Regardless of the size of your business, joining the Cielo network means increasing your sales, because there are millions of Visa cardholders out there ready to make purchases at merchants displaying our logo.
It also means greater security, since all sales must be authorized by the card issuing bank or acquirer. So, you can only win!
During the enrollment process, Cielo negotiates a fee or a charge with the merchant, and establishes a time period for crediting the funds from Visa card sales following the initial card transaction. Then, Cielo registers the merchant as a member of the Cielo network, allowing them to accept Visa cards as payment. Afterwards, the merchant receives an affiliation kit. A service representative will install the electronic terminal and supply the merchant with three rolls of POS paper: one which is installed in the terminal and two replacements—these rolls should be kept in a cool, well-ventilated place in order to preserve their integrity.
In addition, the merchant will also receive some Visa point-of-sale signage, such as decals to let customers know that the business accepts Visa products. This signage is extremely important since many of our cardholders will decide not to make a purchase once they realize that a certain merchant does not take Visa cards. So, adequate use of our signage and logos is crucial for business since it creates a huge opportunity for increased profit.
AOnce you offer this product as a payment option, you will see a noticeable change in your company’s cash flow. Visa Electron replaces all of your cash sales transactions with an added advantage—Cielo automatically credits the funds from electronic transactions into your bank account one business day after the sale. You don’t need to go to the bank to make cash deposits, which reduces your operating costs and the cash flow at the point of sale. Using Visa Electron to make sales is safer and more convenient!
VisaNet Brasil also offers a service that allows merchants to obtain cash advances on future credit receivables from Visa card and Visa Vale sales which, in the case of the latter, is known as Immediate Refund. Here, merchants can easily negotiate an advance on their receivables and have access to their money right away by paying the fee and accepting the conditions they negotiated with their bank.
Security is another great advantage offered by Cielo, which provides their merchants with a system that is almost 100% automated. However, in order to make a business transaction reliable we recommend some basic precautions, such as: request a sales authorization in the presence of the customer and with the card in hand; check the general aspects of the card; check whether the signature on the card matches the signature on other cardholder documents—these are just some of the important measures that make sales more secure.
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