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PCI Compliance and You
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council created the PCI Data Security Standard to help merchants protect customer account data.
Products and Services
Partnering with FirstCard means that you can grow your business by offering your merchants a full range of payment products. FirstCard provides our merchants with the latest product offerings for all payment types.
Every merchant needs to take credit cards today. FirstCard provides processing services for Visa ®, MasterCard ®, American Express ®, and Discover ®. We also have the Amex One Point program and Discover Acquirer program that allow merchants to get next day funding for Amex and Discover as well as see Amex and Discover transactions on the same statement with MC and Visa. No more additional fees from Amex or Discover!
EBT - Electronic Benenfits Transfer
Electronic Benefits Transfer reduces food stamp processing time, potential fraud and provides customers with access to their funds. FirstCard can enable our merchants to accept EBT through a fast and secure debit network environment. EBT is essential for many business types in today's ever changing economic climate.
Virtual Terminal / Payment Gateway
Online shopping is a growing trend every year. FirstCard offers multiple options for virtual terminals and payment gateways for merchants selling over the web or over the phone. The First Data Global Gateway is a robust and secure product that provides web based merchants the ability to quickly and safely process transactions 24/7 as well as provide phone order merchants a secure, reliable virtual terminal that can be accessed from any computer. You don't have to be in your office to take credit cards anymore.
The smart phone gets smarter and smarter with each new generation that comes out. Not only can people shop using their smart phones but today''s smart phones can be used as credit card terminals providing merchants the ability to travel almost anywhere and be able to do business. From street fairs to trade shows to home product parties, the cellular phone is an integral part of doing business and FirstCard, through its partner Roam Data, provides merchants a fast and secure way to accept transactions from wherever they may be on their IPhone, Blackberry or Andrioid phones.
FirstCard has partnered with BenePay to develop our FirstPay payroll solution for small businesses. BenePay is a leading provider of payroll, human resources and tax services. Through this partnership we can cater a payroll program for an individual merchants needs as well as provide superior payroll technology to even the smallest of merchants. This program will allow merchants to move payroll and HR support out of their office and allow them time to focus of growing their business.
Signature & Pin Debit
In today's market, debit transactions are outpacing credit card transactions. Merchants need to have the ability to accept debit transactions in any form as well as be assured that they are getting the best price for those transactions. First Data's secure, fully encrypted pin debit system ensures a safe, fast environment for millions of debit transactions each day.
Terminal & POS Equipment
FirstCard works with almost any type of credit card terminal in the market place. From Verifone to Hypercom to Nurit and beyond, FirstCard can work with your current equipment as well as provide you with access to the latest, most up to date technology available. We help merchants make informed decisions about what equipment is best for them and work with them from concept through implementation to make sure they are set up properly.
Wireless technology is the wave of the future and merchants need to keep up. The days of staying in one location to do business are over. FirstCard offers an array of wireless credit card terminals that allow merchants to move freely without concern of staying near a phone line. Today's wireless credit card terminals are constructed to be more durable and resistant to breakage. They are also equipped with the latest wireless technology to ensure that a merchant can do business almost anywhere.
Through our multiple gift card partnerships, FirstCard is able to cater to any merchants needs when it comes to a gift card program. Customized or standard programs provide any merchant of any size to be able to create the perfect program for their business.
FirstCard has partnered with Cross Check to develop our check services product - FirstCheck. This program enables merchants to accept checks, turn those checks into electronic transactions and get paid for those transactions quickly. No more depositing checks and hoping they clear. Let FirstCheck take the worry out of accepting checks.
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