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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Complete Guide To PCI Compliance Levels & How To Determine Your Business’ Obligations For PCI Compliance
If you want to be able to accept credit and debit cards in your business, one issue you’ll inevitably have to deal with is PCI compliance. Briefly, this is a set of standards you’ll have to comply with to protect your customers’ card information from being compromised or stolen. You wouldn’t like it if a […]
There is a lot to consider when it comes to taking credit cards online for your business. Whether you are starting a brand new business or you want more ways to connect with your customers and make ordering easier, we have you covered in this post. We’ll guide you through the decision-making process and then offer several types of payment processors for you to consider so that you can find just the right fit.
So, you’ve opened your business, and you’re starting to rack up a lot of sales. You’ve even signed up for a merchant account so your customers can use their credit cards. Things seem to be going great – until you notice something a little unsettling. You knew when you opened your merchant account that you’d […]