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Contactless payments have surged since 2020, initially spurred by consumers’ concerns about the spread of germs when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Turns out, many people found “tap to pay” to be more convenient than swiping or inserting a card to make a payment, so contactless payments have taken hold. Visa reported earlier this year that nearly 20 percent of all in-person credit or debit card transactions in the U.S. — and 45% in New York City — are now made by tapping a card or using a digital wallet such as Apple Pay or Google Pay on an NFC payment terminal or other contactless acceptance devices, such as those in train and subway stations.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Investing in a POS 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?READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE