While navigating the EBT System may seem overwhelming at first, with the right payment processor, it's no more complicated than accepting any other debit card. At Group ISO, we offer EBT merchant services for businesses that market to customers with SNAP benefits. Here's how it works.
EBT stands for electronic benefits transfer and refers to a payment processing system that allows customers to pay for goods and services using funds supplied by the Supplemental Nutrition Benefits System (SNAP). SNAP benefits are government subsidies that help supplement the food budget of needy families. EBT cards work just like debit cards. However, you need an EBT card reader and a compatible POS system to accept payments. You must also be a licensed SNAP benefits retailer. Reach out to your local FNS Field office to determine if your store qualifies.
A SNAP card reader can benefit a variety of businesses, including grocery stores, corner stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, and farmers' markets. Any company that sells food products and similar goods to families should have an EBT card reader, just in case.
The first step is to obtain the proper licensure. Once you are approved to accept SNAP Benefits in your store, Group ISO can help you take care of the rest. Our EBT merchant services allow you to integrate EBT into your existing credit card terminal seamlessly. Give us a call and let us know what kind of POS System you use, and we'll help you through the entire process. Need a SNAP card reader to get started? No problem, we've got you covered.
Our EBT merchant services are designed to provide you with everything you need to accept SNAP benefits payments as soon as you’re authorized. Schedule a free consultation today!