The Green Sheet Online Edition
February 08, 2010 • Issue 10:02:01
Seeking a smart terminal
A few editions ago, there was an article on a new terminal that would select the "best rate." I have misplaced that article and, of course, now have an interested customer. Could you give me the name and manufacturer of the terminal?
I thoroughly enjoy your publication. I have 17 years in the business. The portfolio keeps me busy enough that I don't have a lot of time to keep abreast of the latest "thing." The Green Sheet keeps me in touch. Thank you for your time.
Great Southern Bank
I believe you are referring to Merchant e-Solutions' MES e-Commerce Payment Gateway and MES Virtual Terminal. We published a new product story about this solution, "Secure customer data by not storing it," in The Green Sheet, Sept. 24, 2007, issue 07:09:02.
The two primary attributes of the product noted in the article are that the combined gateway and virtual terminal are designed to eliminate any need for merchants to store card data on their systems and that it enables transactions to qualify for the lowest possible card fees.
The MES gateway and virtual terminal are likely not the only products in the market that claim to offer these benefits.
I invite readers who know of other products that fit this description to send a note to email@example.com, and we'll print a follow-up note.
Generating lead generators
Do you know what lead generation companies ISOs are using? Also, I'm not sure the contact extension for John Knauss given in the ProposalPortal.com company profile is correct, and when I dial the 800 number, I keep getting only a generic voice mail.
Applied AffinCard Resources Inc.
Regarding lead generation companies, The Green Sheet does not recommend specific companies to our readers, and at this time our Resource Guide contains no lead generation companies, so I can't point you there for research.
I suggest you ask members of GS Online's MLS Forum about this. If you haven't already registered, just click Register Today! in the upper right-hand corner of our home page (www.greensheet.com), and follow the prompts from there.
As for the extension number you mentioned, all information in our articles is current at the time of publication. However, we do not routinely update archived articles. A disclaimer to this effect should have appeared on the ProposalPortal.com company profile's page. The following note now appears at the bottom of the page: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.
I was able to contact John Knauss via an e-mail form on the company's Web site; I found out his current phone number is 800-975-7659, ext. 708.
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