Our interchange costs, the same as the big banks! Our prices are PROVEN the LOWEST!

CALIFORNIA
MERCHANT
SYSTEMS

Affordable Credit Card Processing and Systems


Proudly Serving Our Merchants Since 1995

About Us

We Conduct Our Business with Integrity

CMS was founded in 1995 with the promise to provide small to medium sized merchants low cost credit card processing and equipment.  Along with our low costs we provide personalized service that the large processors could only hope to  provide.   

We fully explain the fine print and do business the old fashion way, with the well being of our customers in mind.

Affordable Processing and Systems

California Merchant Systems has earned its excellent reputation in the marketplace because we go out of our way to provide truly exceptional service to each of our customers.  We have selected industry leading merchant friendly processing gateways and low cost / high value "State of the Art" equipment.  Our merchants can be assured to have minimal downtime in the future. 

We can process credit / debit cards on ANY Terminal, POS System, Software, or Online Gateway owned or leased by the merchant.  In MOST cases the merchant does NOT have to purchase new equipment!

What We Do For You

  • No Application Fees
  • Application Prep Assistance
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Next Day Approvals
  • All Businesses Qualify
  • Multiple Platforms
  • Lowest Processing Costs
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Low Equipment Prices
  • Free Installations 
  • Free Equipment Reprograms
  • Free CMS Website Link
  • Industry References
  • Agnostic Equipment 

We can process with ALL POS Systems. We recommend uAccept

uAccept MD 4000

The uAccept MB4000 offers your business a fully-integrated tilting touch screen POS system with cloud-connected software to help you save time and money.


Every feature in the MB4000 is the same as the smaller models except for the larger 15.6″ touch screen. The integrated magstripe card reader, integrated printer, customer facing display, wired and wireless connectivity, and includes the same full size 5 bill cash drawer. 

The MB3000 offers your business a fully-integrated tilting 9.7" touch screen POS system, wired / wir

uAccept MB3000

The MB3000 offers your business a fully-integrated tilting 9.7" touch screen POS system, wired and wireless connectivity.


 Every feature in the MB3000 is the same as the MB4000 models except for the larger smaller touch screen. The integrated magstripe card reader, integrated printer, customer facing display, wired and wireless connectivity, and includes the same full size 5 bill cash drawer.  

uAccept MB2000

The uAccept MB2000 offers all of the features of the MB3000 / MB4000, other than the tilting screen, with a smaller screen size and a smaller price.


Every feature in the MB2000 is the same as it’s bigger brother. The integrated magstripe card reader, integrated printer,  wired and wireless connectivity, customer facing display, and it includes the same full size 5 bill cash drawer.  Optional battery power is available.

You can receive and respond to text orders right from all uAccept POS Systems.   

A FREE Customer Loyalty Program is included.

Unlimited Customer and Technical Support - FREE Software Upgrades 

Unlimited Data Storage in the Cloud - Lifetime Product Guarantee

uAccept Peripherals & Accessories

EMV / Debit PinPad

The compact MA150 EMV Reader and retail PIN Pad is the unmatched option for adaptability and convenience.

External Printer

This impact printer is the perfect printer for the kitchen of your restaurant.

Bar Code Reader

Reduce your customers checkout  time with this portable Bar Code Reader including a flexible stand that can be mounted to your countertop.

Encrypted Magnetic Card Reader

Accepting credit card payments on your POS is easy and customizable with merchant processing options.

Integrated Customer Display

Displays your customized message and outputs live pricing as the transaction is processed. 

Internal Printer (Available Optional External Printer)

Build your thermal printer receipt to print with your company logo, name, address, and social media links. 

uAccept Cloud-Based Technology

View your business overview in one location

Unlimited Storage 

Secure - Affordable 


View daily, weekly, and monthly sales, access new notifications such as software updates, and use any of the Quick Links to access your account settings easily. 

Scheduled Screen Display

Create customized screens to display combinations of products on your POS. Select the days, times, products, and layout for each screen display. You also have the option to modify product prices when adding products to your scheduled screen display, perfect for your “Happy Hour” or “Lunch Special” menu. 

Run reports for business analytics and to find specific data

 View real time reports, including shift reports and daily reports. Analyze trends, set filters to find specific data, and view your sales by day, week, or month. 

Manage multiple POS devices in one account

Whether you have one or one hundred stores, all data flows into your uAccept account. Growing your business to new locations is much easier with uAccept! 

Send data directly to QuickBooks™

Your uAccept account saves you time with seamless QuickBooks integration. Sales are imported automatically from the POS to QuickBooks Online™. 

Any Device, Anytime

Stay on top of your business by accessing your cloud-based account from ANY Internet connected device. 

uAccept Customer Testimonials

uAccept customers rave about their powerful yet simple use uAccept POS systems.

The Simplicity of uAccept

Watch as the simplicity of the powerful Cloud-Based uAccept POS System is explained.

