Cab & Taxi Mobile Payments

Have you been in a cab lately and gotten the run-around when it came time to pay? Apparently, it’s not uncommon for cabbies to try to pressure you to pay your fare in cash. Some cabbies are even posting stickers that say that if you try to…

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E to the M to the V

EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa. EMV are the standards required for integrated circuit cards [or smart cards] to work with terminals for global interoperability and is managed by EMVCo. In other words, EMV sets the rules and requirements for EMV smart cards to work…

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Return Policy

Upon receiving your order: Please inspect the product immediately. Please keep all original packaging. All problems must be reported within 14 days of receiving your product. All returns must be pre-authorized by Payment Gear and receive a Return Merchandise Authorization Number via email (RMA#). Items that…

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How do credit card processing rates actually work?

Here is the truth about credit card processing rates. Visa & MasterCard have several dozen rate categories known as Interchange, which determines the rate a merchant must pay for a particular transaction. The applicable rate is determined by various circumstances, such as the card being swiped, keyed‐in…

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PCI DSS Compliance

Payment Card Industry Compliance is complicated. We make it simple. What is PCI DSS Compliance?  It stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. This is a regulatory body that enforces a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, in order to help…

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Understanding Credit Card Rates

Visa & MasterCard have several dozen rate categories known as Interchange, which determines the rate a merchant must pay for a particular transaction. The applicable rate is determined by various circumstances, such as the card being swiped, keyed‐in with(out) without AVS, called in, the type of card…

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