April 10, 2013
The newly formed partnership allows CFE to further strengthen their suite of offerings to business accounts by adding EMS’ proven solutions; solutions such as credit and debit card processing, loyalty and gift card programs, eCommerce solutions, mobile processing, and more.
“With our combined 102 years of experience in the financial sector, we stand better positioned together to make a strong and lasting impact on the businesses of Florida.” explains EMS President and CEO Dan Neistadt “By working together we are able to each focus on our strengths and areas of expertise ultimately resulting in the best solution for the merchant. We all have the same goal; growing the merchant’s business.”
“By partnering with EMS, business owners can now receive industry competitive rates while getting the same friendly and reliable service they are accustomed to receiving from our credit union.” adds CFE’s Business Services Specialist Robert L. Fisher, Jr.
EMS already boasts a strong presence in the central Florida region with one of their 10 satellite offices located in Tampa. The partnership with CFE allows for improved market penetration for both EMS and CFE. With the strength of EMS’ solutions in their product suite, CFE has a leg up on the area competition and will continue their upward trend of growth.
December 19, 2012
Located in the Bala Cynwood neighborhood of Philadelphia, this office provides EMS with the footing it needs to better serve the southeast Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets.
“EMS is ending 2012 on a very strong note and we look for 2013 to be even better.” explains President and CEO Dan Neistadt “The opening of our Philadelphia office is just the first step of our aggressive growth strategy for 2013. We see significant potential in the Philadelphia market. We look forward to hitting the street and making a positive impact on the economy there.”
EMS’ new office is located at One Belmont Ave, Suite 410, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. This is the latest addition to their growing list of offices that include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Phoenix and their national headquarters in Cleveland. With each new office EMS brings their positive, community-minded philosophy to their new city and outlying areas. Employing local representatives, EMS makes a strong investment in the communities they represent through the services they offer and the local businesses that benefit.
“With solutions designed specifically for the small to mid-sized merchant, EMS is able to better position local businesses to compete in today’s modern marketplace and level the playing field with the big box retailers.” Said Dan Neistadt “We help businesses realize their full potential.”
August 25, 2011
CLEVELAND, OH August 25, 2011 — Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS), a leading national merchant service provider, is excited to announce the hiring of John Deluga to manage their Value Added Reseller Channel.
Founded in 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio, EMS provides high quality credit card processing services through a full suite of industry leading processing and communication technologies as well as value added products. Currently supporting both direct offices and agent business partners in leading geographic markets, EMS has earned its reputation as an industry leader.
Deluga is a new addition to the EMS team and brings with him over 20 years of sales and management experience. John has over 12 years of experience in the technology industry having worked for Radiant Systems and Micros providing Point of Sale solutions to the industry. He has also managed the sales team for a large POS dealer in the mid west and led the successful marketing effort for the Giant Eagle gift card program.
When asked about the direction his efforts will take EMS, he stated, "Our goal is to build partnerships that are much more mutually beneficial than what is traditional in the industry. We offer additional value to our VAR partners by assisting with PCI compliance, working with them to generate new business, providing support personnel knowledgeable in our partner's solutions, and creating new ways to finance their sales."
Deluga is accompanied by a strong and competent team including Product Development and EMS' knowledgeable technical support team. "With significant national presence and sales representatives covering the continental U.S., we are in an excellent position to deliver leads to vertical partners," says Deluga. "And more feet on the street will give EMS a competitive edge."
EMS continues to drive the payment processing industry through a vast array of customized services and innovative products including; mobile payment, loyalty and gift programs, eCommerce solutions and creative financing options. With the assistance of Deluga and his team, EMS will now bring this payment processing experience and knowledge to the VAR community.
March 03, 2011
EMS' state of the art electronic merchant application system, ELEN, is designed to streamline an Agent's sales process. By automating new account paperwork, digitalizing merchant signatures and providing immediate approvals, ELEN is an Agent's best friend. All they need is a laptop or desktop with internet access, or even an iPad, then enter the information.
Also released is MyPortfolio which acts as a direct window to an Agent's portfolio, providing them full transparency in every aspect of their business. It serves as a hub, coordinating with all of EMS' current systems to gather and track all pertinent data relating to their portfolio! Agents can track pending deals, current deals, archived deals and residual reports as well as access marketing material, training documents, product information and a slew of other invaluable resources.
"We at EMS are quite literally changing the way we do business." explains President and CEO Dan Neistadt "This truly is an exciting time for us. Our Agents stand better equipped, now more than ever, to write deals and make money."
