When will credit card transactions go completely paperless? Probably no time soon so making certain you do not run out of those little rolls is prudent business.
Some processing company's charge a monthly fee for regular shipment, brainless but not the thriftiest option. Indeed, that might be exactly the way to go for an operation running on The Law of Quantity over rolling the dice until there are only two rolls remaining in the drawer and the rookie hire is working solo.
Companies offering free terminal paper as a marketing/retention tool have gone the way of the T7Plus. It became insulting to the merchant and the sales rep that the free terminal paper the company sent actually cost $26 or more with shipping.
Shopping around Big Box Stores is rarely a one-stop shop. Finding 2 1/4-inch rolls of terminal paper for a VeriFone Vx520 is like hoping to luck into one of the original Cabbage Patch Dolls at Walmart.
MY TWO CENTS: Google "Vx520 paper" and find a store like www.merchantsupply.com and order exactly what you want for a fair price with shipping. Mark your calendar quarterly to place reorders AND please return to this Blog. We all will be paying with our Smart Phones one day and AAY Merchants will keep you informed about what's trending.