Payment Solutions That Empower Your Business

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A POS will change the way you do business

By on Jan 26, 2017 in Business to Business News, News, News Alerts, Restaurant Industry News, Retail Industry News, Salon and Spa News, Service Industry News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why use a POS (Point of Sale) System? Credit card transactions added $127 billion to the US economy between 2008-2012 69% of millennials will not shop at a business that only accepts cash 55% of the nation’s 27 million plus small businesses do not accept credit cards 66% of all point of sale transactions use credit or debit cards 27% of all purchases are made using...

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Visa Alert and Update on Oracle’s MICROS Breach

Visa Alert and Update on Oracle’s MICROS Breach

By on Aug 15, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Visa’s security  on Friday (08/12/2016) issued a security alert warning companies using Oracle’s  MICROS point-of-sale units to double-check their systems for malicious software or unusual network activity.  Visa highly recommends that companies should immediately change passwords on their systems. Visa also published a list of Internet addresses that may have been...

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lngenico iSC Touch 250

lngenico iSC Touch 250

By on Aug 15, 2016 in Equipment | 0 comments

Featuring a touchscreen and keypad to create a fast and easy POS solution, the iSC Touch 250 maximizes customer engagement in multi-lane retail environments. This device accommodates all payment options, including EMV chips & PINs, magstripe, and contactless payment. A high-resolution display permits innovative methods of revenue production, including video and...

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lngenico iSC Touch 480

lngenico iSC Touch 480

By on Aug 15, 2016 in Equipment | 0 comments

This fixed-point checkout device combines an interactive display with an intuitive interface to maximize performance and increase revenue through multi-media displays. Accepting Magstipe, EMV, and NFC payments, this device meets the latest PCI PTS V4 security standards and complies with SRED and Open Protocol modules to protect user data during all transactions. An...

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Evolve or Die

Evolve or Die

By on Aug 15, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Macy’s is teaching us a valuable lesson….Evolve or die.  How are you marketing, performing analytics, or mixing it up and catering to our new social marketplace? Are you even collecting your customers email or text numbers?  Do you have a payment gateway to auto-bill or make online ordering convenient?  Have you done a business technology review...

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Small Business Hacking Getting More Common

Small Business Hacking Getting More Common

By on Aug 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

This blogpost was originally posted on Instabill’s satellite website, Instabill.info, on June 12, 2015 with the help of Ed Black, a former PCI Director at Comodo, now a Territory Manager at Heartland Payment Systems. Ed Black says the worst thing a small business owner can believe is that his/her company is safe from hackers, simply because hackers don’t target...

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Potential Chargeback Scam

Potential Chargeback Scam

By on Jul 18, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  We’ve heard from merchants of a potential fraud situation. A transaction has been processed, and then a refund has been requested, but to a different credit card than the original transaction.  Our recommendation is to make a company policy to always refund back to the original card to prevent a chargeback on the original card at a later date.  Refer to...

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Construction Business Showcase Event

Construction Business Showcase Event

By on Jun 7, 2016 in Business to Business News, News | 0 comments

Card Systems is pleased to be one of the sponsors and attendees at the Blue Book Construction Showcase being held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on June 16th from 12:00-6:00pm. Admission is “Free.” If your wholesale business is slowing down this Hurricane Season why not give it a boost and stop by to introduce your business and yourself to new industry...

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Ban the Box

Ban the Box

By on Jun 2, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Another government regulation tying the hands of employers. Let’s hope more cities do not go down this path.  This is just another added layer of complete time wasting for businessess which are already hesitant on hiring.  We do not want to know after going through the time consuming process of interviewing, making an offer and hiring to know a person...

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Look what is on the Horizon…faster EMV transactions

Look what is on the Horizon…faster EMV transactions

By on Apr 20, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

At the 2016 ETA in Las Vegas today, it was announced that VISA plans to offer the “Quick Chip”.  This will reduce those 20-30 seconds for customers using their EMV chip card at checkout down to possibly 2 seconds or less.  For the consumer, seconds saved for every customer in line means happy customers.  Happy customers are repeat customers. This upgrade is expected...

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Upcoming Fashion Night

Upcoming Fashion Night

By on Apr 14, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Dress for Success is going to roll out the red carpet Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Naples.  Watch as the White House Black Market models light up the runway with the latest fashions all for a great cause….Disadvantaged Women.  Hear about the life-changing success stories that we are proud to be a part of!  Please join us for an...