ELEN couldn't make the application process any easier — it assures that all required paperwork is populated, reduces duplicate data input and greatly speeds deployment time.
January 17, 2011
Municipalities and educational institutions can utilize ConvenuPAY to defray the cost associated with accepting credit and debit cards. ConvenuPAY simplifies implementation and assures merchant compliance with the convenience fee rules of the credit card associations.
A convenience fee is a small charge to the cardholder, in addition to the original transaction amount, for the convenience of using a credit or debit card. Any government organization or educational institution that wants to assess a convenience fee on credit card transactions, regardless of whether they are transacted online, over the phone, or in person must follow the credit card associations' requirements based upon a precise calculation of a very complex set of rules that vary from card brand, card type and merchant acceptance environment.
ConvenuPAY determines the card type, automatically calculates the appropriate convenience fee and provides for the required cardholder opt-in. This relieves staff of the burden of extensive training and the headaches surrounding the confusing and occasionally conflicting rules. ConvenuPAY provides a simple, user-friendly virtual terminal interface for office personnel as well as a web payment page solution that permits clients to pay via the Internet from the comfort of their own homes. By accepting cards with ConvenuPAY, organizations can eliminate card fees and strengthen collections while offering valued clients an alternative and convenient form of payment.
According to EMS President and CEO, Mr. Dan Neistadt, "We are very excited about ConvenuPAY and what it can offer the countless municipalities and educational institutions nationwide. These institutions can now accept all credit cards and eliminate the usual service fees associated with accepting that form of payment. Convenience fee regulations are very complicated and differ for each and every card type, but ConvenuPAY minimizes the confusion and automatically applies the appropriate rules giving institutions confidence and peace of mind knowing that they will always be in compliance. ConvenuPAY is also PCI DSS compliant."
ConvenuPAY can be rapidly deployed for an organization and thanks to the simplicity of the user interface, they are up and running immediately. A web payment page can also be linked to their website providing clients self service convenience. ConvenuPAY quite literally pays for itself and will yield significant savings for organizations by eliminating credit card processing costs.
For more info, visit www.convenupay.com
July 29, 2010
CRE Secure, the industry's first cloud-based, elegantly designed, secure payment solution for online merchants, announced today the successful integration of its PCI-compliant payment acceptance service into Electronic Merchant Systems' (EMS) product offering.
Online customers of CRE Secure-enabled merchants are redirected to CRE Secure's hosted payment platform (based on patented HTML clone design) through a window that seamlessly mirrors the merchant's web site. Visually, consumers feel secure within their merchant's site, which enables merchants to better ensure branding continuity and protect the investment that they have made in their online commerce sites.
"We chose CRE for our eCommerce offering because they truly understood and were able to seamlessly provide a solution to the issues associated with protecting cardholder data in a secure area for our customers" said Dan Neistadt, President/CEO of EMS. "Furthermore, we are developing a suite of industry leading products with CRE Secure to process internet payments for select, high value vertical markets such as state and local governments."
Additionally, merchants utilizing CRE Secure's service achieve full PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) compliance relative to their processing of card payments online. These standards were enacted by the world's major credit card companies in response to the growing number of expensive data breaches. Beginning Oct. 1, 2010, new online retailers will no longer be allowed to host credit card transactions in non PCI-approved environments, and those that are not compliant can be fined, have their transaction fees raised, or have their merchant accounts frozen.
"Customer protection against theft at the point of payment is a significant industry issue, especially among merchants that rely on card not present transactions," said Greg McGraw, CEO of CRE Secure Payments, LLC. "Our patented technology gives retailers the ability to comply with PCI DSS without having to incur the costs and burdens traditionally associated with obtaining PCI certification. This partnership affords EMS' users an efficient and elegant means of protecting their customers at the point of payment through a fully compliant service."
About CRE Secure
CRE Secure Payments is a cloud-based Internet payment security company. CRE Secure enables leading ecommerce shopping carts and payment software systems distributed worldwide with secure PCI compliant hosted, payment processing solutions using patent pending technology and through its partnerships with top global payment gateways. CRE Secure is a level one PCI DSS certified service provider and a contributing member of the PCI Security Standards Council. For more info, visit www.cresecure.com or call (888) 453-4885.
December 14, 2009
SparkBase (www.sparkbase.com), the industry leader in private-label stored value processing, announces that Electronic Merchant Systems, the premier Cleveland, OH based Independent Sales Organization (ISO), has selected SparkBase as the network to power their Altus Premier product.
