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US Bankcard Services unveiled its new restaurant Point of Sale (POS) system. The POS system combines multiple actions and streamlines them into one sleek system to make business management more efficient for restaurant merchants.
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The California Korean American Grocers Association (KAGRO) and US Bankcard Services, Inc. (USBSI) have inked a deal to offer KAGRO members special payment benefits.
Ingenico Mobile Solutions has unveiled the industry’s first audio-jack based NFC/contactless mobile card acceptance solution with support for Apple Pay, MasterCard contactless and Visa payWave. Ingenico was the first to develop combined EMV and NFC features in smart terminals in the US and globally.
US Bankcard Services (USBSI) kicked-off its “Small is Big” campaign to benefit small businesses, working to support communities around the United States. With this, until the end of 2011, “Small is Big” aims to make credit card services more accessible and affordable for small business owners who are the backbone of their communities. In order to celebrate small businesses and their contributions to their communities, new merchants who join the USBSI family during the Small is Big campaign will collect a $100 signup bonus and access to the “Freedom Package,” offering new merchants a free loaner terminal and free paper rolls with a myriad of other incentives.
US Bankcard Services credit card services provider has earned another Elavon top achievement award as a merchant service provider (MSP). The Arch Award was presented to the president of USBSI and his team by Elavon representatives at the USBSI headquarters office, the first to receive the Arch Award as it is only given to an MSP who has reached $1.5 Billion USD in transaction volume. This award also celebrates an unparalleled milestone of achievement for USBSI, and if history truly repeats itself, then USBSI could look forward to many more years of stellar performances, awards and success.
U.S. Bankcard Services (USBSI) has launched its “PAYware” from VeriFone, connecting to the Apple iPhone to offer merchants total transaction processing mobility. With this, USBSI is offering a promotion of Free âPAYware Mobileâ Device from August 1st, 2010 to October 31st, 2010. The âPAYware Mobileâ device is valued at $150 and supplies are limited to 100 units. The âPAYware Mobileâ promotion eligibility is simple: Any merchant who has an Apple iPhone 3G or 3GS and is approved for a merchant account through USBSI within the promotional period. The “PAYware Mobile” product itself consists of a price-competitive, PCI-DSS compliant mobile POS System and a service package.
Appealing to the Chinese US tourist market, forecasted to reach 579,000 Chinese travelers by 2011, U.S. Bankcard Services is now formally cooperating with China UnionPay in the United States to offer its merchants the option of accepting China UnionPay debit/credit cards. The number of Chinese travelers for the purposes of leisure, holidays, and vacations has increased 4% between 2007 and 2008, each of whom spend an average of $6,000 USD per visit. With increased disposable income, averaging $4,500 a year in major Chinese cities, has made travel a luxury, often viewed as a status symbol. Accepting CUP debit/credit cards is being marketed by US Bankcard as a great opportunity to increase revenue. U.S. Bankcard Services helps merchants accept CUP cards with minimal transaction fee and set-up costs for secure, electronic processing at the POS.
Phoenix-based Hypercom and CA-based U.S. Bankcard Services have teamed to offer the first multi-language card payment terminal featuring Chinese and English graphics and text. The new dual-language Hypercom “T7Plus” compact countertop POS terminal will be targeted at an estimated 60,000 Chinese-American retailers. The “T7Plus” with “Big 5” Chinese character font software is configured specifically to facilitate its operations by merchants in either Chinese or English languages. “Big 5” is a character encoding method used in Taiwan and Hong Kong to enable traditional Chinese characters to be rendered on computers. In 2003, Hypercom was selected by Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, the Bank of China, China Construction Bank, the Agricultural Bank of China and domestic payment network China UnionPay as a preferred card payment technology provider. U.S. Bankcard Services is a major “Merchant Service Provider” for credit card processing nationwide.