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The “TRUTH” About Gift Cards

The “TRUTH” About Gift Cards

By on Oct 13, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have ever thought about getting gift cards for your business, there has never been a better time now!   The Holidays are just around the corner and will be here before you know it. The deadline for ordering those gift cards is NOW if you want to reap the rewards this season.  Fortunately, you have another option.  You can deploy gift cards “virtually” through...

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Look How Far We’ve Come… One Year After Pin and Chip Card Launch

Look How Far We’ve Come… One Year After Pin and Chip Card Launch

By on Oct 4, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Merchants and consumers alike are becoming familiar with the new EMV, commonly known as  pin and chip, credit card processing procedure.  The deadline for merchants to have this implemented was October 2015. According to Visa, “there are now more than 1.46 million chip-enabled businesses and 363 million chip-enabled Visa cards, making the U.S. the largest Visa...

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Spring forward time adjustment

Spring forward time adjustment

By on Jun 29, 2016 in Tech Notes | 0 comments

FD Series Terminals (50-55-100-200) ti & not ti Press 0 or touch the tools icon. Press 3 or touch date/time. Key in new date in MMDDYYYY format – for example March 4th, 2016 would be 03042016. Press Enter. Key in new time in military time hours, minutes, second – for example one twenty four in the afternoon would be 132400. Press Enter. You will then...

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CloverGo – How to Refund

CloverGo – How to Refund

By on Jun 28, 2016 in Tech Notes | 0 comments

1. Log in to the CloverGo app on your mobile device.  (This process can not be done through the Clover online dashboard.) 2. Click on the 3 bars in the upper left corner. 3. Click on “Transaction History.“ 4. Select which transaction you wish to refund. 5. Click on “Issue Refund” box in the lower left of the screen. 6. Click on refund amount at the bottom of the...

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Analog vs IP

Analog vs IP

By on Jun 28, 2016 in Tech Notes | 0 comments

In today’s world of consumer shopping, when visiting your favorite stores to make your purchases, you often come across a scenario that we all know too well. The dreaded long lines at the register!  Most merchants are still utilizing dial up and when the consumer is on the fast-pace trying to get all those errands done, they either leave the store or stand there...

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Dress for Success: A Fashion Night in Black and White

Dress for Success: A Fashion Night in Black and White

By on Apr 8, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Dress for Success SW Florida will roll out the red carpet for its annual signature event. Wednesday, April 27, 2016 ~ 6 p.m. at the Hilton Naples – 5111 Tamiami Trail N, Naples (map) Purchase Tickets Hors d’oeuvres  •  Champagne  •  Dinner  •  Live & Silent Auctions Master of Ceremonies: Barbara Melvin, Past President of Dress for Success SW Florida...

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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

By on Apr 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Card Systems is proud to support the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition Event on April 9, 2016.  Enjoy champagne and tastings from our local Celebrity Chefs.   Click here to get to the main event page.   If you are in the area, and would like to join us Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 6 – 9:30 pm at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers...

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Did your PCI scan fail?

Did your PCI scan fail?

By on Mar 11, 2016 in Medical and Dental News, News, Retail Industry News | 0 comments

  Have you failed your PCI scan?  Here’s a quick tip that may be helpful.  If your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is Comcast or CenturyLink, they have an app you can download to your phone instead of making a phone call to them. Has your modem been updated?  If not, contact your ISP by the app on your phone and ask them to update your modem to the latest...

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Prevent Business Loss with Employee Background Screening and Accountability

Prevent Business Loss with Employee Background Screening and Accountability

By on Feb 17, 2016 in Business to Business News, News, Restaurant Industry News, Retail Industry News | 0 comments

Businesses who sell gift cards must have “checks and balances” in place whether they are selling them by cash or credit card. Business owners should always  ensure their employees are giving a receipt for gift cards, especially if the customer is making a purchase in cash. Here’s a local news story where an employee pocketed cash for gift cards she “ran” through the...

