For business people wanting to accept card payments, here is how to get a POS for your business.
What is a POS terminal or a POS machine?
First of all, a POS terminal (point of sale terminal) is a portable device that allows you as a retailer or merchant collect payment from your customers using only their bank cards. So this means that as a business owner, instead of customers saying “Sorry, I don’t have cash today – I will come tomorrow”, you can now tell them “don’t come tomorrow, you can pay me now with POS”. All they have to do is to check and verify the amount on the screen, enter their PIN number and that’s it.
You also get more sales because you can now cater to two types of customers – those paying by card and those paying with cash. Your previous customers remember you easily once you are able to offer them a POS where others have failed to do so.
Various banks and institutions offer this service, and I have covered them here. However, for this post, I will be concentrating on GTBank.
1. You will need a Business Current Account. You can download a brochure here to see what the requirements are. If the link doesn’t work, here is a back up copy: sme brochure-web
2. You then need to either e-mail email@example.com, go to your branch or speak to your account officer. You should get a specific POS request form as well as an agreement document to sign.
3. Following all checks and approval of the account, you should receive your POS in about 14 days, delivered to your business address. Please note that POS terminals are offered for free, however for each payment you accept, a fee of 0.75% is deducted for the services provided which includes routine free maintenance of the units.
Hope this helps.
I am into business development . I have proposal which require the use pos for my vendors but don’t have current account can they operate with savings. 2) my business requires ATM card visa for certain number of staff as prepared payment only to be use certain pos centers . how can it be done . 3) can ATm be customize for certain Pos centers . Pls urgent information is needed .
Hi Joseph, I think your best bet is to speak to your account manager to talk about opening a business account which will come with a POS. Also, if I understand correctly, you want customised bank cards to issue your staff with with features such as spending limits? If this is right, I would again suggest speaking to your bank account officer to see if they provide this service.
I need the POS machine
Pls MrPepe, does the POS terminal issue printed receipt itself after transaction?
Hi Dele, Yes – all of the POS issued should print receipts as confirmation for there transactions to the buyer. They should also come with at least one or two spare paper rolls which need to be loaded into the terminal for this purpose. Do confirm with your account manager when you go in.
please I Want tO Open A
Business Name/Sole Ownership
Account With A Bank, Do I Need
To Have A TIN Number Cause
I’ve Done My Business Name CAC
Last Year. Thks
This actually gave info into a proposal I was working on. Thanks
Happy to help!!
Am planing on getting a POS Machine for my Recharge Card Printing business. Do you have an idea if it will b possible to print cards from the POS. Thanks
Probably not a GTBank POS but try Chitbox.com.ng. I think they have exactly what you need. All the best
please what is the limited amount one is expected 2 use the pos to transact monthly? cuz a friend told me 1.3m and I don’t make up to that yet.
I would like to have 2 or more personally maintained ATM machines @ beside my bar.
Can one account has more than one pos? Is the 1.25% charge negotiable? Tnx
Hello, Please enlighten me more, I already have a POS from a company dealing in recharge card that i use to sell then before they were force out of business, right the POS machine has been useless for more than 4yrs now, is it possible I reconfigure the POS for my onw personal business?
Your bank should be responsible for servicing and replacing them. Have you spoken to the bank?
can a small or new business use pos? considering the fact that business does not grow in a day but gradually
Of course! It might actually be what sets you apart from your competition
I applied for a POS machine and i was debited 10,000 as legal search. Is this normal ? Because i just read from you that it should be free.
Fidelity bank is the bank. Thanks
please I want to ask…can I obtain the pos machine…and use it in exchange of cash…..like instead of going to the ATM..the customer can cum to me..transact with his card like transferring the money to my account tru pos..den I give him cash..with 10% interest for a thousand naira
That’s a good business idea. Some shops offer a “cash back” service. So ou have a customer who pays with his/her card but needs to go to the ATM to collect N1000. You charge for their shopping, and charge an extra N1100 and give them N1000 cash back. (Have them sign the receipt to show they collected the cash back). Brilliant idea, works elsewhere in the world – I can’t see why not. Plus it means that the amount of cash you have in your till is converted to digital very quickly and you have less money to take to the bank.
Pls, my name is bamidele, having collected N1100 for N1000 transaction based on POS terminal as a means of business what will be my gain at the end of the day and also the gain of the bank which am using their POS/bank..
