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  Countertop Credit Card Machines

The most common type of payment device is a countertop style credit card terminal. These devices need electrical power and access to either a standard phone line or an ethernet network port / router connected to the Internet.

When you enter a sale, these devices connect to our processing network to get an approval code for the sale, then generate printed receipts for you and the customer.

   Mobile Devices

Smart Phones and Tablets can be used to process sales. The card reader can plug in to the headset jack of the device or use Bluetooth. Your device must have an Internet connection to function. This can be your mobile carrier’s data service or through a WiFi signal.

Simply swipe the customer card, enter the sale amount, have your customer sign on your screen and process the sale. Your device will connect to our network for an approval and you can then email a receipt to your customer.

   Cellular Wireless Machines

A Cellular Wireless Machines looks like a traditional countertop machine, except it is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery and connects via a special cellular 3/4G network. The rest of the process is the same including printed receipts. These are ideal for busy locations that do not have access to electricity, standard phone lines or internet access.

   Tablet POS Systems

Most modern Tablet POS Systems are “cloud” based which means they always need Internet access in order to function. Most use a standard iPad or Android tablet and have a POS app installed which serves as the visual interface used for ringing up orders. The data is stored in the cloud. Tablet POS Systems typically have the ability to set up products and selectable options to make calculating a sale easy and straight forward.


A gateway is a secure internet based data transfer system typically utilized by ecommerce websites allowing the information entered by a consumer on a secure checkout page to be routed to the credit card processing network for authorizations.

   Virtual Terminal

A virtual terminal refers to internet service typically offered by Gateway providers allowing a merchant to process credit card transactions on a website just like they would on a countertop machine.

   Pay at the Pump (Fuel Only)

This service is exclusively for gas stations that accept cards through their pumps and allows sales to be processed by a consumer or pump attendant.

   POS System Integration

We can integrate with most POS cash register systems that have the hardware to accept cards. In some cases these systems will require a Gateway for authorizations. In some cases, the POS company will need to initiate the integration process.

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