EMA Update

What is an EMA update? An EMA update is a software update for your terminal. It simply updates your machine. EMA updates are necessary to complete changes in batch times, tip lines, gratuity guides, and name changes, for a few examples. EMA updates are prevalent in...

Can You Surcharge on a Debit Card?

Don’t Surcharge Just to Surcharge Surcharging is spreading like wildfire. My advice to every merchant who wants to or is considering surcharging is to pause and think about it first. It is not something you should rush into. Surcharging provides an opportunity...

Surcharging and Debit Cards

Beware of the Debit Card We are in the middle of our summer blog series regarding surcharging. Lately, we are coming across more and more merchants who are interested in surcharging, cash discounting, and convenience fees. I believe this stems directly from the fact...

Convenience Fee vs. Cash Discounting

What’s the difference? Continuing in our discussion of surcharging, a distinction between cash discounting and convenience fees needs to be made. Both have their pros and cons, but they are two different processes. Cash discounting focuses more on rewarding...

Three Year Anniversary

We are celebrating our third anniversary! Three years ago, MAX Payment Solutions originated as a way to thank the customers of MAX Communications. Yet, here we are today, with two separate companies, MAX Communications and MAX Payment Solutions, both self-sustaining....