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Retail Credit Card Processing

Comprehensive retail merchant services.

You’ve never seen payment processing like this before.

Over the past thirteen years, we’ve helped hundreds of retailers just like you go above and beyond what they thought was possible for their business, and we’ve spent countless hours perfecting our retail payment processing solutions. We’ve learned exactly what it takes to grow a retail business, and our suite of payment processing tools is just designed to help you do just that.

Introducing Tidal’s Retail Payment Suite

Powerful business intelligence

Tidal’s payment processing isn’t just about saving you money on transaction fees; we’re here to dramatically increase your efficiency and effectiveness. Quickly grab game-changing insight updated in real-time, completely manage your inventory, catch errors early, and make updates to any retail store from anywhere with an internet connection.

Complete analytical control

Easily pull your favorite stats from auto-generated reports or export any sales data within any timeframe as a .CSV for in-depth reporting.

Your business in your pocket

Use our web dashboard and mobile app to keep track of your sales, make inventory adjustments, send out messages, settle transactions, and more at any time from any location.

Get the big picture

Hone in on an individual retail store or zoom out and compare sales data from any combination or number of stores. Tidal helps you make better decisions for your business.

World-class customer experience

Deliver unparallelled customer convenience while collecting the insights you need to keep them coming back.

Accept any payment type

Apple pay, Android pay, chip, swipe, contactless — you name it. Whatever your customers use, you’ll support it with Tidal.

Complete Customer Profiles

Look at individual contact profiles or in aggregate to determine cohort and demographic behavior.

Engaging Loyalty Programs

Keep customers coming back again and again evaluate a campaign’s effectiveness with Tidal.

Gift Cards

Accepting gift cards is as easy as any other transaction. Load cards, sell physical or digital copies, update balances, get a free gift card design, and more with Tidal.

Real people & real support

Our USA-based technical support team is ready to help when you need assistance with your POS or terminal. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Learn more about our technical support team

Innovative design

Intuitive software & hardware built for retailers.

Running a competitive retail business is about class, speed, and intelligence. Every aspect of our design is aimed at providing the optimal customer experience.

Poynt Smart Terminal

Beautiful customer-facing POS

Tidal’s POS is easy for customers to use, perfectly minimalistic, and conveys both class and style.

Built for growth

Adding locations, customer profiles, products, discounts, employee permissions, and anything else you need stays simple no matter how big your business gets.

Specific terminals for your business

We offer both smart terminals and a variety of more conventional terminals for retail businesses, and every terminal we recommend is specific to your business. From wireless terminals with touch-screens to rugged countertop terminals, our dedicated terminals are faster, more reliable, and more durable than generalized systems.

Learn more about our terminals

Limitless flexibility

Easy EMV Integration

Your retail customers want to feel secure, and that security is felt via a modern payment processing system. Not only do chips offer a better experience for the customer, your business saves money by reducing fraud and chargebacks. It used to be a pain to support EMV, but we’re proud to say our custom EMV integrations make the upgrade simple and efficient and don’t require you to change your existing POS!

Learn more about our EMV Integrations

Third-party apps

Build your own custom combination of Tidal software and third-party to create your dream retail payment processing solution.

Learn more about our apps

Keep your existing hardware and/or POS

Switching to Tidal doesn’t mean changing your entire workflow. We support it all, but it’s up to you what you want to change.

Switch to Tidal today

.25% + 25¢

Per transaction


24/7 US-based tech support

Apple Pay & Android Pay support

Compatible with most gateways

Compatible with most POS systems

Chargeback assistance

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IP Discount Rate(s) indicated applies to Visa/MC/Discover Credit, Visa/MC/Discover Debit, and American Express Opt Blue Cards. Card Association Interchange Fees are passed through at cost. Card Association Assessments and Fees including but not limited to Visa Misuse, MC PIF, CrossBorder, International Service, Zero Floor Limit, AVS, DS Network Auth, Transaction Integrity, MC Acquirer’s License, AMEX Network fee, Visa FANF and MC Location Fee are passed through at Card Association’s then current rates. For a full explanation of each fee type and when each may apply, Contact us.

Compatible with most retail point of sale platforms

Build out your system with powerful retail solutions from Micros, Talech, 2Touch, iTouch, and more. We're compatible with all major Point of Sale systems and terminals.

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A retail solution tailored for you.

Give us a shout, and let's start putting together the payment processing solution of your dreams.

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