Check conversion & guarantee services provide the flexibility and immediacy of electronic payments with the comfort and familiarity of paying by check.
EBT is processed similarly to that of online debit transactions using proprietary magnetic stripe cards in lieu of paper food stamps or paper checks.
A Loyalty Program is a powerful way to create a compelling reason for your customers to prefer your business over another.
An ATM Scrip solution works just like an ATM cash machine in that it allows the merchant to have an unattended ATM style kiosk that dispenses a cash voucher/receipt to be redeemed at the counter.
Check sales account for over 50% of all non-cash payments at the point-of-sale. That’s more than $650 billion annually. When merchants accept checks, they make more sales. Check conversion & guarantee services provide the flexibility and immediacy of electronic payments with the comfort and familiarity of paying by check.
Electronic Check Conversion (ECT)
Electronic check conversion combines the benefits of paper checks with the speed, ease and safety of electronic processing. It’s just like accepting a credit card or debit card at the point-of-sale. The check is converted to a paperless transaction by electronically moving funds from the customer’s bank account to the merchant’s bank account. Combined with Check Guarantee, this service delivers a streamlined check acceptance process that eliminates returned checks and returned check fees, while reducing paperwork and trips to the bank.
Benefits of Check Conversion:
- Faster check payment processing
- Bank account consolidation; centralized funds for multiple locations
- Checks are electronically deposited in your account – no trips to the bank
- Returned items are discovered faster, expediting the collection process
- Quick detection of check fraud
- Eliminates lost or stolen checks before deposit
- Transaction reporting available real-time
Check guarantee minimizes your risk of accepting bad checks. With check guarantee services, the merchant authorizes the check from its database of millions of records, accessing both local and national negative files of unpaid checks.
Benefits of Check Guarantee:
- Streamlines check approval at the point-of-sale and helps prevent check losses before they occur
- Accommodates checks from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada
- Provides full purchase of returned checks
- Eliminates the cost of collection on dishonored checks
- Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Electronic Benefits Transfer is designed to help you reduce costs and save time in processing government benefits transactions. Electronic Benefits Transfer is currently being tested and applied by the U.S. Government in food stamp distribution and welfare programs.
What is Electronic Benefits Transfer?
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is electronic issuance to, and the transfer of government benefit funds from, a recipient’s benefit account, allowing the recipient to buy goods and services or receive cash. EBT is processed similarly to that of online debit transactions using proprietary magnetic stripe cards in lieu of paper food stamps or paper checks.
Handling governmental benefits transactions electronically:
- Reduces fraud opportunities
- Increases fraud detection
- Improves service delivery to recipients
For supermarkets, food stores, convenience stores, drug stores and mass merchandisers, EBT may have an immediate impact. All states are required by law to switch food stamp programs to EBT by 2002. EBT will likely be the predominate form of payment for this industry, with a potential for 93 million monthly transactions in the United States.
Gift & Loyality
Retain customers and increase shopping frequency with a Loyalty Card program
In today’s competitive retail environment, the battle to retain customers is fierce. The winners are those who establish and maintain one or more competitive advantages in the minds of their customers. A Loyalty Program is a powerful way to create a compelling reason for your customers to prefer your business over another.
4 Ways to Profit with Stored Value:
A cash-generating product that doubles as a miniature “billboard” in your customer’s wallet. Card balances decline as the card is used encouraging repeat visits and limiting cash refunds.
Loyalty & Membership Programs
Acquire customers and retain them, that’s the goal. Now you can automatically keep track of point balances and transaction activity for a multitude of rewards and incentive programs.
Cards can be loaded with the exact value of a product return for store credit. Declining balance keeps cash in store by limiting refunds.
Advertising & Promotion
The marketing applications of stored-value cards are as wide open as the imagination – from electronic coupons to co-branded cards paid for by one or more merchant suppliers.
ATM Scrip solutions include countertop and floor model non-cash ATM machines that are a low-cost alternative to the marketplace that can attract new business at the point-of-sale with value for consumers and merchants.
An ATM Scrip solution works just like an ATM cash machine in that it allows the merchant to have an unattended ATM style kiosk that dispenses a cash voucher/receipt to be redeemed at the counter for goods or services, as well as giving cash back.
ATM Scrip is a unique software application on the ATM network that offers convenience, multiple banking transactions, fast access to cash, and additional revenue opportunities for both the sales organization and the merchant.
EFT Telecom Systems offers a full suite of payment products including:
- Debit/ATM Cards
- Credit Card Cash Advance
- Payroll Cards
- Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
- Banking Services
- Balance Inquiries
Works with the following Products:
- Lipman Nurit2085+
- Triton SuperScrip
- Lipman eScrip (July 2002)