Total Merchant Services brings latest EMV and NFC technologies to merchants

Total Merchant Services brings latest EMV and NFC technologies to merchants

Total is focused on providing cutting edge payment solutions for small- to mid-sized businesses. That’s why on October 14 we announced that we’re going to be offering Ingenico Group’s terminals for our free terminal placement program. With this transition to Ingenico, the global leader in seamless payment, our clients will be able to accept contactless payment with the same NFC technology used by Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Softcard. Additionally, the Ingenico terminals are EMV capable – delivering the latest in fraud prevention technology.

“With so many new methods of payment emerging, including smart phones and watches, we need to make sure merchants have access to the most current technology. With this upgrade to Ingenico, they will have tools that are flexible and leading edge while offering the highest standard of security,” says Shelley Plomske, Total’s VP Product.

EMV is the global standard for credit and debit cards. It uses an embedded microprocessor instead of the traditional magnetic stripe to help reduce instances of fraud. Effective October 2015, all U.S. merchants will have a liability shift for chargeback protection if they are not using EMV enabled devices. NFC technology is the system for the contactless payment available on the Apple phones and watches as well as Google Wallet and Softcard.

“Total is making a sizable investment in terminal technology as we transform from a credit card processing company to an innovative provider of technology solutions for SMBs. With Ingenico Group’s products, we believe our sales partners and their customers will be ahead of the curve – translating into increased opportunities to grow their businesses,” says Joe Kaplan, CEO of Total Merchant Services.

Kaplan continues, “Between the Ingenico terminals and Groovv, our innovative suite of products and marketing solutions that help retail and restaurant businesses grow, Total is delivering cutting edge business solutions for retailers.”

In addition to the EMV and NFC capabilities, the Ingenico terminals offer an intuitive display for simple navigation, support for dial and high-speed IP communication and strong security to protect against physical device attacks.

For more information about becoming a Total sales partner, contact 877-498-2809 or visit