Accept USDA EBT Snap Nationwide
Beginning October 1, 2021, EBT Snap benefits will permanently increase by more than 25%
Important Notice for Snap Authorized Retailers Regarding EBT Snap Machine and Service
On September 21, 2014, the USDA stopped providing free EBT Snap machines and transaction processing. EBT Snap Retailers assist new and existing merchants with EBT Snap machines and applications for all retailers who are looking to accept this form of payment in their business. Call 855.345.2600
EBT Snap Retailers provides free all-in-one EBT machines and POS systems capable of accepting all major credit and debit cards with processing fees in one machine. Applications can be approved within two business days while waiting for their FNS permit approval, which takes 30 to 45 days.
Retailers who are approved can accept EBT Snap benefits which will increase revenue and bring more traffic to your business. EBT Snap Retailers will replace your non-compliant equipment free with a transaction processing fee. Call 855.345.2600 and an agent will assist you with the filing of the permit application and EBT Snap machine.
EBT Snap Equipment
FLAT RATE WITH DUAL PROCESSING
$0/SWIPE, DIP, OR TAP
Snap the new name for EBT offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. EBT Snap is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. At EBT Snap Retailers our company takes pride in assisting retailers in accepting this form of payment processing and free EBT Snap equipment.
EBT Snap Retailers offers all-in-one terminals which allow retailers to process EBT Snap and can use their EBT machine as a backup to process all major credit and debit cards.
EBT FNS Permit for Farmers
Farmers are considered retailers in the application process. In order to become licensed to accept SNAP benefits, a farmer needs to fill out the retailer application. EBT SNAP RETAILERS can assist you with the process and provide you with a free POS or wireless machine that will allow you to accept EBT SNAP credit and debit cards with a transaction fee. Call (855) 345-2600 an agent will assist you. In order to accept SNAP ( the new name for EBT) purchases, retailers (Farmers) must apply and obtain a FNS Permit from the USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).
Know the Rules
EBT Snap purchases cannot be accepted on behalf of another unauthorized retailer. No taxes (Federal, State, or Local) may be applied to Snap sales.Retailers cannot require a minimum purchase for EBT SNAP customers. SNAP purchases are limited to foods intended for at-home consumption. Ready-to-Eat Foods are ineligible for purchase with Snap benefits.
USDA EBT Snap Retailers Eligibility
To be eligible as a store in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), your store(s) must sell for home preparation and consumption and meet one of the criteria below in each category.
(A) Offer for sale on a continuous basis, at least three varieties of qualifying foods in each of the following four staple food groups with perishable foods in at least two of the categories:
meat, poultry, or fish
bread or cereal
vegetables or fruits
(B) More than one-half (50%) of the total dollar amount of all retail sales (food, nonfood, gas, and services) sold in the store must be from the sale of eligible staple foods.
Meat and Fish
Fruits and Veggies
Bread and Cereal
What are EBT SNAP Food Stamps and Cash Benefits?
A Food Stamp Benefit Card operates the same as a debit card meaning a merchant can swipe the card on the EBT SNAP or credit card machine, the consumer then types in their pin number. After the transaction is approved it is treated like a debit transaction and a credit is applied to the merchant's bank account the same day.
Unlike cash benefits, no certification is required by the USDA (Government). EBT cash benefits can be used to purchase any nonfood items or food items at a participating retail store as well in order to receive cash back or make a cash withdrawal from a participating ATM machine. A fee will apply to cover cost exactly as if it were a debit withdrawal.