The Hardware Dilemma Choosing the right point-of-sale (POS) provider for your business is difficult, considering the hundreds of systems currently available for both retail and food service establishments. For some vendors, selecting the right hardware for their POS of choice is an equally arduous task. Ordering appropriate equipment can be an agonizing process, and you […]
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We spent a lot of time talking about the October 2015 EMV liability shift, even long before it even happened. We did our best to encourage merchants to educate themselves and then make the switch over. And we’re still talking about it. To us, there’s no question that adopting EMV is the right thing. It’s […]
Ingenico is a French-based company with one goal: “to provide merchants with a comprehensive and innovative range of services and solutions to eliminate payment complexity and make the consumer purchasing experience seamless and secure, whatever the sales channel or payment method.” To that end, Ingenico offers a number of different POS and mobile hardware products, […]
With so many different types of credit card readers available these days, it can be a nearly Herculean task to determine which kind is right for your business. There are such a lot of factors to consider – does the card reader accept contactless payments, is it EMV compatible, can it take gift cards, is […]
Heckler Design is an American-based product design company, best known for pairing minimal designs with solid commercial-grade construction. Founder Dean Heckler is head of design for the company and an artist in his own right; according to the Heckler Design website, Heckler oversees the design of every product, and always with the end-user in mind. […]
There is a lot of buzz surrounding First Data’s tablet-based POS products: Clover Station, Clover Mini, and Clover Flex. Now there’s even Clover Go, a mobile POS solution. But unlike with most iPad POS systems, you can’t just download the app and test out the POS. You have to buy the complete hardware package to see Clover in action. This has led many merchants to places like eBay, looking for a deal. Unfortunately, it has also led predatory merchant services companies to sell business owners more than they bargained for.
Square (see our review) led the way for the mobile processing boom, so it’s no surprise that the company was the first to market with a headphone jack chip card reader ahead of the October 2015 nation-wide shift to chip cards. While most other mobile processors are biding their time and telling customers that a chip card solution […]