Category: EMV Chip Card Acceptance

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Selling to businesses (or governments) is a different proposition than selling to consumers because the value of the average sale is so much higher — often in the tens of thousands and potentially ranging up into the millions. In the B2B world, security is at an even higher premium than normal, and cost management is […]

Why Toast POS is a Top Choice for Restaurant Owners Everywhere Why Toast POS is a Top Choice for Restaurant Owners Everywhere
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Toast is one of the leading point-of-sale systems in the world, consistently earning top rankings, particularly in the restaurant industry. There are a number of reasons why so many restaurant owners lean on Toast POS for their dine-in and online ordering operations, including the company’s specialization and the robust set of add-on products that integrate […]

Toast Merchant Services Toast Merchant Services – Benefits and Drawbacks of Processing Payments with the Toast POS
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Toast is one of the premier merchant services providers in the restaurant industry, offering a full suite of products and services designed specifically to help restaurateurs do business and accept payments. But with so many POS systems and payment processors available on the market, determining whether Toast is the right partner can be difficult for […]

What Merchant Services Providers Do: How Companies Like BAMS Help Businesses Like Yours Succeed What Merchant Services Providers Do: How Companies Like BAMS Help Businesses Like Yours Succeed
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Merchant services providers have a huge role to play in the success of all companies accepting electronic payments, both online and in-store. But, whether you choose to partner with a third-party processor like PayPal or to open up your own personal merchant account through a company like BAMS, it’s important that you understand exactly what […]

Restaurant’s Online Ordering 5 Tactics to Improve Your Restaurant’s Online Ordering and Sales Volume
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Online ordering has seen an enormous boost during the COVID-19 pandemic, in which restaurants have been forced to close their dining rooms and hungry customers’ only option has been delivery or curbside pickup. As a result, more and more independent restaurants are looking to get online for the first time or to expand their existing […]

Should You Consider Switching Your POS Should You Consider Switching Your POS – Five Reasons it Might Be Time to Make a Change
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With businesses getting ready to spool back up in the wake of nation-wide shutdowns and restrictions, many merchants will be firing their POS systems back up for the first time in months. But are they firing up the right POS? The amount of variation in POS systems available on the market is immense, with each […]

Reopening Your Small Business Reopening Your Small Business – The Importance of a Good Plan and a Good Partner
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There is no telling when COVID-19 will recede for good, and there’s a very high chance that a second wave will occur, setting us all back significantly. But regardless of when the pandemic finally ends, the world is going to be a very different place, and some of the habits we’ve learned during these troubling […]

Toast POS Terminal Picture Is Toast POS Leaving Merchants Burnt? A Quick Look at Toast POS Part Two of Two
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In part one of this article, we examined Toast’s discounting and billing structure and how it impacts merchants. Essentially, Toast offers significant discounts to restaurants on hardware and software but then charges significantly inflated transaction fees, which wipe out any other savings for restaurants doing any kind of significant volume. In part two, we’ll look […]

EMV Cards and Your Restaurant EMV Cards and Your Restaurant: What You Need to Know
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A credit card is a credit card, and a payment terminal is a payment terminal, right? 😉 Many merchants and restauranteurs would agree with that statement, but they’d also be very wrong. As a result, a huge number of restaurants don’t have the hardware they need to process EMV cards – the current standard in […]

Merchant Services What Visa and MC Updated Dispute and Fraud Monitoring Programs Mean For You
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For obvious reasons, the major credit card companies take fraud and excessive chargebacks very seriously, and companies like Visa and Mastercard have put forward thorough monitoring and tracking systems to try to prevent the losses associated with them. In October 2019, both companies made changes to their chargeback and fraud defense programs, and it’s important […]

POS 4 Best Touch Screen POS for 2019
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From retail stores to restaurants and beyond, hardwired cash registers are giving way to flexible, mobile point of sale (POS) systems designed to make it as easy as possible for customers to pay and for employees and management to go about daily tasks like inventory management, stock ordering, reporting, and more. LightSpeed Retail, ShopKeep, TouchBistro, […]

Restaurant Payments Is Square the Best Payment Processor for Restaurants?
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Ever since the introduction of the original Square Reader – the small, white plastic magstripe reader that plugs right into the headphone jack of a smartphone – Square has been a widely recognized brand name among small businesses and entrepreneurs. There is no question the Square Reader was revolutionary for pop-up shops, mobile businesses, and […]

Supermarket What BAMS Can Do For Your Supermarket?
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Your supermarket depends on the people that live in your local community, and just as importantly, they depend on you. Your success and growth come down to the quality of service you provide and the value your customers get for their hard-earned dollars, and both of those factors are impacted by payment processing. BAMS is […]

Merchant Services Does Your Business Really Need A Merchant Services Account?
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Whether you’re a start-up or an established business, at some point you’re going to be faced with the decision of how to accept electronic payments and whether or not to apply for a merchant services account. That can be a tough choice, as there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding merchant accounts, from the difficulty […]

Credit Card Transaction Using the New Security Electronic Chip Technology EMV Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology
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Updating payment equipment by companies to chip cards with embedded microchips has added a level of security to businesses and their customers. Fraudulent transaction risk has significantly reduced due to chip card technology. Implementing point-to-point encryption reduces payment card fraud from counterfeit cards. The liability shift from financial institutions favors applying EMV technology to great […]

Fictitious bank credit card front with EMV and back with magnetic stripe EMV vs Magnetic Stripe Systems
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We all know that the chip, or EMV, POS is becoming the new standard for card-reading technology. But what is the difference between the original magnetic stripe and the new EMV? And which one is better?

Close up EMV chip credit card 3 Reasons Why Your POS Needs to Handle EMV Chip Card Acceptance
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Over the last few years, many credit and debit card issuers have added the EMV chip to their cards. These are the little golden spots on cards that look somewhat like mini circuit boards. Inside them, microprocessors are embedded that encrypt data and make it more secure during transactions. There are many upsides to enabling your point-of-sale (POS) equipment […]