North American Bancard

North American Bancard has grown to become the leader in the credit card processing services for two decades, offering the lowest rates with the highest security.
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The peace of mind to focus on your success.

North American Bancard has been providing safe, secure, and reliable credit card processing services for more than 180,000 merchants nationwide.
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The best free equipment program in the business.

North American Bancard has been on the forefront of technology and modern business thinking, consistently offering highly-competitive pricing, and best-in-class customer service.
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3 Reasons You Should Accept Credit Cards

Posted on 25, Mar | Posted by admin

credit card readerIf you own a business where you get paid in checks, you know the costs associated with generating and sending invoices — and waiting to get paid. You can wait days, sometimes weeks, for those invoices to be paid. For these types of businesses, accepting credit cards using a credit card reader can save you time and get you paid fast. Here are three great reasons why you should consider credit card acceptance if you don’t currently:

1. You get your money in 1-2 business days, not 1-2 weeks.

There can be real costs to your business if you aren’t paid in a timely manner. By accepting credit cards, you avoid going weeks without payment. Yes, there is a small percentage deducted in fees for each card you swipe, but these fees are minimal and you can shop around for the best offer. In addition, you avoid the cost and time it can take to track down customers for payment.

2. It’s easy.

Seriously. All you need is a credit card swiper that attaches to your phone, and an account. With a mobile credit card reader, you can accept payments anytime, anywhere.

3. It can increase your profits.

By allowing your customers to pay with credit, cash and check – you broaden your potential customer base. This broader base can result in more business and more profits.

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4 Ways to Control Your Sales Pipeline

Posted on 20, Mar | Posted by admin

salesAny good salesperson has a solid understanding of the sales pipeline. To help you build more awareness and get more prospects into your sales pipeline, try these four tips from EnMast:

1. Be clear about what problem you want to solve. Be sure you are clear about what you do and who you do it for.

2. Target your efforts towards people who have the problem you want to solve. You want to get your message out in front of as many of your ideal clients as you can. The more focused your marketing is, the more effective it can be.

3. Be helpful. Now that you have those ideal clients, woo them. Be as helpful as you can and don’t just “sell” to them. Offer your resources and build their trust.

4. Be clear about the response you want from them. Make it easy for potential customers to commit to your business.

To read the full article, click here.

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Should You Accept Mobile Payments at Your Small Business?

Posted on 18, Mar | Posted by admin

mobile paymentWith Apple Pay taking mobile payments mainstream, you may be wondering, as a small business owner, if you should start accepting mobile payments at your business. Sure, it’s an added convenience for your customers, but do the benefits outweigh the potential costs?

In an article on Business News Daily, Gregory Mann, chief marketing officer for mobile wallet LoopPay, said he thinks mobile payments will soon become a standard point of sale (POS) option.

“In [a small business], the decisions you make today affect you years from now,” Mann said in the article. “You have limited funds and watch every dollar. You have to decide when and where to make an investment.”

If you own a service-based business, accepting mobile payments through programs like Apple Pay may not make sense. However, if you own a brick-and-mortar shop – something like a boutique, coffee shop or bakery – mobile payment acceptance might become a portion of your business.

There are a variety of equipment options available at a variety of prices – all depending on your business needs. To figure out which is best, do your research and talk to companies, like North American Bancard, that can help set you up with a machine tailored to your business.

For more information about North American Bancard, visit www.northamericanbancard.com or call 877-840-1952.

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PayAnywhere Storefront Improves Sync Times

Posted on 10, Mar | Posted by admin

PayAnywhereAt PayAnywhere, we are always working hard to improve our product and give our merchants nothing less than the best. We recognize that PayAnywhere Storefront hasn’t been as fast as it could be in the past. However, as a result of recent upgrades to our system, you will now see a vast improvement in PayAnywhere Storefront sync times.

The PayAnywhere Storefront 3.2.2 update will automatically download to your equipment when you turn it on today.

If you have any questions you can call us at 877-387-5640 or email custservice@payanywhere.com.

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Don’t Forget to Spring Forward!

Posted on 6, Mar | Posted by admin

daylight saving timeA friendly reminder, Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8. To make sure your business is ready and to avoid any issues, you will want to properly update the time shown on your machine.

