What are some best practices regarding implementing EMV for a merchant?

The EMV Migration Forum recommends that you discuss your requirements with your acquirer/processor as they should be able to assist and guide you through the details of your implementation. In addition there are many resources available to you to help educate you on what the first steps to implementing EMV entail.

  • The How EMV Changes Payment page provides access to a variety of recorded presentations that will help to educate you on how EMV works and key decisions you will need to make as an EMV accepting merchant.
  • Generally the EMV Connection website provides you with access to a wealth of knowledge, tools and materials that can assist you in your migration process. Specifically, you can look up merchant specific information at the merchant page on the EMV Connection website.
  • Another good reference is the Minimum EMV Chip Card and Terminal Requirements document.