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Identity Theft – Our Associate’s Story

Identity Theft – Our Associate’s Story

By on Apr 14, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  When it comes to all the day to day challenges we face and obstacles we have to overcome, I’m sure Identity Theft isn’t top on your list. Until it happens and what a nightmare it can be. Recently, an associate of ours received a letter in the mail from a major credit card processing company: Re: Your Account 1234-5678-9101-1121 Dear X, At our major credit...

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Clover™ Products

Clover™ Products

By on Apr 12, 2016 in Equipment, POS Systems | 0 comments

Imagine a process that’s easy to use! What does the Clover™ offer? Do you want the WOW factor for your clients? What about ease of use for your employees? Clover equipment have it all and sets up in minutes! They boasts a sleek design, small footprint and are clou read...

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Taste of Freedom 2016

Taste of Freedom 2016

By on Apr 11, 2016 in News | 0 comments

    A wonderful time was had by all at the Inaugural Human Trafficking event at Scanlon Lexus Saturday night. Local business leaders and supporters came out with their wallets open to help with the noble cause and awareness of human trafficking. Carmen Dellutri, of Dellutri Law Group was a fabulous Master of Ceremonies.  Yaro Garcia, Clinical Director at...

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Dipping the Chip

Dipping the Chip

By on Apr 8, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

  Merchants need to be aware that not “dipping the chip” is a costly mistake. It is frightening that barely 1/8th of the Country’s businesses are taking this seriously. We understand that the larger POS Systems were not prepared and are still behind in deploying their solutions with the chip peripherals. Merchants can easily add an inexpensive...

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Manage your Drivers

Manage your Drivers

By on Feb 24, 2016 in Business to Business News, Featured, News, Service Industry News | 0 comments

  Our Bringg app optimizes every aspect of your delivery operations for the on-demand era.  It enables businesses to manage deliveries and drivers intelligently, assign orders to drivers, plan their delivery route and see the location of drivers and deliveries.  It also enables you to notify customers when their delivery is on the way via an SMS that opens a...

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Clover™ Station

Clover™ Station

By on Feb 12, 2016 in Clover, News | 0 comments

  You’ve worked hard to get your business going.  Isn’t it time you gave it – and yourself – an advantage?  Now you can, with Clover™ Station. From managing employees and inventory to serving customers and marketing your business, you’ve got a lot going on.  Clover™ Station lightens the load with advanced software that will have...

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Clover App – Bringg

Clover App – Bringg

By on Feb 7, 2016 in Clover Apps | 0 comments

Bringg It On! This Bringg application is definitely a game changer for restaurants, service repair and merchandise delivery companies. It shows customers where their deliveries are in real time. Bringg is an economical solution that can make a small business look and feel like an Uber. For a business here’s how it works using a restaurant as an example: The Bringg...

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Credit Card Skimmers at Local Gas Stations

Credit Card Skimmers at Local Gas Stations

By on Jan 29, 2016 in News | 0 comments

You should always be very cautious when using your debit card.  Be familiar with situations where card skimmers have been tampered with to access your secure information.  We also need to be more aware of card readers when paying at the pump for gas. Here’s why. There are some valuable tips: Make sure the card reader isn’t loose. That’s a dead giveaway it’s been...

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Don’t be the next victim

Don’t be the next victim

By on Dec 29, 2015 in Featured, News, Restaurant Industry News, Retail Industry News, Salon and Spa News | 0 comments

    Here we are at the end of December and all we have been talking about since August is EMV (European Master Card and Visa).  The news has been chocked full of situations where credit cards are still being skimmed and fraudulently used. Here is an NBC2 News Report where a local Cape Coral woman watched her email and text alerts as her Pay Pal Debit card...

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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

By on Dec 23, 2015 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

These tips are good for the Holidays but I utilize them all year long. When you’re Out Shopping: Don’t carry a lot of cash, use a credit card for purchases. Place all your purchases in the trunk of you vehicle. Place anything of value inside your vehicle out of site or in the trunk. Don’t park your car in an unlit area, and make sure you’re not fumbling for keys and...

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Penny Wise and Dollar Foolish

Penny Wise and Dollar Foolish

By on Oct 14, 2015 in Featured, News, Restaurant Industry News, Retail Industry News, Salon and Spa News | 0 comments

  I’m realizing that merchants are not taking EMV aka European Master Card and Visa very seriously. CSI along with our sister company eGuarded, had the pleasure of displaying our wares at the Tampa Boat Show this past weekend. I determined in conversations with merchants that they really don’t care and are not the least bit concerned about the impact EMV can...

