Point of Sale Systems

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Differences Between a Credit Card Machine and POS System

Starting out, many new business owners may feel baffled by a huge list of technologies and terms, especially in the payment industry, such as POS systems, credit card terminals, credit card processing, and so more. Many startups may feel confused when selecting the right device or technology for handling their day-to-day transactions and sales. Although …

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Clover POS – How It Can Help Your Business

Clover POS is transforming the delivery of merchant services today.  Not only does Clover POS simplify acceptance of card payments, it provides software that may also help you monitor inventories, evaluate transactions, manage staff, and enhance client relationships, among many other benefits. Clover payment processing solutions are available in several forms, such as Clover Go, …

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5 Great Benefits of Using Clover POS for Your Business

If you run any kind of brick and mortar store, you’ll need an efficient method for checking out customers and receiving payment. To accomplish that, you need a point of sale system, also known as POS for short. Without one, merchant services can quickly turn into a logistical nightmare. Of the different POS systems on …

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4 Ways Point of Sale Can Improve Your Business

A POS system, or point of sale, offered by merchant services providers, refers to a combination of hardware and software that enables merchants to centralize business operations. An up to date point of sale system, such as Bonsai Point of Sale workstation simplifies day to day functions. It is designed with speed and efficiency in mind so …

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Payment Processing for Medical Practices

Payment Processing for Medical Practices  For medical providers, accepting card payments with a credit card machine is essential. Most patients will not expect to pay for services by cash or check and an inability to process credit cards can be detrimental to your billing practices. Medical credit card processing has changed dramatically in the last …

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Avoid EMV Non-Compliance Fees

Some credit card processing companies are now charging “EMV non-compliance fees”.  For those who don’t know, the acronym EMV refers to the technology embedded in what are commonly called chip cards. Developed originally to increase security for customers when making a “card present” payment at a retailer, the date for merchants to install a chip-enabled credit …

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Five Reasons You Should Upgrade Your Point of Sale System Now

Point of sale systems have come a long way since they were introduced as advanced replacements for cash registers in the 20th century. Modern point of sale (POS) solutions offer more than just the ability to ring up purchases; they integrate multiple functions such as merchant services, inventory control, payment processing, scheduling employee shifts, collecting …

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Don’t Have Online Ordering? You Should.

If you’ve ever wondered if you should add online ordering capability to your retail establishment, we’re here to tell you, “Yes, you should.” It’s a no-brainer really. While we’ll get into more particular reasons why in the following discussion, there’s one very basic reason merchants should provide this option for customers – because they expect …

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Verifone CEO Comments on the Future of Payments

Ever since its beginnings in the 1980s, Verifone has been known as a major global provider of point-of-sale (POS) technology and innovative solutions for the merchant payments industry. After three decades of being a dominant market player, Verifone is more than just a provider of credit card terminals; the company is seen as a respected …

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Oracle MICROS Hackers Also Hacked 5 Other Companies

American companies that use credit card processing and merchant services are on high alert after a Russian hacking group breached the servers of various POS or point of sale systems. The first victim of the breach was tech giant Oracle, which in mid-2016 acquired MICROS Systems, a major provider of POS solutions for the retail …

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How MICROS Point of Sale Systems Got Hacked

Software giant Oracle Corporation became the victim of a data breach last week when a Russian organized cybercrime group gained access to hundreds of their systems. According to security experts the group gained access through a customer support portal for companies that use the MICROS point-of-sale software from Oracle. The MICROS software payment system is …

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Data Breach at Wendy’s Expands to Over 1000 Locations

Data security issues at Wendy’s have now been super-sized. Following whispers of a data breach in January, Wendy’s finally confirmed payment security issues in May, when spokesmen admitted fewer than 300 stores had been affected by malware. Now, the company admits the real number of compromised restaurants is over 1,000. Thieves installed malware on POS …

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