If you’ve been following Forte on social media, checking out the website, or reading this blog, then you’ve probably heard us talk about flexibility and scalability. These are two words we really like, and not just because they sound cool. (Especially scalability, I always think of lizards and since my name is Liz, it just makes me happy.)

What does this mean?

First of all, our payment solutions are omni-channel. If you don’t know about that, head over to our previous blog series about it, starting here. This means that you can take payments on any payment channel. This is the beginning of what we mean by flexibility.

At Forte, you can accept any type of electronic payment on any channel. That’s a lot of options. Just take a look:

Payment types:

–          eChecks

–          ACH

–          Credit cards

–          Debit cards

–          Paper check conversion to ACH

Payment channels:

–          Physical POS (card readers, check readers, manual entry)

–          IVR (over the phone)

–          Mobile devices (smartphones and tablets)

–          Online*

*Our online options allow you to take payments right from your website. We also offer a bill presentment service that accepts bill payments online.

To go further into our flexibility, we don’t mean that you have to get set up to do all of this. You actually can pick and choose the pieces that work for you. So if you just want to take credit cards on your smartphone, that’s cool. Or say you want to accept eChecks online, over the phone, and convert paper checks to electronic ones at the POS; we got you. You can mix and match any combination of these channels and payment types to suit your business.

You’re also always welcome to add any of these onto your services, or you can use them on their own.

Add-ons and Extras:

–          Forte Verify (check verification service)

–          Check Recovery (NSF re-presentment service)

–          BillPayIt (bill presentment)

And every single service we offer comes with our robust Virtual Terminal for reporting and transaction management. This consolidates your reports into one place, no matter which payment types or channels you use. Plus, all transactions are processed through our lightning-fast and insanely secure payment gateway.

Now onto the lizards.

When we talk scalability, it builds upon the notion of flexibility. They really go hand-in-hand. You can scale these solutions with your business.

For example, if you’re just starting out, you can implement something small at just your first or main location. Then maybe you grow. We bet you do! As you grow and expand, you can add more pieces, locations, and users easily. Our solutions will adapt to fit you. Think of it like when you use your fingers to expand a picture on your phone. You’re free to do this with us, anytime you like, to both shrink and grow your services.

So how do you get started? It’s pretty easy. You can always give us a call at 866.290.5400, and we can walk through some options for you. Or you can visit our website at www.forte.net. Be sure to browse through our solutions to get a feel for what we can offer. While you’re there, stop by the pricing page. We hand-crafted the pricing packages to fit most businesses, but if you’ve got a special situation, we’d be more than happy to work with you.

If you still have questions, feel free to give us a shout. Customizing a payment solution is easier than it seems, and we can’t wait to get you started.

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