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Things to Know Before You Buy Credit Card Readers

Things to Know Before You Buy Credit Card Readers

If there’s one thing to take away from this post, it’s that all card reader are not made equally. Despite looking similar, they vary greatly in features, business benefits and cost. Before investing in credit card readers, you should have a thorough understanding of them. Most importantly, you should be aware of the red flags to look for when shopping to ensure you’re purchasing credit card readers that will be a long-term investment for your business. Here are six things to absolutely avoid when shopping for credit card readers: No EMV certification: With the liability shift nearly…

How to Process Credit Card Payments After Signature Rule Change

How to Process Credit Card Payments After Signature Rule Change

In late 2017 and early 2018, the card brands revealed a major change to their long-held signature requirements for credit card transactions. MasterCard, Discover and Amex announced they would no longer require signatures for magstripe and EMV transactions beginning in April 2018. Visa announced that signatures would still be required in the event of a chargeback dispute for magstripe transactions, but would be optional for EMV. There are a few motivations for this protocol change. The card brands want to reduce payment friction and hope that eliminating a step in the payment process will entice merchants to upgrade to EMV-ready…

How to Make Your Veterinary Checkout Process a Breeze

How to Make Your Veterinary Checkout Process a Breeze

Managing the front office of a veterinary clinic can quickly turn into a zoo (pun intended). You may have clients and patients waiting to check in, some waiting to be seen, and others wishing to check out after a checkup or procedure. You may not know the total bill for a visit until the end of the appointment, which means clients have to wait in line to pay when they really should be focusing on their pets. With old-school credit card terminals, it’s impossible to accept payments during check-in, requiring you to do it at the end of the…

The Buyer's Guide to Shopping for a POS Terminal

The Buyer's Guide to Shopping for a POS Terminal

Investing in a POS terminal carries obvious benefits. A combined 75 percent of consumers prefer to shop with a credit or debit card, so accepting credit cards opens your business up to a wider market than businesses that only accept cash. Some modern credit card terminals can also process alternative forms of payment, such as mobile payments. One downside is that researching credit card processing terminals can be daunting. What do you really need to know about EMV, NFC and PCI DSS? Consider this guide your key to understanding some of the more technical credit card terminal features that could…

ezyVet Veterinary Software Now Offers PayJunction Integration

ezyVet Veterinary Software Now Offers PayJunction Integration

Managing a veterinary clinic involves a lot of juggling. Between physician schedules, patient records, historical data and financial reporting, veterinary clinics require a system to help them manage the chaos. Luckily, ezyVet — a cutting-edge veterinary software provider — crafted an affordable and customizable software that fits veterinary clinics of all sizes and compositions. With the help and input of veterinarians, ezyVet incorporated useful features such as a built-in calendar, customer portal, clinical module and change log, as well as reporting, reminders and customer invoices. With integrations like XERO and Smart Flow, ezyVet truly offers a completely connected solution. With all your…