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5 tips to spring clean your Point of Sale!

Spring is just round the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to give your Point of Sale a new lease of life with a thorough spring clean.

Not only will everything look better but evidence shows that looking after your payment terminal results in increased up-time, increased sales and reduced costs. So, let’s get started!

EMVco release best practice advice for contactless payments at Point of Sale

EMVco have released best practice advice regarding contactless payments at Point of Sale which reinforces advice from Mastercard to ensure contactless enabled payment terminals are not installed close to or on top of metal surfaces:

“Contactless acceptance devices should be installed in a way that prevents performance degradation, to avoid instances such as placing the acceptance device into a metal box.” Other advice includes ensuring contactless enabled card readers are not close to Wi-Fi routers or mobile phones or near to ungrounded devices which can include cash registers. 

Product Spotlight: Verifone VX 520 PEDPack family

Tailwind are proud to announce the release of a new suite of PEDPacks designed to support the Verifone VX 520 range of payment terminals.

The VX 520 is one of the most popular counter top card payment terminals in the world and offers a sturdy solution for businesses looking for fast payment processing. The chip and PIN machine delivers reliability, quick transactions, and contactless and NFC payments to support mobile wallets.

Ten steps to EMV

The US EMV liability shift has arrived. From 1st October 2015, if you’re a US retailer taking card present payments but haven’t upgraded your POS to EMV, you now face taking the hit from chargebacks resulting from counterfeit transactions involving a chip or smart card. 

Card issuers are ahead of the curve – by the end of 2015, 50% of cards will bear the chip that puts the fraudsters on the back foot. Processors have upgraded their tech to make sure their systems can handle the additional data transfer. And many of the big retailers have already rolled out their EMV POS systems, giving fraudsters cause to look elsewhere…

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