EMV DEADLINE DELAYED Until April 2021! But Retailers Advised To Stay On Schedule

EMV Delayed

EMV Deadline Moved To April 2021

Earlier this month, Visa and several other leading credit card issuers announced that they will delay the October 2020 EMV liability shift to April 17, 2021 due to complications caused by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

In a May 4th article that appeared on convenience.org, it states Visa had initially declined NACS request to delay as it was still monitoring the situation. NACS had requested a new deadline be set after the crisis passed and market forces could be reevaluated but Visa moved forward with setting a new deadline of April 17, 2021.

The six-month cushion will benefit retailers in varying ways, some greater than others, depending on their progress towards EMV compliance. For those that have the ball rolling, the delay may eliminate their lapse in compliance, keeping their businesses safe from fraud chargebacks. Retailers that haven’t started will still experience a gap in fraud liability protection.

“Most Gilbarco distributors suggest placing orders sooner rather than later,” said Chris Whitley – Gilbarco Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Getting on a distributor’s schedule now will help that retailer understand how much the new delay really benefits their business.”

Meanwhile—despite the recent announcement of the EMV deadline delay—many retailers are staying the course, despite the commercial disruption posed by COVID-19. Businesses that already put their EMV plans in motion are now seeing the fruits of their preparations – even during the pandemic.

You can read more from Gilbarco’s blog here or the NACS article here.

And of course, the John W. Kennedy Company is here to help with your migration by offering you the best options from the leader in EMV Forecourt and Point Of Sale technology:
Gilbarco Veeder-RootClick on the images below to get an overview of some of your options
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Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

To learn even more about Gilbarco EMV Product and Upgrade Options, call us at 1.800.451.4021

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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Beat The October 2020 EMV Deadline With Huge Savings From Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Thousands in savings for Independent Sites

Beat the October 2020 EMV deadline with huge savings from Gilbarco Veeder-Root.

Please note: While we are authorized to sell genuine Gilbarco replacement boards and parts nationwide, we are NOT authorized to sell equipment or kit sides beyond our Gilbarco PMA distributor agreement. If you have any questions about Gilbarco parts or equipment, feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

These Packages are Easy Steps to Instant Savings

  1. Purchase Via the John W. Kennedy CompanyDispensers and Passport must be on the same purchase order by 11/15/20
  2. Rebate Request & Commission – We fill out “Rebate Request Form” and commission equipment.

 

Your C-store, powered by Gilbarco.

Gilbarco Encore 700 & Passport

Independent stations save $10,000 when you bundle 4 or more Gilbarco’s Encore® 700S dispensers with a new Passport® Point-of-Sale or $7,500 when you bundle 4 or more Gilbarco’s Encore® 700S dispensers with a Passport® trade-up.

Exclusive Dispenser + Passport Package

The Encore® 700 S is the industry’s most durable and proven fuel dispenser, paired with the industry’s fastest growing POS solution, Passport,® Gilbarco has designed a package to future-proof your business while giving you the lowest total cost of ownership. The exclusive Shell package E700 S dispensers come standard with FlexPay™ IV CRIND with full EMV and PCI PED certification. The CRIND comes with a FlexPay™ Hybrid Card Reader that accepts both magnetic stripe cards and EMV chip cards to provide your customers protection through data encryption as well as innovative physical security features. Gilbarco’s Passport® Point of Sale System has industry-leading security and functionality. No POS system offers more runway to keep your business up and running longer.

 

 

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore 700 & Passport Edge

 

Independent gas stations save an additional $4,500 per site when you bundle 2-5 Gilbarco’s Encore® 700S dispensers with the simple and intuitive tablet Passport® EDGE

Exclusive Dispenser + Passport EDGE Package

The Encore® 700 S is the industry’s most durable and proven fuel dispenser, paired with the industry’s fastest growing POS solution, Passport,®  Gilbarco has designed a package to future-proof your business while giving you the lowest total cost of ownership.  The exclusive Shell package E700 S dispensers come standard with FlexPay™ IV CRIND with full EMV and PCI PED certification. The CRIND comes with a FlexPay™ Hybrid Card Reader that accepts both magnetic stripe cards and EMV chip cards to provide your customers protection through data encryption as well as innovative physical security features.

