How to Switch from One POS System to Another: Small Business Guide

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Because of ties between certain key processors and point of sales system providers, switching your merchant services provider can sometimes be an investment. Licensing fees, service contracts, and a variety of other costs are unfortunate but the necessary hurdles for some businesses. However, switching providers can often reduce your expenditures, and the savings over just a few months can often cover the cost of your POS switch.

The obvious question is, what's the best way to do it?

On a local level, this process is often extremely difficult. Conflicting information from various sales reps can make the process long and confusing. The vested interest of small-time sales reps (signing bonuses, monthly residuals, etc..) makes it hard to know who to even believe, and some merchants have specific complaints about being scammed by false statements of being unable to switch. The last thing any business owner wants is downtime or compatibility issues added to their already overflowing dance car

In some ways, the idea of switching almost becomes more overwhelming than actually making the change. That is exactly what these various companies want. The more you feel restricted, the safer your paychecks become. They want you to feel quick and easy solutions simply don't exist. They do.

In these situations, you need someone who stands to gain less financially off of your account than a sales rep. Someone who simply presents the facts and leaves you to make the best choice for your business.

Sekure Payment Experts has already integrated thousands of POS systems and continues to work with hundreds of merchants every month. Sekure has access to low rates, budgets, and tech support a local rep just can't offer. By working with hundreds of merchants every month and millions of dollars in volume, Sekure can get you a wholesale-style rate on payment processing you simply wouldn't get as a single business.

Aside from heavily discounted rates, Sekure can also pay all or most of your POS re-licensing fees or switch fees, depending on the total cost to switch. This is usually decided on a case-by-case basis.

Unfortunately, there are some systems (Quickbooks POS, Flex Track, TeleFlora) that simply won't integrate with anyone but a single processor. At this point, another question becomes a key factor:

Should I run my payments without integrating them with my point of sales system?

As much as it goes against popular opinion, the answer is often yes.

Many businesses (including retail environments) have a relatively small number of transactions in a day. By processing through a separate terminal and manually entering the transactions into your POS, you can have your cake and eat it too! The added work involved is remarkably small, and the long-term savings can be a major help to any operation.

Every situation should be assessed individually and based on each merchant's needs and requirements. Sekure has many specific software plug-ins like Charge Anywhere. This program creates a new drop-down window in Quickbooks Enterprise, Pro, and other packages. This allows you to stay integrated in a way that seamlessly blends with your day-to-day operations.

Always remember that you have options. Sekure Payment Experts is your best defense against the potentially high cost of switching your POS system and getting low-cost rates. Have Sekure review your statement today by calling 1-866-437-3189 or visit us at www.sekuremerchants.com

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