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Product Spotlight: Verifone VX810 Duet

Saturday, 11 February, 2012


This pay-at-the-counter device is the perfect solution for high-traffic / high-volume retail, restaurant and service environments looking for a hassle free and complete point-of-sale option. Boasting a lightweight hand-over device perfect for end-consumer usage at cash registers, the terminal is equally suited to multi-lane environments.

Complete with a powerful user-friendly PIN Pad and extensive POS capabilities, the Verifone VX810 Duet leaves merchants with many options to expand. Using the Electronic Cash Register interface (ECRi), the device can be connected to existing POS systems enabling control of transactions directly from the cash register if needed and compatible.

Entirely secure, the VX810 Duet is backed by 3DES encryption, Master/Session and DUKPT key management, is PCI PED approved and uses VeriShield authentication to keep all transactions covered and safe.

Through a simple set-up, the VX810 Duet is easy to implement and does not require additional certification for merchants, bringing you EMV capabilities right away!

Couch Commerce, rising mobile payment trend

Sunday, 5 February, 2012

Merchant service account evo canada payment processing The recent US Thanksgiving holiday weekend showed positive retail sales comparatives to the previous year, indicating that the economy is showing signs of improvement.

Shoppers were out and about in abundance, both in traditional retail and online before, during and after one of the most important holiday seasons for US retail. As online retail sales continue to trend upwards, so has the rise of mobile purchases and this holiday season was exceptionally positive for this emerging sector.

IBM’s Coremetrics retail data division stated an annual increase of 39% in online sales over last year with significance on emerging mobile shopping trends. Consumers opting for mobile devices to visit retailers’ websites versus traditional computers or laptops, rose from 6.45% in 2010 to 15.2% this year and actual consumers making an online purchase increased to 11.09% up from 4.25% in 2010.

eBay has termed this emerging trend as “couch commerce” where most consumers find time in-between turkey, football and family, to surf and shop the web from the comfort of their living room using a tablet or mobile device.

As shopping gets more “comfortable” and more mobile devices become accessible to the general population, perhaps we’ll finally see the end to the massive pile-ups of people running into stores on US’s Black Friday and Canada’s Boxing Day.

The holidays are coming, time to think gift cards

Monday, 28 February, 2011

With the holiday season around the corner and one of the biggest selling times of the year for most retailers, merchants scramble to get organized in order to maximize sales. One of the easiest gift ideas consumers tend to favor when stuck on what to buy for a friend or loved one is a gift card. It’s fast and easy to purchase and leaves the recipient with open options as to what, when and how to buy.
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In 2009 alone, over $1.8 billion was spent on gift cards in Canada, a staggering number to say the least that demonstrates a clear opportunity to connect with consumers and drive new business. On the premise of offering a complete service, EVO Canada has teamed up with top third party gift card providers and can easily incorporate this into existing merchant services offered.  Use gift cards to grow sales, increase store traffic and acquire new customers, as a promotional tool or simply to reduce paper waste and time management by replacing manual paper versions.

Help your customers give gifts, gain new customers as a result of it and continue to drive your business through this holiday season.

Optimized payment terminal for small merchants

Tuesday, 1 February, 2011

As part of an expanded range of products from VeriFone, the Optimum T4205 provides smaller businesses an easy-to-use and economically priced terminal with all of the added features to make processing card payments a breeze.

Armed with 24MB of memory and an ARM9 processor for multiple application support, transactions can be processed quickly so you can focus on turnaround and customer service at the time of purchase.
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Worried about additional set-up issues and process? Another key feature is the ability to easily upgrade to current Optimum terminals such as the T4210, T4220, M4230 and M4240, where no re-certification or modification is needed. This means a quick and painless upgrade to your payment processing system!

With built-in features such as being PCI-PED approved, HyperSafe32 to prevent merchant slamming and an optional privacy shield, encryption and data security are built right into this terminal for safe and secure transactions every time.

Quick processing, secure and easy to install, the Optimum T4205 is the “optimal” choice for small merchants.