Europay International, MasterCard International and Visa International (EMV) has announced that they are delaying the EMV liability deadline from October 2017 to October 2020. This means that convenience stores have more time to upgrade their automated fuel dispensers with “chip card” readers. Not having the upgrade installed will not be cause for convenience store merchants to be liable for payment fraud until October of 2020.
CHS posted a statement last week communicating that the EMV announcement does not affect the payment solution upgrades required of Cenex® convenience stores. CHS will enforce the internal company deadlines for PCI Approved Secure Card Reader (SCR) and Encrypting PIN Pad (EPP). All Cenex branded stores must have these anti-fraud upgrades installed by August of 2017. CHS will be monitoring its stores through the summer of 2018. Those not in compliance with the required upgrades will begin to receive fees starting September 1, 2018.
EMV has listed the lack of qualified equipment installers as one of the reasons for the slow upgrade process and the need to extend their deadline. Westmor Industries’ Field Service Group is prepared to fill that gap in services for the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Whether merchants are in need of an EMV, SCR, or EPP upgrade, Westmor is ready to install, service, and support convenience stores in need of new equipment.
Westmor can provide merchants with parts and upgrades from Gilbarco® Passport, Pinnacle Palm POS™, Gasboy Systems, and more, depending on the needs of the specific store. Certified technicians not only install your upgrade, they’ll maintain and repair it at your request. Also available, is Westmor’s 24/7 Bluephone support. Not every point of sale problem needs a service tech to come out to the site. Merchants can save time and money by solving station challenges over the phone. Contact us today at 800-587-3876 or submit a request through our website.