Revel POS 101: Credit Payment Options

Revel Blog | Revel | June 10, 2017 |

Advice iPad POS Technology

There are a number of different credit payment options available with a Revel Systems iPad POS System. And the options are laid out simply on the iPad POS, so you can process all types of transactions, quickly and seamlessly.  

Accepting a number of different types of payments is an important way for businesses to offer a superior customer experience, and merchants can gain additional revenue by offering multiple payment options. From traveler checks to credit cards – and everything in between, Revel has got you covered.

We’ve outlined the three credit options (Credit, Credit Manual, Credit Plus) on your POS, and how to use each one:


This is used for regular day-to-day transactions. Once the customer’s order is rung up, you simply press credit and can process the credit card. If your payments are fully integrated with Revel, you will use this for all credit sales.

Before going live be sure to run a test credit transaction, and to see if it went through you will see the transaction on the reports tab on your management console. This ensures that your payment processor is successfully set up.


Credit Manual

If your card swipe is not reading the credit card number or you’re taking down a credit card over the phone, you can manually input the credit card information.


Credit Plus

House accounts, customized payments (Debit Cards/ Trade/ Traveler Checks etc.), and credit payments that are not integrated with Revel fall under Credit Plus.

Let’s dive deeper into how a Revel POS can process house accounts:

  • House Accounts: A house account is a line of credit that you can extend to your customers, which allows them to buy now and pay later. This can assist in developing a better relationship with your customers and providing them a benefit they may not receive at other businesses. On the POS, this can be enabled for an individual or an entire company. For example, residents of a hotel put what they ordered on a house account and then get billed at end of their stay. To begin, ring in the order and tap customers, select the customer and then add to order, then tap pay. Next, tap “Credit Plus,” and select house accounts.


According to a survey by YouGov, 50% of shoppers would cancel their purchases if their preferred payment method was not available. Today’s restaurant and retail business owners need to accept more forms of payment than ever before. With Revel Systems, you can process many different types of payments and with a processor-agnostic model, you can increase customer happiness and your bottom-line with rates best fit for your business.

Want to learn more? Check out this video!