They Succeed When You Fail: Rethinking Processors & Gateways

Gateways and processors have historically been on the merchant’s side. However, recent acquisitions of these organizations by card brands and banks have made their dedication to merchant advocacy questionable at best.

Credit CARD Act of 2009 Affects Gift Cards, Too

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD act) went into full effect August 22, 2010. This legislation brought new regulation to the credit card industry (many of us saw our credit card interest rates jump in response). Deeper in the bill also came new regulations for gift cards.

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Why Shift4?


The true value of Shift4 is in the details; it’s the nuances that separate us from the competition. Let’s take a look at a few of the features and benefits you enjoy as a Shift4 customer, for just pennies per transaction:

Secure Offline Stand-In® Offers Enhanced Offline Processing

Those of you who currently use our Universal Transaction Gateway® (UTG®) are probably well aware of the numerous benefits provided by that technology. Well, now there is one more. Included with the most recent UTG update is an offline-processing feature called Secure Offline Stand-In® (SOS).

Changing Bank, Processor, or POS/PMS? No Need to Leave Shift4

“Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” was a popular phrase in our childhood but one we haven’t heard much recently. Essentially it means: “don’t get rid of something good in the process of getting rid of something that isn’t.” Contrary to what you may have been told, if you’re considering replacing your merchant bank/processor or POS/PMS, there’s no need to replace us. Our independence makes switching simple.

Open Communication


In order to continue in our role as a merchant advocate, we need to hear from our merchants. We want your opinions and insights, “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of how we’re doing, and what you’d like to see us do next.

Welcome to 4Sight

Welcome to 4Sight, Shift4’s newly designed monthly newsletter. In each edition of 4Sight you will find useful hints on DOLLARS ON THE NET® including tips and tricks, success stories, and explanations of the features included with your current solution that you might not have discovered yet. Also, we will compile best practices and industry news, which we hope will prove both enlightening and insightful.

The Difference is in the Details

Hello and welcome to 4titude, the official blog of Shift4. For the past 16 years, Shift4 has been at the forefront of payment processing technology, yet during that time too few outside of our customer base have heard enough about us.