Encore® 700 S Included Features
5.7″ Color Screen Included
Option to upgrade to 10.4″ Color Screen With 8-year ATV Agreement
Contactless Card Reader Included
DCM Included
Catlow Hanging Hardware Included
Option to upgrade to ERGO 75 Nozzles $55 per nozzle | 2 year warranty
Brand Image Included
Passport EDGE Pricing
Single Cashier Workstation Monthly Subscription $249 Dual Cashier Workstation Monthly Subscription $299
Optional Installation Monthly Pricing $70 Optional Installation Monthly Pricing $70
Total Monthly Subscription Price + Install  $319 Total Monthly Subscription Price + Install  $369

 

Your store, at your fingertips.

Gilbarco Passport

Independent Marketers save up to $7,000 when switching to Gilbarco’s industry-leading c-store POS or save over $1,400 when upgrading your current Passport.

 

The Passport® Point Of Sale system provides you with the tools you need to grow, control, and track your business. With the richest third-party interfaces on the market, an easy-to-use touch screen, accurate reporting features, and reliable service, you can stay on top of your c-store POS transactions while being guaranteed expert support if you need it.

 

Exclusive Passport® PackageGilbarco Passport Edge

Gilbarco’s Passport® Point of Sale System is the fuel and c-store industry’s fastest growing POS solution. Passport® is designed to future-proof your business while giving you the lowest total cost of ownership. With industry-leading security and functionality, no POS system offers more runway to keep your business up and running longer.

Passport® Included Features

Base Applications Modules Included
Option to upgrade to Enhanced Store Module Pricing via Distributor
Employee Management Module Included
Option to upgrade to Enhanced Card Services Module Pricing via Distributor
Advanced Merchandising Module Included
Option to upgrade to Enhanced Loyalty Module Pricing via Distributor
Carwash Module Included
Play at Pump Module Included
Passport PSO Plus Coverage Included- 1st year

And Remember These Easy Steps to Instant Savings for The Above Packages

  1. Purchase Via the John W. Kennedy CompanyDispensers and Passport must be on the same purchase order by 11/15/20!!
  2. Rebate Request & Commission – We fill out “Rebate Request Form” and commission equipment.

 

There are also available offers for branded locations as well.  So don’t hesitate to contact us at 1.800.451.4021!

Please note: While we are authorized to sell genuine Gilbarco replacement boards and parts nationwide, we are NOT authorized to sell equipment or kit sides beyond our Gilbarco PMA distributor agreement. If you have any questions about Gilbarco parts or equipment, feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

And of course, the John W. Kennedy Company is here to help with your migration by offering you the best options from the leader in EMV Forecourt and Point Of Sale technology:
Gilbarco Veeder-RootClick on the images below to get an overview of some of your options
:

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

To learn even more about Gilbarco EMV Product and Upgrade Options, call us at 1.800.451.4021

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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UPDATED 3/19: How to Properly Clean Gilbarco Dispensers

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JUST ADDED 3/18/2019: Gilbarco has just released a new document on how to properly clean your diuspensers. Download it here!

Every so often we get asked, “what’s the proper way to clean a dispenser?”  Like anything exposed to the elements, it is going to get dirty and using the improper cleaning techniques or cleaning agents could lead to further damage.    Just like washing your car will extend the luster and life of your vehicle, so will periodically cleaning your dispensers!

Technicians are not responsible to clean dispensers on service calls as this is typically a task that is performed by the station owner/manager.  But it is important that a technician recognize when improper cleaning agents and procedures being implemented by the station show the signs of chemical attack or damage so they can then inform the customer that their methods are doing more harm than good..

 

Gilbarco has put together a document, Proper Cleaning of Dispensers that you can view and download here.

View the full maintenance instructions from MDE-3893 Encore and Eclipse Owner’s Manual here.

It is always extremely important you follow the manufacturer’s recommended procedures, replacement parts and cleaning agents to properly maintain your dispensers to keep them in the most optimal working condition and looking good!  Not only will it cut down on your repair expenses but proper maintenance and cleaning will in crease traffic to your location when it’s looking good and working like a charm.

You can also find and buy replacement parts for your Gilbarco Dispensers in our web store.

