Shopping for the best credit card machines? As someone who has sold and helped small business owners for over 20 years, this is my advice. Let me share with you what I know to be the best credit card machines. Today, in 2023, the best credit card equipment should include the features needed for tomorrow and the next 3 years.
What It Takes To Be One Of The Best Credit Card Machines
The features I recommend for the best credit card machine include acronyms like POS, EMV, WiFi and NFC. If you need mobile credit card processing, aka wireless credit card machine, then I would also advise you to use 4G in addition to PinPad encryption. Let me explain.
What is POS? POS stands for Point Of Sale software. A POS software program is the same type you would see used in a restaurant or a retail store where you will likely notice a large computer screen on the sales counter being used by store clerk searching for an item in the inventory. POS software allows a store employee to locate a particular item, check inventory counts, delivery status, customer account information, rewards cards program, employee schedules, past sales transactions, things of that nature.
Today, because credit card terminals have advanced in technology and increased storage space, these small devices along with an internet connection can give even the smallest business owner the power and ability to operate like a larger business.
Small business owners can now be more efficient, and access what was previously very expense business management software, through a credit card machine for a very affordable price.
Even now, most good POS software programs cost any where from $7,000 to over $50,000 even $100,000.
The Best Credit Card Machines Now Include A POS
This is why the best credit card machines of 2023, in my opinion, are those that include POS software services. It’s really about time. Let’s cover what else they include. For starters, EMV.
What is EMV? The acronym stands for for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, the 1994 founders. It’s a secure payment software technology term and commonly refers to a credit card with a smart chip. In other words, if you see EMV on a credit card machine it will accept those types of credit cards and specifically Europay, MasterCard and Visa. Next is Wi-Fi.
What is Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi is the is a wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet access. In simple terms, it’s a radio wave communication technology put into devices that sends data to and from devices that can communicate with each other. Having this wireless technology can allow someone to use a credit card terminal almost anywhere without having to be connected to a telephone line or internet connection. Wi-Fi can be accessed from the closest wireless router normally located within the same building or walking distance. Next is NFC.
What is NFC? SC stands for smart chip or smart card capable. Currently popular in Europe and coming to the USA are smart chips and smart cards. In the near future you will be able to use one smart card or chip in your cellphone that stores different credit card numbers and bank account information. The chips are designed with security that makes each transaction secure and protects financial information.
By the way, it’s good to know another term, Dual Comm. Dual comm stands for dual communication. It’s a credit card feature that includes both an ip internet port for online transactions and a dial tone port for an analog telephone line.
Also, if you will be using a mobile credit card machine it might be helpful to know what is GPRS. GPRS stands for general packet radio service and it is currently the communication platform for transmitting data used in wireless credit card machines. Now, let me get even more specific and tell you which credit card machines to buy.
Best Credit Card Machines I Recommend For Businesses
- PAX A77 also known as the eSmart Mini
- PAX a80 also known as the Smart Keypad
- PAX a920 also known as the Smart Terminal
- PAX e600 also known as the Smart Flex
- PAX e700 also known as the Smart POS
Why are these the best credit card machines for small businesses or large businesses in 2023 and the near future? The answer is simple.
Each of these credit card terminals include the industry’s leading and latest built-in hardware that is programmed with user friendly business management software, POS software.
Plus, it’s integrated into a system wide network that allows you to access the POS system from the device and also from any internet connect. Therefore, you can log into your POS service from home, on the road, using a laptop or desktop as long as has internet connection.
What About Credit Card Machine Prices?
In addition to the software capability, the cost to have this POS system is extremely affordable. Instead of paying $7,000, $25,000 or $50,000 for a POS system, business owners pay as little as $14.95 and up to $44.95 per month depending on the device and extra features. This is the cost of the software.
The equipment we basically can give you with our FREE terminal placement program. Basically, as long as you open and use our merchant account services, we will place any of these card swipe terminals in your business as part of the service. When and if you ever sell or close your business, you just return the terminal.
Each of these PAX terminals is exclusive to Payanywhere. If you own or run a small business and want the ability to access a POS system like a medium to large company and run your business more efficient and therefore be more profitable, this is the solution you need. Contact me and I can help you choose which terminal will best fit for your selling situations. Plus, we can go over the details about a merchant account to process those credit sales.
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