What Can IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Do for Your Business?

As many small businesses know, consumers have preferences when it comes to paying for goods. For example, 40 percent of consumers responding to a TSYS survey say they prefer using their credit cards for purchases. Another 35 percent prefer debit cards. However, there’s a far more important question for small to medium-sized businesses: cash or credit?

The answer: it depends. TSYS found that if a bill exceeded a certain dollar amount, consumers would opt to swipe their card instead. The survey also found that if a small business had a ‘cash only’ policy, then customers would likely move onto a business that accepts credit/debit cards.

It appears cash only, while desirable to some small business, is bad for business.

But establishing a card payment system doesn’t have to be difficult. Dream Payments, powered by IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, can set a small business up with a safe and secure payment system in as little as 15 minutes. All that’s needed is a card reader, software and Bluetooth technology. This ease of setting up and launching a new payment processing system is possible thanks to Dream Payment’s decision to move its infrastructure to the IBM Cloud.

It’s a small, transportable payments system that — thanks to IBM and VMware — can scale with a business as it grows.

Christian Ali, Chief Marketing Officer of Dream Payments explains, “[businesses] need a secure, cloud-based infrastructure to [process payments] quickly and effectively and in a manner that’s cost-effective.” Business owners can offer their customers payment options using this secure, encrypted point of sale technology.

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