Whether you are looking to maintain your station or build one from the ground up, we carry a complete line of products from the top manufacturers in our industry. Thousands of products can be found online at johnwkennedyco.com and if you don’t find what you are looking for there, call us at 1.800.238.1225.

 

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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Vendor Spotlight – Gilbarco

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John W Kennedy - Charles Street, Providence, RI

Edwin “Brud” Cheetham & John W. Kennedy
John W. Kennedy Company, Charles St., Providence, RI

Over 150 Years of Innovative Fueling Technology

Around the time the Kennedy Company opened our doors in 1930, we also became a Gilbarco distributor.  Gilbarco is and has been one of our anchor lines since we first partnered with them. Today, we are their oldest distributor in the nation! Gilbarco History

 

In the decades since, the John W. Kennedy Company has gone on to become one of the largest stocking Gilbarco and petroleum equipment distributors in the nation.  Not only do we have thousands of Gilbarco parts on hand with many decades of knowledge, we are home to what Gilbarco has called the premier Gilbarco training facility nationwide, training those who want to become authorized Gilbarco service technicians. We also provide road service to many of our Gilbarco customers located in the New England area.

 

 

And while the Kennedy Company has had its share of firsts with them, Gilbarco has also had their share of firsts since they opened shop with some of the highlights being:

  • the first to introduce a measuring gasoline pump in 1911
  • the first electric meter pump in 1930
  • the first to introduce the multi-product dispenser in the mid 1970’s.

Gilbarco continues to be innovators in fuel technology, offering the best solutions:

(click on the images and/or product categories below to view more product details on our web store)Gilbarco Passport

Fuel Dispensing – Pumps and dispensers for standard unleaded Gilbarco Fuel Dispensersgrades to multi-flex fuel blending options, diesel, DEF and high flow units.  There are also plenty of options available to make your dispensers more secure and to help your in-store marketing efforts.


C-store Point of Sale Systems
–  As the technology leader in the retail fueling business, Gilbarco’s range of POS Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale Systemsterminals offer intuitive and user-friendly technology. With over 30,000 systems across the United States, Gilbarco’s state-of-the-art convenience store Passport® POS systems support the most third party loyalty systems, backed by powerful fuel discounting and merchandising systems.

 

Forecourt Payment Options – Gilbarco’s FlexPay™ Flexible Payment Systems protect your customers and your business. They make your EMV upgrade easy, with a range of options that protect your investment like Forecourt Payment Dispenser Optionsno one else with a range of payment system options to help you offer a seamless, hassle-free transaction experience.
Your forecourt payment hardware must have certifications that confirm their capability to accept and process EMV transactions in order to meet regulations. Software must also be certified to accept and process EMV transactions. Your store’s entire payment ecosystem must be certified to work together before accepting transactions in the field.
Let us help you meet the requirements and take your business to the next level at the same time. See why it pays to work with Gilbarco, the payment security experts.  Be sure to check out Gilbarco’s Fundamentals of C-Store & Gas Station EMV page if you want to learn more about EMV and what you should be doing to prepare. Gilbarco Encore 700 S Flex Fuel

 

Forecourt Merchandising Options – While fuel drives profits, it’s getting the customers in your store to really drive those high-octanGilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Optionse sales.  Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising creates the shortest distance from getting the customer from your forecourt into your c-store!  Gilbarco has partnered with GSTV, a leading digital content provider, to deliver a wide array of dynamic audio/video content via Gilbarco’s Applause™ TV.  Rounding out the forecourt merchandising options are Applause™ Media System and Play at the Pump to offer real-time on demand coupons and lottery ticket sales at the pump.

 

Insite360 Encore & Passport Solutions – Gilbarco offers Insite360 cloud-based solutions for Encore dispensers and the Passport POS Gilbarco Insite360system.  With an easy to use dashboard, you can effectively manage your business while increasing profits.
Insite360 Encore allows you to resolve up to 30% of the most common issues in minutes remotely! You can also monitor performance, manage assets and along with enhanced security measures, receive alerts when unauthorized entry is attempted with the ability to automate a dispenser shutdown.
Insite360 Passport allows you to monitor, configure and control your Passport from the cloud!  Access reports with the ability to upload and download.  If you have multiple sites you can configure groups with common characteristics all at once, saving you tons of time.  Adjust fuel pricing, update receipt text and more with a few clicks of the mouse. Insite360 Passport works with version 10 and higher and is compatible with all PC’s, tablets and phones.

