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Why Benchmarking Is an Important Component to Business Success

As any business owner operating in a competitive market knows, no entrepreneur is an island unto himself. In order to succeed, you must find ways to measure your company's performance against that of your rivals. Taking time to do this is the only way to have an accurate idea of your past, your current successes [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Marketing|0 Comments

6 Ways to Use a Mobile POS to Improve Customer Service at Your Restaurant

If you have ever dined at a restaurant that has a mobile POS (mPOS) solution in place, how did you react? If you're like many customers, you saw several advantages to this streamlined way of interacting with staff, making your order and paying for it. Now that you're putting your restaurant owner hat on, it's [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Marketing|0 Comments

Is It Time To Rethink How Your Employees Clock In?

On one level, the old-fashioned time clock achieved a very important purpose. By using it, you were able to tell exactly when each of your employees began and ended their shifts, thereby making your task of compiling the payroll possible. However, much has changed in recent decades, calling into question the necessity of the traditional [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Marketing|0 Comments

Total Merchant Services Introduces Secure, Cloud-Based Suite of “Card Not Present” Payment Solutions

Total Merchant Services Introduces Secure, Cloud-Based Suite of "Card Not Present" Payment Solutions Groovv Online Payments enables businesses to accept payments online, over the phone or through the mail Woodland Hills, Calif. (July 19, 2016) Total Merchant Services, a leader in payment services and solutions, today announced the availability of Groovv Online Payments, a secure, [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Increase Safety for Your Business and Your Customers by Using NFC Technology

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a revolutionary innovation that is changing the way people move through the world and pay for goods and services. With it, cash and even credit cards are becoming optional, replaced by the ubiquitous smartphone and by wearable devices such as the Apple Watch. NFC is not just the latest trendy [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Marketing|0 Comments

Is Your Business Considered High Risk and Will It Result in Higher Fees?

As a savvy business owner, you have prepared yourself for many contingencies. Fluctuations in income, changes in inventory and customer dissatisfaction are just a few. However, you may have never thought your business would be turned down by a credit processing company because you were deemed to be high risk. What Does High Risk Mean? [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Managing the Seasonal Changes in the Restaurant Biz

Many factors have an impact upon the success of your restaurant. Out of all of them, seasonal variations are one of the most obvious. Understanding how different times of the year can affect your establishment can help you come up with strategies to make the most of the peaks and minimize the valleys. The Effects [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

EMV’s Poor Usability Shoves Consumers to Contactless Mobile

  An article written by Total Merchant Services' VP Of Marketing, Scott Blum,was recently published on PaymentsSource.com. Read below, or view the article here. Since consumers find EMV cards frustrating and difficult to use, EMV may do more to promote NFC as the preferred payment method among consumers and business owners. That may sound silly [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Total Merchant Services Terminals Certified for EMV Tip Adjust

Feature Helps Merchants Limit Chargebacks Woodland Hills, Calif. (June 28, 2016) Total Merchant Services, a leader in payment services and solutions, today announced its Verifone VX 520 terminals and VX 805 pin pads are certified for EMV tip adjust. This new feature enables consumers to leave a tip separately from the total purchase price after [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Benefits of Starting a Traveling Salon

These days, hanging your shingle and starting a salon does not necessarily mean that you work in a brick-and-mortar store. Thanks to the changing times in this society where everyone is constantly on the go, running a traveling or mobile business is an exciting option. It might just be the best option for you. Avoid [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments