“EMV” Posts

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 Credit Card Terminal

The Buyer's Guide to Shopping for a Credit Card Terminal

Investing in a credit card 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…

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…

7 Traits to Look for in a Smart Terminal

7 Traits to Look for in a Smart Terminal

In the wake of the liability shift, Smart Terminals have flooded the U.S. market. With the major selling point being EMV acceptance, many providers benefit as businesses continue to upgrade their merchant credit card processing equipment. However, a truly “smart” terminal goes above and beyond just accepting EMV. Here are seven attributes that make a Smart Terminal, well, smart. Recognition A Smart Terminal should not only accept EMV but should also recognize when a chip card is swiped. The smartest terminals have the ability to read all the magstripe data, which indicate whether the card supports EMV. The credit…

Why EMV Fallback Is a Risk for Your Business

Why EMV Fallback Is a Risk for Your Business

Let’s paint two seemingly harmless scenarios for you. A customer comes into your business and attempts to pay for a purchase with an EMV chip card. The transaction fails despite your terminal being EMV certified, so you decide to proceed by allowing the customer to swipe his chip card. The transaction can’t be processed properly because your EMV terminal isn’t certified to process EMV transactions or doesn’t have an EMV slot. You work around this by asking the customer to swipe the chip card instead. Great, you got paid! However, both of these examples illustrate an…