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The Future of Card Readers

The Future of Card Readers

Not long ago, businesses were processing credit cards with a carbon copy imprinter. Since then, the payment processing industry has taken major strides in advancing its technology, and it’s only changing quicker these days. The combination of smarter card reader technology and crafty fraud tactics means more shifts in credit card processing equipment for businesses to consider. Here, we outline three trends for businesses to keep in mind as they invest in newer (and more expensive) card readers: Card Readers Must Be EMV Capable By now it's likely you're aware that mag-stripe cards are phasing out and EMV-chip cards…

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…

5 Best Credit Card Machine Features to Meet Your Needs

5 Best Credit Card Machine Features to Meet Your Needs

With so many credit card machines on the market, choosing an option that will work best for your needs may seem like a tough task. From security features that reduce the risk of fraud and costly chargebacks to Smart Terminals that accept a variety of payment types and may be more environmentally friendly to boot, there’s a lot for businesses to sort through to find the best credit card machine. Depending on what you’re looking for, here are the five best credit card machine features to meet your needs. Reduce Lengthy Checkout Times At Your Register Look For…

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 credit 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 readers that will be a long-term investment for your business. Below, we discuss six things to absolutely avoid when shopping for credit card readers. Credit Card Readers: Red Flags to Look For…

7 Traits to Look for in a Smart Terminal

7 Traits to Look for in a Smart Terminal

Ever since 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 magstripe data, which indicates whether the card supports EMV. When present, the credit card terminal…