This is one of the most common ways to accepts credit cards. We see them in almost every store / shop / saloon. A physical terminal includes a unit with buttons that is connected via wire to either the Internet or to a phone jack or wirelessly. The credit card is physically swiped or “dipped” (this is the new term for the chipcards). The information about the sale is sent immediately to your processing company. This can also be used when a physical card is not|
present (e.g. a phone order), by manually entering the credit card number.