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What is Virtual Terminal?

Virtual Terminal is a feature of GoDaddy Payments that lets you accept credit card payments right from your computer, smartphone or another device with internet connection. It’s a simple, secure way to get paid when your customers aren’t standing in front of you — no card reader needed.


When you get an order by phone, fax or mail, simply open Virtual Terminal in the web browser on your smart device or computer and enter your customer’s payment info. There’s no need to purchase extra hardware or install software. If you’ve signed up for GoDaddy Payments, you have access to Virtual Terminal.

  • Virtual Terminal accepts all major credit and debit cards, including: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.
  • Sign up for GoDaddy Payments and use Virtual Terminal for free. For keyed-in transactions, you’ll only pay a standard fee of 3.3% + $0.15 per transaction — no lock-in contracts or hidden fees.
  • Transactions made using Virtual Terminal appear under Transactions in the Payments Hub, as part of your regular payouts.
  • Money is deposited into your bank account as soon as the next business day.

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