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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…

Fitbit Pay and the Rise of NFC Card Readers

Fitbit Pay and the Rise of NFC Card Readers

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…

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 to Accept Mobile Payments Now

5 Reasons to Accept Mobile Payments Now

Now that high-speed mobile connectivity permeates our society, millennial digital natives (and many older "digital immigrants") are seeking ways to leverage its benefits. That's leading them to gradually embrace newer, more seamless and secure modes of payment: from EMV credit cards and e-checks to mobile contactless payments made with smartphones and smartwatches. Mobile payments, or tap-to-pay systems, are especially promising. Although the underlying technology has been around for decades, it’s only recently gained traction as a viable payment method for U.S. consumers. In 2015, Wired predicted an upsurge in mobile payments adoption. Many experts expect the category to…