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Understanding how a thermal printer works is important when learning how to properly maintain the device. We answer some common questions and explain how to clean your thermal printer in this article. Thermal printers, made by brands such as Toshiba, TSC, DMYO, and Zebra, are used to print barcode tags and labels.
Your business can suffer if you don’t accept all credit card brands or your outdated terminal is routinely slow and troubled with connectivity issues. That’s why choosing the right credit card machines for small business merchants is an important decision.
Our relationship with credit cards is over 100 years old. The story of credit card evolution, from its early origins to the current day, has many fascinating twists and turns. The idea of the credit card came from the lending practice of American merchants in the 1800’s. It began simply: merchants offered credit to trusted customers, enabling them to pay the bill later. A paper log of purchases with the account number and the merchant’s name were the equivalent of a card statement.
Is your business EMV compliant? Two years ago, the EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) credit card enhancements were introduced in the United States. It’s now poised to sweep the nation in response to numerous data breaches and persistent credit card fraud. As a business owner, you don't want to be caught on the wrong side of the change. EMV cards that feature 'tap and pay' options are slowly, but surely, taking over. They’re part of a new wave of cards that feature added convenience and embedded security technology to protect both merchants and consumers alike.
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.