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.
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Why Tiered Pricing for Credit Card Processing Is The Most Expensive Option (And How To Avoid Overpaying)
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.
Talus Pay claims to be trying to offer merchants a great experience with transparency and honesty, but the company definitely doesn’t live up to that promise.
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 […]
While the continued existence of countless high-risk businesses demonstrates the fact that it is entirely possible to run a successful one, it’s true that a high-risk business classification complicates your ability to access certain business essentials, including business loans, credit card processing, and business insurance.
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 […]
The Quick Guide To PCI Compliance For Small Businesses: What You Need To Know & How To Become Compliant
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 […]
The Complete Guide To Credit Card Surcharging: Guidelines For Visa, Mastercard, American Express, & More
Credit card surcharging has rapidly gained in popularity in recent years as court decisions, and legislative changes have gradually removed legal barriers to the practice. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated this trend. Nonetheless, the question remains: Should you add a surcharge?
So, you’re a first-time small business owner, and you want to be able to accept credit and debit cards from your customers. After all, you’re bound to get a lot more sales – and make more money — right? Well, this is generally true. However, credit card processing is also a mysterious and rather complex […]
The Complete Guide to PCI DSS: Why You Need To Understand PCI Compliance Standards & What Role Payment Processors Play
If you’re a new business owner, you may not know very much about PCI compliance – or even what it is. It’s possible that your first introduction to the subject might be an unexpected fee for PCI compliance showing up on your monthly processing statement. Like it or not, you can expect that PCI compliance […]