PayTrace Gateway Now Available from OMEGA Processing Solutions

June 11, 2018

OMEGA Processing Solutions is proud to offer merchants a new payment gateway option with PayTrace. A payment gateway providing comprehensive, easy-to-use payment processing solutions, PayTrace’s products and features include:

  • Point of Sale: Simple payment processing that allows you to accept payments with or without a card.
  • Mail and Phone (MOTO): Card-not-present processing with secure customer storage vault, B2B interchange savings and other features.
  • E-commerce: Secure website integration and card processing with B2B interchange savings and developer-friendly APIs.
  • Mobile PayTrace GO: 2-in-1 mobile solution allows swiped and keyed sales transactions with full virtual terminal functionality
  • Cash Advance: Web-based cash advance systems for financial institutions, eliminating the need for expensive, countertop terminals.

PayTrace has four product offerings – Basic, Pro, Pro with EMV and Cash Advance. PayTrace’s biggest marketplace advantage is the ease and lower cost of Level II and Level III qualifications for B2B and B2G merchants. NOTE: The Basic product does not include Level III data.

Merchant Training and Support

PayTrace has a considerable library of  demonstration videos available for training and support. In addition, the company has developed a PayTrace blog as a resource. Call OMEGA Processing Solutions at 866.888.9724 Ext. 7 for more information and a product demonstration.

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OMEGA Processing’s Daena Sprafka Elevated to Chief Operating Officer

May 31, 2018

Newly created role to focus on operational efficiency and the highest possible attention to customer satisfaction

[FORT THOMAS, Kentucky – June 1, 2018] OMEGA Processing Solutions is proud to announce the promotion of Daena Sprafka, CPP, to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Sprafka will have responsibility for OMEGA Processing’s merchant operations and relationship teams, as well the company’s customer and technical service departments.

“As OMEGA’s first employee, Daena has always had OMEGA’s best interest in the forefront of all she does,” says OMEGA Processing Solutions President and CEO, Todd McHugh. “She will be laser-focused on streamlining OMEGA’s operational processes for maximum efficiency, while maintaining the best possible customer experience from the first moment a merchant is with OMEGA.”

The creation of the Chief Operating Officer role centralizes the entire life cycle of the merchant portfolio under common direction and allows OMEGA to better serve its customers. Previously Sprafka served as the company’s Vice President, Operations, as well as Director of Merchant Operations. She holds a Certified Payments Professional (CPP) designation from the Electronic Transactions Association.

“As an OMEGA Processing employee for 15 years, I am proud and excited to embark upon the challenge of Chief Operating Officer,” says Sprafka. “This company is a very large part of my life, and I look forward to bringing a renewed sense of customer focus and streamlined execution to our organization.”

About OMEGA Processing Solutions

Celebrating its 15th year of operation in 2018, OMEGA Processing Solutions is a premium provider of electronic transaction processing and data delivery. The company offers electronic payments processing, B2B and e-commerce solutions, mobile payments, point-of-sale system integration, short-term capital funding and gift card programs to thousands of businesses across the United States. OMEGA has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the Cincinnati BBB’s Ethics Allies. Headquartered in Greater Cincinnati, OMEGA also has regional offices in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Louisville, Kentucky, markets. For more information, please visit www.omegap.com or call 866.888.9724.

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Making Every Day Earth Day

April 20, 2018

Sunday, April 22 marks the 48th celebration of Earth Day, whose mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. More than 1 billion people are expected to participate in Earth Day activities this year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

To build on that momentum, we’re presenting some features that OMEGA Processing Solutions merchants can choose every day to help save our planet.

Pitching the Paper Statements

OMEGA merchants can opt out of monthly paper statements and utilize our secure, online merchant portal to view important sales data and manage their account. Our tool allows merchants to

  • View monthly credit card sales by type
  • Compare year-over-year monthly credit card sales
  • Manage and update account details
  • Access up to 18 months of merchant statements and 45 days of daily batches
  • Link multiple Merchants IDs together with one login

Online Versus Paper Reporting

OMEGA’s secure, web-based Virtual Terminal (OMEGA VT) features a robust, online reporting function. Up to three years of historical transaction information is securely stored online. Intuitive transaction search criteria options allow users to quickly find the data they are looking for without having to sift through a filing cabinet or match up receipts and settlement reports.

Mobile Makes Sense

OMEGA’s mobile processing devices give merchants the opportunity to send receipts via text or email, saving paper on those receipts that often get thrown on the ground anyway.

Graduating to Gift Cards

Gift cards are more secure, convenient, appealing and environmentally conscious than paper gift certificates. Plus OMEGA’s gift and loyalty program has a mobile app to ensure that merchants will never miss a sale opportunity.

Ready to do a small part in saving the planet? Give us a call to take advantage of these and many additional features and services offered by OMEGA Processing.

866.888.9724

http://www.omegap.com

 

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How’s an Extra $100 Sound?

April 11, 2018

At OMEGA Processing Solutions we want to help more businesses like yours with their merchant services. To encourage quality referrals, our merchants can qualify for bonuses with our $100 Bonus Merchant Referral Program.

That’s right! OMEGA Processing merchants can refer a colleague to us. If the referral signs with OMEGA, our merchants receive a $100 credit on their next statement. There is no limit to the number of referrals merchants can make. You can earn $300, $500 or more by referring colleagues to OMEGA Processing Solutions.

The program is simple. Merchants contact OMEGA Processing at 866.888.9724 Ext. 7 or send an email to support@omegap.com to submit the referral information. We then contact the business directly to discuss merchant services with OMEGA Processing. Once the merchant signs with OMEGA and is processing, we will issue the statement credit. It’s that easy and a win-win situation!

