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What you need to know about the EMV migration

The EMV transition mandate is just days away. As of October 1, 2015, merchants who aren’t using EMV-ready terminals will be held liable for any fraudulent credit/debit card transactions at their business. So it’s critical for business owners like you to update your equipment as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the […]

Loyalty Programs – A Year-Round Reason to Celebrate

  With graduations, Father’s Day and Fourth of July quickly approaching, this means it could be a very busy time for your small business. But it’s equally important to leverage these high-traffic periods for the long-term and convert a transaction into a relationship. One great way to do this is with Groovv Offers. Groovv Offers […]

EMV and five other ways to guard against credit/debit card fraud

In 2014, credit card fraud cost U.S. merchants $32 billion, a jump of $9 billion from 2013. This is one of the main reasons for the EMV mandate – to protect merchants and consumers alike from card thieves. EMV is the global standard for credit and debit cards, where embedded microprocessors are used instead of […]

Is Your Small Business Ready for Tax Season?

With April 15 just weeks away, small business owners like you are looking for ways to keep your taxes down, file correctly and steer clear of audits. The Small Business Administration, a part of the federal government that helps and protects the interests of small businesses, offers no shortage of information on their website ( […]

NFC, Mobile Wallet and Your Business (Part 3 of 3)

Our most recent blog posts have focused on helping you understand what NFC is and how it works in the mobile wallet. Additionally, we explained the growth of mobile payment and the benefits it can bring to your business. Now that you’re up to speed, you’re probably wondering how your company can get the equipment […]

NFC, Mobile Wallet and Your Business (Part 2 of 3)

In our last post, we discussed emerging NFC technology and how it’s changing the payment industry in the form of the “mobile wallet.” Industry experts predict massive growth of mobile payment platforms like Apple Pay over the next few years. But as a business owner, you’re probably wondering what are the benefits of this form […]

NFC, Mobile Wallet and Your Business (Part 1 of 3)

The payment industry is in the midst of a major transition. Driven by technological advancements and the power of the Internet, merchants and consumers alike are benefitting from faster and more secure transactions as well as a variety of new payment methods. The mobile wallet, where consumers pay just by using their cell phone, is […]

The ABCs of EMV (Part 3 of 3)

Now that we’ve discussed the history of EMV, the security it offers and what it means for your business, you’re likely wondering what you need to do to prepare for October 2015.  As a reminder, this is when all U.S. merchants will have a liability shift for chargeback protection if they are not using EMV-enabled […]

The ABCs of EMV (Part 2 of 3)

As we discussed in our most recent post, Total will be offering Ingenico Group’s terminals in our free terminal placement program.  This means our merchants will have access to the latest in EMV-enabled devices.  Using an embedded microprocessor instead of the traditional magnetic stripe, EMV has been extremely successful in reducing instances of fraud. Let’s […]

The ABCs of EMV (Part 1 of 3)

As you know, Total recently announced we’re offering Ingenico Group’s terminals in our free terminal placement program.  This means that merchants will now have devices that are EMV capable – delivering the latest in fraud prevention technology.  It’s also important to note that effective October 2015, all U.S. merchants will have a liability shift for […]

Social media and your small business

Social media is great tool to help small businesses grow. With the low barrier to entry (often times, free) and how easy it is to get started, companies can begin to set up their social media footprint in no time. But just because their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages are easy to set up, this […]

Prepare Your Business for the Mobile Payment Processing Tipping Point

The rise of technology means that business owners and consumers have a lot more choice when it comes to payment. The onset of the digital age has enabled consumers to enjoy a greater diversity when it comes to their payment choices. For the average American business owner keeping on top of and understanding these trends […]

Total Merchant Services brings latest EMV and NFC technologies to merchants

Total is focused on providing cutting edge payment solutions for small- to mid-sized businesses.  That’s why on October 14 we announced that we’re going to be offering Ingenico Group’s terminals for our free terminal placement program. With this transition to Ingenico, the global leader in seamless payment, our clients will be able to accept contactless […]

Total is Ready for Apple Pay. Are you?

On the heels of our successful Groovv launch, Total is now focusing on cutting-edge terminal technology.  Beginning October 20, we will offer Ingenico terminals as part of our free terminal placement program. This transition to Ingenico, a leader in the payment terminal industry, means that your merchants will be able to accept contactless payment using […]

Direct Mail Campaigns at your Fingertips

We are always looking for ways to develop new resources and tools to help you succeed.  With that in mind, we’ve made a great addition to our Sales Partner Print Center we are sure you’ll appreciate. Beginning in November, you’ll be able to send direct mail – postcards or email – through the Sales Partner […]

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