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Tokenizing Payments

What Is Credit Card Tokenization?

While tokenization in the payment security space may be relatively new, evolving, and even somewhat complicated, the concept of substituting one bit of information for another to protect something is anything but new. Tokenizing protects sensitive or personal data by replacing it with a “token” — a code word, essentially, though that might be oversimplifying […]

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Apr 12, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0

What Is An SMS Payment And How Does It Work?

We all know and love our Short Messaging Service (SMS) — better known simply as the text message. But did you know that you can start taking SMS payments for your business? And that it is relatively easy to get started? In the United States, we are just now warming up to the idea of […]

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Apr 8, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0

How to Accept Online Payments With Square

When you are ready to start selling online, Square (read our review) offers a wide variety of options depending on your skill level and needs. For example, if time is of the essence or you don’t want to fuss with code, build a free online store from Square’s templates and get up and running by […]

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Apr 3, 2019 Filed under: eCommerce, Mobile Payments 0
Accept ACH payments online

What Is An Acquiring Bank?

Keeping all of the terms straight when it comes to processing payments can be a bit tricky. And there are so many entities involved in payment processing. So we’re going to start with one of the most important terms and players in credit card processing: the acquiring bank. We’ll start with a general definition of […]

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Mar 7, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0

How to Use Square for Recurring Payments And Invoices

Subscription-based business models seem to be everywhere these days. Emerging wine clubs, personal care-in-a-box subscriptions, wardrobe-of-the-month sites — even supporting a favorite podcast! Clearly, these types of businesses are finding success as people jump into subscriptions to save money, time, or just for the fun of getting a box in the mail. And it’s not […]

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Feb 27, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, eCommerce, Small Business 0
Square Invoices

How To Use Square Invoices To Ensure You Get Paid On Time

If your business relies on paper-based invoicing, you don’t need me to tell you about the inconvenience of printing, mailing, and waiting to get paid. Despite the hassle, many businesses still rely on printing and mailing invoices — you’re not alone. However, more and more shops are switching to online invoicing platforms to eliminate the […]

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Feb 26, 2019 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing, Mobile Payments, Small Business 0

The Complete Guide To Stripe Pricing And Costs

Are you curious about what makes Stripe different than other third-party processors like Square and PayPal? And if the costs are comparable? Come along as we explore Stripe — a lesser-known payment processing option that has definite potential when it comes to eCommerce. Even though Stripe has less name recognition than competitors Square and PayPal, […]

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Feb 14, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Small Business 0