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Clover™ POS

Clover™ POS

By on Jan 25, 2015 in Invoicing and Paying, Services |

Imagine a POS that’s easy to use! What does the Clover Station™ offer? Do you want the WOW factor for your clients? What about ease of use for your employees? Clover POS™ has it all and sets up in minutes! It boasts a sleek design, small footprint and it is cloud based! Choose from tons of apps and customize to your business needs. Ideal for: Fast Food...

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Website Design

Website Design

By on Oct 9, 2014 in E-Commerce, Services |

Website Design Successful Business Owners Market Online With the revolution of the Internet and access to over 70% of homes and businesses it is no longer sufficient to simply have the “best” product or service. Studies show in today’s market business owners and customers will make a decision within 30 seconds, merely by the visual appeal of a...

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Loyalty and Rewards Programs

Loyalty and Rewards Programs

By on Oct 9, 2014 in Income Generators, Services |

Attract and retain your customers! Loyalty cards help you retain your most valuable asset… your customers! Rewards help increase shopping frequency Increases store traffic and sales Customer carries your brand in their wallet Collect customer data to build marketing campaigns Use the same card for both Gift and Loyalty programs Combine with a click-to-pay program...

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Gift Cards

Gift Cards

By on Oct 9, 2014 in Income Generators, Services |

Gift Cards will once again be the #1 seller and the hottest product this year. Consumers do not have time to shop, they now order from their mobile devices. Are you capturing this market? Gift cards outsell paper certificates 10 to 1 Builds brand awareness 51% of customers spend more than the card’s initial value Customers are less price sensitive Boosts customer...

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e-Commerce

e-Commerce

By on Oct 9, 2014 in E-Commerce, Services |

e-Commerce Card Systems Virtual Payment Collection Program Internet Processing At Card Systems, we understand the importance of securely collecting money – it’s an absolute must for your business to be profitable! With our Virtual Payment Collection Program, you can save thousands of dollars per year on postage by e-mailing payment requests to your customers; they...

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 ATMs

 ATMs

By on Oct 9, 2014 in Income Generators, Services |

Generate more sales and turn your business into a destination. Increase sales: Make funds accessible to potential buyers. Increase customer traffic: Customers who need cash will look for an ATM sign and come into your business, generating additional foot traffic, leading to impulse sales. Generate revenue: Earn income on each and every transaction through a...

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Reloadable Expense Cards

Reloadable Expense Cards

By on Oct 9, 2014 in Capital or Financing, Services |

Employee Expense Cards Card Systems provides secure, remote expense card loading. Just the right amount at just the right time. No need to tie up funds unnecessarily, or to expose your accounts to questionable charges. Provide employees with cards and load the funds only when needed. Cards are re-loadable. For employees on the road – meeting with clients...

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2 Click Invoicing & E-Mail Marketing

2 Click Invoicing & E-Mail Marketing

By on Oct 9, 2014 in Income Generators, Invoicing and Paying, Services |

See an immediate improvement in your email marketing with our secure payment tools. • Use your existing email marketing system • Keep your current website • Empower mobile customers with 2Clicks • Set up in less than an hour “It has been a great donation vehicle and implementation has been easy.  We’ve received a large number of repeat donations (close to 50%) and...

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ACH and Paycards

ACH and Paycards

By on Oct 9, 2014 in Business to Business News, Invoicing and Paying, Services |

Remove your sensitive data from the world and save an enormous amount of time and money using our ACH and Paycard Solutions. Check washing and identity theft are skyrocketing for both customers and business owners. Isn’t it time you safeguarded your accounts and removed the data?  We can help! Use our ACH Program to Remove the Data It’s simple. Your customers no...

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Electronic Funds Transfer

Electronic Funds Transfer

By on Oct 8, 2014 in Invoicing and Paying, Services |

Automated Clearing House (ACH) Our ACH Processing Software is designed to create, manage and process those electronic transactions, right from your computer or website. As an added bonus, you can use the same software to pay your vendors, employees and tax obligations electronically! Your customers no longer have to write and mail checks every month to pay their...

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Check Conversion

Check Conversion

By on Oct 8, 2014 in Invoicing and Paying, Services |

Check Conversion and Guarantee Program Accepting checks can be a concern, by the time you become aware a customer has written a bad check, the customer has left the establishment with the services rendered or merchandise in hand. Our process is as quick, safe and easy as accepting credit cards. Remove the risk and increase sales. • Convert paper checks into...

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