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Clover™ Mobile

Clover™ Mobile

By on Feb 11, 2016 in Clover, News | 0 comments

Take your business mobile with the Clover™ Mobile Built for businesses going places, the Clover™ Mobile system goes wherever you go, and works just as hard with a high-powered portable business system.  Whether you’re taking payments tableside, busting register lines, or just generally on the go, Clover™ Mobile helps you keep things rolling.  this powerful...

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Clover™ Mini

Clover™ Mini

By on Feb 10, 2016 in Clover | 0 comments

Keep it simple – or ramp it up. Designed with your convenience in mind, this solution brings together cutting edge hardware, state of the art security, beautiful design and more, so you can spend more time doing what you love and less time looking for the right tools to run your business. That’s where CloverTM  Mini comes in. It’s the sleekest, most flexible...

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Clover™ Go

Clover™ Go

By on Feb 9, 2016 in Clover, News | 0 comments

Wherever your business takes you Accept payments on the go, wherever you go.  Whether you’re selling at the local farmers market or at a customer’s job site, Clover™ Go makes it easy to take your business to your customers. Security and reliably accept credit and debit cards – including EMV chip cards – with ease, right from your smartphone...

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Wheel of Misfortune

Wheel of Misfortune

By on Dec 22, 2015 in News | 0 comments

    I’m sure most of you are aware of the popular game show with Vanna White and Pat Sajak, Wheel of Fortune. That’s where game show contestants try to solve a puzzle and ask Pat if they can buy a vowel in order to get more clues. Well each time I’ve entered a chain store that I have come across here in Florida and in my travels to Wisconsin, I have to...

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Before the Ball Drops

Before the Ball Drops

By on Dec 10, 2015 in News | 0 comments

  There is still time before the ball drops and we enter another wonderful year. If you’ve been utilizing an older credit card terminal that is not Europay Master Card and Visa (EMV) compatible because you’re afraid of the expense. Now’s the time.  “LEASE!” I’m sure you and your accountant are aware of the tax benefits (Section 179) you can receive by leasing. ...

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Virtual Gift Cards? Seriously

Virtual Gift Cards? Seriously

By on Dec 4, 2015 in News, Restaurant Industry News, Retail Industry News | 0 comments

  WOW! I didn’t even know these existed until I personally received one. A friend of mine sent me a virtual gift card via text to a local boutique in my neighborhood. It was a thank you gift for taking care of her pet while she was away. I was so excited I decided to use it right away. Needless to say I spent over 100% of the total gift card. Of course that’s...

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Be ready for the holidays with EMV

Be ready for the holidays with EMV

By on Oct 30, 2015 in News | 0 comments

  Be ready for the holidays with EMV! Embrace it as it will protect you from potential chargebacks. Three simple steps to protect your business from credit card fraud liability: Update your terminal to accept EMV. Add a mobile device with chip protection. Background your employees.  Common fraud can come from within. Watch this video for more EMV basics. We...

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Nightmare on Elm Street

Nightmare on Elm Street

By on Oct 27, 2015 in News | 0 comments

  With Halloween in the air this seems appropriate, only it wasn’t a Freddy Krueger Nightmare is was a shopping one. All I’ve been hearing about lately is Pin & Chip, Pin & Chip, Pin & Chip.  I was unclear about Pin & Chip credit card processing until I had some friends come to Florida from Wisconsin for a long weekend. They wanted to hit some...

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And Here It Begins……Hilton Credit Card Breach

And Here It Begins……Hilton Credit Card Breach

By on Oct 2, 2015 in News | 0 comments

I read in USA Today that the Hilton Hotel Chain had a credit card breach dating back as far as November 2014. Some of their other properties also hit include Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Hampton Inn and Suites, and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. The breach apparently was identified to have been in the restaurants, bars, and gift shops of these hotels. Hilton...

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Boat Theft

Boat Theft

By on Sep 24, 2015 in News, Security | 0 comments

  I recently got my hands on a Soundings Trade Only Aug. 19th newsletter for Boat Dealers.  It stated that Florida ranks highest among all 5O states in the number of boat thefts. Tampa only second to Miami. I guess I wasn’t surprised since Florida has the best weather to provide boaters with the luxury of boating year round. A woman in Tampa had her boat stolen...

