Harbortouch Echo POS
Harbortouch, a national leader in POS Systems proudly introduces the Echo POS system designed especially for small to medium sized retail stores and restaurants. Every single system is custom designed to fully meet the needs of your particular business. Harbortouch Echo combines the power and functionality of a traditional POS system with the simplicity and sleek design of a tablet-based system. The Echo software includes all of the front-end and back-end features your business will need to operate efficiently.
There are no two businesses that are exactly alike. As a result, we have developed unique module-based software for the Echo system which will allow your business to hide features they you don’t need in order to maintain an uncluttered interface for ease of use. This allows your business to make the system as simple or advanced as you require and enables the software to scale with your business by simply activating any of these features in the future.
Rugged, Sleek, and Sexy
Our built-for-purpose hardware is custom manufactured to stand up to the rigors of everyday use in high traffic restaurant and retail environments. Harbortouch Echo has an all-in-one design and is self-contained in a heavy duty cast aluminum body with a brushed aluminum finish for maximum durability and a sleek, modern appearance. This is in stark contrast to most every other “Square” like tablet POS which is composed of an iPad and a cheap plastic stand. Echo features a 13.3″ screen to deliver better usability compared to the 9.7″ screen size of the Apple iPad on which most mPOS systems operate. As a brilliant feature there is a button on the base which when pushed allows the entire screen to smoothly swivel and lock in place to allow the customer to sign on-screen for credit card transactions. Push the button again and it swivels right back to the cashier.
Innovative Security Features
Another exciting feature of Echo is that there is a tiny pinhole within the monitor that when activated within your administrative software can take a digital picture of any transaction type that you set. For example, if you suspect you have a dishonest employee you can set it to secretly take a picture of that employee every time the cash drawer is opened. In addition, a time stamped log is created for every single button that is punched which you can later review within your included real-time online reporting called Harbortouch Online. No other tablet POS system includes these features.
In today’s world credit card security is on every merchant’s mind considering all of the high profile breaches that are constantly in the news which are costing merchants hundreds of millions of dollars in real fines and other costs. That is why Echo was built to the highest standards of the PCI council. The system is PCI compliant and EMV capable from day one. The mag-stripe reader features end to end encryption insuring that no credit card data is ever compromised during the sale process, no complete credit card data is locally stored on your POS, and included with your program is twice daily backup of all of your information in the secure Harbortouch data center. Unlike almost every other POS company which relies on third party applications that open up an entry point to hackers, Harbortouch controls the entire process so there is no weak point in the chain.
Accept all Payment Types including Apple Pay™
Harbortouch Echo will accept every form of currency that your business would like to accept including Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, online Debit/Check Cards and offline Debit with an optional encrypted PINpad. Oh and by the way Echo is able to accept today what we (and even Bill Gates) expects to be the future of payments – Apple Pay™. That is because of the reputation of Harbortouch within the POS and payments community, Apple selected Harbortouch to be part of the Apple Pay™ initiative during the development phase prior to being announced to the general public. The latest figures that were released is that 30 million of the iPhone 6 and 6plus were sold within the first month alone and all of them were be preloaded with the Apple Pay™ app. Usage is expected to be huge and you need to be ready to catch this wave.
How Echo Stacks Up to the Competition
One reason that tablet systems have appealed to many business owners is the perceived low cost compared to traditional POS systems. However, these systems typically require a surprisingly significant up-front investment in addition to an ongoing monthly service fee. For example, in order to get setup with the Square Register, a business owner needs to spend $499 for the tablet itself, $100 for the stand, $230 for a cash drawer, $220 for a receipt printer, and $120 for a barcode scanner. Those prices are directly from the company’s website and are pretty standard among most of the tablet providers. That is nearly $1,200 before getting started and then you are on the hook for a monthly fee in the $79-$99 range for as long as you use their service. In the case of Square the outrageous rate they charge for credit cards is 2.75%. Oh and by the way I challenge you to find a phone number for Square on their website!
OK, so what is the cost for a Harbortouch Echo POS? There are no up-front costs at all and then you will pay just $39.00 per month on a 3 year service agreement. Really that is it!
Here is what the Harbortouch Echo POS includes:
- All hardware including the touch screen monitor, swivel base, mag-stripe reader, high speed receipt printer, bar code scanner, Harbortouch router and appropriate cables.
- Overnight replacement of any equipment that should ever fail at no cost to you.
- All software specific to your business type and any required upgrades in the future.
- Custom building of your restaurant menu (including bars, delis, etc.) or assistance with setting up your retail store database.
- Training on your new POS. We will make sure that it works to your complete satisfaction and you know how it works.
- 24/7/365 live support toll-free from our U.S. based employees in Allentown, PA from a company that currently supports several hundred thousand merchants.
- Twice daily backups of your entire database so that you never have to worry about losing everything – this makes a dream out of what could be a nightmare.
- Free paper rolls – Just pay for shipping.
- Free real-time online reporting.
- The built-in Perkwave loyalty program to bring customers coming back.
- One stop service for everything – POS, Credit Cards, Gift Cards, and Loyalty.
