Online payment using a bank card is convenient for cardholders. However, there are cases when services or goods are not provided (or provided not in full). In such cases, a customer has a chance to get money back. A chargeback procedure is provided for this.
Trade (offline) acquiring is a service connected by banking institutions so that any retail point of sale, from a local store up to large supermarkets, can accept cashless payments. For this purpose, a specialized device – a POS terminal – is required to make payments using the client’s bank card.
An issuing bank and an acquiring bank are some of the required parties to make payments. It is important for merchants to understand what responsibilities each of the parties has, how they get involved in the payment process, and what the difference between these two notions is.
To accept payment by card, one needs a terminal. Stationary POS terminals are found in any store, but there are also portable readers that are connected to a smartphone or tablet. So, we dedicate this article to mPOS meaning and related issues.
Business goes digital more actively these days. Its two main pillars are electronic and mobile trade transactions. Let us tell you more about them.