Optix Merchant Group
Optix Merchant Group provides Merchant Services Consulting to suggest Direct Wholesale processing options for your business needs. We compare wholesale processors for the best fit so you can focus on running your business and attending to your customers. Why continue processing with random sales offices who mark up your rates and fees when you can go directly to a wholesale option and keep more of your hard earned money?
Accept Apple Pay™ , SamsungPay and Google Wallet™ Apple Pay™ , SamsungPay and Google Wallet™ is a specialized merchant POS application that allow customers to pay for purchases through a contactless payment technology and security feature built into their mobile devices. The technology digitizes and replaces the credit or debit card chip and PIN or magnetic stripe transaction at point-of-sale terminals. The service lets certain mobile devices wirelessly communicate with point of sale systems using a near field communication (NFC) antenna, a “dedicated chip that stores encrypted payment information” (known as the Secure Element),
Merchants who want to accept payments via Apple Pay, SamsungPay and Google Wallet need to be equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) capable terminals. We are a leading provider of NFC equipment that you can now purchase at economical prices. As your merchant services provider, we strive to make sure that you to have the latest in technology to protect your business and empower you to accept payments through these cutting edge technologies. Call us today.
Near Field Communication (NFC) NFC is most commonly associated with the “mobile wallet” These mobile transactions are typically accomplished through a set of protocols that enable electronic devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching the devices together, or bringing them into proximity to a distance of typically 10cm or less. In one tap or wave of your phone, you can pay for your groceries and redeem offers or coupons.
EMV Chip Cards
EMV “smartcards” are a secure way of processing credit and debit cards based on microchip technology. Our solutions are equipped to help your business accept chip payments. EMV chips transmit data just as magnetic strips on cards transmit data. However, payment terminals don't read EMV chips the same way they read magnetic strips.
A card with an EMV chip typically must be inserted into the slot of a payment terminal, which then reads the chip's data and verifies the card as authentic. You then must wait for the purchase to be authorized. This process is known as "dipping."
By contrast, making a purchase by sliding a card with a magnetic strip through a card reader is called "swiping." The magnetic strip also transmits data that enables authorization of a purchase and verification of a card. A swiped transaction may be a bit quicker than a dipped transaction, but it's not quite as secure.
One key difference between an EMV card and a magnetic strip card is that the EMV card produces a unique code for each transaction but the magnetic strip does not. As such, it's harder for fraudsters to steal data to produce counterfeit cards. That's why merchants and card issuers prefer EMV transactions, even though they are more complicated than magnetic strip transactions.
Most cards in the U.S. depend on chip-and-signature capabilities. In this type of transaction, a cardholder must provide a signature to complete a transaction. Outside the U.S., chip-and-PIN transactions are more common. In these transactions, a cardholder enters a four-digit PIN to validate a payment. Chip-and-PIN transactions are considered more secure than chip-and-signature transactions.
Another way to use an EMV card is as a contactless payment method. If the card has this capability, you can tap it on a payment terminal or wave it near the terminal to complete the transaction. A contactless transaction doesn't require a PIN.
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