What will be my gain at the end of every transaction i make? Kindly shed more light…
pls I need more light n answer to that Bamidele qtn
The rates differ depending on who you get the POS with, but it is best to check before signing the paperwork.
like how much will bank need to be in your account before giving you POS
It depends on the bank
I run a computer business center in school campus and the polytechnic community has only two banks as such students kill themselves with quene.moreso nobody run the service of pos.i have envisaged it that if should have pos machine that most students that donot patience to stay in quene will come and carryout their transact on pos.that my main reason of proposing to have a pos machine.so how do i get it pls
I run a computer business center in school campus and the polytechnic community has only two banks as such students kill themselves with quene.moreso nobody run the service of pos.i have envisaged it that if should have pos machine that most students that donot patience to stay in quene will come and carryout their transact on pos.that my main reason of proposing to have a pos machine.
Who bears the charges in the pos machine , the account ownerand the customers
Thanks. I am a civil servant. Recently there is a problem of cash in my area. Pls I want POS machines to only dispense cash. I will go to the next town, withdraw cash then come to my area and use the POS to dispens the cash at 5% profit pls is it legal? Thanks
Pls Sir,a friend of mine wanted to sale his Pos for me he has been using it for 2 yrs,can i de activate it,and re-activate it for my personal use.Thanks
To be honest, it depends on the agreement your friend had with the bank. Some agreements state that the PoS be returned to the bank if no longer required. You need to check what agreement your friend has with his bank.
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO HAVE IN MY ACC BALANCE TO BE INVITLE TO POS
I have current account with Gtbank , my branch is in Lagos but I relocated to kwara state and i need pos machine for my herbal shop and also for “cash back” business. How will i get the pos machine ?.
Pls sir! What are the other requirement(s) needed apart for owning a business account & is a must that the business should register?
Hello… please i will like to know if POS charges vary according to the type of Card used like Master card, visa, etc. Do you know how much Stanbic IBTC charge? Thank you.
can i use saving account for POS macine
PLEASE, CAN I OBTAIN TWO POS FROM ONE BANK. I HAD A BUSINESS IN TWO LOCATION AND I WANTED A POS MACHINE IN THIS TWO SHOPS. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO GET TWO POS FROM THE SAME BANK. PLEASE SOMEONE SHOULD HELP ME OUT. GOD BLESS
pls wat are the procedure for collectin POS machine in GBT…. can i convert my GT saving account for current account for the collecting of POS…..since saving account is not allowed
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I want post for my business (cyber cafe) @malete kwara state university kwasu.
can someone operating in non-building shop qualified to get POS for his business
I have filed all the necessary documents for the p o s machine how long will it take me to get the p o s
i want to request P.O.S Mwchine
i want to request for a POS machine for business
Well,as for me I made a request for Gtb pos for the past two months i have not been given….The last time I visited the branch they said they will get back to me.
Pls can i get the POS machine with my long time saving account….or is it mandatory i open i biz acct….thanks
I want to request for pos terminal machine how can I do the process an using savings account
I need pos machine
I have applied for gtb pos over 2months still now I have not receive it.
Pls how much did u use to open a pos
account with gt
I need a pos machine how can I get one pls
I like to be gtb mobile agent
So I can get the POS
I have saving account in in gtb bank already
I like to be gtb mobile agent
So I can get the POS
I have saving account in in gtb bank already
please I need pos I
I need post mechine in imo State , how can I get it ?
I ve savings account with GTB and I want to get their pos, how do I go about it?
Request for a POS machine? How fat is the account must be?
What is the % of deduction from the bank?
Thanks for your quick response.
My name is Adebisi,I operate a football betting business and am in need of POS machine in my shop,pls how do i get or apply for it.
Sir Am A Tailor Oredy I Have A Shop, I Want Sell Good,like Shadda, Yadd, Stip Coller & So On Etc
I have saving account an I need position for my business am into printing of recharge card Bec some time people don’t hold cash and Dy prefer paying me with there ATM how could u help me.
Am a graduate pls I need POS machine
Requirement for opening a business current account
I went to Gtbank I requested for POS I was told to open current account before I the POS machine, I also filled POS request form since last month av not seen the POS machine I even called and chatted with my account officer she told me I will av to buy the POS machine at the rate of #90000. So I don’t think Gtbank give out POS machine for free
Pleaase, i want to start up a POS business, how can i get it using my savings account i opened just last week.?
I want to start a pos business is it possible to start with 30,000# and am not register with CAC hope that doesn’t mean anything.
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