Categories: Credit Card Terminals

Chip+PIN or Chip+Signature?

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.

What makes a POS different from a credit card 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 […]

Are terminals required? Can I use a Credit Card Imprinter?

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:

What is EMV (Euro-Mastercard-Visa), or chip card acceptance?

EMV, otherwise known as Chip Cards, are the new payment technology adopted by the card associations. You’ll also hear it called “Chip and Pin” or “Chip and Signature” – but not matter the moniker, it’s important that all in-person merchants accept EMV transactions.

Can I accept Apple Pay with Dharma terminals?

If you need Apple Pay terminals, yes, you can accept Apple Pay with Dharma terminals! All new terminals that Dharma sells are Apple Pay compatible, and are also compatible with other NFC (Near-Field-Communication) devices. That means Google Wallet too! This feature is turned on automatically on all new Verifone and First Data terminals, and you […]