The plating industry is filled with professionals who have a specialized skill and are equipped with a manufacturing process to plate a thin layer of metal on a substrate. This talent for producing functional and visual plating is a manufacturing demand worldwide. The process of plating and surface activation technologies varies by organization. It typically involves preparing the surface of a material for adhesion and then dipping the material through a series of baths. The final product is a coated material with an enhanced function, durability or look. In order become a plating professional candidates need to acquire experience. Some plating professionals have no degree at all while others may be engineers. Plating manufacturers work to satisfy client objectives by providing aesthetically appropriate and functional pieces for a specific design run. Choosing materials, layout, shape, and size are all some of the tasks left to plating customers, designers and engineers. Most experienced plating professionals have hands-on experience with at least 4,000 hours logged in the field. Following completion of training, these professionals enter into a business as an employee or start their own plating business.

Operating a plating firm requires skill, tools and the ability to work with clients in order to meet their production expectations. In house prototyping specialists often assist clients in the early phases of a design program run. Once a concept is proven and orders are made, platers work to create batches for a specific period of time. Some orders and design runs can continue to produce for many years. These enterprises both large and small are run by on premise software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Management of employee time, design files, scheduling, client communication, accounting, invoicing, billing and plating payment is all handled by integrated software applications. These platform applications make operation and payment collection secure and available at the time of service.

Payment Integrator has direct integrations into the most powerful plating industry management and sales platforms. Our PCI Compliant environment comes equipped with P2PE security and credit card processing devices with the ability to accept e-wallets like Google Pay and Apple Pay. Our hosted payment page (HPP) is perfect for creating live payment links to accompany invoices for immediate plating payment. Text to pay, email to pay, QR code to pay, tap to pay, dip to pay and swipe to pay and online shopping cart integrations options give plating manufacturers a frictionless credit card and debit card customer payment experience. Our unique tokenization enables the ability to create customer profiles to offer payment card on file options available to repeat clients with ongoing production runs.

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