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Introducing ProCharge: Free Mobile Processing with no gateway fees

Posted by Alex Neir on Fri, March 15, 2013 @ 12:20 PM
ProCharge, Fee Mobile Procesing
ProCharge is our exciting new offer that allows existing merchants to add a mobile processing terminal to their merchant account with no additional processing charges. Typically, adding a mobile terminal would require the addition of payment gateway fees. We have worked diligently to eliminate those fees, effectively allowing an additional mobile terminal to be added to the account with only a small equipment fee (mobile swiper).

For non-existing merchants the system can be added along with existing equipment with a conversion or can act as a stand alone account. The option is yours.

The cost of the mobile swiper is $25. The ProCharge app is available for free via the AppStore. For Retail merchants, all that is needed is to enter your current merchant account credentials into the setting for the app, plug the swiper into the headphone jack and the system uses your existing account to process payments. Its like adding an additional wireless terminal to your account for a one-time cost of $25. It doesn’t get much easier or cheaper than that.

MOTO merchants are also supported by ProCharge and the system would be set up the same way as the retail merchants.

The ProCharge system also comes with all the features and functionality you would expect from a enterprise level payment gateway without the cost. Gateway features include access to transactions, batches, and reports, access via the mobile device, virtual terminal and plug-in, recurring billing functionality and much more.

ProCharge Swiper

ProCharge is currently available for Iphone 3,4, and 5, as well as the Ipod Touch 3 or higher, and Ipad 2, 3, and Retina. The Android operating system is not currently supported but will be in 2 months. Our development team is working tirelessly to roll it out.

For more information please call our friendly support staff at (800)917-8026

Tags: Mobile Payments, ProCharge, Mobile Payment Processing, Mobile Terminal

Merchant Account Terminal | What to consider

Posted by Alex Neir on Tue, June 19, 2012 @ 03:36 PM
Merchant Account Terminal

When signing up for a new merchant account for your business you have many options when it comes to the merchant account terminal you will need. This article is intended to clarify the various merchant account terminal types to help you identify the terminal that is best for your business.

Merchant account terminal types:

  • Retail terminal
  • Virtual terminal
  • Mobile terminal
  • Point of sale terminal (POS)

A retail terminal is the most common type of terminal and the type you see at most retail stores across the country. This is the terminal you will need if you have retail store front that your customer visit and hand their credit card to you for payment. There are numerous manufacturers such as Verifone, Hypercom, Nurit, and Ingenico to name a few. You will want to select a manufacturer and terminal that offers the features you are looking for.  Some common items to consider:

  1. Do you have a phone line for the terminal to communicate on?
  2. Do you have an Internet connect (IP) for the communication?
  3. Do you need wireless capabilities?
  4. What is your budget for the terminal?

A virtual terminal offers the same functionality as a traditional retail terminal however the interface is typically enabled through a computer. This is the terminal you will want to select if you do not perform face-to-face transactions.

A mobile terminal is a merchant account terminal that is enabled through a smart phone. Years ago the only way you could accept credit card payments in a mobile environment was to purchase a costly wireless retail terminal. Not only was this equipment expensive, but  you are also required to purchase a wireless data plan from one of the major wireless carriers which added a great deal of costs. Now, with the abundance of smart phones most credit card processors have a mobile credit card processing terminal that can be downloaded to the phone. The application will be accompanied with a small piece of inexpensive equipment that will allow you to swipe your customer’s credit card to complete the sale.

A point of sale (POS) terminal  is a merchant account terminal that is integrated or a part of a larger system that is set up to manage the entire business. POS systems are usually comprised of a computer, monitor, bar code scanner, credit card swiper and has lots of functions that stretch beyond payment processing. If you have a POS system you will want to make sure that the system supports the credit card processor you select. Not all processors work with all POS systems.

Tags: POS, Virtual Terminal, Merchant Account Terminal, Mobile Terminal