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Save the Date “Dress for Success” Event

Save the Date “Dress for Success” Event

By on Sep 22, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Dress for Success SW Florida’s shopping extravaganza “Shop for Success,” will be held on Friday, November 6th at the Crown Plaza Hotel at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. VIP Tickets are available for $50 and includes early shopping from 3-5 pm, complimentary champagne and VIP checkout. The general public is invited to shop from 5-9 pm at no charge. For...

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Telemarketing Scams and our Seniors

Telemarketing Scams and our Seniors

By on Sep 11, 2015 in News | 0 comments

I’ve been getting calls lately from a Virginia phone number. The gentleman (with a heavy foreign accent) claims to be with the US Department of Treasury and I’m entitled to a $9,600.00 grant. “How, I asked?” They just picked my name at random, was what I was told. All I had to do to get this grant was give him my bank and account number, then they will deposit the...

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Oct. 1, 2015 EMV Deadline

Oct. 1, 2015 EMV Deadline

By on Sep 2, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Its EMV time.  Are you prepared for the liability shift? The EMV clock is past. Effective October 1st, 2015 merchants are now liable for fraud, counterfeit, lost or stolen cards processed without an EMV (chip reader) device. Can you afford the loss? I can’t.  Send me a copy of your EMV Partner Solutions. Name(required) Email(required) Phone Number My equipment...

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Online Skincare Merchants at Risk!

Online Skincare Merchants at Risk!

By on Jun 26, 2015 in News | 0 comments

  Yesterday the FTC announced it is stopping a group of Skincare Marketers’ online sales because it was determined the “free trial offer”  had recurring fees unknown to the consumer.  Please be cognizant that all online skin care merchants will be closely watched by their merchant processing banks and processors/banks may not even consider underwriting this...

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Recurring Billing

Recurring Billing

By on Mar 10, 2015 in Income Generators, Invoicing and Paying | 0 comments

  Streamline card-not-present sales though payment acceptance and automate the process. Our Recurring Billing platforms allow you to setup a solution that is scalable and customizable to match your collection needs. Store payment information and schedule payments through a secure systems and reduce your PCI risk. Do you need more options for your customers?...

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Business to Business

Business to Business

By on Mar 4, 2015 in Industries | 0 comments

Create efficiencies through payment automation. Significantly reduce the traditional costs associated with paper invoicing. Improve cash flow; get paid faster…join the electronic age. Whether you are a large operation with multi-locations or a start up, these solu read...

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Referrals

Referrals

By on Feb 12, 2015 in Income Generators | 0 comments

Earn additional revenue by referring clients and receive a bonus when they sign up with us.  It’s just our way of saying thank you! Our biggest compliment is a referral. We welcome any referrals that you may have of business acquaintances, neighbors or friends that may be interested in merchant services. Our team of professionals has over 100 years of Merchant...

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Tokenization

Tokenization

By on Feb 6, 2015 in Security |

Remove the data and protect your business and clients by tokenizing every transaction at the point of sale.  It is a simple and secure way to take the card out of scope and your business may qualify for free breach insurance. Protect valuable payment card data from the moment of swipe throughout the transaction with our solutions. Go Beyond: Our solution is...

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Target Breach – 2013

Target Breach – 2013

By on Feb 5, 2015 in News | 0 comments

  40 million credit and debit card numbers stolen from Target between Black Friday and Christmas 70 million names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of Target shoppers stolen 46% – the amount Target’s profits dropped in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the previous year $200 million – estimated cost to credit unions and...

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Analytics

Analytics

By on Feb 5, 2015 in Income Generators | 0 comments

Do You Know…. Where are your customers coming from? How often are they returning? How much are they spending? Are you collecting e-mail addresses for future marketing? Let us help you transform your sales data into valuable information about your customers, sales and similar businesses Provides recommendations tailored to your business Helps you better...

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PCI Compliance

PCI Compliance

By on Feb 4, 2015 in Security, Services | 0 comments

Risking your customer’s credit card data could put you out of business. Criminals were in the merchant’s system for nearly 7 months freely taking customer’s credit card information. Her acquiring bank has been holding money that has been coming in from her credit card transactions to cover any fines by Visa or Mastercard. Watch her story below....

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