What are the Differences Between a POS System and a Credit Card Machine?
The payment processing industry has so many devices, it can be overwhelming. One of the most important differences to understand is the POS (point-of-sale system) and the credit card terminal. What makes a POS system unique from a credit card terminal? What is a credit card machine? A credit card terminal does not offer many […]
Where Can You Buy a Credit Card Machine?
A quick stroke of your keyboard can reveal a magnitude of retailers selling credit card machines. Amazon and eBay are two online options for purchasing a credit card machine. Taking a trip to your local Staples can also result in the purchase of a brand new credit card machine. With that being said, the machine […]
Can you use an iPad as a Credit Card Machine?
Using an iPad with a credit card machine offers a quick, secure, and inexpensive method (if you already have one) of payment processing versus a traditional terminal. The cash register has been the star player in sales and transactions for as long as we can remember. While not all merchants are using iPads as their […]
All about Apple Pay
If you are considering Apple Pay you may want to understand how it works and the potential benefits for merchants. Apple Pay is a relatively new form of ‘contactless payment’ also known as part of the NFC payment system. Apple Pay is available on both versions of the iPhone 6, 7, and the Apple Watch. […]
Renting a Credit Card Machine Vs. Purchase
When starting a business there are so many variables to consider, buying or leasing a credit card machine is a common question new business owners might have. While shopping around for credit card processing, you will find that some merchant services allow you to lease or rent a credit card machine. Similar to leasing a […]
What is NFC Credit Card Processing?
In the world of payment processing, it seems there is an endless amount of ‘language’ specifically associated with the field. NFC (near-field communication), is one of the newer terms to break onto the scene of payment processing. Some think of the NFC compatible processor as an ‘NFC credit card machine’, ‘contactless payment system’ or ‘contactless reader.’ […]
Using a Credit Card Reader With Your iPhone
If you can purchase a $1 dollar cup of coffee at the gas station with a credit or debit card, then buying that fabulous piece of artwork at the local fair should be done with a swipe too! With new smartphone (such as iPhone) credit card readers, paying with your card can happen virtually anywhere. […]
What Are EMV Credit Card Machines?
We’ve been hearing about the EMV Chip Card for some time now, but the time has come and the EMV credit card and EMV credit card machine are here. You are a merchant, so I know what you are thinking: How does this affect me and by business? First off, EMV stands for “Europay, MasterCard, […]
Credit Card Machines with Chip Reader
A lot has been changing in the payment processing realm. Upgraded technology becoming available. contactless payments, EMV, NFC, chip cards, chip readers…the list goes on. So, is it important stay current with the new payment processing technology? Prior to the ‘liability switch,’ the answer to that question might be ‘it’s not imperative’. As of October […]
What is the Cost of a Credit Card Machine?
Typical concerns when buying a piece of equipment are the cost of purchase and ongoing maintenance, however, this is usually not the case with credit card machines and terminals. Depending on the terminal model and specifications, a credit card machine can cost anywhere from $100-$400. However, when considering a credit card terminal, there are additional […]