Credit / Debit Card / NFC - Apple Pay Terminals

Ingenico - iCT 220

Black and White Display 

Ingenico - iCT 250

Color Display

Ingenico - EMV / Debit PinPad

Color Display

Verifone - VX 520

Verifone - VX 520 & EMV / Debit PinPad

First Data - FD130 & EMV / Debit PinPad

Ingenico Roam Data Mobile Solutions

The reliable payments answer for mobile repair and sales companies.

Roam Data was the first to have a magnetic card reader for every phone produced. You can accept credit cards from any tablet or phone, (iPad or  Android tablets, or a Flip Phone, Blackberry, iPhone, or Android.)  A Roam solution can turn your device into a portable POS by selling from a custom menu.  They can track cash  as well as credit card transactions and automatically send receipt to your customer as well as to you .


Ingenico's Roam Data offers a combination EMV Chip and Magnetic Strip readers in two very reliable formats.  One reader attaches directly to the phone or tablet through the audio port as well as Bluetooth and the other connects via Bluetooth for those newer devices that do not have audio ports.

Computer "Cloud Based" Software

The Sterling Payment - Virtual Terminal

RECURRING PAYMENTS: This a very cost efficient method for merchants that rarely have card present transactions.  The Sterling Payment "Cloud Based" Virtual Terminal is an excellent choice for merchants that have recurring billing such as pool cleaning companies, gardeners, boat cleaning, etc. 


 TELEPHONE / MAIL ORDERS: Submit transactions manually by entering payment details into our online Virtual Terminal. This feature is ideal for merchants who take mail or telephone orders from their customers.  


This processing option is a zero cost , free, option for our merchants and is always ready when you are.

Online Merchant Credit Card Processing Integration

The Industry leader in card not present acceptance

ONLINE PAYMENT ACCEPTANCE: An Authorize.Net Payment Gateway account allows you to accept credit cards and electronic checks from websites and deposit funds automatically into your merchant bank account. Our solutions are designed to save time and money for small- to medium-sized businesses. 

We Recommend CMS

Peter Racine

Vice President, Supply Chain Operations

Harbor Frieght Tools

I have known Ted for several years and have found him to be an honest and caring person who strives to maintain a high level of integrity in all of his business and personal relationships. Ted is also a strong and effective leader, an excellent motivator, and a great friend.

Ellen Canty

Co-Founder 

Sterling Payment Technologies

Ted is passionate about his work, which is evident by the satisfaction of his customers. Ted joined Sterling as an independent contractor soon after Sterling was founded and was instrumental in helping the company grow. The staff of Sterling has always enjoyed working with Ted too, and has spoken highly of his professionalism. I strongly endorse Ted to businesses seeking his expertise in the payments processing industry.

Rodger Beard

Director, CRM Solutions

Information Design Consultants, Inc. 

Ted is a exceptionally focused and results oriented business professional with the highest ethics. His business, as well as Ted personally, has been highly supportive of the Dana Point Boaters Association and has been a significant factor in our success.

I highly recommend Ted and California Merchant Systems for all your business credit card processing requirements. 

Lucy Vernon

President

Vernon CPA and Company

Ted is an excellent service provider - responsive, flexible and professional. He goes above and beyond to get what you need, when you need it. His quick action on short notice has helped me several times to avoid unnecessary delays and frustration within the organization. Even in difficult situations, he maintains a sense of humor and keeps the process on track. I feel comfortable recommending his services to anyone." 

Brian Randall

Director of Acquisitions

OC Ocean Rentals

I am pleased to recommend California Merchant Systems to businesses that are contemplating accepting credit cards in their business or would like to lower their credit card processing costs.  

Ted and his company provided a low credit card processing cost solution for us and have worked hard for our company.  We were initially told that we would have to process through our internet gateway, but CMS quickly supplied the necessary information to the gateway company so we could still use the gateway, save processing money, and have a local business work for us.

Satisfied Customers

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OC Ocean Rantals

We are proud to be the provider of Premier Luxury Vacation Rentals in South Orange County. If you are looking for that perfect vacation location, look no further, OC Ocean Rentals has a wide variety of inventory to meet your specific needs.  

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Orange County Outboards serves boat owners from in South Orange County. We have over 35 years of experience giving superior service to all marine engines.   We provide both in shop and mobile service for outboards, outdrives, and inboards.   

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Eric LeVine is a tenacious and resolute litigator who will fight for your interests and the ultimate success in your case. 

March Motors is known for their honest work.  They repair what is necessary and recommend what you need not what they want to sell.

 "Ken charges a fair price and gives an accurate diagnosis of your car, he is a honest mechanic, highly recommend him.” 

We provide old world craftsmanship at an affordable price.  We will repair or service your watch inhouse.  Your battery can be replaced while you wait .

Lake Forest Transmission, in Lake Forest, CA, is your trustworthy local  transmission repair.   Our technicians are ready to put their expertise to work for you. 

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California Merchant Systems

22996 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630, US

(949) 951-0334