When it comes to running a business, the main elements business owners focus on are providing services to their customers, clients and employees to provide the necessary services needed. If your new or growing business never thought about the need for electronic payments, credit card processing or other mobile payment solutions, website or logo creation, that is where VMS comes in.

Who Are We?

We are Velocity Merchant Services, commonly known as VMS. VMS was founded over 20 years ago by Dema Barakat in the basement of her parents’ home in Downers Grove, Illinois. Since then, it has grown to a company of 50 people, which was made possible by providing great customer service and treating the businesses they serve as their own. VMS is highly adaptable and specializes in starting, supporting and help growing small to mid-size businesses.

What Do We Do?

Here at Velocity Merchant Services, we process payments for clients, from all around the country, but we also design logos, websites and we provide small business loans that indicate approval within 72 hours, receiving the loan in three to five business days.

EBT and SNAP Acceptance

When it comes to small businesses selling food, one thing VMS knows is that by providing EBT and SNAP payment methods, we can help others and boost their business at the same time. At Velocity Merchant Services, we can help you to obtain your EBT license and set you up with the proper equipment in order to provide to those who need EBT services

Mobile Payments

Everyone is on the go these days and nearly everyone has a cell phone. One thing which has become increasingly common, almost even taking over traditional payment methods, is mobile payments. Hardly anybody wants to stand at the checkout counter and write out checks. Our options for mobile payment include contactless readers, enabling your smartphone to accept payments anywhere, and on-the-go credit card terminals, and other point-of-sale (POS) services.


Almost every business out there has a website, eventually, although there are some who believe they are fine with a social media page, which doesn’t entirely complete the picture for people to know everything that may be needed about their brick-and-mortar business. Unfortunately, some businesses don’t even have a social media page, causing  customers to have to do long web searches to find the basic information. Don’t let people wonder about your hours of operation, or how to get to you, make sure to get a website. We believe that no matter how small the business, you have people who need you and need to know about you. At Velocity Merchant Services, we can create a beautiful website to help you grow your business. 

Final Thoughts

Whether you are a small or mid-sized business needing a logo, website, working capital, basic credit card equipment, like a Clover Flex or something more powerful like the Clover Station, or even just for the ability to add mobile or EBT/SNAP payments, we have what you are looking for to help your business prosper and have the longest life it deserves. We look forward to working with you.

Some other blogs you may be interested in on this topic are http://insight.getvms.com/the-vms-solution-to-working-capital and http://insight.getvms.com/does-your-pos-make-you-money-it-should

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