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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. <br /><br /><br /><br /> <img alt=”PCI Compliance” src=”#” width=”540″></p><br /><br /><br /> <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><br /><br /><br /> <p> For the […]

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 […]

Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Max Out Your Business Line of Credit

Your business line of credit is a vital safety net. It provides you with the security you need to navigate the ups and downs of running a restaurant or retail establishment. However, although it offers you a pool of funds you can utilize for any number of reasons, don’t spend up to your limit without […]

Do Your Customers Still Sign for Transactions?

Whether you have been a business owner for a year or for decades, you can probably come up with several routines you practice without thinking about it. One of these habits just might be the way you accept customer payments. Have you ever asked yourself why you continue to ask patrons for their signatures when […]

Does Your POS Have a Tipping Screen? It Could Bring in Higher Wages for Your Counter Service Restaurant Employees

Back in the day when cash was king, many customers made it a practice to drop their extra change in the tip jar after purchasing food at a counter service restaurant. It was their way of recognizing that staff, whose wages were modest, deserved some compensation for their hard work. But what happens now that […]

5 Ways You Can Limit Coupon Abuse for Your Ecommerce Business

Coupons and other promotions are an excellent way for you to attract new customers and keep existing ones coming back to your ecommerce enterprise. However, there are always a few unscrupulous people who will abuse your generosity to perpetrate fraud on your business. Taking steps to stop these criminal behaviors before they happen can save […]

Top Features to Look for When Choosing a Merchant Services Company for Your Restaurant

As a restaurant owner, no one needs to tell you that you are in a cut-throat industry. With your profit margin often razor-thin, constant worries about staffing and food quality, and your ongoing work to bring in new customers, every minute is precious. That’s why you need a merchant account provider who can make your […]

Payment Trends That Could Reshape Your Business in 2019

Embed This Infographic Copy and paste the code below to get this infographic onto your website or blog. Payment Trends That Could Reshape Your Business in 2019 – An infographic by the team at Total Merchant Services Not so long ago, business owners were grappling with the decision of whether to accept debit and credit […]

A Better Way to Process Digital Payments Could Be on The Way

With each passing year, more and more consumers are buying some, if not all, of their goods and services online. In order to pay the merchants from whom they make their purchases, most customers are inputting their names, addresses, and credit card data numerous times over a broad range of ecommerce sites. The Secure Remote […]

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