Increased payment options and security
The SCAD Card is a debit card, not a personal check or credit card, that also functions as a picture ID, allowing merchants who accept the card to check the identity of the cardholder. With the SCAD Card, the availability of funds is guaranteed, and merchants are assured of payment for all valid transactions.
Merchant is recognized on the SCAD Web site
There are no advertising opportunities available to the general public on the SCAD website, but SCAD Cash participants are listed on the SCAD Card Merchants pages for SCAD Savannah
and SCAD Atlanta
. Merchants are also listed on SCAD's internal website, MySCAD.
Mechanics of the system
The merchant agrees to furnish, at his or her own expense, the phone lines or Internet access necessary to access the SCAD Card Merchant System. A Verifone vx570 credit card processing terminal will be needed. This machine can be purchased through the SCAD Card department or acquired independently. A merchant with the available Verifone vx570 hardware need only to provide the SCAD Card office with the serial number of the machine in order for the appropriate software to be downloaded to it. There is a one-time programming fee of $100.
The merchant agrees to pay SCAD a commission based on weekly SCAD Card transactions. SCAD pays the merchant on a weekly basis less the commission. Payment is made to merchants each Friday based on the previous week's transactions. The merchant receives payment through direct deposit.
To become a SCAD Card merchant, complete the SCAD Card Merchant Application
and mail it to:
SCAD Card Center
P.O. Box 3146
Savannah, GA 31402
For more information, email SCAD Card Services
or call 912.525.6157.
This information summarizes the benefits of the SCAD Card Plan but does not constitute an offer from SCAD. This information is subject to change at any time.