Clover vs. Square – Mobile Credit Card Processing Showdown
Square tends to be one of the dominating credit card terminals for new businesses wishing to process credit card payments on their mobile devices. However, there are new products coming onto the market that is giving Square a run for its money. The latest device is the Clover Go, backed by the powerful First Data, […]
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 […]
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.’ […]
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?
Typically, buying a piece of equipment only requires your initial cost of purchase, this is 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 many more costs associated. Some people […]
Which Credit Card Machine is Best for Your Small Business?
Congratulations! You’ve started your own business, now how do you actually sell your goods and make some profit while you’re at it? In today’s plastic heavy market, having a credit card machine is one of the first things a small business owner needs to consider. With the liability shift that started in October of 2015, […]
Which Credit Card Machine is Best?
You could spend thousands of hours trying to learn about payment processing. The industry is complex, and there are many variables. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and finding the right credit card processor and merchant service provider is important. Selecting the credit card machine that fits your budget and business model is easy, and the […]
What are the Advantages of Using Credit Card Machines?
Cash is no longer king in today’s economy, credit cards are the spotlight. How often do you see someone paying for a single cup of coffee with their debit card instead of cash? With all of these credit and debit cards being processed where does this leave the businesses who still prefer to handle cash […]