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Processing at Your Unbranded Diesel Island

By FFS / January 21, 2021 / 0 Comments

You own a branded truck stop with an unbranded diesel island.  The harsh reality is you’re losing money every time a truck passes because your stop isn’t able to process Over The Road (OTR) fleet cards. Word gets out.  Then, not only are truckers not stopping to buy your diesel, they’re talking among themselves about […]

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Choosing the right oil supplier.

How to Choose the Right Oil Supplier

By FFS / September 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Choosing the right oil supplier for your gas station can have a big impact on your success and profitability. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you negotiate this process. You just bought a new gas station in a prime location. It sees regular traffic and promises a high volume of purchases. […]

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Visa/MasterCard Class Action Lawsuit

By FFS / July 14, 2015 / 0 Comments

On December 13, 2013, after years of litigation, the court system approved a Class Settlement among merchants, Visa, MasterCard and other Defendants in a class-action lawsuit. Visa, MasterCard and some large banks have agreed to pay nearly $7 billion to an estimated 8 million merchants who have accepted any Visa- and/or MasterCard-Branded cards in the […]

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EMV Chip Technology

By FFS / April 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover have all announced their plans to move forward with EMV-based payments and acceptance.  In fact, most Americans who have received a new card in 2014 should have both EMV and magnetic swipe capabilities.  The conversion is currently happening but will take a few years for many merchants to fully […]

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Signature Debit vs. PIN Debit

By FFS / October 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

There are two different forms of debit cards: Signature Debit (offline) and PIN Debit (online). Debit cards are linked to the customer’s bank account and generally hold both capabilities of being signature and PIN based. Whether you choose “credit” or “debit” at the POS will determine whether it is an online or offline transaction. Signature […]

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Opt Blue American Express Program

By FFS / August 26, 2014 / Comments Off on Opt Blue American Express Program

Most merchants that accept American Express today have separate statements, settlements, contracts, and acceptance fees from their primary processor. American Express has also historically charged a higher transaction fee to their merchants than Visa or MasterCard.  For these reasons, many merchants have opted to not accept American Express at all at their business, losing out […]

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