What is necessary to take card payments over the phone?
You can accept debit or credit card payments from customers over the phone with a traditionalcredit card terminal or an online credit card payment gateway. In the first instance the customer communicates the card number and you process it as if they were in your shop. Transaction fees for this type of payment may be higher than for an actual face-to-face transaction, as there is more risk involved. Some online gateways do not require a contract, but most traditional merchant services providers do.