Credit card processing for small business

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Payment processing for small businesses

Choosing a payment processor for your small business should be simple and easy. All you need to know are two things:

A) Does it have the right tools to help grow your business?


B) How much is it going to cost you?

Acumen Connections has provided payment processing for small business for over 20 years. Helping you get paid without hassle is our main goal. Check out our solutions page for a full list of services we offer.

What can Acumen Connections do for my business?

Select your industry to learn more about our payment processing solutions:

Payment processing for autoshops & dealerships

Drive your automotive business to full speed with an efficient point of sale system. Regardless of where service takes place, we have payment solutions for your auto shop or store.

Countertop credit card terminals require customers to pay at a designated checkout area.  Our handheld Wi-Fi and wireless terminals allow you to move around the store and collect payment.

Cost is a major factor when getting a credit card terminal. Prices vary depending upon features like connection type, screen details, and more. You can choose a terminal with a black-and-white screen, or one with color.

Have a team that’s on the go? Our mobile payment solutions make off-site transactions possible. You can collect payment at a customer’s residence or on the side of the road. We set you up with SwipeSimple, or an online gateway, to collect payments while on the go. Both options have card swipe mobile card readers that link with an app on your phone. SwipeSimple is great if you have multiple technicians. Your team won’t need access to the full account to collect payments. Also, you can keep customer cards on file for repeat business in the future.

Payment processing for beauty services & salons

Are you in the business of making your clients look like a million bucks? We have payment systems designed for you. Pick a countertop card reader for your front desk. Or pick a mobile device to accept payments by the chair. Get a card reader with a simple black-and-white screen. Or splurge on a full color screen with downloadable app features! We have a variety of options based on your budget and needs.

We offer SwipeSimple, a convenient digital service for accepting payments. Make speedy checkout possible by saving your most popular services to a favorites list. Increase gratuity by setting up preset tip amounts. Want to know how many credit card sales your team made in a day? You can access your current sales in real-time from your online account.

When partnered with Retail Cloud, you’ll find a POS system crafted for you. Retail Cloud can help schedule appointments and manage walk-ins. With an online account, you can access your customer database and analytics at any time. This allows you to view records of previous purchases. It’s a helpful feature for marketing and reselling purposes.

Payment processing for ecommerce & online stores

Online shopping is fun and convenient. We believe that accepting payments online should be the same way. If you have an ecommerce store, our payment gateway is secure. It integrates well with Shopify and WooCommerce. Your customers will go from your website to your secure payment gateway seamlessly. We can even help you set it up. Our customers have access to free ecommerce resources and best practices. Establishing emotional connections with customers online is hard. We’ll set you up with SwipeSimple to make it easy. This service allows you to accept credit card payments digitally. It also helps you track which products and services are your bestsellers. SwipeSimple enables you to collect customer contact information and purchase history. This is a major boon for customer service inquiries. It also helps with remarketing and sales efforts.

Payment processing for health & wellness providers

Keep your business running healthy and strong with payment solutions that fit your needs. If you have a “checkout area”, our countertop terminals make a great option. Pricing depends on screen and app features. We have virtual options as well. Some connect to Wi-Fi and others connect to mobile data.

We offer Retail Cloud to help improve customer retention. Gain access to information on customer preferences. Retail Cloud lets you schedule appointments, manage walk-ins, and access your customer database. It’s a great tool to help you keep up with customers’ needs and ensure a quality experience.

For health and wellness providers, we  offer SwipeSimple. It’s a digital service that makes taking payments convenient. Save your most popular services to a favorites list for speedy checkout. Want to know how much your team has made in a day? You can access your current sales in real-time from your online account. SwipeSimple is mobile-friendly! Do you provide at-home services? We make it possible for you to collect payment right in your client’s home.

Do you have a customer portal? Connect it to our payment gateway so customers can make secure purchases online. It makes the payment process easy, simple, and seamless.

Payment processing for home repair & renovation services

Renovate and update your current POS system with Acumen Connections. Our mobile credit card terminal and phone app options let you accept credit card payments at a job site. We offer SwipeSimple, which provides user restrictions. Your team can accept payments from anywhere, without having full account access.

If you’d rather your customers pay online, we offer online gateways too. They are easy to set up, but we can take care of it for you. Your customers will be able to make secure payments online.

Payment processing for restaurants, food trucks, & caterers

Do you run a traditional restaurant, food truck, or catering business? We have tabletop and mobile restaurant POS solutions to fit your needs. When going out to eat, customers want to enjoy their meal. This goes beyond the food, service, and ambiance. They should be able to settle the check without having to jump through hoops.

Our hassle-free restaurant payment processing allows diners to pay where and when they’re ready. We have traditional credit card terminals to collect payment at “checkout”.

We offer mobile terminals too. They’re perfect for accepting payments out your food truck window or at a venue.  Our mobile terminals come with optional restrictions for a larger team. Teammates can take payment  without having full access to the account.

When partnered with Retail Cloud, inside or online, you’ll have fast access to your menu. You can add new items or attributes quickly. Customers can customize menu items just the way they want. Plus, you’ll increase revenue with tip adjustment options.

Ecommerce sales are possible through ShopKeep. You can expand online and sell your favorite items! It’s perfect for a new revenue stream, or a great way to connect with your guests off hour.

Payment processing for shops & retail stores

Want POS systems that fit your retail store like a glove? You’re in the right place. We offer a variety of credit card terminals and POS systems. They come in sleek designs to help keep your counter space modern and organized. For most retail businesses, we recommend ethernet or wireless terminals.

Payment transactions should be easy for your team and your customers. Along with countertop terminals, we offer mobile devices as well. Use these devices to open a new checkout line in the store. It’s a lifesaver on super busy days.

Have an online store or thinking of selling online? Our payment gateway integrates well with Shopify, WooCommerce, and other digital platforms. We help ensure that customers can shop online or in your store. We make it easy for your customers to buy their favorite products.

When partnered with Retail Cloud, in-store or online, you get quick access to inventory management. Adding new items, sizes, and attributes is a breeze! Plus, you’ll gain customer preference and predictive reordering insights.

Payment processing for other small businesses

Our traditional countertop terminals pair well with SwipeSimple. Together, they work great for most small businesses. We have a wide range of credit card terminals available for rent or purchase. Choose a credit card terminal based on your needs and budget.

Budget-friendly options include dial up or ethernet terminals. These are credit card readers that sit in one spot such as a front desk. There are wireless terminal options that can connect to both 4G wireless and ethernet. These credit card terminals can move around an office or store as needed.

Premium models are the Wi-Fi connected PAX devices. They can connect to Wi-Fi, 4G, or ethernet. The PAX is a smart device and can download a number of helpful apps directly to the device. You can even download the SwipeSimple app to your PAX device.

SwipeSimple is an online POS system that facilitates collecting payments anywhere. We have phone and mobile card reader options. SwipeSimple gives you the freedom to control teammate restrictions. This allows your team to receive payment without having full account access. Keep customer cards on file to speed up and encourage repeat purchases.