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What Is Payment Processing?

What Is Payment Processing?

Running your own business always works much better when your customers actually pay you for the products and services you provide for them. Paying for purchases has become a lot more complicated in the modern world than it used to be. It wasn’t all that long ago that cash and paper checks were the preferred […]

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Mar 31, 2018 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0
What is a merchant services provider?

What Is A Merchant Services Provider?

If you’ve just started your own business or you’re looking to add credit and debit cards as payment methods, you’re going to be bombarded by a bewildering variety of new terms and concepts that you’ve never encountered before. One very basic term you’ll want to familiarize yourself with is the type of business entity known […]

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Mar 29, 2018 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0
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The Best First Data Credit Card Processing Alternatives

If you’re a business owner searching for a merchant account provider, you’re going to hear about First Data sooner or later. They’re rather hard to ignore, as they’re the largest provider in the United States. The company currently processes 45% of all credit and debit card transactions in the US, either directly or through a […]

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Mar 23, 2018 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0
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The Best Retail Credit Card Processing Companies

Despite the increasing popularity of eCommerce, retail businesses are alive and well in the Twenty-first Century. Customers still need to shop for groceries, go out to a restaurant for dinner, and take their car to their mechanic to have the oil changed. For just about any brick-and-mortar business where the customer comes to you, you’ll […]

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Feb 2, 2018 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0
What is interchange plus

Trading Ease For Transparency With Interchange-Plus

In a rush? Check out our top credit card processors that offer interchange-plus pricing. Accepting credit cards in your business is something of a two-edged sword. On one hand, they’re extremely convenient for your customers, which generally translates into more sales. At the same time, processing a credit card transaction costs money, and the fees […]

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Jan 18, 2018 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 35

The 5 Best Small Business Credit Card Processing Companies

Unless your small business consists of running a lemonade stand on the corner of your street, sooner or later you’re going to need to accept credit and debit cards as payment to compete in today’s marketplace. Customers are increasingly relying on their “plastic” to make purchases, and consequently carrying less cash. eCommerce – something that […]

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Jan 10, 2018 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, eCommerce, Hardware, Inventory Management, Mobile Payments, PCI Compliance 174

Are You a High-Risk Merchant?

In the processing world, some business types and industries are considered “risky.” Are you one of them? Have you already been turned down by a few credit card processors? Did they tell you that you’re deemed a “high-risk merchant?” Well, all is not lost. Luckily there are plenty of high risk merchant account providers that […]

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Jan 10, 2018 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 203
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What Is Visa’s International Service Assessment Fee?

No one likes paying extra fees, especially merchants who have to pay them as part of maintaining a merchant account so their customers can use credit cards. Extraneous, poorly-disclosed fees are the bane of the processing industry, and it seems like the various entities involved in credit card processing come up with a new way […]

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Oct 18, 2017 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0

The Truth Behind Free Credit Card Processing

Free. Free as a bird. Free as in beer. Whatever saying you associate with the word “free,” the idea of getting something for nothing always has a special appeal. Of course, most of us have learned by now that almost nothing that’s advertised as being “free” comes without a cost of some kind. Whether it’s […]

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Aug 31, 2017 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 2
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