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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…

Fitbit Pay and the Rise of Wearable Payment Technology

Fitbit Pay and the Rise of Wearable Payment Technology

If wearable technology is simply a fad, it’s certainly doing a good job of sticking. According to the Kleiner Perkins 2017 study on Internet trends, 25 percent of Americans own a wearable device, and 102 million wearables were shipped globally in 2016. No longer considered a mere toy of the modern age, wearables are increasingly popular and functional. But first, what is wearable tech? By definition, wearable tech (or “wearables” for short) are gadgets that can be worn and offer the wearer a heightened level of connectivity due to smart sensors and built-in web and smartphone connection. Businesses, which…

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…

Meet the Smart Terminal by PayJunction

Meet the Smart Terminal by PayJunction

This is the Smart Terminal by PayJunction. It makes payment processing simpler and more secure than with a traditional credit card terminal — and it’s better for the environment too. Let’s take a look at how it works. As an example, Victoria is the office manager at Dr. Smith Dermatology. One of her favorite patients, Oliver, has stopped in to pick up some sunblock and is ready to pay. Victoria enters the amount into her computer and requests payment from Oliver. It shows up on the Smart Terminal, and Oliver is presented with a variety of payment options: a…

5 Reasons Why You Need a Customer-Facing Terminal

5 Reasons Why You Need a Customer-Facing Terminal

If you’re shopping for a new credit card terminal, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by your options. Make the wrong choice and you could be in the same position in a year’s time. Changes in payment technology and consumer trends are unpredictable, but some credit card terminals are better suited for the future than others. Without over-complicating the matter with makes and models, we’ll focus simply on the credit card terminal's physical orientation. There are five compelling reasons why you should opt for a customer-facing terminal over a traditional cashier-facing one. The Imminent Rise of Chip…