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How to save on credit card processing fees?
by CardConnect MSP on Dec 8, 2015 1:06:51 PM
Credit Card Processing, Easy Money Saving Tips! Whether your business is already accepting credit cards, or if you’re considering it, here are important money-saving tips you can use to get the most out of your electronic payment processing. The first thing you should know is that the …
Perka Loyalty Now A Payment App
by CardConnect MSP on Nov 24, 2015 11:00:00 AM
Perka is a widely used customizable loyalty and marketing solution for the Clover Station, Clover Mini, and Clover Flex. Its powerful features allow businesses to create dynamic loyalty programs and send targeted offers to the right customers at the right time directly to their mobile …
New Beacon Technology to Enhance Mobile Loyalty for Local Merchants
by CardConnect MSP on Oct 26, 2014 9:39:59 AM
First Data Ships Free Beacons to All Perka™ Subscribers; Largest Single-Vendor Beacon Deployment in the U.S. ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2014 – Thousands of individual small to medium-sized businesses across the United States are receiving a device that brings the future of retail technology ri …
Apple Pay Is Here
by CardConnect MSP on Sep 11, 2014 6:42:28 AM
The Debut of Apple Pay Creates a Dynamic New Platform for Powerful First Data Transaction Technology First Data Corporation the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, today announces its participation with Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform m …
Small Businesses: The Cost of a Data Breach Is Higher Than You Think
by CardConnect MSP on Jul 29, 2014 1:56:51 PM
Introduction In the wake of numerous recent merchant data breaches, the National Retail Federation is making a push for the adoption of EMV “chip and PIN” cards in the U.S., and merchants will need to start updating point-of-sale (POS) equipment. However, EMV alone does not ensure tha …
Are Gift Cards an Important Part of Your Sales and Marketing Mix?
by CardConnect MSP on Oct 29, 2013 1:12:00 PM
Gift Cards are a gift to retailers, too! While gift cards are a favorite among recipients, there are many benefits for retailers too. Closed Loop cards are especially attractive. These are prepaid cards that can only be redeemed at the issuer’s designated locations. Therefore, they sp …
PCI Compliance Is Mandatory. Are You Compliant?
by CardConnect MSP on May 27, 2013 11:05:00 AM
Since 2005, there have been more than 1 billion stolen records in over 2,000 separate incidents. In most cases, thieves were seeking payment card data.* Clearly, it is imperative that businesses do all they can to protect their payment systems from fraud.
Debit: Take advantage of Consumers’ Favorite Way to Pay
by CardConnect MSP on May 23, 2013 1:06:00 PM
Debit: Your consumers prefer it and it typically exposes you to less risk. Debit now ranks as the most preferred payment method among consumers, with 42% saying they prefer debit for in-store transactions, followed by cash at 26% and credit cards at 19%.* Additionally, of all fraudule …