Apply for a USDA FNS Permit
You need a USDA FNS (Food and Nutrition Service) permit to process EBT transactions, so check to see if you have one. If not, click below and an EBT Specialist will help you apply for an FNS permit.
Ensure you Get Approved
We have a dedicated staff of EBT/SNAP experts who work closely with small business owners to ensure you have the proper equipment. Most importantly, they make sure you aren’t paying too much for your EBT processing services.
Receive your EBT Processing Equipment
Once approved, we will ship you your new processing equipment. You will receive your new updated all-in-one machine that processes EBT/food stamps, EMV, and credit/debit card transactions in as little as 24 hours. Get approved and accept EBT today.
Revenue Opportunities by State
Hover or click your state to see how many SNAP Participants and how much EBT is processed every month.
Frequently Asked Questions About Accepting EBT
To accept EBT / SNAP food stamps in your store, you must get a SNAP permit. To get a permit, you must file an application with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The FNS is the government agency in charge of SNAP food stamps. The SNAP permit is free. You must have a permit for each store you own, and the permit must be in your name. You cannot take over someone else’s SNAP permit. You must sell certain types of food in your store to get a permit:
- You can get a permit if you sell a variety of staple foods in each of four food categories: (1) dairy products (2) breads, grains, and cereals (3) fruits and vegetables and (4) meat, fish, and poultry. Foods can be fresh, frozen, or canned. However, you must stock perishable foods in at least two of the food categories.
- You can also get a permit if more than 50% of your gross retail sales comes from the sale of one or more staple foods.
25+ Years of Experience in Payment Solutions
Velocity Merchant Services has been helping businesses grow since 1998, and some of our earliest clients continue to work with us, since our services are able to grow as they succeed. We complete more than 51 million credit card transactions a year and have helped more than 75,000 merchants grow their enterprises.
Much has changed over the past two decades, but one thing that’s stayed the same is our commitment to customer service. We have a genuine belief in the importance of business, and we want to see companies succeed. It’s why we offer customizable, cost-effective solutions to help you get ahead. It’s also why we’ve refined our customer service to the best 24/7, responsive team. We stand by our services, and if you ever need help or have a question, our in-house team will be on it fast. Call us at 888-902-6227.