If you have never encountered a credit or debit card with a chip embedded in it, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past 3-4 years. In which case, you’ve got an awful lot to catch up on and we’ll come back to chip cards after you’ve covered the important stuff. However, if […]
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When a merchant signs up for a new Square account to start processing payments, many times the focus isn’t on the other features; it’s on getting paid — and rightfully so. But after signing into your account for the first time, it may become evident to you that there is a lot more to Square […]
Credit card tokenization involves the use of systems that replace credit card information with random letters and numbers. Ready to learn more about tokenization and how it can keep your business — and your customers — from falling prey to cybercrime and fraud? Read on to discover what a token is and how tokenized payments work.
Text payments offer potential growth for many other types of businesses, too. Pizza shops, salons, or any business that has ‘regulars’ could benefit from text payments.
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of whether debit card merchant fees are worth the cost, but for the majority of retailers, the answer will probably be yes. Due to a combination of regulation and fraud protection, debit card transactions are frequently cheaper for merchants to process than credit cards.
Both Stripe and Square offer powerful, full-service third-party payment processing APIs. Square has a pretty clear edge when it comes to processing in-person payments and being ready to go right out of the box. Stripe’s robust multicurrency and payment method support, on the other hand, can give it an edge in international eCommerce. Read on for a full comparison.
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 […]
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! 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 just […]
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 […]
If you own a business, you don’t need anyone to tell you about the value of time-saving tools. Personally, whenever I uncover something that unexpectedly makes business run more efficiently, it can almost feel like winning the lottery — time is that important to me. If you juggle a lot of responsibilities during your day, […]