4 Strategies to Get More out of Your Payment Terminals

Over the years, payment terminals have evolved from just being used for accepting payments to providing merchants with ways to boost their business, learn more about their customers and enhance in-store experiences. Today’s smart terminals are equipped with powerful operating systems that are capable of running third-party apps, which help merchants achieve these goals. Whether you’re a merchant or a solution provider, you should be aware of ways smart terminals can be used beyond just accepting payment. In this blog post, I list four ways you can get more out of your payment terminals:

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Innovative Ways to Improve Guest Check-Ins by Using Payment Technologies

In the hospitality industry, delivering a seamless, personal and innovative guest experience is crucial. Each hotel has many opportunities to engage its customers and provide a delightful experience, and innovative hoteliers are creating multiple guest service improvements by leveraging their payment solutions in new and effective ways.

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How Healthcare Providers Can Reduce PCI Scope with Semi-Integrated Payments

Data breaches have plagued the U.S. market for a long time. Within the healthcare industry, providers are the worst affected. According to the HIPAA journal, 329 data breaches were reported in 2016, in which over 16 million records were exposed. Based on IBM’s Cost of Data Breach Study, healthcare organizations have an average cost of $355 per stolen record. That would put the total cost of 2016’s data breaches at a staggering $5.6 billion. Apart from compromising healthcare records, these data breaches can also involve a provider’s payment infrastructure. If these systems are not secure, sensitive payment data can also be stolen, which inevitably leads to fraud.

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The Future of Money and Customer Experience Is in Making Checkout Easier

The customer experience is – or should be – at the top of every eCommerce merchant’s mind. In today’s economy, on- and offline experiences are blending and customers are often using multiple devices for shopping and spending. And increasingly, customers expect their experiences to be easy and they want the option to purchase various touch points along the way. Merchants can capitalize on these expectations and seize the opportunity to deliver smooth and innovative engagements with their customers. In fact, I strongly recommend it.

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Credit Card Chargebacks: What Has Changed in One Year?

Since the liability shift in 2015, a lot of merchants have been trying their best to migrate to EMV. One of the major roadblocks in this process has been the certification of their system. In 2016, many merchants had new payment acceptance devices installed in their businesses, but they were not yet able to accept chip cards. This is because they were still waiting on EMV certifications.

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