 

*Please contact our sales staff at 1.800.238.1225 to receive a quote or learn more about Gilbarco’s complete line of fuel dispensers, POS systems, options and services!  We can also help you with financing through our partnership with Patriot Capital as well.

If you have any questions about Gilbarco replacement parts, can’t find what  you are looking for online or the part(s) are in a “Call To Order” status and you wish to place an order, please call us at 1.800.238.1225 and ask for Keith Hardy.

*NOTE: Per our Gilbarco distributor agreement, we are not authorized to sell equipment or kit sides beyond our PMA (Primary Marketing Area).  We can sell replacement boards and parts nationwide.

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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Available Tax Incentives – Accelerated Depreciation

2018 Tax ChangesGilbarco Encore, Passport PX60 & Veeder-Root TLS450 PlusPatriot Capital

Our good friends at Patriot Capital have asked us to share one of the benefits of the new tax laws; expansion of Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation!

As Richard Browne, Patriot Capital Vice-President and Marketing puts it, “Bottom line, most dealers and jobbers will be able to deduct 100% of their equipment purchases in the first year, rather than over the traditional seven years.  This has some significant tax benefits for them.”

Click here to see the document that explains accelerated depreciation on page 1, summarizes the changes on page 2 and gives an example of how it works on page 3.

If you are looking to purchase new equipment and would like to take advantage of these expanded tax benefits, give us a call at 1.800.451.4021 today!  We can also work with Patriot Capital to help with your financing.

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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Take Advantage of JWK WEB Specials Today!!!!

Piusi WEB Specials

 

From now until the end of April, our WEB Specials will feature various Gasoila sealant and chemical Gasoila_AP02products, as well as a pair of new 12v pump packages from Piusi.  If you place an order for one of the Piusi pump packages, the F00372510 or the F00378510, at any time prior to 1:00 PM (Eastern Time), it will ship direct to your location from the manufacturer on the same day, regardless of the quantity in our own stock.  Orders received after 1:00 PM will ship the next business day.

Be sure to call us if you have any questions at 1-800-238-1225.

 

 

 

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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Drive Home 2016 With Two Great Encore Financing Options

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Get ready for EMV and enhance your experience!  Patriot Capital has two great financing alternatives from Gilbarco they’d like you to know about before the next price increase:

Gilbarco Bundle $2000 Financing Rebate.
Gilbarco has launched their Fall bundle promotion, providing bundle savings of up to $13,500 per site.  Customers who utilize the Passport / Encore 700 4 crate bundle and who finance with Patriot will receive a $2,000 rebate check after final funding.

Don’t Make a Payment Until 2017
Order the Encore 700 S to be eligible for no payments until January 2017 on the dispensers and related installation costs.  If you are financing with Patriot, order now to, other than a one month security deposit, make no additional payments until 2017.

Taking advantage of these promotions provides you with many benefits, including:

  • an enhanced customer experience at the pump and the opportunity to grow your station’s sales with Applause TV
  • being EMV ready on the forecourt
  • purchasing ahead of future price increases
  • capturing Section 179 tax benefits to create cash flow advantages* (tax disclaimer at bottom)

* Please consult your tax advisor for advice regarding your particular situation.  Patriot Capital does not provide tax advice.

You can view the official bulletin from Patriot Capital here.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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Gasboy Discontinuing Production of Atlas Retail Models and Encoding Equipment

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Effective December 1, Gasboy will be ending production on the Atlas Retail Mechanical (8700K Series) and Electronic (8800K Series) line of pumps and dispensers, as well as card and key encoding equipment and accessories.  This is part of an ongoing modernization effort to provide up-to-date access control devices for the PLUS Fleet Management System.  Because of those efforts, the need for older key and card encoding equipment has been eliminated.  Gasboy will continue to accept orders for these products up until the effective date, and will also provide spares support for end of life products.

The company will continue to produce the Atlas Commercial Electronic (9800K Series) and Mechanical (9100K Series) line of pumps and dispensers.  For more information, you can read the official announcement here.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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