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Sekure Customer Spotlight - Oasis Restaurant, Florida

  The Oasis Restaurant  Bonnie Grunberg and Tammie Shockey met in 1988 and together, opened The Oasis Restaurant 28 years ago. Since then, it has continued to flourish. You can enjoy decadent comfort food while listening to live music, this family owned restaurant is a must see if you're in Fort Myers. With its delicious meals and warm ambiance, it's no wonder that they get to greet generations of families that show their continued support after so many years. Sekure Merchants has been working with Bonnie since 2013, and look forward to many more years together.

5 Ways to Lower Interchange Rates - Business Card Acceptance Models

If you’re on Interchange Plus pricing, you might want to think about implementing some of the following techniques to lower the actual Interchange costs in an effort to lower your bottom line. Not all are practical for all businesses or card-acceptance models, but hopefully we can help you reduce costs – more so than we’re already able to with finding you a new, lower cost merchant service provider.

Line-ups at the printer - organizing your office/workplace

Is your company or department losing time to frivolous and, avoidable hold ups? Much is made of downtime due to system failures, strikes, illness etc., but what about some things you may not have thought about? Here are some basic ideas for increasing the flow of your physical workplace. An organized space is a space where people can thrive. Line ups as staff members wait for their print jobs to come out, people taking papers that weren’t theirs or, god forbid, shredding the document you’ve been looking for before you find it.  The cost of that wasted paper PALES in comparison with the cost of the employees’ time while they look for their print jobs. Consider investing in the latest technologies as a matter of routine. Newer office hub printers have “ dropbox ” solutions for individual users. NFC (near field communication) technology can enable immediate login and instant print functions. The value of avoiding employee frustration is also important.

Credit Card Processing - Prohibited Merchant Types

 It is perhaps an oversimplification to suggest that the entire payment card system is really just a big insurance policy, but it’s definitely true to say that, as you zoom in to merchant-level, where there is more risk, there are more fees.   Card companies have a lot of historical data – several years and trillions of dollars’ worth, in fact. What kinds of transactions prove to be the most at risk for fraudulent behavior? If your “merchant type” is in the second highest risk category, Restricted Merchant Type – you might have a tough time getting the best deal on your processing account. If you’re in the highest risk group, Prohibited, you might have a tough time getting an account at all.

Terminals Versus Point of Sale

As a savvy business owner, you want to make sure you’re up to date with the latest technology or options in YOUR field. When you’re dealing with a merchant service broker, like Sekure, we make our customers our number one priority and we make sure to always have their back. Let’s have a look at a few different terminals and point of sale (POS) options that can be used for your business, and analyze the pros and cons of each.

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