According to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors in a microchip doubles about every eighteen months to two years, whereas the cost of computers is halved. Obsolescence seems to be built into the DNA of computers; however, customers often cannot afford, or do not want to replace their machines at this pace. Enter the computer repair technician. Computer repair technicians assist in data recovery, virus quarantining, getting disparate systems to work together, networking issues, and say, discovering the extent of damage that errant diet Coke actually did when the cat knocked it over and spilled it all over the keyboard. Computer repair technicians are curious tinkerers, experts in computers themselves, and know their way around a variety of different makes, models and operating systems.

There are many forms a computer repair business can take. One can either purchase equipment and hire employees or buy an existing franchise and run it. To get started, one needs to consider the type of computer repair business they would like to operate. The operating costs will be low if the computer repair technician wants to operate a business from their home, and high if they want to open an office. There is also the consideration of hiring staff if one wants to take on larger jobs, such as an ongoing contract that handles all IT or networking needs of a corporate IT department. Some computer repair businesses also sell new or refurbished computers, routers and peripherals. Marketing is another factor; many computer repair technicians will need to market their business to a local area online. Much of the time computer repair businesses are run using on-premise software or software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms. These platforms are designed to handle accounting, online scheduling, drop off and pick up ticketing, invoicing, billing and computer repair payment.

Payment Integrator can help your computer repair business take a byte out of the competition. We have direct integrations into some of the most powerful computer repair point of sale and accounting applications. Our hosted payment page (HPP) is perfect for creating live payment links to accompany computer repair client invoices for immediate payment. Platform integrated payments will accept all major credit cards, debit cards, ACH, E-Check and enable the use of e-wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. All of our computer repair payment acceptance methods are secure, P2PE, tokenized, and PCI-compliant.

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