WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Merchant Services, a leader in payment services and solutions, today announced that Groovv Terminal One is now available to small businesses across the United States. Groovv is now available for purchase here at Staples.com and via the Staples mobile app. This news comes on the heels of the October launch of Groovv Terminal One and the announcement that the smart terminal is available on Apple.com.
Groovv Terminal One, which provides a $99 statement credit (conditions apply), enables merchants to accept all payment types including NFC, EMV chip cards and magnetic stripe cards. With its EMV capabilities, small businesses can use Groovv Terminal One to avoid liability for credit card fraud. With NFC, the device can accept Apple Pay and the other contactless payments systems that are increasingly popular with consumers. Groovv Terminal One has virtually instant activation, so businesses can plug in the terminal and start accepting payments in just minutes.
"As the leading supplier of products for small businesses, Staples is a perfect partner to bring Groovv to merchants needing an affordable and easy way to upgrade their payment solutions," says Joe Kaplan, CEO of Total Merchant Services. "With our instant activation feature, small businesses can purchase Groovv from Staples and be able to accept payments in minutes. "
In addition to its leading-edge technology and affordability, Groovv Terminal One features no term contracts, no minimums and no hidden fees. New customers also receive up to $10,000 in free Apple Pay transaction processing for the first year. Groovv also includes an API and semi-integrated architecture that makes it fast and affordable for software developers to take advantage of Groovv Terminal One and EMV and NFC acceptance. The system encrypts sensitive card data at the terminal, keeping EMV and PCI compliance "out of scope" for POS software and apps.
Kaplan continues, "Consumers want the reassurance that comes with using their new EMV-enabled debit and credit cards and their NFC-enabled smartphones and watches. Making the Groovv Terminal One available on Staples' website and mobile app will help business owners provide the security their customers demand in time for the busy holiday shopping season."
Staples will include Groovv Terminal One in its #MoreThisHoliday Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes celebrates small businesses by giving them the opportunity to win items off of their wish lists. No purchase is necessary, and you must be over 18 to participate. Sweepstakes ends December 26, 2015.
About Total Merchant Services
Founded in 1996, Total Merchant Services has helped more than 500,000 businesses with their payment processing needs and currently processes more than $12 Billion in credit and debit card transactions annually. The company is committed to providing small businesses with easy and affordable payment processing solutions. For more information call: 747-888-9000 or visit: www.totalmerchantservices.com or follow us on our Blog, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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