Archive for June, 2012

VMS-Washington – FD-55 Credit Card Terminal

First Data has come out with a replacement for their FD-50ti with a new and improved FD-55 which is far better than the FD-50ti.  This is the easiest machine to program, work with and is very reliable for your business use.  Here’s some information on the new FD-55.

First Data™ FD55 Terminal

The Challenge
As new payment methods continue to emerge, customers want full flexibility, speedy transactions
and protection from fraud when paying for purchases. Further, with limited counter space, merchants 
need a compact terminal that can handle everything—credit, debit, gift cards, checks, electronic
benefits transfer and even loyalty programs. Despite the complexities, cost-conscious merchants
operating in this difficult economy are looking for affordable solutions to their point-of-sale needs.
The Solution
The First Data™ FD55 terminal is an economical point-of-sale terminal that enables merchants to
accept virtually every payment option—PIN-secured* and signature debit, Visa®, MasterCard®,
American Express®, Discover®, Diners Club International® and JCB®, plus EBT
(electronic benefits transfer)*, First Data gift and loyalty cards.This space-saving device is compatible
with many standard peripheral devices, including the FD-10 PIN pad, PP1000SE and PP1000SE with 
contactless capabilities. With the addition of optional equipment, the FD55 terminal can also accept paper
or electronic checks. The FD55 terminal has the latest fraud detection and prevention technologie
built right in to keep your customers safe and your business compliant with industry guidelines.  First
Data’s new TransArmor® solution offers a layer of protection previously unavailable anywhere
on the market. This innovation combines encryption with tokenization, which completely removes
card information from your environment so it cannot be used for fraud.

Here’s How it Works
If you choose to connect via your existing Broadband Internet service, our Datawire Secure Transport
solution provides speed and security, and may even save you money over dial-up or other options.
Optional dial backup is also supported in the event that Internet connectivity is temporarily unavailable
(analog phone line required). At a speed of 18 lines per second, the device’s built-in printer powers
through text for fast checkouts. It’s built for jam-free operation, and it’s a snap to reload—just open the
cover and drop in the standard-sized paper roll. Installation is simple, taking just minutes per terminal. 
Operating the FD55 terminal is just as effortless, with intuitive buttons to guide you as customers offer
different methods of payment. No matter what the lighting situation is in your workplace, the large, bright
display makes the device easy to read.

Benefits
For Your Business
  • Accept all payment options (credit, debit*, gift, EBT, loyalty, check)
  • Save counter space
  • Keep equipment costs low
  • Simplify compliance with payment card industry regulations
  • Fast downloads via Internet protocol (IP) with dial-up backup
  • Easy, intuitive installation and operation
  • Expands with your needs

For Your Customers 
  • Lets them choose the payment method they prefer
  • Fast transactions shorten wait times
  • The First Data™ TransArmor® solution keeps them safe from fraud

Industries Served
  • Retailers
  • Convenience Stores
  • Mail order/telephone order
  • Restaurants
  • Quick-service restaurants

Features
  • Connectivity—IP with dial-up backup
  • Sturdy, compact construction (3.6” wide, 2.9” high, 8.4” long)
  • Compatibility—First Data FD-10 PIN pad, VeriFone PINPad 1000SE and VeriFone PINPad 1000SE with contactless reader
  • Security—Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption;
  • MasterCard PTS-certified; CVV2/CVC2/CID verification for card-not-present situations
  • LCD display—128 X 64
  • Thermal Receipt Printer—18 lines per second,
  • virtually jam-free, standard paper
  • ARM11, 32-bit CPU core, 400 MHz
  • Three-track magnetic stripe reader
  • 16-button keypad
  • Memory—128MB Flash/32MB SDRAM
  • One USB port
  • Large batch capacity
  • Dynamic Currency Conversion for merchants serving international customers
  • Options—Electronic commerce indicator, recurring payments for credit Payment Solutions for Maximum Performance

Payment Solutions for Maximum Performance

Around the world every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial
institutions and their customers. We leverage our unparalleled product portfolio and expertise to deliver
processing solutions that drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the payment is by debit or credit,
gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the point of sale, VMS-Washington helps you maximize value for your business.
For more information, contact your Sales Representative or visit www.vms-washington.com

Thank you,

VMS-Washington

www.vms-washington.com
washington@valuedmerchants.com
1.800.531.8575 x697

 

VMS-Washington – FD-55 Credit Card Terminal

VMS-Washington – Key Travel Tips from the TSA

Following these tips will help you reduce your wait time at the security checkpoint.

