MBPS’ Product Line Keeps Small Businesses in Operation, Even in Times of Crisis

RONKONKOMA, NEW YORK — Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many small businesses have been forced to scale back their hours of operation, encourage its employees to work from home and offer paid time off. Between these actions and the ongoing health crisis, they are seeing their profits shrink and their cash flow dry up.

One concern the public has in patronizing retail businesses is having to make physical contact with payment devices. This includes touching a keypad to enter a PIN after using a debit or credit card, signing on a touchscreen using one’s finger and receiving paper receipts. To address this, MBPS has an array of contactless and mobile devices for merchants to accept payments from vendors and customers to help them stay in business. These include the SwipeSimple Register, the iProcess™ Mobile Application, Electronic Invoicing, the Clover® Go Contactless Reader and the Clover® Flex.

The SwipeSimple Register is a user-friendly payment collection system that is available in countertop and on-the-go solutions. The SwipeSimple countertop features a Swift B250 card reader, a Swift B250 charging stand, an mPOP cash drawer and receipt printer. The on-the-go option has a Swift B250 card reader and an SM-L200 receipt printer. It is ideal for general retail and specialty stores, food and beverage service businesses, salons and spas. Key features include an integrated cash register and payment acceptance package, cloud-based inventory and item tracking, Web-based reporting and electronic signature capture.

A mobile version is available for SwipeSimple customers at no additional cost. This allows companies to accept payments from repeat customers without collecting credit card information every time and saves customer data, cards on file and scheduled payments. This solution is ideal for doctor’s offices, lawyers, accountants, home and repair services and more.

The iProcess Mobile Application works seamlessly with the iPS Enterprise Encrypted Mobile Card Reader and provides retail establishments flexibility and convenience to accept credit and debit card payments anywhere by phone or tablet. It supports Apple- and Android-based devices and is free to download. Featuring a hardware-encrypted Swipe solution, iProcess allows businesses to capture digital signatures and add tip amounts, if needed; geotag the location on a receipt; send receipts via email or SMS; add multiple MIDs inside the application; and perform full or partial refunds through the Transaction History Log.

Electronic Invoicing enables merchants to invoice customers via email and allows customers to make payments by following an embedded link. Invoices are automatically converted into PDFs that are attached and sent to the customer’s email address.

This simple and intuitive software program allows businesses to streamline the billing process, which saves them time and allows them to get paid more quickly; save customer data securely without worrying about rigorous PCI compliance issues; accept full or partial payments; and maintain a more complete and secure recordkeeping system. In addition, Electronic Invoicing supports over 90 currencies.

The Clover Go is ideal for secure credit card swipes, dips and taps like Apple Pay. It provides a secure way to accept payments virtually anywhere, using a smartphone or tablet. Customers can pay using their mobile devices. Clover Go works with other Clover devices, which allows business owners to open an order from any other Clover POS and close it out on Clover Go. All transactions are secure and fully encrypted and the Tips & Taxes function allows merchants to set custom percentage amounts for tips and create multiple tax rates for the items they sell.

The Clover Flex accepts all payments — credit, debit, EMV chip cards, NFC payments, Apple Pay, Android Pay, gift cards and cash — as well as electronic signatures, emails and text receipts. In addition, all transactions are stored, saving the time and trouble of collecting paper receipts. The Clover Flex also features a built-in camera and barcode scanner, so all the items are scanned into the inventory instantly.

“These products will provide merchants the help they need to sustain cash flow during these difficult times,” said Chad Horal, President, MPBS. “These technologically advanced products will ensure their customer data and transaction histories are securely maintained and that they will be paid in a timely manner.”

For more information, call (800) 942-7970 or visit www.metrobps.com.

The Swift B250 from MBPS is used with the SwipeSimple Register.
MBPS’ SM-L200 receipt printer can be used on the go as part of the SwipeSimple Register system.
Electronic Invoicing from MBPS enables merchants to invoice customers via email and allows customers to make payments by following an embedded link.
The Clover® Go from MBPS.
The Clover® Flex from MBPS.

 

New York Bankers Association Unanimously Approves MBPS as a Service Member

RONKONKOMA, NEW YORK — MBPS has announced that the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) Board of Directors unanimously approved the company as a Service Member. The service member designation will allow MBPS to bring a wide range of products and services to key decision-makers within the New York banking community.

Since 1894, NYBA’s primary mission is to be the state’s preeminent provider of legislative and regulatory services to a unified banking industry. Today, it represents community, regional and money center commercial banks and thrift institutions in New York State with 200,000 employees in New York State and more than $10 trillion in aggregate assets. Several years ago, NYBA merged with the Community Bankers Association of New York State, further strengthening the unified voice of New York’s banking industry.

“We are honored to become a part of this prestigious organization,” said Chad Horal, President, MBPS. “This will give our products and services greater exposure to the banking industry and the opportunity to fulfill needs that need to be addressed among financial institutions and their customers.”

For more information, call (800) 942-7970 or visit www.metrobps.com.

MBPS Enters into Agreement with Amerant Bank to Provide Merchant Processing Services to Commercial Clients

RONKONKOMA, NEW YORK — MBPS has announced that the company has entered into an agreement to provide merchant processing services to Amerant Bank, a financial institution with locations in Coral Gables, Florida and Houston, Texas. These services will be made available to Amerant’s commercial account holders.

MBPS, which offers a multitude of payment products from point of sale to electronic check processing, signed a contract with Amerant on August 19, 2019. As part of the agreement, MBPS would begin to offer its services on November 14, 2019.

Established in 1979 as Mercantil Bank, Amerant has approximately $8 billion in assets with 23 banking centers — 15 in South Florida and eight in Houston, Texas.

“We are excited to work with Amerant and offer our newest technology to the bank’s customers,” said Chad Horal, Chief Executive, MBPS.

For more information, call (800) 942-7970 or visit www.metrobps.com.

MBPS Wins Competitive Bid to Process Credit Cards at 33 Locations in the Town of Oyster Bay

RONKONKOMA, NEW YORK — MBPS has announced that the company has won a competitive bid to provide credit card processing services to the Town of Oyster Bay. Under the terms of the contract, the company will provide its services to government offices and facilities within the Town for the next three years. Among the Town’s facilities that will be serviced include Tobay Beach and the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center at Bethpage Community Park.

MBPS, which offers a multitude of payment products from point of sale to electronic check processing, has worked closely with the Town of Oyster Bay as the Town’s sole credit card processor since 2007.

“MBPS takes great pride answering the credit card processing needs of municipalities and financial institutions here in the New York tri-state area as well as across the country,” says Chad Horal, Chief Executive, MBPS. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Town of Oyster Bay and servicing its constituents by offering the latest technology for credit card payments.”

For more information, call (800) 942-7970 or visit www.metrobps.com.

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About MBPS

MBPS, founded in 1997, focuses on providing commercial customers with superior hands-on processing solutions combined with a commitment of honesty, integrity, and dependability on behalf of the financial institutions we are partnered with. We offer a multitude of payment products from point of sale to electronic payment processing.