A First Data contract can be hard to cancel right away. The main problem is that it has an early termination fee (ETF), which could get pretty hefty if you cancel at the wrong time. To pay less of the ETF, you might have to wait a few months. But there are other obstacles as well. In this article, we’ll explain how the cancellation process typically works. You’ll still have to read some of that contract, but we’ll help you find the relevant parts more quickly for quick lookups.
Closing a merchant account is never a simple process. Providers such as Worldpay go out of their way to make it as difficult as possible in the hopes of discouraging you from terminating your business relationship with them. We’ve laid out the specific steps that you’ll need to follow to do so successfully.
Instead of wasting time, energy, and office supplies sending out invoices and cashing checks, consider an online invoice payment solution. Sending invoices and accepting payments online is beneficial to you and your customers. And the best part? You can get paid faster — so why not give it a shot?
In this article, we’ll discuss COVID surcharges and why some business owners around the country have implemented them. We’ll go over the likely response you’ll get from your customers if you choose this course of action (hint: it’s not positive). We’ll also give you several alternative strategies you can implement that will increase your incoming revenue without the need for a surcharge.
Square Online Checkout is intended to condense the eCommerce experience down to a simple link or button, making online selling easier than ever for both the merchant and the customer. If you want to sell items or services online — or even accept donations — without building an online store, you’ll want to read on.
Friendly fraud occurs in connection with a chargeback claim. How can fraud be perpetrated through chargebacks, and is there anything you, the merchant, can do to prevent this type of fraud? Read on to find out.
Chargebacks happen to every merchant. In fact, you probably won’t be able to eliminate all chargebacks as long as you keep accepting credit cards. The best you can do is to contain them and reduce them to a small number. What is left is just a part of the cost of doing business. To find out more about what chargebacks are and how to best deal with them, read on to find out.
Financing allows those who are wavering on a purchase because of the price to buy from you right away and then pay for the goods/services in installments in the future. This way, you don’t lose a sale to sticker shock. This is called customer financing or, sometimes, consumer financing. Broadly speaking, you can provide customer financing yourself, or you can use a third-party financing specialist. As to how to do either, along with their pluses and minuses, read on to find out.
When you’re ready to dive into the world of credit card APIs, you’ll want to compare and contrast the developer tools provided by payment services providers. It’s important to evaluate them not only by the strength of their API, but also consider more mundane factors like how much they cost, the types of transactions they support, and how secure they are.
If you’re ever curious about what card networks, card associations, or card brands are, and what these entities actually do (other than make you pay fees of various sorts), you’re at the right place. We’ll explain what card networks are, give you a little history about each, and provide a general framework for understanding how they fit into the business of credit card processing.
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