News | May 19, 2011

Home Inspectors Use Smartphones To Take Credit Card Payments On-Site

Mercury VirtualTerminal Simplifies Billing, Adds Convenience

Home inspection franchise, A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections, recently announced a new partnership with Real Estate Management Outsource, to implement mobile payment processing technology for accounts receivables. Payment processing will be powered by Mercury VirtualTerminal, a mobile payment application from Mercury Payment Systems.

Using Mercury VirtualTerminal, home inspection franchisees with A Buyer's Choice can now accept credit card payments from clients on-site, saving them the need to purchase or lease a traditional credit card terminal. The home inspector simply swipes or enters the credit card information and emails the home owner the receipt instantly.

"Having the ability to accept credit card payments from our customers, without the need for any special equipment, keeps costs low for the inspectors and makes it very convenient for our clients. They love it, and so do our home inspectors," said Melissa Morse, operations manager of A Buyer's Choice.

Mercury VirtualTerminal is a free PCI-compliant mobile payment solution that only requires an internet connection or smartphone to process transactions. Credit cards can be swiped with an iDynamo magnetic stripe reader attached to an iPhone, or manually entered on a smartphone or web browser.

But Real Estate Management Outsource
Real Estate Management Outsource helps real estate related companies coordinate financial best practices and standard operating procedures. For more information, visit

About A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections Ltd.
A Buyer's Choice is a franchised home inspection company, with over 125 franchises in Canada and the United States, and growing rapidly. Regional Master and Local Unit Franchises are available worldwide. For more information, visit .

About Mercury Payment Systems
Mercury Payment Systems is one of the fastest-growing payment processing companies in North America. Mercury partners with point-of-sale (POS) developers and resellers in a unique business model to provide merchants with integrated payment solutions. Their processing platform is integrated and available for free in hundreds of POS systems. Mercury's award-winning products and services are distributed solely through the company's business partners. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Home inspection franchise