Prevent Accidental Overcharges with X-Charge

X-Charge Maximum Payment

We’ve all seen it before on the news.  Someone pays for something at store, a coffee shop, a gas station, etc. only to find they were charged way more than the charge was supposed to be for.  I’m literally watching a news story right now where a customer bought coffee from Starbuck’s for $5.70, only they charged her $5,705.70 — i.e. the amount typed twice.  😐

I found it odd that a company of that size would have a point of sale system or credit card processor that would even allow such a large payment, let alone not heavily-prompt the employee.

Even Peeps’ Software for consignment/resale stores has built-in safety prompts for this:

Peeps' Software POS Payment Protection

For stores utilizing OpenEdge’s X-Charge credit card processing system, which Peeps’ Software fully integrates with, it too has a built-in payment protection system.  By default, this is set at a maximum of $10,000:

X-Charge Maximum Payment

For some consignment/resale stores, that might not be an abnormal amount — e.g. furniture stores, stores selling high-end/designer handbags, etc.  For many, if not most stores, a $10,000 credit card payment is likely never a possibility.

So if you’d like to set a maximum credit card payment lower than $10,000, head to X-Charge > Server Settings > Credit Cards and you can reduce this to a safer amount that better-suits your store.

I am a Software Developer, System Administrator, and consignment software specialist. I currently manage hundreds of consignment workstations, point of sale systems, and database servers all across North America and I am the developer of Peeps' Software, Peeps2Go, and Peeps' Consignor Login for iOS and Android. I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. Peeps' Software launched in 2016 and is now on hundreds of systems all across North America. I have successfully converted dozens of stores from all of the major consignment software systems. After 20 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old buildings or strip malls, to advocating for them when their old consignment software keeps crashing.

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