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Understanding & Avoiding CNP Fraud

As we trundle ever-closer to total chip-card domination, the experts are predicting that – as happened in other countries who adopted EMV technology – the majority of fraud is going to migrate away from counterfeit and stolen cards, and towards the easier target: card-not-present (CNP) fraud. As usual, for business owners, this is a good […]

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Aug 14, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
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Are You Meeting EMV Standards?

The shift has come! I know denial has been setting in pretty hard, and if you’re like the majority of merchants, you’re only just starting to realize that it might be a good idea to exchange your magstripe reader for an EMV-enabled device. Unfortunately, whether you’ve got the proper equipment or not, you still may […]

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Jul 6, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance

Chip Card Fraud: Are You At Risk?

The recent shift to chip-based cards has got everybody thinking about fraud, so perhaps now is a good time to go over the types of fraud that you should be on the lookout for as a business owner. The good news is, in every other country where chip-and-PIN cards have been introduced, card-present fraud has […]

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Jul 6, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
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Mobile Payment Processing 101

If you pay attention to Internet buzz at all, you’ve probably heard the word “mobile” thrown out a lot. Just about everything’s gone mobile — gaming, marketing, shopping, and yes, even payments. With the rise of apps like Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay, more shoppers are finding it convenient to ditch the card all together and […]

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Jul 7, 2019 Filed under: Mobile Payments

Improving Customer Engagement With Loyalty Cards

Engaging your customers in a positive, distinctive, and relevant way is a necessary part of any business. The tools you use to engage your customers need to be able to do three things: Leave a positive impression Separate your business from others Illustrate the benefits of choosing you Loyalty cards are a great way to […]

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Mar 30, 2020 Filed under: Loyalty Rewards

The Retailer’s Guide To Chip & Pin Cards

After four years of anticipation, the October 1st EMV liability shift deadline has come and gone. If you’re like most merchants, you aren’t quite ready to get on board and are going to be a tad late to the party. Fortunately, it’s fashionable to arrive late and we’ve still got the information you’ll need to […]

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Aug 14, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance
What’s the Difference Between Chip-and-PIN and Chip-and-Signature Cards

What’s The Difference Between Chip-And-PIN & Chip-And-Signature Cards?

The EMV liability shift is well underway and customers have started dipping those cards. At this point, most small business owners are probably wondering why the heck everybody is talking about chip-and-PIN cards when everybody seems to be using chip-and-signature. What’s the difference between chip-and-PIN and chip-and-signature cards? We’ve briefly mentioned this before, but if you […]

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Mar 30, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance
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Heckler WindFall Box Set Unboxing & Review

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. […]

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Aug 14, 2019 Filed under: Hardware, Point of Sale

The EMV Liability Shift: Now What?

After four years in the making, the national EMV (Europay, Mastercard, and Visa) liability shift has finally come to pass. Starting today – on October 1st, 2015 – merchants with out-of-date credit card readers can now be held liable for certain types of fraud, specifically the types of fraud which could have been avoided by […]

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Jul 6, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance
Shopify vs Spark Pay

Spark Pay VS Shopify

Shopify (see our review) is a widely popular cloud-based shopping cart that is used by more than 175,000 small and large e-tailers in the U.S. and abroad. Its elegant simplicity, gorgeous themes, and accessible customer service earned Shopify a near perfect ranking on Merchant Maverick.  Examples of stores currently using Shopify include include Tattly and Good As […]

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Dec 20, 2017 Filed under: eCommerce

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