Before The Airport

  • Do not pack or bring Prohibited Items to the airport. Read the Permitted and Prohibited Items list.
  • Pack travel-size containers less than 3 ounces comfortably in one, quart-size plastic, zip-top bag. Learn more.
  • Place valuables such as jewelry, cash and laptop computers in carry-on baggage only.   Tape your business card to the bottom of your laptop.
  • Avoid wearing clothing, jewelry and accessories that contain metal.  Metal items may set off the alarm on the metal detector.
  • All types of footwear are required to be removed and placed through the X-ray machine for screening.
  • Put all undeveloped film and cameras with film in your carry-on baggage. Checked baggage screening equipment will damage undeveloped film.
  • Declare firearms & ammunition to your airline and place them in your checked baggage.
  • If you wish to lock your baggage, use a TSA-recognized lock.
  • Do not bring lighters or prohibited matches to the airport.
  • Do not pack wrapped gifts and do not bring wrapped gifts to the checkpoint. Wrap on arrival or ship your gifts prior to your departure.  TSA may have to unwrap packages for security reasons.

VMS-Washington – Key Travel Tips from the TSA

At The Airport

We encourage each adult traveler to keep his/her airline boarding pass and government-issued photo ID available until exiting the security checkpoint. The absence of proper identification will result in additional screening.

  • Place the following items IN your carry-on baggage or in a plastic bag prior to entering the screening checkpoint:
    • Mobile phones
    • Keys
    • Loose change
    • Money clips
    • PDA’s (personal data assistants)
    • Large amounts of jewelry
    • Metal hair decorations
    • Large belt buckles
  • Take your laptop and video cameras with cassettes OUT of their cases and place them in a bin provided at the checkpoint.
  • Take OFF all outer coats, suit coats, jackets and blazers.

Thank you,

VMS-Washington

www.vms-washington.com
washington@valuedmerchants.com

VMS-Washington – TSA Recognized Baggage Locks

TSA screens every passenger’s baggage before it is placed on an airplane. While our technology allows us to electronically screen bags, there are times when we need to physically inspect a piece of luggage. TSA has worked with several companies to develop locks that can be opened by security officers using universal “master” keys so that the locks may not have to be cut. These locks are available at airports and travel stores nationwide. The packaging on the locks indicates whether they can be opened by TSA.

Not sure where to get a compatible lock? Try these Web sites:

Safe Skies Luggage Locks

Travel Sentry

Travel Sentry

Any references in this web site to any specific commercial company, product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name, is provided for the information and convenience of the public. It does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favorable treatment by TSA. The TSA makes no claims, promises, guarantees, or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the goods or services provided by any commercial entity, including those companies referenced in this website.

Thank you,

VMS-Washington

www.vms-washington.com
washington@valuedmerchants.com

VMS-Washington – TSA Prohibited Items

For the safety and security of the traveling public, TSA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and/or airlines have prohibited certain items from being brought onto airplanes in carry-on and/or checked bags. To help you plan ahead and avoid the potential of additional screening, be sure to check out the prohibited items list below and pack accordingly.

As an added information source for passengers, you can also use the “Can I Bring…?” tool from the My TSA iPhone and mobile app to get information on an item you want to bring on a plane. Simply type the name of the item in the box and you’ll get information on whether or not it’s prohibited and other information to help you speed through security. You can also access the tool from your mobile device if it has a web browser.

It’s important to know that even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane.

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VMS-Washington Can Integrate With DinerWare

Do you know that VMS-Washington can integrate with DinerWare for your business so you can get the best rates possible?  DinerWare can easily change your processors by just calling the customer service and letting them know who your new processor is and its very easy to take care of.  VMS-Washington will do all the leg work and from there you’ll have great rates, low fees and excellent customer service from an A-rated company that will take care of all your business needs and promote your business for free.  VMS-Washington can save your business 20-60% off your current processor with our office average savings of 46.52%.  We cut out the middle man (Banks, Costco, etc) which saves you money and puts money back into your business.  If we cannot beat your current processor we will give you $500.00 cash.  Due to the overwhelming calls and replies we are offering Interchange plus pricing at rock bottom rates.  Contact us now for more information.

Michael Roberts

VMS-Washignton
www.vms-washington.com
washignton@valuedmerchants.com
(800) 531.8575 ext. 697

Has your current processor told you about the Durbin Amendment and how it can save you money on your processing rates and fees?

VMS-Washington saved Charlies Flame Broiled 43.04%. We can beat anyone out there 20-60% off their current provider with average savings of 46.52%. Valued Merchant Services offers a free cost analysis to compare your current provider to us. In addition, anyone that sends us business our way will get $50.00 when sign the client signs. We also challenge you to beat our rates, if we can’t we will pay you $500.00 Cash. Has your current processor told you about the Durbin Amendment and how it can save you money on your processing rates and fees?

Due to the overwhelming replies and inquiries VMS-Washington wants to help your business out by giving you rock bottom rates for your processing.  We also can help your business by giving you great rates for unsecured business loans with an 90% approval rate for start-ups and existing businesses.  Call or email us if you want to know more.

