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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High-risk credit card processing can be tricky, but it’s not a death sentence for your business. Running any business these days more or less requires that you give your customers the option of paying with credit or debit cards. If you’re an eCommerce entrepreneur, credit/debit cards are just about your only option for getting paid. […]
There isn’t one single “correct” way to handle eCommerce. The right payment processing solution will depend upon a number of factors. Read on to learn more about payment gateways, PCI compliance, and the best ways to accept eCommerce payments and sell online.
So you’re looking to take advantage of everything that online commerce has to offer and enter the world of ecommerce? Good for you! Of course, this will require you to be able to accept online credit card payments. To do this, you’ll need an internet merchant account. Sounds simple enough, right? If only! Not all […]
ACH Payments and wire transfers each have their uses. If you wish to send or receive smaller payments that can be scheduled and paid out automatically, ACH is likely the way to go. However, if you have larger, one-time transfers that are time-sensitive, then wire transfer is pretty much your only choice.
Wondering about using a manual credit card machine? A credit card imprinter essentially uses a miniaturized version of printing press technology, capturing a copy of the credit card for you to process at a later date. Credit card imprinters let you take payments without internet, but it also means extra work.
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 […]
When it comes to payment processing, security matters. After all, every time you handle a credit card, your customer is trusting you with their financial information. By now, you have probably come across the term PCI compliance on your monthly processing statements, and you know it’s a data-security related term. A little digging on the […]
Accepting payment via American Express has long been a challenge for merchants; it used to require working with Amex directly, and the card fees were greater than what you’d pay for Visa or Mastercard. However, thanks to the OptBlue program, since 2014 American Express has offered a viable way for small businesses to accept Amex […]
We’ve all done it–scrolled to the bottom of a user’s agreement and clicked I Agree or signed a paper contract without looking through the many pages of small print. We know it’s wrong, but we’re busy and the print is so small…and we are thankfully often protected by consumer protection laws that work quietly in […]