How Does NFC Payment Work?

Technology is changing the world around us at a rapid rate. It has made its mark on nearly every kind of industry, including that of payment processing. Mobile devices are quickly becoming an all-in-one device for our everyday lives. Not only can we use them to manage our bank accounts and perform other basic tasks, they are now an option for making payments. This approach to paying is known as NFC payment and it is quickly gaining in popularity. If you are a merchant and you have not yet considered NFC payment, you have come to the right place. Let’s take a look at what it is and how it works below. How Does NFC Payment Work? First, let’s take a look at how this form of payment actually works. NFC, which stands for near field communication, is at a very basic level simply “contactless” communication between two devices. In regards…

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The Best Credit Card Processing Hardware for Merchants

When it comes to running a business in a time when payment processing hardware seems to be evolving everyday, it can be overwhelming to find the solution that best fits your business’s needs. However, it doesn’t have to be so difficult. As a merchant, you need a credit card processor that does it all rather than using outdated countertop options that force you to pick and choose what conveniences you can use and which ones you will have to live without. With this guide to the best credit EMV hardware, we will outline the best EMV solutions. Here we’ve distilled the best credit card processing hardware options for merchants. Countertop Credit Card Terminals With the commonplace nature of countertop terminals, you may not have thought of them as an outdated method for payment processing. However, they simply are not as versatile as some of the more recent innovations. Though there is much that…

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Should I Use a Credit Card Machine or Mobile Card Swiper?

We recently wrote about the various kinds of EMV equipment. Many merchants find themselves looking for a solution that’s secure and can be brought with them to accept payments on the go. We’ve written up a short re-cap of what you can expect from mobile swipers, countertop terminals, and a new breed of “Smart Terminals.” We hope to answer the question that plagues many merchants: Should I use a credit card machine or mobile swiper? This is a question that is not foreign to the merchant. Perhaps this is a dilemma you have had to deal with yourself. Both of these options for payment processing have their benefits as well as downsides. Weighing the pros and cons can be a helpful practice for determining which option would best suit your needs and provide you with an efficient solution to your payment processing. As such, let’s take a look at both the…

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