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Posted: 17 Jul 2019

You’ve probably seen signs that say ‘payment kiosk here’ or ‘we accept Apple Pay’ in any number of stores you’ve been in recently. You’re probably used to paying at the pump at a gas station with an easy swipe of your card. You might have gotten annoyed when you purchased coffee at a mom-and-pop shop and they didn’t have a contactless payment option to accommodate your digital wallet. If you’re an owner or employee at a retail business, you’re likely very familiar with the importance of payment terminals. If a system goes down, business comes to a halt. If you don’t offer enough options, customers may complain. Striking the right balance between cost and convenience can be tough. Today, there are all types of payment options that businesses are introducing into...

ID TECH Admin
Posted: 18 Jun 2019

You might feel like every time you walk into a store there is a different type of credit card terminal you’re swiping or dipping your card into. For the most part, they all work similarly, but it’s true — there is a multitude of payment options businesses can choose from. For instance, many new small businesses are choosing to stick with contactless payments, while older businesses have slowly begun to make the switch to EMV terminals and chip card readers. Why did EMV come about? American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay, and Visa all wanted to create a global standard for payment solutions. Because the U.S. is still going through the switch from magnetic stripe credit cards to chip reader credit cards, you may have some lingering questions about EMV chip...

ID TECH Admin
Posted: 14 Jun 2019

Think about the last time you walked into a McDonald’s or Panera Bread. Did you order through a cashier, or did you opt to skip the line and order through the digital payment kiosk? Chances are if you did the latter, you had a smooth encounter and didn’t have to worry about being sold on the latest espresso drink or newest soup and sandwich combo. Although fast food kiosks haven’t yet shown up in many fast food chains throughout the country, you may begin to see them popping up in the next couple of years. So what exactly is an unattended payment kiosk? Pretty much as the name says, the technology doesn’t need a human cashier to take your card, swipe, ask you to insert a PIN or give you a...

ID TECH Admin
Posted: 14 Jun 2019

Visit Us at Booth 136! RetailNOW 2019 is RSPA’s signature annual event that brings leaders, innovators, and channel players together to develop relationships necessary for any successful business within the general retail technology industry. So, of course we’re excited to be a part of this show and look forward to welcoming you to San Antonio on July 28-31. Whether you’re a POS reseller, software vendor, payment professional, manufacturer or distributor, RetailNOW 2019 is a can’t miss event! Register today at www.GoRSPA.org/RetailNOW, and I’ll see you in San Antonio!

By now, you’re used to the magnetic stripe on the back of your credit cards. You might even still use it from time to time. However, the use of strips on cards is becoming less common. For nearly five years now, credit card companies have been making the switch from magnetic stripe to chip cards. Why the change? Data security. With so many different forms of payments nowadays, it’s hard to keep track of all your cards and digital wallets and payment apps, and fraudsters abound. Luckily, the chip card uses encrypted data to keep your bank information safe when paying with credit cards. Each time you make a payment, the POS terminal will prompt you to insert your card. The chip card reader gathers the data internally, rather than through...