While traditional process credit cards at your restaurant can be a very useful in processing guest's credit card quickly and efficiently. Without having to go out back to run a card or frequently check with the table, you servers are able to process more payments faster. If you're not sure whether this new technology is good for your restaurant, consider the many advantages, including tableside processing and lower overall costs. Tableside Processing Accepting a credit card at the table can be beneficial when you have a slow paying customer; no more waiting for them to decide when they want to pay. They pay when you show up with the machine. Not only is this faster for you, but customers can pay when their ready, no wait time. Theft proof With so many instances of credit card hacking, your customer will appreciate their card not leaving the table. The card never leaves the table, and they will be able to watch you swipe the transaction. No more wondering where their card has gone off to or why it's taking so long. Convenient Wireless credit card machines are small and easy for your server to bring to carry from table to table. Each employee can have a credit card machine tucked away in his or her pocket, safe with their money and receipts. No added telephone lines Merchants no longer need to have the added expense of a designated telephone line just to process their credit card transactions. In a tight economy, any small savings can make a big difference and this handy device will save you money in the long run just by using it. Security Wireless terminals are as secure, potentially even more so, than wired devices. They use secured wireless connections making their transmissions virtually tamper proof. Be sure to check with the manufacturer on SSL and other security options. Keeping up with technology We live in a wireless world. Customers are used to bringing their laptops with them and being able to connect to the Internet instantly. Fulfill their desire for instant gratification with a wireless terminal. Not only is it easier for your servers, but sets you apart from slower, more traditional, competitors. Using wireless portable credit card machines can make your business run smoothly, set you apart from the competition, and instill a sense of security in your customers. For a small price you can improve your business and increase customer satisfaction, a win-win for everyone. Photo credit: corbisimages.com Amanda Dee is a professional blogger that writes on a variety of topics including Denver restaurants. She writes for Restaurants.com, a leading source of restaurant discounts for fine dining establishments.