Payment Tools Part 3: Web Terminal

Taking payments in multiple ways will increase your revenue and improve your customers’ experience. In this series, we’ll explore the many payment channels that can help you grow your business.

Web (or virtual) terminals transform your laptop or computer into a fully functioning terminal that you can use anywhere with an internet connection. With web terminal, you can physically process credit card transactions through a web browser without having to purchase traditional terminals.

Web Terminal

Web terminal benefits

Quick and easy

The whole process takes a few seconds: simply enter the payment information or select a pre-saved customer and process the transaction immediately, which means no more bounced checks and chasing payments. You’ll see funds deposited in your bank account within 2-3 business days.

Easy set-up

The cost and effort required to set up web terminal are minimal. There’s no complicated, technical set-up involved, and you don’t need to buy or rent any bulky, expensive equipment – all you need is your own computer and an internet connection.

Take payments anywhere

Since you access web terminal on your computer, you can process payments anywhere, as long as you have your computer with you and can connect online. This is great for taking payments at home, at the office, on the road, at tradeshows, conferences, pop-up shops, the list goes on.

Increase sales opportunities and clients base

More and more consumers want to pay with credit cards, so being able to accept this form of payment will expand your customer base. Consumers also typically use credit cards to purchase large ticket items, so by accepting credit cards, you also increase your sales potential. With web terminal, you’re able to accept any type of credit card – never turn away a customer again.

Why Payfirma?


However you take payments, we make sure you do it safely and securely, remaining PCI-compliant from start to finish. For web terminal, we ensure sensitive credit card information is tokenized so you are able to securely store customer data for future transactions. The data is converted into a token, which you use instead of the actual credit card info, ensuring that no card information is ever stored on your system.

Toggle between currencies

Our web terminal conveniently allows you to switch between USD and CAD when you input transaction details. Leave the calculator and complication behind and process in whatever currency your customer wants to pay.

Customizable receipts

You can customize email receipts to your specific brand. Email receipts are a great way to encourage social sharing, invite feedback, and build your brand.

Store details in customer vault for fast transactions

With customer details and payment information saved in our Customer Vault, you can process transactions from frequent customers quickly and efficiently – cutting down on manual labor and typing errors. In addition, you can store up to 5 credit cards for each customer.

Access analytics

Your PayHQ dashboard aggregates all of your payment data in one single place, so you can view valuable business insights such as transactions by date and location, top sellers, and more. Your payments data will help you run a smarter business.

Learn more about Web Terminal here & stay tuned for the next installment of the Payfirma Tools Series!