With growing concerns about COVID-19 around the world, nothing is normal. Small businesses need to adapt to survive.
There is a prominent change in customer buying behavior i.e. most choose to place an order over the phone or online vs. visiting your store or studio. Small businesses need to gear themselves for this and a critical aspect of this is accepting payments online.
Here are some globally popular payment options you can consider to accept customer payments online:
Google Pay is an online payment method that allows users to make digital payments using their laptops, tablets, phones or smartwatches. This payment method is available to both Android and iOS users.
Both the business and customer need to have a phone number, a bank account and an internet connection to use this payment method.
If you don’t have a website or app here is how you can use this payment method:
- Get started and Set up your Google Pay Account
- Send a payment request to your customer. You can tell them you will do this while you speak with them on the phone, deliver services to their home or consult them online
If you already have an app or website you can refer to this guide to Set Up Google Pay for Business and integrate it with your website, app.
You can also checkout video tutorials to know more about Google Pay.
Apple Pay is a digital payment service that enables iOS users to make payments online. It is supported on the iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac. If most of your customers use iPhones or Apple devices, this might be the right medium for you.
At the moment, both these payment methods are not available in all countries. Be sure to check if they are supported in your country before getting started.
All the best!