OMEGA = NO contract, ETF or long-term equipment leases

March 22, 2017

Tired of long-term merchant services provider contracts and terminal leases? Contact us to learn about the OMEGA Processing Solutions difference. 866.888.9724

No Contract

Innovation Project 2017

March 17, 2017

Back home after an amazing two days at Innovation Project 2017. This annual confab gathers payments industry innovators to discuss the recent directional shifts and future of payments and commerce.

Can’t wait to take what we’ve learned and use it to provide a better payments experience for our merchants and their customers.

Keys To Success — 8 To Be Great

March 13, 2017

1. Passion
2. Work
3. Focus
4. Push
5. Ideas
6. Improve
7. Serve
8. Persist

8 to be great

9th Region Championship Player of the Game

March 8, 2017

Congratulations to Holmes junior, Laila Johnson on becoming our OMEGA Processing Defensive Player of the Game. Johnson had 11 points and 6 rebounds as well as several key steals. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Cooper 58-52 to win the Girls 9th Region Championship.

Miss the game? Listen to a replay here:


Boost Spring Sales with OMEGA’s Gift and Loyalty Programs

February 23, 2017

As we prepare for the seasons to begin to change and awaken from our winter hibernation, we know one thing to be true– Americans will begin to return to the stores, as spring and summer typically bring a boost in consumer spending. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduations, and warmer weather all lead to an annual jump in retail foot traffic.


How can your business turn that increase in customers into an increase in sales? Let OMEGA’s gift and loyalty programs boost both your sales and customer retention levels.

OMEGA’s Gift and Loyalty programs offer a high-margin, low-maintenance method of sales that encourages consumer traffic.

Gift Cards

  • Attract new customers
  • Increase profit margin  — on average customers spend 40% more than the value of the card and are 2.5 times more likely to pay full-price for an item!
  • Improve cash flow —  you keep the cash until the card is redeemed
  • Allow you to benefit from unredeemed card value — 18% of card value is never redeemed!
  • Keep what’s yours —  refunds issued as gift cards ensure that the customer spends it in your store

Add a Customer Loyalty Program

  • Increase sales and frequency of customer visits
  • Use only one card – gift and loyalty program information is stored on the same customer card
  • Track your customer data and discover more targeted marketing opportunities
  • Easily manage your cards and programs from an online portal

OMEGA Processing’s easy-to-use gift card and rewards program can help boost your bottom line. Get more information  here  or call 866.888.9724 Ext. 7 to speak with one of our customer service representatives.

Bringing Hope to Patients and Families

February 15, 2017

Gems of Hope recognized as OMEGA MVP


When nine-year-old, Tory saw her mother struggling with her cancer treatment, she knew there had to be some way she could help. Day after day, Tory wrote notes of encouragement, leaving them for her mom, Sheila, to find. gems-of-hope-foundersTory also accompanied her mom to art therapy classes, where the two spent the day creating their own works of art. The hope, love and support Sheila experienced inspired her to create an organization to spread this feeling with others. Along with her two friends, Beth Hammell and Cindy Sale, Sheila began developing Gems of Hope, a nonprofit organization based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that gifts jewelry on inspirational cards to cancer patients.

“Gems of Hope promotes what Medical Research now supports: developing one’s spirituality can encourage feelings of optimism and hope and, thus, healing.”

Gems of Hope has been volunteer driven from the beginning. The process begins in the ‘workshops’ where volunteers come to create all of the handcrafted cards and jewelry. From there, the gifts are sent back to the main office where even more volunteers package and deliver the items to the hospitals and clinics.

“Being a part of the process is very uplifting for all involved,” Norah Hammond, Executive Director of Gems of Hope said. “Volunteers and recipients alike get true enjoyment—it’s the idea that people who don’t even know you but wish you well during your cancer journey that really moves a patient and offers hope.”

Along with giving inspiration to cancer patients, Gems support vehicles reach out to family and friends of all ages with loved ones affected by cancer. ‘What About Us?’ helps children identify and cope with their feelings when someone has been diagnosed with cancer, while ‘Cancer Really Sucks’ is a website designed by teenagers for teenagers where questions can be answered and stories can be shared. There are also libraries, scholarships, and various programs designed to assist with teaching families to cope.

Gems of Hope is truly based off the motivating power of faith, family and friends. It is not just medicine that heals you, it’s the feeling of support from those around you.

“Gems of Hope reminds patients, and others too, that hope must never be lost,” Norah Hammond said. “And when all else fails, give thanks. Those are thoughts that everyone can carry with them.”

To volunteer or get involved, donate, or join the program visit their website or call 319.393.9681. Gems of Hope is located at 420 6th St SE Suite 140, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401.


The OMEGA MVP program was organized to help recognize, celebrate and promote the Merchants, Vendors and Partners of OMEGA Processing Solutions. Gems of Hope has been an OMEGA merchant since 2014.

Why Should Your B2B Business Accept Credit Cards?

February 9, 2017

The most compelling reason is that many of your clients prefer doing business that way. This is especially true with smaller and start-up businesses, as they tend to rely heavily on corporate credit cards. Accepting B2B card payments helps connect your business to these customers.

Today online and electronic payments comprise only a fraction of B2B sales. However, that volume is growing — and quickly. Forrester Research reported that 2015 online sales totaled $780 billion, a figure that is expected to increase to $1.13 trillion (with a T) by 2020. There is great potential in the industry and you can start tapping into that revenue NOW by accepting credit card transactions.

And that’s not all….. consider these additional advantages.

  • Payment integration: Credit cards allow for payment integration, while cash, checks and money orders must be manually processed and entered into your accounting system.
  • Faster deposits: Credit card payments post much more quickly than checks.
  • Interchange savings: Level 2 and 3 card processing allow for increased security and lower interchange rates.
  • Increased security: Debit cards, ACH payments and checks are all tied to a customer’s bank account. Credit card transactions allow for additional fraud protection (for both parties) and easier customer returns.

Ready to reduce risk, attract new customers AND streamline your B2B accounting operations? Contact OMEGA Processing Solutions today for an account analysis.