For instructions on your specific machine, please see below:

VX520 and VX680/670 Terminals

1. From Main menu press F3 button to select “Credit/Debit”
2. Press the ENTER green button one time
3. Press F2 button which is the “Setup” option; password is 000000 and then press ENTER
4. Press MORE-left most purple button 4 times
5. Press F4 button which is the “Date/Time” option on the screen
6. Enter the correct date in the following format: MMDDYYYY and then press ENTER
7. Enter the time in the following format: HHMMSS and then press ENTER
8. Press the red CANCEL button to return to the main “sale” menu

VX510/570 Terminals with the new SEGA410 application

1. From Main menu press F3 button to select “Credit/Debit”
2. From the “sale” screen, press the ENTER green button one time
3. Press F2 button which is the “Setup” option; password is 000000 and then press ENTER
4. Press MORE-left most purple button 4 times
5. Press F4 button which is the “Date/Time” option on the screen
6. Enter the correct date in the following format: MMDDYYYY and then press ENTER
7. Enter the time in the following format: HHMMSS
8. Press the red CANCEL button to return to the main “sale” menu

VX510/570 Terminals with the old SEGA291 application and Omni machines

1. From Main menu select “Credit/Debit”
2. From the “sale” screen, press MORE-Left most purple button twice
3. Press F2 button which is the “Other Setup” option; if prompted, password is 0000 and then press ENTER
4. Press MORE-left most purple button 4 times
5. Press F4 button which is the “Date/Time” option on the screen
6. Enter the correct date in the following format: MMDDYYYY and then press ENTER
7. Enter the time in the following format: HHMMSS and then press ENTER
8. Press the red CANCEL button to return to the main “sale” menu

Hypercom T7, and T42xx series

1. From main “Swipe Customer Card” menu press the blue FUNCTION button one time and then key in 10, and then press the green ENTER button.
2. Enter password “0000” and then press ENTER button
3. Enter the correct date in the following format: MMDDYY and then press ENTER
4. Enter the time in the following format: HHMM and then press ENTER

Nurits

1. From main menu: press MENU/Cancel button
2. If prompted for a password press enter the date in one of the following formats: DDMM, MMDDYY, or MMDDYYYY and press the green ENTER button
3. Scroll down using the buttons with the arrow pointing down until the screen displays “System Options” option number 5 and then select by pressing ENTER
4. Select ‘Date/Time” option number 1
5. Enter the date first, in this format MMDDYY and then press the green ENTER key
6. Enter in the current time using 24hr time in the format of HH:MM
7. Use the MENU/Cancel button to return to the main menu

FD100

These machines are setup so they synchronize the time changes every time they connect to the host.

If you have any questions please call North American Bancard at 800-226-2273 ext. 1200

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How to Save on Credit Card Processing Fees

Posted on 3, Mar | Posted by admin

credit card processingIf you own a small business, then you know accepting credit cards can help increase your profits and bring in more customers. But how can you save money on processing fees? We’re here to help.

First and foremost, you should shop around for your processor and make sure you are getting the lowest rate for your business. When you comparison shop, you will see that companies like North American Bancard offer some of the lowest rates in the industry along with a large variety of equipment that can be tailored to your business.

Once you are set up with your processor, you will want to make sure that you swipe all card transactions to ensure the lowest processing rate. Many processors charge businesses more for card-not-present transactions – when a card number is entered manually. Swiping cards reduces the chances of fraud and is more secure.

Finally, you will want to look into imposing a minimum dollar amount for credit card sales. Because processors take a percentage of each swipe, you will want to make sure that you are making the most of your credit card transactions. In an article on nerdwallet.com, Jim Angleton, CEO of AEGIS FinServ Corp., said, “This is fully legal and encourages a cash sale transaction, which is 100% net revenues to the merchant.”

For more tips, read the full article at www.nerdwallet.com.

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6 Ways to Engage Customers With Your Website

Posted on 24, Feb | Posted by admin

Getting customers to engage with your business website can be a struggle – even if you are providing great content and have a vibrant blog. To help you get the engagement you want, Small Business Trends recommends doing the following six things:

1. Quote clients

Actively quoting clients and customers on your site can be a great way to get them to engage with your blog. They will come back frequently to check the site and are more likely to share information about your company.

2. Answer their questions

A great way to answer popular questions from your customers is through written blogs or videos. In addition to making your customers happy, this provides quality content for your website.

3. Link to your website in your email signature

This one might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised by the number of people that don’t do this. Your email signature is a highly viewed piece of real estate – by linking to your site here you can drive big traffic and get more engagement.

