Payment processing hardware can be expensive. But when you’re ready to start shopping for credit card machines or terminals, you need to know the pitfalls and your best alternatives. And please, whatever you do, don’t lease.
Oct 21, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing Read More
If you want to sell online, you need more than a website. A payment gateway connects your payment processor to the internet and conveys the transaction information so you can get paid.
Merchant services is a broad term that encompasses pretty much any software or hardware a business owner uses to accept payments. We’ll show you how to compare merchant services & find the best option for your needs.
Oct 16, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing Read More
Tiered pricing was supposed to simplify the costs of accepting credit cards but more often than not it’s an opportunity for processors to charge merchants more than they would pay with other pricing models. Here’s what you should know about tiered pricing and the best alternatives to it.
Oct 14, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing Read More
Wondering how to accept credit card payments without a merchant account? Learn what third-party payment processing is, and the pros & cons for small businesses.
Starting up a new business is never easy. In addition to the many other headaches you’ll have to deal with, you’ll need to find a reputable merchant services provider if you want to be able to accept credit and debit cards. If you’ve read any of our other articles about payment processing, you know that […]
Oct 1, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing Read More
High-risk credit card processing can be tricky, but it’s not a death sentence for your business. Running any business these days more or less requires that you give your customers the option of paying with credit or debit cards. If you’re an eCommerce entrepreneur, credit/debit cards are just about your only option for getting paid. […]
Sep 23, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing Read More
Photoshop. Dropbox. Microsoft Office 365. Netflix. These are just a few of the products and services I’ve used in the last few days that require a monthly or annual subscription. There are several others that I’m paying for as well but haven’t used recently. If you’re old enough, you might remember the bad old days […]
Sep 5, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing Read More
By now, you’ve certainly figured out that credit card processing isn’t free. Every credit or debit card transaction that your business accepts is going to cost you money. You probably also understand that your payment processor has to pay interchange fees to the bank that issued the customer’s card. In fact, interchange fees constitute the […]
Aug 13, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing Read More
If you’re a first-time small business owner, you might not be too familiar with the concept of PCI compliance. You might not even have ever heard of it before. It’s also entirely possible that your first introduction to the subject will come in the form of a “PCI compliance fee.” This is a fee that […]