Vend + Mercury: Making card payments slick and secure in the US


US retailers now have a new way to accept payments with Vend, which we’re pretty excited about. We’ve partnered with MercuryPay, an award-winning payment processor, so you have more choice and flexibility when it comes to selling to your customers.

Mercury is just as committed to helping local retailers succeed as we are here at Vend. Their platform provides an affordable, fast, reliable and secure way to make transactions, and includes features such as promotional payment options and instant transaction viewing.

Sell to your customers no matter how they want to pay.

With Mercury, you can accept all major debit and credit cards (including chip cards) and even take contactless payments such as Apple Pay. And the best part, it’s fully integrated with all Vend platforms.

As of October 1st, 2015, all US retailers will need to upgrade to EMV payment terminals in order to avoid being liable for fraudulent transactions. Mercury offers EMV-enabled solutions in order to help you prepare for the October liability shift. If you need more information on how to prepare for these changes you can read more in our previous blog posts:

EMV 101: What It Is and Why Every US Retailer Should Care

Transitioning to EMV: Smart and Simple Tips for Getting Ready

To make it even easier for you to start using Mercury, they’re offering a special deal just for Vend customers. Their dedicated Vend rep will evaluate your needs and give you the best possible processing rates. In addition, there are no long-term contracts, no set up fees and best of all, your first payment terminal is free!*

Ready to get started? Here’s what you need to do to get Vend & Mercury:

1. Sign up for a Vend account and download the Vend Register iPad app or use the web based sell screen.
2. Fill out the form below and we’ll call you with more information about signing up to MercuryPay. You can also find out more on our MercuryPay page.
3. Add Mercury as a payment option in Vend using your Mercury details. Here’s a handy Help Center article that shows you how.

Already have a Mercury account?

Contact Mercury support to get your payment terminal shipped by calling 1-800-846-4472 or email
*Special offer details – To keep the free terminal, you must continue to process with Mercury. This promotion may be amended or discontinued at any time without notice.

About Lorilynn McCorrister

Lorilynn is Vend’s Community Manager and resident music buff. Before joining Vend, Lorilynn worked in the music industry as a social media and artist manager. She loves writing, traveling, checking out live music, and, of course, communicating with Vend’s awesome group of retailers, partners and friends. You can get in touch with Lorilynn on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

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