Now’s your opportunity to take advantage of this incredible offer today.

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2017 Year in Review

December 28, 2017

Looking back on some of our favorite social media posts of 2017. Next year marks our 15th year of assisting merchants with their payments processing products and services. Looking forward to a fabulous 2018.

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Process with the Best

December 6, 2017

As a business owner, you probably get inundated with cold calls, emails and drop-in visits about credit card processing. Everybody promises the lowest rates.

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At OMEGA Processing Solutions, we want to provide you with the very best value possible but encourage you to look at the entire picture. Here are some pretty compelling reasons as to why OMEGA is a cut above the rest.

Pricing Model

OMEGA’s “interchange-plus” or “pass-through” pricing model is generally noted as the most transparent and fair pricing method within the industry. In this method, the charges going to the issuing bank and credit card associations are broken out on the statement.

Traditional “tiered” pricing hides the interchange costs and allows processing companies to charge more of a mark-up. Flat-rate pricing models don’t allow merchants to benefit from the lower interchange fees on debit cards.

NO Contract, Early Termination Fees or Equipment Leases

We want to earn your business at OMEGA. That’s why there’s never a lengthy contract term or early termination fee for our merchants. Also, there are no expensive equipment leases that tie you into a processor for three – four years.

Customer Service

When there’s an issue with your credit card processing, it’s essential to have help readily available. OMEGA’s U.S.-based 24/7 customer service team is always just a toll-free call away. In addition to transaction and terminal issues, our team of knowledgeable professionals are available to assist with PCI compliance, equipment installation and any other needs that arise.

Fund Holding and Risk Policies

Many companies receive complaints about their unclear transaction limits and fund-holding policies.  At OMEGA, our service associates proactively reach out to merchants when there’s a potential issue and work with each account on an individual basis to help ensure a positive outcome.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

OMEGA has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and has been BBB accredited since 2005. In addition, we have an “A” grade from cardpaymentoptions.com, an independent organization dedicated to ethics in the credit card processing industry.

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Not all credit card processing companies are alike. Give us the opportunity to show you the “Unsurpassed Value and Unmatched Support” of OMEGA Processing Solutions. Contact us at www.omegap.com to learn about our products and services and even request a price quote.


70 Years of Scandinavian Heritage

November 15, 2017

The Gift Box Celebrates an Anniversary–We Celebrate it as Our OMEGA MVP

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Where did I come from? What were my ancestors like? How can I connect with my genealogical roots?

America is a melting pot. In a time where just about everything is produced to the masses, finding unique, authentic items can seem like no easy task. For one shop in Geneva, Illinois, they’ve spent the past 70 years providing a wide range of Scandinavian giftware both locally, and across the States.

The daughter of Swedish immigrants, Edythe Anderson had a dream to open a store that would sell all the Scandinavian items she had loved so much. After years of saving and the end of WWII, Edythe was able to open her store. The Gift Box was established in 1947.

“The Chicagoland area attracted a very large population of Scandinavian immigrants beginning in the 1800’s,” Hans Jönsson, co-owner of The Gift Box said. “A large amount of them settled in the suburbs, particularly in the Fox River Valley.” And that’s just where Gift Box Lennarthis father ended up after emigrating from southern Sweden.

Lennart Jönsson began working at The Gift Box in 1954 and he was immediately an asset. His passion and expertise of Scandinavia and giftware mixed with his ability to connect with anyone he met made Lennart not only beloved, but the obvious choice when it came to time for Edythe to retire. Lennart took control of The Gift Box in 1984 where he continued to help the business grow and thrive.

To the people in Geneva, Lennart was known as the “Swedish Ambassador” of culture and tradition. To his children, Hans and Maria Jönsson, he was simply known as dad. “Dad had so many great stories about his life in Sweden,” Hans said. “We traveled back home dozens of times together, and he has definitely passed his passion on to us.” When Lennart passed away in 2013, Hans and Maria had two options. Hang an ‘out of business’ sign, or keep the legacy alive. Of course the decision was simple.

“When The Gift Box opened in 1947, there were many Swedish owned businesses in Geneva. Ours is the last one that remains.”

Now a ‘jewel’ in Geneva, The Gift Box has become the Fox Valley’s headquarters for authentic Scandinavian gifts and food. They’ve even outlasted dozens of Swedish owned businesses that were once spread throughout Chicago.

It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for because The Gift Box just about has it all. Items are imported from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Swedish Gift Box Me2handcrafts, wood carvings, ornaments, and candleholders are just among the few fan favorites. Hans still spends much of his time traveling in Sweden looking for antiques and new products to bring back, just as he did with his father.

Another customer favorite is the food. “As all of the Swedish Delicatessens in Chicago have now closed, many people know they can get everything they need for their Swedish Smorgasbord at our store,” Hans said. They have everything from Swedish ham, lutefisk, herring, lingonberries and more!

This week, The Gift Box is celebrating 70 years in business with their 70th Anniversary Sale! The celebration sale began  last Saturday, November 11 and runs through Wednesday, November 22. While you cannot buy directly through their website just yet (upcoming plans for 2018!), you can phone in your orders directly for purchase.


The Gift Box is open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. They are located at 310 West State Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134. Check out some samples of what they sell at their website, keep updated with items and events through their Facebook Page, or stop on by for a total “in store experience” and to get back to your Scandinavian roots!

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The OMEGA MVP program was organized to help recognize, celebrate and promote the merchants, vendors and partners of OMEGA Processing Solutions. The Gift Box has been an OMEGA merchant since September 2015.