit card terminal
works effectively as well as there is
very less chance of the data being lost.
The banks as well as the merchants have
to agree mutually for these services.
For each of transaction that is
processed, the hosting banks get a
percentage of income in the form of
After each successful transaction or
payment, made through the credit card
terminal, a printed record of the
transaction is obtained from the system.
For this a printer is needed which is in
fact, an electronic operated device.
Some of the credit card terminals come
with pre-fitted printers and memory
cards but normally it has to be fitted
manually. All the above mentioned
electronic devices are required in the
modern day merchant account services.
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