Credit Card Processing

POS System Cash Register Replacement

However, a POS is more than just a cash register replacement. These systems are part of an integrated business platform that can scan, process, and track transactions, manage inventory, streamline accounting, enable customer marketing, and much more. If you’re looking to update the technology in your business, a simple cash register won’t do. Here are […]

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The most vital tool for any business is a machine to process sales.

It wasn’t that long ago that the only affordable option available was a basic cash register, which included a cash drawer, receipt printer, and occasionally a card reader. These days, however, advancements in technology have replaced the basic cash register with more advanced point-of-sale systems.

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The 5 Best Tablets for Mobile POS Systems

Note that some tablet POS system makers offer bundles that include a tablet and the POS software, but many don’t. If you’re considering using tablet-based POS system that doesn’t include a tablet, you’ll need to buy one separately. For those situations, here are the best tablets for mobile POS systems. Each is best-suited for different […]

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Mobile point-of-sale systems are becoming more popular, with 54 million units expected to be installed in businesses by 2019. Using a tablet for a POS system provides mobility and a seamless platform for both sales and inventory management. You can take it with you on the go, or use it in a restaurant to take orders or payments tableside.

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Credit Card Processing

5 Benefits of Credit Card Processing Integrated with Your POS System

All of these are important questions to ask. At a certain point, you may face a choice: Do I invest in a stand-alone system that works with other processors or an all-in-one platform that has credit card processing integrated within? We want to help make that choice as easy as possible, so here’s some info […]

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When you’re evaluating POS systems, credit card processing is a big factor to consider. Does the point of sale system only work with a specific processor? What are the rates and fees, and are they transparent? Is it flat rate, tiered, or interchange plus pricing, and what is the difference? Most of all, how will credit card processing fees affect my bottom line?

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Credit Card Processing, ecommerce

Authorize.Net Credit Card Processing Fees – Get It Elsewhere

Authorize.net is a great gateway provider, but it’s not a credit card processor. It actually farms out its credit card processing to its parent company, CyberSource. It also charges higher fees for its gateway than some of its resellers. That means you can use Authorize, but get it (at lower prices!) through one of its […]

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It sounds counter-intuitive, but a savvy business person can get the most competitive pricing for the Authorize.net gateway while paying as little as possible in credit card processing fees by not getting either service through Authorize.net.

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Before You Buy a Clover POS System…

The Clover cash register is brushed aluminum with white accents, and a matching tablet display and receipt printer complete the basic POS hardware package. Many processors offer the Clover POS for $1,000 or less. While not cheap, the attractive design and convenient features have some businesses deciding that it’s worth the expense, while other businesses […]

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The Clover station, a sleek point of sale system available on the First Data platform, is an increasingly popular choice for businesses that need the functions and features of a full POS system.

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FreshBooks vs. Intuit GoPayment and QuickBooks for Taking Credit Cards

While there are plenty of mobile card readers (such as those available from Square, Authorize.Net, AnywhereCommerce, and more) FreshBooks is one of few that is offered by and directly integrates with accounting software. The main competitor in that arena is Intuit’s GoPayment, the mobile processing solution from the makers of QuickBooks. How do FreshBooks mobile […]

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Accounting software company FreshBooks rolled out an EMV/magstripe mobile credit card reader in the spring of 2016. We have a full review of the Freshbooks reader, but if you’re looking for more details, like how it stacks up to other options, this article is for you.

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Taking EMV Chip Cards with a Smartphone or Virtual Terminal

Fortunately, many credit card processing companies have options for you. Learn how you can start taking chip cards securely with your smartphone or computer. Can I just use my current reader to take EMV chip cards? Smartphone and Tablet Card Readers Virtual Terminal Card Readers What are the costs for EMV capable readers? Are there […]

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By now, you’ve probably heard all about the EMV liability shift and the United States’ move toward EMV chip credit cards. There are countless articles for traditional retailers and restaurants explaining how to prepare and what equipment to look for. But what if you process credit cards with a virtual terminal or using your smartphone or tablet? Can you still use your USB or headphone jack card reader? Are there even EMV readers out there for mobile?

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Credit Card Processing, Legal, Scams and Fraud

Northern Leasing Systems Lawsuit, Scam & Review

Update: On June 9, 2020 the New York Attorney General won a court victory against Northern Leasing that vacates nearly 30,000 judgments and permanently bans Northern Leasing from engaging in the practice of leasing equipment. I’m proud to say that I had a small level of participation in the victory against Norther Leasing by advising […]

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Northern Leasing Systems is garbage. It defies logic that a company with a reputation as horrendous as Northern Leasing is still in business. It shouldn’t be. The company’s culture is defined by a well-documented history of rampant scams, fraud, lawsuits, and even being sued in federal court for racketeering.

Here’s a piece of advice if you’re thinking of leasing a credit card machine from Northern Leasing – don’t.

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