In announcing the relationship, Douglas Hardman, SparkBase CEO states, "EMS has always been a very progressive company with their merchant offerings. They realize the importance of a properly executed Gift and Loyalty solution to merchants as a way to boost sales in a down economy. We are able to provide them with functionality beyond what the other networks offer, and work with them closely to ensure that the launch is successful. Having them as a partner in our back yard is very exciting to us."
Dan Neistadt, President and CEO of Electronic Merchant Systems, says of the relationship, "We are very pleased to add SparkBase to our extensive repertoire of value added products. Doug and his team of professionals are committed to providing world class products and client support to the ISO industry today, and just as important, are willing to evolve product capability and delivery to meet ever changing technology enhancements at the point of purchase."
The SparkBase network is sold exclusively through financial services resellers, and marketing agencies to offer merchants sophisticated gift and loyalty offerings with advanced features including text message and email marketing. Electronic Merchant Systems will begin offering their new Gift and Loyalty programs on the SparkBase network immediately.
February 10, 2009
Electronic Merchant Systems, a Cleveland-based acquirer and independent sales organization, has won a two-year contract to provide payment card processing for the Ohio Turnpike Commission's electronic toll-collection service, Kathy Weiss, commission director of contracts administration, tells CardLine sister publication ISO&Agent Weekly. The commission plans to install the E-ZPass toll system in the fourth quarter.
Accountholders will be able to replenish their accounts online for their E-ZPass transponders, which communicate wirelessly with antennas near the roadway to capture tolls. Tollway travelers also will be able to pay tolls by swiping a payment card at a tollbooth, Weiss says.
The commission operates 31 toll plazas. The system will accept Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, American Express Co. and Discover Financial Services cards, though it will process debit cards as only signature-debit transactions when used online and at tollbooths, Weiss says. It will not accept PIN-debit transactions. The commission handles about $500,000 in annual credit card transactions currently and collects between $180 million to $200 million in annual tolls, Weiss says. The contract has three two-year renewal periods, she says.
The commission is just now adding electronic toll-collection because its route is mostly in rural areas that lack the congestion of urban areas, Weiss says. "Customers would like the convenience of E-ZPass," she says, and the commission's adoption fills a gap in the toll systems that recognize E-ZPass payments in the Northeast and Midwest.Currently, 13 states have electronic-toll collection systems.
Electronic Merchant Systems faced three competitors for the contract: Chicago-based MB Financial Bank N.A.; National City Merchant Services, a unit of Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank N.A.; and Huntington Merchant Services, a revenue-sharing alliance between Greenwood Village, Colo.-based First Data Corp. and Huntington Bancshares Inc. of Columbus, Ohio.
April 17, 2008
"EMS has a long history of offering cutting-edge technologies to our merchants," says Matt Shepard, EVP. "Partnering with TechTrex will ensure a continued tradition to do just that in our market."
This high-performance POS terminal is a must for any merchant who doesn't want to be restricted by slow transactions. With the reliability of the PrimeTrex IP, merchants can enjoy the flexibility of dial or Ethernet connectivity in one unit; all of the hardware is onboard. The 32-bit processor and abundant memory (48 MB) of the PrimeTrex IP allow for quick access to a multitude of value-added applications. The three serial ports connect you to the peripheral devices needed to support them. The PrimeTrex IP has a 22+ lines per second printer; the fastest printer on the market today.
"TechTrex is very pleased to partner with Electronic Merchant Systems" says Dave Ninesling, Sr. VP of Sales. "EMS understands their market, provides their customers with a full assortment of products, and provides excellent customer service."
November 29, 2007
Founded in 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio, the company provides high quality credit card processing services through a full suite of industry leading processing and communication technologies. "Naming Mr. Neistadt CEO/President was the next logical step to grow the company nationally across our targeted market segments," said Jim Weiland, Chairman. EMS currently supports 20 offices in leading geographic markets nationally and offers a full array of value added products and processing options.
Dan comes to EMS with over 25 years in the payment industry including serving as Executive Vice President and Manager of the Business Management Group within Key Electronic Services at KeyBank USA. In addition to his experience with KeyBank, Mr. Neistadt has always been active within the industry. In the past, Dan has served on MasterCard's National and International Debit Access Committee. He has also been active and served several terms as a board member of the Electronic Transaction Association including a term as the President of the ETA.
"I feel honored to lead EMS," said Mr. Neistadt. "The foundation is set for EMS to grow its business lines nationally for the benefit of EMS' core constituencies, our merchant clients, our agent and financial institution partners, and our employees."