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Lead Story

PCI: Is it working?

News

Industry Update

FACTA shatters credit, debit card myths

Frontier takes nose dive

Diners Club on Discover's menu

Wish for dying kids takes flight

Features

Interchange fees and ATM usage

Travis K. Kircher
ATMmarketplace.com

ISOMetrics:
PCI Timeline

Industry Leader

Anna Solomon –
Parent, president, payments advocate

Views

Going green ain't always cheap

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

IP yea, dial-up nay

Scott Henry
VeriFone

Smack those hackers down

Ben Goretsky
USA ePay

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Go from middlin' to marvelous

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services

Factors of FACTA compliance

David Mertz
Compliance Security Partners LLC

POS hardware: Lemon or dream machine?

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Marketing in compliance

Nancy Drexler
SignaPay

Strategizing for ISO growth

Lane Gordon
MerchantPortfolios.com

Company Profile

U.S. Merchant Systems

New Products

Cut out the transaction fat

Slim CD
Company: Slim CD Inc.

Customer stickiness with a single swipe

SingleSwipe
Company: Chockstone Inc.

Inspiration

MLS reloaded

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

Skyscraper Ad

The Green Sheet Online Edition

April 28, 2008  •  Issue 08:04:02

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New Products

Cut out the transaction fat

Product: Slim CD

Heaven for merchant level salespeople (MLSs) is a service that sells itself. According to the makers of Slim CD, which provides merchants with credit, debit, check, electronic benefits transfer (EBT) and gift card processing, the software is an automatic sell because of its quick start-up time and ease of use.

Slim CD has just released the latest version of Slim CD Pro and Slim CD Enterprise Edition products. The applications combine desktop software that runs on IBM-compatible personal computers and a virtual terminal/hosted shopping cart interface that works on any type of computer.

This means "any merchant can start processing within five minutes of contacting Slim CD to download the software," said Sami Slim, President and Chief Executive Officer at Slim CD Inc.

For merchants, user friendliness in a product or service is paramount. The same can be said for MLSs trying to close that deal.

Slim CD, an Online Commerce Corp. subsidiary, claims that software setup consists of installing the software, then typing in a user name and password. No tutorials are necessary and no manuals need to be studied. Once merchants sign up for Slim CD, retail clerks and cashiers can be trained on the software and able to accept transactions within minutes - a powerful benefit for MLSs trying to sell the service.

A merchant can be set up on the software any time day or night, according to Slim CD. Once the account is configured, merchants can start processing transactions immediately. Optional hardware attachments are also available for card-swiped and PIN-based debit transactions.

Slim CD offers 24 hour technical support for its sales reps. The company does not charge for pre-incident support and boasts that the people manning the help desk are the actual professionals who designed the software.

On the Slim CD Web site, MLSs can manage clients by setting up payment gateway accounts, where merchant information can be updated and reports on merchants can be generated.

Once merchants are set up with credit card processing, MLSs can generate new revenue streams with valued added services through Slim CD such as a gift card program or check acceptance.

With a few clicks in the processing profile of a given merchant's portfolio, those services can be turned on for the merchant.

Also, through the online portfolio manager, MLSs can keep a watchful eye on their merchants' activities anytime, anywhere - from the office, from home, from a laptop on the front passenger seat of your car.

Furthermore, Slim CD allows reps to set the risk level they are willing to undertake with individual merchants, blocking transactions based on faulty address verification service codes or card verification value 2 responses.

Slim CD supports processing through First Data Corp., NOVA Information Systems, Total Systems Services Inc., Global Payments Inc., Chase Paymentech Solutions LLC, Heartland Payment Systems, Fifth Third Bank and RBS Lynk.

Slim CD Inc.
877-475-4623
www.slimcd.com

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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