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TMCNet:  Merchant Data Systems Provides New Opportunities for Doctors and Physicians

[December 27, 2012]

Merchant Data Systems Provides New Opportunities for Doctors and Physicians

Miami, FL, Dec 27, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Merchant Data Systems has set the tone for improvement in payment solutions for merchant and sales partner clients. The company has teamed up with Karma Snack with new and improved merchant services and credit card processing that will benefit the businesses that use these payment services, such as doctors and physicians. They are expanding their services and moving in to the next generation of payment processing solutions with new technology and payment processing solutions that are secure.

Merchant Data Systems offers its clients outstanding service with full-service payment processing options. The company offers many solutions for its merchants such as debit and credit card processing, electronic check conversion, check guarantee, payroll solutions, automated account settlement; electronic benefits transfer (EBT), merchant cash advances, PCI compliance issues that are merchant-friendly, POS (Point of Service) equipment sales and leases, customer service that is available 24/7, and the technical help desk - which is award winning. MDS is committed to assisting clients with all of their payment program needs. Adelard Gasana, Co-Founder of Karma Snack, mentions, "Merchant Data Systems is proud to offer services and packages that are in complete PCI compliance. The safety and security of merchants and their consumers is Merchant Data Systems utmost priority." For debit and credit card solutions, MDS has its Gateways Solutions Suite. It allows merchants to process payments from all credit cards in real time, with added security for payment made without the card present. Merchant websites can be made payment-enabled as well. Debit cards are linked to bank accounts so there is no wait for payment, no chargebacks, or bounced checks.

Electronic check conversion is supported with MDS and allows clients to pay online via check. When a client makes a purchase and wants to pay by check, they are prompted to enter checking account information, which is sent over secure networks. The funds are immediately transferred to the MDS account, and the check is processed as an ACH payment.

Credit cards, debit cards, and checks are generally used at retail stores, restaurants, mail and telephone orders, internet, and e-commerce shopping cart payments. MDS also services EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer). These services provided are not just for online merchants. Brick and mortar companies benefit from MDS invoicing solutions as well, such as doctors and physicians that must bill clients and pay employees.

The payroll solutions offered by MDS are safe and secure and can even manage insurance types like life insurance. Accounts are automatically settled once payment has been made. Another of the merchant services available is cash advances. The program is called Money for Merchants. These instant merchant cash advances can be paid back with future credit card payments received. For new businesses, FASTCASH is available to give merchants instant cash, based upon anticipated monthly sales. These services are accessed through a separate website.

MDS has the equipment needed for POS transactions and more, whether hardware or software. They only carry the best products like credit card terminals. Not only does MDS have credit card machines, they also offer online payment solutions as well. With Merchant Data Systems, merchants accept credit cards and check payments online and over an IP. It can be integrated with mobile payments and other software the businesses generally use. First Data Global Gateway utilizes no software. Instead there is a virtual terminal accessed online through which payments can be made. The new mobile frontier can be optimized for merchants as well, with the mobile credit card processing solution. The system works virtually on a pc or phone through ROAMPay. The mobile payment system is secure, complies with PCI requirements, and requires no additional hardware. Merchant processing can be conducted over wireless networks as well, which allows mobile merchants the ease of MDS payment solutions. MDS can also allow POS integration for merchants from several companies.

With MDS Finance companies can acquire the equipment they need to make their business run, from agricultural equipment to medical equipment. Merchants can get financing for equipment capital, which is sometimes crucial as a business is starting out. The online application is quick and easy.

All of these services offered by Merchant Data Systems make the company a viable solution for merchant needs. In their team up with Karma Snack, the company is made more visible, expanding their grasp on the payment solutions market and keeping pace with technological advances. E-commerce companies will now have the same system as traditional businesses and both will be recipients of new products and services, some mentioned above. The collaboration of these two companies will provide growth and improve upon MDS' already pristine record of customer service and personalization. The company utilizes online marketing and social media to expand and promote a business and drive SEO (search engine optimization). This is especially important as MDS looks to improve its technology for online businesses and mobile payment solutions. Both service companies 24/7, now they will have two committed teams to assist merchants. Karma Snack is a leader and expert in online business and marketing, which will drive this team-up with MDS forward.

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