A. They can help you:
A. Payment network fees are billed to acquirers such as Desjardins Card Services (DCS) by payment networks such as VISA and MasterCard for the use of their services. The fees are used to maintain and improve payment processing infrastructures and related services.
DCS has chosen to bill payment network fees clearly and separately on merchant’s statements of account at the same rate that they themselves are billed by VISA and MasterCard:
A. First of all, point-of-sale terminals should be secured by using the support or the steel wire cable or better yet, a combination of the two. Merchants are encouraged to equip every place of business with at least one terminal that is adapted for use by individuals with limited mobility.
Other best practices also contribute to prevent fraud:
A. A chargeback occurs when a credit cardholder disputes a transaction made on his or her credit card because proper credit card issuer association (i.e. VISA) acceptance and processing procedures were not followed. The procedure allows the amount of the disputed transactions to be debited from an account while research is done to confirm that they indeed do not belong to the client, and to debit the financial institution (i.e. Desjardins) involved. It is important that proper timeframes and rules regarding disputed transactions be followed by all concerned parties.
A. Wireless terminals are the ideal payment solution for merchants who need to accept payments anywhere in and around their building (restaurants, lumber yards, garden centres, etc.).
Wireless terminals allow you to:
A. Desjardins counter and wireless terminals have a tip option for restaurant transactions. Clients can enter tips as a dollar amount or a percentage of the bill they are paying.
A. Though you receive the terminal by mail, most Desjardins terminals are installed in your business by technician who also provides free training to help you use your new terminal.
Some terminals (The Cellular x1000 – Bronze Service and Element i5100 terminals) can be installed by merchants in a few simple steps with the help of the installation manual. Desjardins provides technical support to merchants who have a difficult time installing their terminals. Technical support is available at all times. Phone training is also included with terminal installation. Details can be found in the installation guide.
A. Allow 14 days from the time your merchant file is opened. After your credit is approved and the file opened, the application is forwarded to our business partner who installs the equipment or payment solution.
A. In over 80% of cases involving Desjardins merchants, technicians arrive within 4 to 6 hours following the call to report an equipment failure. The wait time rarely exceeds 24 hours.
A. Business Customer Service hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.(EST).
A. A telephone backup system is automatically triggered. However, a dial-up (telephone) line must be connected to the terminal to allow you to use the function.
A. Desjardins Card Services are currently working on converting all equipment to chip card technology. Most of our merchants already use this technology.
A. In addition to accepting credit and debit card payments, several Desjardins terminals now offer the Desjardins gift-card payment option.
A. Statements are available on the Ma Station portal the first of the month following your registration for online statements of account. Access to the Ma Station portal is free. You can also use it to manage card payment processing data (transaction reports and online statements of account).
A. Our new Ready-to-go Plans were designed to meet the needs described by professionals and small business owners. Based on your annual credit volume, the fixed-rate plans allow you to process card payments for as little as $35 a month. The monthly fee for VISA, MasterCard and Interac payments stay the same regardless of the number of transactions processed. In addition, you pay no additional transaction fees. Simply add a payment solution or terminal to your plan for a complete solution to meet your needs.
Ideal complementary solutions:
DePOSiTEL is a simple and affordable phone payment solution for merchants who want to process payments by credit card only. Available for $5 a month, it can help you reduce cash or cheque deposit service charges.
In addition, the Element i5100 terminal is the ideal solution for merchants who want a simple way to better meet their clients’ needs. Simple and economical, the terminal accepts credit and debit card payments. It is the most economical Desjardins payment terminal solution and ideal for small businesses and professionals who need basic countertop equipment.
A. Desjardins Card Services are available throughout Canada.
A. Be sure to provide Desjardins Card Services with the name under which you normally do business, as this is the name that will appear on your clients’ statement of account. Your clients may question a transaction if a different name or business number appears on their statement. Clients sometimes request a chargeback if they don’t recognize the purchase. To avoid confusion, use the same name everywhere.
A. As a Desjardins Card Services merchant, you receive a lot of important information from us such as your statements of account, legal documents, special messages, etc. You should alert us of any change made to your merchant file so we are able to contact you at all times.
A. All of these are good reasons to contact us, as they have an important impact on your merchant file. If you sell your business, for example, Desjardins Card Services must close your merchant account even if the new owner also does business with us. It is therefore important that you contact our Business Customer Service to inform us of any change. We’ll be able to make the changes required to your business file so it reflects your status at all times.
A. Having a Desjardins account is not a requirement to use Desjardins Payment Solutions. You can have an account in any institution and get the same services. However, if you have an account at Desjardins, you save money because you avoid deposit fees at another institution.