Chip+PIN is the “strongest” encryption method since it’s much harder to steal a PIN than fake a signature. Currently, most US banks issue Chip+Signature cards. As time moves on, they’ll migrate towards Chip+PIN.
First Data provides an easy-to-use online, interactive Terminal Demo so that you can quickly see how to perform common functions on your device.
EMV cards process differently than the standard, magnetic swipe cards. This has implications for merchants who accept tips – read below to learn more!
View step by step instructions for common transactions, and download user guides to print and keep near your terminal.
What makes a POS different from a credit card terminal? Fundamentally, a POS system has several advanced features that credit card terminals don’t have. A credit card terminal is designed with one basic premise – to process credit cards. Some terminals can also connect to a check reader or can process gift cards, but the […]
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Are terminals required? If you’re accepting credit cards in person, a credit card terminal is usually the best option – but not always! Typically, we recommend credit card terminals for merchants who are in the following categories: