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12/06/2016

It’s Time to Start Layering Your Payment Security Solutions

It’s Time to Start Layering Your Payment Security Solutions

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, millions of businesses will see a spike in payment activity. And unfortunately, many of them will see a spike in data theft, too. This is a vital time of year for merchants to take a look at their payment security strategy and ask themselves if they are …

12/06/2016

4 Reasons to Visit Shift4 at Retail’s BIG Show in NYC

4 Reasons to Visit Shift4 at Retail’s BIG Show in NYC

Shift4 is headed to the Big Apple for Retail’s BIG Show, January 15-17. The National Retail Federation’s annual expo is always a great forum to discuss all things retail, and we’ll be there to demonstrate how our DOLLARS ON THE NET payment gateway delivers secure, reliable, and proven payment processing to omnicommerce retailers. For those …

11/01/2016

EMV Is a Journey, Not a Destination

EMV Is a Journey, Not a Destination

The transition to EMV is a journey – and thanks to our vast experience, we’re reducing the number of bumps you may experience along the road. (After all, we want it to be a journey you’re glad you took.) So, while adopting EMV isn’t exactly “plug and play,” Shift4 is making it much simpler for …

11/01/2016

Shift4 Supports Ingenico’s New Mobile Terminal

Shift4 Supports Ingenico’s New Mobile Terminal

Add new revenue centers and make paying for goods or services more convenient for your customers with Ingenico’s sleek and secure new iSMP4 Companion, which (pardon the pun) happens to be a great companion to Shift4’s VT4 mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution. (Bonus: our Universal Transaction Gateway already supports it.) This smart mobile point-of-sale device is …

11/01/2016

Our Award-Winning VT4 Mobile POS Just Got Better

Our Award-Winning VT4 Mobile POS Just Got Better

VT4 is the most versatile mobile point-of-sale solution available. It works on any smartphone, tablet, or laptop with a variety of accessory packages, including the new iSMP4 Companion. One of the biggest draws to VT4 has been the ability for administrators to control VT4 settings in real time via the backend application, 4tress. (Think of …

10/04/2016

Ready for Faster EMV Transactions?

Ready for Faster EMV Transactions?

Last year, we put out an article explaining how the arrival of EMV essentially killed the concept of swipe ahead. With EMV, customers have to wait until all items are rung up and a total is calculated before inserting their cards – and then wait 15-20 agonizing seconds for processing before they can remove their …

10/04/2016

Payment Security Tips From PCI

Payment Security Tips From PCI

Shift4 was honored by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) last month for supporting the Council since the very beginning, 10 years ago. While we were in attendance at their conference, we picked up a pair of helpful guides that we’d like to pass along to all of our merchant customers. All …

10/04/2016

UTG Update Supports New EMV Device and More

UTG Update Supports New EMV Device and More

As a leader in the payments space and a dedicated merchant advocate, Shift4 routinely updates our Universal Transaction Gateway (UTG) in response to industry trends and merchant feedback. While some of these changes are minor tweaks and behind-the-scenes improvements, others may have a larger impact on your business. We’ve made some recent enhancements to our …

09/27/2016

EMV … Ugh | What Merchants Need to Know

EMV … Ugh | What Merchants Need to Know

09/06/2016

Shift4 Speeds Up EMV With Quick Chip

Shift4 Speeds Up EMV With Quick Chip

Are you tired of EMV transactions taking so long? Shift4 now fully supports EMV quick chip with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. This greatly speeds up the EMV checkout process, as it allows consumers to remove their cards after only a few seconds. You can view the full announcement here.

09/06/2016

Increase Account Security With veri4

Increase Account Security With veri4

Introducing the newest member of the Shift4 product family: veri4. This mobile app helps secure your DOLLARS ON THE NET and MyPortal accounts by generating an additional credential – a unique, six-digit passcode that you can enter along with your account number, username, and password. For added security, this passcode changes every 30 seconds. The …

09/06/2016

UTG Update Brings New EMV Options and More

UTG Update Brings New EMV Options and More

As a leader in the payments space and a dedicated merchant advocate, Shift4 routinely updates our Universal Transaction Gateway (UTG) in response to industry trends and merchant feedback. While some of these changes are minor tweaks and behind-the-scenes improvements, others may have a larger impact on your business. We’ve made some recent enhancements to the …