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Retailers who are approved can accept EBT Snap benefits which will increase more revenue and bring more traffic to your business.  EBT Snap Retailers will replace your non-compliant equipment free with 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 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.

Important Notice for Snap Authorized Retailers Regarding EBT Snap Machine and Service

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 with low transaction fees for your business.


On September 21, 2014, the USDA stopped providing free EBT Snap machine and transaction processing.  EBT Snap Retailers assist new and existing merchants with EBT Snap machine and application 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.

Let one of EBT Snap Retailers expert agents assist you with the process of receiving an application for EBT Snap FNS Approval Permit and EBT Machine for your business.  888.345.2600

What are EBT SNAP Food Stamps and Cash Benefits?

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.


Food Stamps

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.

Retailers Approval

EBT Snap Equipment

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

  • dairy products                                                                                        











(B) More that 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.



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Stockton, CA. 95219



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