Harbortouch Echo POS Components and Accessories
|Touchscreen Monitor and CPU Also includes Waterproof Foldable Keyboard||Cost: Included|
|Cash Drawer||Cost: Included|
|High Speed Receipt Printer||Cost: Included Optional Remote Printer: Purchase for $165.00|
|Bar Code Scanner||Optional Cost: Purchase for $99.00|
|Vx805 NFC/EMV PIN Pad||Cost: Purchase for $149.00 Free with $10,000/Month Prior Processing|
Merchant Account Pricing
Now that you know about the outstanding features of our Harbortouch Echo POS Program you are probably thinking that the merchant account pricing must be priced higher to make up the cost. Nothing is further from the truth as we have designed our rates to be among the lowest in the industry. Credit Card Processing Services can assist you in applying to accept all of the major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, as well as Debit cards and gift cards.
Pricing Option A – Tiered Pricing
|MasterCard & Visa Check / Debit Cards||0.79 % + .30 per Transaction|
|MasterCard & Visa Credit Card Rate (Qualified Swiped )||1.69 % + .20 per Transaction|
|MasterCard & Visa Rate (Mid-Qualified – Rewards Cards)||2.59 % + .20 per Transaction|
|MasterCard & Visa Rate (Non-Qualified – Business Cards)||2.99 % + .20 per Transaction|
|Debit Cards (With PIN)||15 Cents plus Network Fee|
|Monthly Minimum (Equates to Approx. $1500 in Sales)||$25.00|
|Monthly Statement Fee||$7.50|
|American Express Opt Blue Rate Specific to your Business Type||(Included)|
|American Express Transaction Fee||15 Cents|
|Discover Card (Same Pricing as MasterCard & Visa)||Included|
|Harbortouch Echo POS System 24/7 Support||$39.00 per Station per Month|
Pricing Option B – Interchange Plus Pricing
If you prefer, rather than place you on a tiered rate as above we can instead price you on what is called an Interchange Plus or Cost Plus program. Here is that pricing for MasterCard, Visa, and Discover:
|Exact MasterCard and Visa Interchange Plus Dues and Assessments plus Access Fees||Cost Plus 25 Basis Points plus 10 Cents|
Pricing Option C – Special Pricing
Finally, it is our goal that every single credit worthy merchant in the U.S. that wants to acquire the Harbortouch Echo POS from us is able to do so without paying more in credit card processing rates than they already are from their current processor. So if you fax your latest merchant statement to us at 215-489-7880 we will agree to match or beat your current rate. If you have a current quote from another POS dealer in writing then fax it to us and again we will meet or beat it.
The Harbortouch Gift and Loyalty Card Program
Already integrated within the Harbortouch POS is the ability to seamlessly process gift cards. This eliminates the need for you to have a third party gift card service or have to purchase any additional equipment.
Gift Card Printing
With the Harbortouch Gift Card Program you will have the ability to order either completely custom cards or you can select from a wide variety of pre-designed cards and then customize them by adding on your business name, address, phone number, website, or slogan. For the pre-designed cards you can select from 36 ink colors for the text and 15 different font styles. In either case we have an online design wizard where you can create your card or upload your own custom card design, see what it looks like, and then submit it right into production.
|Over 1000||Quoted Upon Request||Quoted|
Gift Card Processing Pricing
Gift Card Merchandising
All gift card packages include a display stand with insert, card sleeves and envelopes, a window decal and 2 register decals.
Online Account Management
Using the exact same Harbortouch Online Reporting where you can view all of your merchant account data you can also access your daily gift card activity and view various reports.
- View real-time cardholder activity
- View all transactions
- View transaction reports
- View and edit cardholder information
Customer Balance Checker
Cardholders have the ability to go online to www.checkmygiftbalance.com to check their current balance simply by entering the card number and pushing the Go button.
Convert Your Current Gift Cards
If you already have a gift card program in place one of our gift card specialists will work with you to convert your card numbers and balances over to the Harbortouch gift card network.
Gift Card Customer Service – 24/7
The same customer service department that can assist you with questions about your Harbortouch POS and merchant account can also assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year with your gift card questions.
Perkwave Loyalty Program
Built into your Harbortouch POS is a loyalty program module in order to enhance your marketing efforts. We call the program Perkwave and it is integrated within the Perkwave Apple Pay app. The good news is that there is no cost to you to have or use the Perkwave loyalty program so you can earn more money without having an additional expense.
- Record details of each customer including Name, Address, Birthday, and Email
- Send promotional emails and snail mails to advertise sales and specials
- Automatically issue coupon discounts on the POS when your loyalty/VIP members achieve spending levels that you predetermine.
- Loyalty programs include bonus points, frequent visitor discounts and birthday rewards
- Detailed purchase history of each customer
Accounts receivable built in with balance tracking, payment history and printed statements
Easy to Acquire so Let’s Get Started!
Now that you have become familiar with the Harbortouch Echo POS we would love to have the opportunity to speak with you about placing one or more of them in your business. Please feel free to call Kevin at 800-717-1245 or via Email at Kevin@mcvisa.com. When you are ready to sign-up please complete the Apply Now button at the top of this page.