Credit Card Processing
Helcim allows merchants to accept credit card payments from different credit card companies. The cost-plus pricing system is adopted here, and merchants can also accept international payments at no extra cost for exchange rates.
With just a few simple clicks, Helcim allows users to create unlimited invoices from a single account. These invoices can be customized and set up for one-time or recurring billings. There is also a ‘pay now’ button attached to each invoice to direct customers to an intuitive payment page. Merchants can also send payment requests via emails or text messages.
There is a wide range of services included with Helcim’s invoicing service. They include:
● Product catalogs
● Customizable fields
● Built-in card processing
● Automated tax computation
● Automated email reminders
● Compatibility with various devices
Hosted Payment Page
Helcim makes online payments convenient for users via their hosted payment page. This page is easy to set up and allows users to run invoicing, client registrations, shopping carts and service subscriptions without paying extra fees for a domain. This page is also user-friendly, and ensures that each store’s customers enjoy an improved payment experience.
Helcim also provides a hosted online store for its users. On this store, merchants can conveniently run an online store using customized templates, without paying a dime for domain use. You also get an SSL certificate at no extra cost.
While using this store, you have unlimited access to discount codes, shopping carts, tax calculations, and product shipping options. You can also include unlimited inventory and eCommerce pages in this online store.
Helcim also places you at an advantage by ensuring that your store is SEO optimized. This way, your potential customers can easily find your store on the internet.
Helcim also ensures that your customers have the best user experience while transacting with you. The software comes with a built-in customer management tool to help you manage your customers, their profiles and activities with your business.
There is a customer portal from which your customers can access self-service tools at any time of the day – even after your business’s closing hours. They can easily view their shopping and order history with your business, pay their invoices, and modify their profiles and payment details as necessary.
The fascinating thing about this tool is that you can control what happens on the portal. You can easily change features like font, colors and your business’s logo at any time. You can also set up passwords to keep this portal secure at all times.
Helcim offers users a portable card reader to meet in-person card transaction needs. This device can be used as a mobile card reader, a countertop terminal, or a POS system. It features magstripe, NFC, and EMV connectors for payments via Google Pay and Apple Pay. This device is also supported on operating systems like iOS, Windows, Android, and Mac, and can easily be synchronized with smartphones, tablets and PCs via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or a USB connector.
For key-in transactions, you’ll need to combine this device with a virtual terminal to get the best experience. The Helcim Virtual Terminals allows you to accept credit card payments by entering the card details or selecting from stored customers’ card details in the Helcim Card Vault.
Unlike a few other merchant service providers, Helcim doesn’t mandate you to purchase any POS system from them using their service. However, if you need to use POS software and its numerous functions, you can purchase a POS stand and a thermal printer (even third-party products) along with the Helcim card reader.
Integrations and Add-Ons
Helcim integrates seamlessly with accounting and eCommerce software to help users run their businesses more conveniently. It integrates with a host of shopping carts, the QuickBooks Desktop, and the QuickBooks Online software. With these integrations, you can easily move your data between Helcim and your accounting software to minimize data management errors.
Helcim also has APIs to enable its users to customize the system to meet their specific business needs.