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Smart phones and chip cards signal more change

Retailers Processing Network - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In the world of merchant processing, as with many aspects of daily life, the only constant seems to be “change.” And there are several important changes coming in merchant processing.

Buyer beware on credit card processing

Retailers Processing Network - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

As a merchant you are also a consumer, and one service you buy is a merchant account for processing credit card transactions.

Card thieves might test you

Retailers Processing Network - Wednesday, July 11, 2012

If you are a merchant accepting credit card payments over the web, you should be sensitive to how criminals can use your website to “test” stolen cards.

Spring cleaning your card processing

Retailers Processing Network - Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Just like at home, “spring cleaning” has a place in the world of electronic payments.

Downside of remote access

Retailers Processing Network - Friday, April 27, 2012

If you have the ability to access your computer system from an offsite location, the use of the technology that provides you “remote access” is usually a godsend. It can eliminate the need to drive back to your office or store to solve a problem there. It also saves time in case your computer or POS vendor needs to run an update or solve a more significant issue.

Do the bad guys have your number

Retailers Processing Network - Friday, January 13, 2012

Most of us hear about the really big data breaches that hit large retailers, governments and health care facilities. They make national news when they occur. But what we don’t hear about are all the “little guys” who increasingly are becoming the targets of cyber thugs.

Changes coming to gift cards

Retailers Processing Network - Saturday, December 17, 2011

As consumers increasingly have embraced Visa- or MasterCard-branded gift cards, the card networks have become more concerned with the “user experience” at checkout and the impact of shoppers not knowing the balance remaining on their card during the process.

Never wire money as part of a retail sale

Retailers Processing Network - Saturday, November 26, 2011

“Never say never” usually holds true in life, but in the case of handling a MOTO (mail order/telephone order) transaction as a retailer, you should never wire money to someone.

Guard credit card data like cash

Retailers Processing Network - Saturday, November 12, 2011

While waiting in line at a local fast food restaurant recently, I noticed a sign that you would normally only see in the breakroom or on an employee bulletin board out of sight from the customers.

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