05/07/2013

4VT® – More Than a Virtual Terminal

If you’ve been a Shift4 merchant customer for a long time, you may have heard it called NetCharge, but these days we call it 4VT® (short for Shift4’s virtual terminal). Whatever name you know it by, 4VT is a tool that gives you complete flexibility in how, when, and where you accept payments.

4VT provides an easy way for you to securely process transactions online by turning any Internet-connected device into a Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal. All you do is log into your DOLLARS ON THE NET® account, open 4VT by clicking on it in the navigation bar, and you’re ready to start processing transactions. 4VT integrates seamlessly with DOLLARS ON THE NET, so the transactions processed remotely can still be audited and reviewed alongside those from your fixed POS terminals. Best of all, 4VT is included with DOLLARS ON THE NET at no additional charge.

But there’s another use for 4VT. It’s not one we necessarily had in mind when we built it, but something that a few of our merchant customers are reporting great success with. They tell us that 4VT is also a great fallback for those times when you may have a glitch in your POS or PMS. So long as you have Internet connectivity (broadband, dial-up, mobile, etc.), you can continue to process transactions even if your POS goes down. And because it’s integrated with DOLLARS ON THE NET, your transactions end up right where you need them for auditing, settlement, and archiving.

If you’d like to learn more about 4VT or any of Shift4’s other technologies, please contact our 24/7 support team at 702.597.2480 (option 2).