Due to the nature of their work, plumbers, electricians and HVAC specialists find themselves constantly on-the-go, working hard to fulfill appointments and provide quality service. Such service deserves timely payments, but collecting them can take a while and be hard to track, especially if your business still accepts only checks or cash. Fortunately, the payment industry has come a long way and now there are multiple simple ways to process transactions — one of them is mobile payments.
While mobile payments encompass several tools and processes, such as mobile wallets and mobile money transfers, its immediate benefits for HVAC, plumbing and electrical businesses come in the form of fast, convenient and secure credit card processing experienced by field service professionals and their clients alike. They allow transactions to be accepted in-shop, on-the-go or online, helping to eliminate paper invoices, close out work orders sooner and get specialists paid quicker.
To accept mobile credit card processing, you need a mobile phone or tablet and a mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution that combines an EMV card reader and a mobile payments processing app. A good mPOS solution should make it simple to track sales and inventory, access reports and dashboards, and customize settings.
The benefits of mobile payments aren’t limited just to HVAC, plumbing and electrical professionals or their clients. Managers and supervisors can also simplify their lives by upgrading to a POS software that’s designed specifically for their business. Mobile payments empower employees by placing all the necessary information related to work orders, service records, warranty and inventory right at their fingertips, so they can interact with clients on a more knowledgeable and efficient basis. Meanwhile, their managers and supervisors can instead focus on managing job progress and work hours, as well as keeping track of the sale process and the company's financial performance.
To provide HVAC, plumbing and electrical businesses with even more payment processing options, TransNational Payments offers several additional services:
Virtual Terminal — a great alternative to a traditional credit card terminal that supports both B2C and B2B payment processing and lets field service companies accept transactions and invoices online from any secure web browser.
Online Shopping Cart — a perfect option if your location runs an online store that sells HVAC, plumbing or electrical components. A payment gateway helps integrate an online shopping cart with your e-commerce platform, while allowing your point-of-sale system to safely communicate sensitive data.
Recurring Payments — a real time–saver for businesses that provide scheduled services or simply want to streamline their payment processing. Store customer data and schedule payments with ease, letting both your business and your clients maintain better budget control.