New EMV-compliant options for DockMaster credit card processing
As most of you know, marine retailers are required to upgrade their credit card readers to EMV (chip and pin) compliant machines. Our first integration with an EMV compliant processor was with Worldpay in Oct of 2015. We have heard from a number of customers that more choices should be made available. So with that in mind, we have added two more EMV-compliant credit card options to the DockMaster family:
- Freedom Pay is a gateway service, not a processor. What this means is they provide the secure, cloud-based network that manages the interaction between software providers like DockMaster and credit card processors. With Freedom Pay, you can choose from the following processors: First Data, TSYS, Heartland, Elavon, Chase Paymentech, Mercury, Vantiv and Global Canada. In addition, Freedom Pay offers peer-to-peer encryption, making it the most secure offering in our line up. Freedom Pay is priced on a per transaction basis.
- Preferred Payments is our newest partner. Preferred provides a complete solution, including both EMV-compliant gateway and credit card processing services. With Preferred, a dedicated account rep will be assigned to your business. They also provide next day funding and do not require a contract. Preferred has a number of marina and marine industry clients, and offer corporate discounts to members of marina industry groups. In addition, they offer a discounted fuel option.
- Worldpay is both a gateway and a processor. Admittedly we had some growing pains with Worldpay as they were our first EMV solution partner, but their support has improved greatly. Using the 1stMile card reader application, they have greatly improved their EMV capabilities. In addition, they are the only processor we have at this time that supports ACH payment processing. For current Worldpay customers who were setup before the 1stMile solution was available, just submit a case to email@example.com and we’ll schedule a time to enable your EMV capabilities.
For more information on what credit card options might be best for you, email firstname.lastname@example.org