Multiple Lenders use a common network of financing options through a single-user payment experience. Customer data is not processed under uniform conditions for the principal applicant. Rather, it has experienced a “cascade” of various banks, providing consumers with a variety of financing options upon approval.
The method is simple. Consumer point-of-sale loan applications are verified with major lenders for approval and, if rejected, scroll down to access key options. From there, exploring subprime mortgage options and more, to renting out with your loan options, all requests return results in under 2 seconds.
Multiple bank borrowers are vetted at the cascade, so once approved, buyers can choose the most personalized coupon at checkout with a variety of interest rates and terms.
What is multi-rendering in POS funding?
The multi-render POS funding platform is completely new. Charge After, for example, is the first global network to offer merchants a complete point-of-sale financing solution from multiple lenders. ChargeAfter operates (and continues to grow) on a network of 10+ borrowers. When paying, the consumer fills out a request with four short elements including name, address, social security, and phone number.
The application then goes through a “waterfall” of different lenders, offering loans to different types of credit consumers. Finally, there are personalized financing options. Charge After can provide merchants with an 85% loan approval rate.
How does POS financing work?
POS financing is of unique value to consumers, borrowers, and merchants. The cloud-based solution enables merchants to offer personalized financing options for online and in-store purchases.
How does this work?
- A consumer selects a loan option when making a purchase.
- Consumer information is securely passed from seller to borrower to make lending decisions.
- Lenders make decisions and offer point-of-sale financing options to consumers at the time of purchase.
- Consumers choose the loan terms that suit them and buy products.
What is a POS loan?
POS financing means that merchants provide financial solutions to help customers purchase products and services at the time of purchase. POS financing is a kind of consumer finance and refers to an open-loop credit card, closed-loop store card, and an installment loan.
POS loans have been around for a long time, including large furniture purchases and auto loans. However, point-of-sale loans have recently developed thanks to advances in technology that make installment loan options instantly available online and on cell phones and offer clear repayment terms before the loan is made. These advancements make it easier for all departments of a retailer to offer point-of-sale financing.
How to offer POS financing?
Here are the steps of a POS loan for your customers:
- Determine if your business needs customer financing. Looking for a product that customers can’t pre-purchase at full price?
- Decide which POS loan platform is right for your needs, then let your customers know that you can use consumer credit.
- Ideally, customers should be able to apply for a loan using a store, online, and on a cell phone.
- Customers should be able to find out almost immediately if they are eligible for a POS loan.
Customers receive the products immediately and retailers receive the funds immediately. The customer receives a repayment schedule from the loan provider.
As with using a credit card, you may need to pay a small fee per transaction.
What hardware is required for a point of sale system?
Hardware products required may vary by industry. While we’ve listed the hardware most commonly used by retailers, keep in mind that not all businesses will need all of these products.
- Credit card reader
- Receipt printer
- Barcode reader
1. Point of sale terminal
A point-of-sale terminal is a device that runs mobile point-of-sale software.
For older on-site systems, the cash register is a point-of-sale terminal. For the new option, merchants can use a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone (any device connected to the Internet).
Many retailers choose to use a tablet (i.e. an iPad) and turn it into a sink via a stand. The advantage of this configuration is its inherent flexibility. Salespeople can hold a tablet in their hand, check inventory, access customer information, and process transactions from anywhere in the sales area.
2. Credit card reader
This is also known as the credit card terminal and is used by merchants to accept credit or debit card payments.
Credit cards can accept payment in three ways:
Magnetic stripe card reader (magnetic card)
Reading of card chips via EMV (Europay, Mastercard, or Visa).
Accept payments from mobile payment providers such as ApplePay using Near Field Communication (NFC)
Most consumers prefer cashless payments. By 2025, Business Insider predicts that 75% of all transactions will be cashless. Why? Cashless payments are generally faster and more efficient, giving customers more time to do their jobs.
How long does a POS transaction take?
Credit card processing is essential in today’s retail industry, especially when businesses run e-commerce websites. To efficiently process credit card payments, use your merchant account to complete this process.
The time it takes for a merchant who accepts credit cards as a form of payment to deposit funds into the merchant’s bank account may vary depending on the type of merchant account used by the business owner. Usually, it may take 24 hours to 3 days for your payment to be processed. The reason for this delay is that the transaction process has to go through many stages to transfer from one bank account to another.
To better understand credit card processing, it’s important to understand every step from point of point of sale to final deposit to your merchant account. When a credit card is used in either location, payment is authorized by the acquiring bank. The acquiring bank is the bank where the merchant opens an account.
The acquiring bank then sends a request for approval to the issuing bank. After confirming the authorization, we send the authorization code back to the POS. For most transactions, this is done in seconds, allowing you to pay for goods and services.
A similar process occurs again after the payment is approved, but instead of the issuing bank requesting approval through the selling bank, the authorization code and sales invoice are first sent to the acquiring bank, then to the issuing bank. Many sellers offer daily or weekly wholesale sales instead of one transaction at a time.
When the issuing bank receives the verification code, the issuing bank deducts the exchange fee from the total amount outstanding. He then returns to the bank and deposits the amount into the merchant account minus the previously agreed discount rate, which is a condition for owning this type of account. While it may seem like a complicated process, it is very effective at collecting bulk payments with corporate credit cards of all sizes.