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The pros and cons of implementing a self-checkout at your restaurant.

Today’s quick-service restaurant customers want delicious food fast and they want their experience to be excellent at the same time. So how do restaurateurs meet the demands of these customers? As so often happens, technology is coming to the rescue in the form of something known as self-checkout. What is self-checkout? As the name implies, […]

3 things small business owners should outsource.

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you make a valiant effort to juggle numerous responsibilities. No matter how great you are at multitasking, there are some tasks that are best delegated to others. By taking this step, you can actually spend more of your financial resources on growing your business while simultaneously freeing up valuable time. […]

Could changing CVV codes be the answer to online credit card fraud?

Credit card transactions, particularly those that take place over the internet, have long been vulnerable to hacking by criminals and fraudsters. Today’s EMV chip cards have made strides in deterring fraud, but data breaches are still occurring at an alarming frequency. In order to make online payment processing safer for consumers and merchants alike, dynamic […]

Comparing millennials who use and don’t use mobile pay options.

Often known as “millennials”, the generation born between roughly 1980 and 1998 are now coming into their own. Millennials are completing their education, finding careers, and making money. As they take their place in the front ranks of U.S. consumers, it is important to recognize the effects that mobile payments are having (and not having) […]

The dangers in being a cash-only restaurant.

Competition in the restaurant business can be cutthroat. At a time when every penny of profit counts, you might be tempted to become a cash-only operation to avoid credit card fees. Before you take this drastic step, you need to know the possible consequences. A hit to your reputation. No doubt, you have lavished a […]

What to Do If Your Bank Fails

Entrepreneurs are virtually hard-wired to worry about the solvency of their own businesses, but how often does it enter your mind that your bank might go under because it cannot meet its obligations? When that happens, it can rock the very foundations of your little company. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to […]

How Smartphones Are Changing the Way Consumers Shop

Try to imagine what life would be like without your smartphone. Unless you are in the ever-shrinking minority of Americans who choose not to use one, you have come to rely on your iPhone or Android for talking, texting, traveling, banking, gaming, and buying products. Of all the changes that the ubiquitous cellphone has brought, […]

What is PCI and how it affects your business

Embed This Infographic Copy and paste the code below to get this infographic onto your website or blog. <img alt=”PCI Compliance” src=”#” width=”540″><p>What Is PCI? – An infographic by the team at <a href=”http://totalmerchantservices.com/” title=”credit card processing services”>Total Merchant Services</a></p> For the most part, consumers understand and accept the risks that come when they provide […]

In the Restaurant World, Technology is Key to Keeping Up with Your Customers

Technological innovations are attractive because they make our lives easier, help us connect with each other, and speed up tedious processes. Often, they also add a spark of fun and creativity. This is not only the case in your personal life; it’s also true when it comes to running your restaurant and enhancing your relationships […]

Could Cryptocurrency Be Beneficial to Your Business?

Being as flexible and diverse as possible when it comes to payment processing is one sure way to attract and keep customers. After all, purchases are the lifeblood of your retail establishment. It might even be time to add accepting Bitcoin and other types of cryptocurrency payments into your business’s portfolio. What is Cryptocurrency? It […]

How to Tell If a Customer’s Card is Potentially Being Used Fraudulently

Identity theft and other types of credit card fraud are not just disturbing and disruptive to consumers, but they can also take a heavy financial toll on merchants and even jeopardize their solvency. If you own a business that accepts sales via a POS credit card reader, watch out for these signs of potential criminal […]

Safely Take Credit Card Payments Over the Phone

There may be times when a customer wants to purchase an item or service from you by giving their credit card information over the phone. Allowing for this type of card-not-present transaction provides the buyer with their preferred way to pay, which can definitely be a plus for your business. However, before you accept telephone […]

How Location Impacts Sales and Payment Methods

Embed This Infographic Copy and paste the code below to get this infographic onto your website or blog. How Location Impacts Sales and Payment Methods – An infographic by the team at Total Merchant Services As technology evolves along with consumers’ shopping patterns, we are seeing concurrent changes in the ways people prefer to pay […]

6 Ways to Boost Customer Satisfaction with Your POS System

Your point-of-sale (POS) solution that enables you to transact customer credit, debit, and gift card payments is also a marketing tour-de-force. In an era when customer loyalty and engagement are the names of the game, you can’t afford to let its capabilities go to waste. Make Your Business Memorable Today’s buyers often feel overwhelmed by […]

Tips for Growing Your Business in 2019

Now that you have closed the books on 2018, it’s the perfect time for setting some realistic goals for the year ahead. Strengthening and enhancing your business is probably at the top of the list. Give your company an infusion of energy by taking action right now. Create a Buzz You already know that customers […]

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