There are two types of banks in this industry; Issuers who issue cards to cardholders, and Acquirers who process the transactions. The relationship between Acquirers and merchants is undergoing rapid change. Increasingly, the bank has little or no direct contact with the merchants it serves. Instead, Independent Sales Organizations (ISO) have the primary relationship with the merchant. While ISO’s cannot serve as merchant Acquirers because they are not part of the banking system, they now control, by some estimates, three quarters of the merchant relationships in the United States.
UPC has been assisting merchants with their bankcard acceptance needs since 1997. We're a registered External Sales Agent for American Express as well to meet that goal.
UPC has the best of both worlds, the bankcard processing platforms for integration with software and hardware; and the front end to provide the services and assistance the discriminating client demands.
Exceeding Your Goals
- Increased sales and profits
- Current bank relationship remains unchanged
- Easy qualifying with fast setups
- Customized applications available Internet solutions
- Lease, purchase, or rental options
- Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
- Easy-to-read comprehensive statement
- Toll-Free, 24-hour customer “hotline”
- Eliminate Receivables
Stand-alone POS terminals, online Internet processing, Electronic Cash Registers (ECR); software programs to software integration for driving custom proprietary systems - Micros, Aloha, Diamond Touch, Protobase - to name a few.
UPC remains unique in the transaction processing industry. Our management team represents close to six decades in the Bankcard/Check industries, our executive team includes a President who successfully participated in every facet of the credit card industry as well as headed divisions for three Fortune 500 companies. Other management members have extensive and successful Fortune 100 experience and/or industry specific experience.
Clients of UPC range from the smallest of “Mom & Pop” locations to the nation’s leading chain stores. UPC provides the most cost effective Point-of-Sale solutions through the very latest in user-friendly state-of-the-art technology.
Since it’s inception, several years ago, UPC has developed a corporation whose focus is to build a service organization, sensitive to our clients’ needs.