4. Share links from your site on social media

Social media is a great tool for sharing links and driving traffic to your site. Sharing links through social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be a powerful way to drive more traffic to the content you want your customers to see.

5. Invest in design

Use tools to see what your website’s load time and bounce rate is. Many times, low engagement can come from poor website design and long load times. If you invest in a great design, you will be able to create a better user experience resulting in more traffic and engagement.

6. Send email notifications

If you want more people to read your website’s blog, consider sending a weekly email to your customers with summaries of your blogs and links. As long as you are creating interesting, relevant content your customers will click through the newsletter to read the full posts on your site.

To read more tips from Small Business Trends, click here.

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5 Ways to Promote PayPal Offers

Posted on 17, Feb | Posted by admin

If you use a PayAnywhere Storefront device at your business, your customers should be receiving a $10 offer coupon from PayPal to use in your store.  Make the most of this PayPal offer by promoting it on social media using these tips:

1. Use the hashtag #paypalit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Using the hashtag #paypalit will increase the visibility of your posts to all customers who follow PayPal, broadening your audience and reaching new potential customers.

2. Highlight popular items from your store, and mention the PayPal offer.

Attract customers to your store by posting about a popular or featured item, and reminding them of the $10 coupon they can use towards the purchase.

3. Use a photo or image in your social posts about the PayPal offer.

Photos can help posts stand out on social channels and help customers recognize the items you sell in your store.

4. Add a link to your website in all posts.

If you post about the PayPal offer, don’t forget to link to your business’s website. Driving traffic to your site can help bring in customers you might not reach otherwise.

5. Have fun!

It’s important to have a voice on social media and engage with your customers in a professional, but fun manner. So get creative and help bring customers to your store.

Learn more about your PayPal offer, here.

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Improve Your Business’s Speed With Phone Swipe 3.0

Posted on 13, Feb | Posted by admin

Don’t slow your customers down at the register; instead use the new and improved Phone Swipe checkout process. Phone Swipe 3.0 for iPad users is equipped with innovative new payment options that will speed up the transaction process and help you get your happy customers on their way.

The first feature, Swipe to Sell, makes it so you don’t have search through inventory and scan payment options to find the item. Instead, while on the Sell screen, you can swipe a card, enter the amount owed for the merchandise and move on to the next sale. This feature is always present in a Phone Swipe 3.0 transaction – just swipe the card and the app does the rest.

The second feature, Express Sale, allows you to tap on a previous sale amount to instantly add an express sale, or enter a custom amount for those one-off items you might be stocking for the season.

Split tender, the third new feature, allows you to accept multiple forms of payment on a single transaction. After you ring a sale, you simple tap “More Payment Options” and then “Split Tender.” Enter in the first payment amount and the payment method. After the first payment the app will calculate the amount still owed and you can continue by entering the second payment amount and method – continue this process until the amount due is $0. Tap “Proceed” and complete the transaction.

If you are using Phone Swipe on your iPad, an update is available for download in the Apple App Store. Have comments or questions about Phone Swipe 3.0? Call 877-957-9473 or email custservice@phoneswipe.com.

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Improved Reporting to Better Your Business With Phone Swipe 3.0

Posted on 11, Feb | Posted by admin

It’s now easier than ever to measure the success of your business with Phone Swipe 3.0’s detailed reporting. Whether you want to look at total sales for the year, or transaction-specific data, it’s all there on your iPad. To access your reports, just tap the Gear icon on the Sell screen and get started.

Phone Swipe 3.0 for iPad users also includes sales trends reporting. Now you can see an informative overview of sales, average ticket amount, number of transactions, top items and payment method. You can also create custom date ranges or filter by preference.

If you want information on your customers, Phone Swipe 3.0 reporting has it. You can now see a complete listing of customers with quick access to contact information and history. When it comes to transactions, you can sort and filter everything, view details or issue a refund or void.

More Control

Phone Swipe 3.0 offers business owners more control over the app. You can manage and switch among multiple accounts, lock down your app, enable tips, create tax amounts and connect with external devices like printers and cash drawers – all just a tap away on the Settings screen.

Want to customize your receipt? Now you can preview your receipt and update it, in real-time, to customize it to each customer.

If you are using Phone Swipe on your iPad, an update is available for download in the Apple App Store. Have comments or questions about Phone Swipe 3.0? Call 877-957-9473 or email custservice@phoneswipe.com.

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