Michael Roberts

VMS-Washignton
www.vms-washington.com
washignton@valuedmerchants.com
(800) 531.8575 ext. 697

Thank You Readers! Thank You World!

I want to first say thank you to everyone who shared a link or tweeted my blog or re-blogged my post and most importantly, everyone who downloaded my books on Amazon! I cannot be thankful enough for that! This weekend has been the best for me since the time I published my books!

I had made a promise the first day of the giveaways to let you all know how everything transpired and now I wanna honor the same! Here is the breakdown: On the first day, hundreds and hundreds of readers downloaded my books. What surprised me was this observation: readers in the UK, Germany and Spain downloaded more copies of my second book [Across The River] than my first book [My Life Sentences – A True Story]. That was turned upside down on the last day!

In North America however, more and I mean more than a thousand readers downloaded my first book [My Life Sentences – A True Story] more than my second book [Across The River]. Personally, I have no conclusion as to why that happened but one thing is for sure; the outcome was epic!

Sometimes I look through pages of my books and cannot believe my eyes what I see! I normally ask myself, how on earth did I even write that? Of course the answer is, well, a smile and a feeling of happiness inside. The fact is this: those books would mean nothing without those who go to Amazon and download them and most importantly, read from chapter to chapter! Thank you so much!

Last but not least, I reached another milestone which might be tempting to ignore but equally important! The total visitors to my blog reached 4,000 and within two days, it is now over 5,000! That is humbling! Sometimes I run out of stuff to post but when I think about my eager readers, I just get off the couch and do something..right? That is the spirit! (I started this blog a little over two months ago).

Why did I choose to write books anyway? It all started when I was in high school……NO! I will not extend this longer than it is already, I care about your time! See you next time! Thank you and stay in the path of your dreams, so that when time comes, you will be ready to catch the vision!

Please remember to subscribe to my blog on the right of this page(Home)! If you have questions on writing and publishing books, don’t hesitate to ask me through the comments section. I will respond to them with your value in my mind! Adieus! Peace!!

You can still download my books My Life Sentences – A True Story and Across The River ! Cheers!

 

This is written by Elisha Chirchir

elisha.java@gmail.com

 


VMS-
Washington saved Law Office of Anna G 33.15%. We can beat anyone out there 20-60% off their current provider with average savings of 46.02%. Valued Merchant Services offers a free cost analysis to compare your current provider to us. In addition, anyone that sends us business our way will get $50.00 when sign the client signs. We also challenge you to beat our rates, if we can’t we will pay you $250.00 Cash. Has your current processor told you about the Durbin Amendment and how it can save you money on your processing rates and fees?

Due to the overwhelming replies and inquiries VMS-Washington wants to help your business out by giving you rock bottom rates for your processing.  We also can help your business by giving you great rates for unsecured business loans with an 90% approval rate for start-ups and existing businesses.  Call or email us if you want to know more.

Michael Roberts

VMS-Washignton
www.vms-washington.com
washignton@valuedmerchants.com
(800) 531.8575 ext. 697

VMS-Washington June 2012 Business Newsletter

VMS-Washington offers a free cost analysis to compare your current provider to us. In addition, anyone that sends us business our way will get $50.00 when sign the client signs. We also challenge you to beat our rates, if we can’t we will pay you $250.00 Cash. Has your current processor told you about the Durbin Amendment and how it can save you money on your processing rates and fees?

Due to the overwhelming replies and inquiries VMS-Washington wants to help your business out by giving you rock bottom rates for your processing.  We also can help your business by giving you great rates for unsecured business loans with an 90% approval rate for start-ups and existing businesses.  Call or email us if you want to know more.

Michael Roberts

VMS-Washignton
www.vms-washington.com
washignton@valuedmerchants.com
(800) 531.8575 ext. 697

Check out our previous Business Newsletters:

VMS-Washington June 2012 Business Newsletter

VMS-Washington May 2012 Business Newsletter

VMS-Washington April 2012 Business Newsletter

VMS-Washington March 2012 Business Newsletter

 

 

Due to the overwhelming calls and emails, VMS-Washington is giving businesses the Spring Deal of the Year.  For a limited time we are offering rock bottom rates for new and existing businesses.  The questions we always ask business owners are:

  • Have you checked out your current or potential merchant service company on theBBB?
  • Does your current provider or potential provider promote your business?
  • Does your current provider or potential provider send referrals your way?
  • Are you getting the best rates in town?
  • Has your current or potential merchant told you about the Durbin Amendment?

Wouldn’t you want an A rated company that and will promote your business though their social media and monthly newsletters.  For more information contact us.

 

Thank you,

VMS-Washington