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How Credit Card Processing Works for Veterinary Offices

Veterinary Services

When caring for a pet, credit card processing for veterinary offices isn’t usually the first thing on your mind. Lack of payment options is the last thing anyone wants to worry about when their pet needs medical care. Most people don’t carry the cash on them to pay for more expensive procedures, and it can […]

Four Major TRANSACT 2018 Takeaways

ETA estimates that 4,000 industry professionals converged on TRANSACT 2018 seeking innovative payments technologies, the latest security and regulatory developments, and of course, networking opportunities. LOLA POS. (LOLA POS) recently sifted through the wealth of information TRANSACT 2018 generated to list four key takeaways from this year’s conference. 1. International commerce is shattering barriers Cross-border transactions […]

Expectations Run High For ETA TRANSACT

TRANSACT 2018

Every year, major stakeholders in the payments industry become laser-focused on one event: ETA TRANSACT. It’s the place for established players who want to expand their footprint and for newcomers who want to experience every aspect of the payments space. ETA TRANSACT boasts one of the busiest exhibit hall floors of any payments conference –– […]

Chargeback Relief Policy Ends April 2018

Chargeback policy expiration date on calendar

In 2015, Visa and American Express initiated chargeback policies designed to decrease fraud liability for merchants and acquirers during the EMV chip migration. The policy (which blocked all counterfeit fraud chargebacks of less than $25 and limited issuers to 10 chargebacks per account) was enacted in July 2016. The primary goal of the policy was […]

E-Commerce Storefronts Open a New Window

E-commerce giants like Amazon are experiencing exponential growth while brick-and-mortar retailers continue to close physical locations. Why, then, would savvy online merchants attract customers by using brick-and-mortar window dressing techniques? The short answer is: because they work. We accept the following: Nearly every brick-and-mortar store’s front window displays a sign telling patrons which types of […]

Will mPOS Outgrow Micro Merchants?

Mobile point of sale systems (mPOS) are designed to be a good fit for micro merchants that don’t currently accept credit cards. These inexpensive credit and debit card readers integrate easily with smartphones and tablets and can perform transactions at hard-to-serve locations such as farmers markets, sports and concert venues, and school campuses. They not […]

7 Big Reasons to Shop Small

7 Big Reasons To Shop Small

There are many reasons to shop small. In between the frenzy of Black Friday and mania of Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday stands out by offering customers unique products and a more relaxed shopping experience. American Express started the Small Business Saturday tradition on November 27, 2010. Since then, the Shop Small movement has gained considerable […]

Cyber Monday Shoppers Want Payment Options

Cyber Monday Shoppers Want Payment Options

Cyber Monday, a bonanza of online bargains offered by retailers ranging from big box stores to mom-and-pop merchants, racked up a whopping $3.39 billion in sales last year. Busting Black Friday’s $3.34 billion internet sales record, Cyber Monday 2016 was the busiest online shopping day in history, according to Adobe Digital Insights. Black Friday’s web-based […]

Upgrade Your Encryption Protocol or Risk Losing Business Later

New Encryption Technology

Support Will End for TLS 1.0 Encryption Protocol Credit card transactions require upgrade from TLS 1.0 by June 2018. For millions of merchants, the path to compliance recently took a sharp turn when the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council announced it would no longer support Transport Layer Security 1.0 (TLS 1.0) as of June […]

Payments at the Speed of Sound

Payments at the Speed of Sound

The first sound ever to reach planet earth probably emanated eons ago from the Big Bang, although the frequency would have been too low for humans to hear (even if we had been around at the time). Today, the ultrasonic audio technology company, LISNR, believes inaudible sound waves carry the potential for faster point-of-sale payments. […]

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