A free credit card swiper can be tempting for small businesses, but some are better than others. Check out our rundown of the best free card readers.
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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.
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.
When choosing an internet merchant account for your eCommerce business, you’ll need to understand how a merchant account interacts with the other elements necessary for selling online, such as payment gateways, payment processors, and shopping carts. Some services combine one or more of these elements, but it’s still important to distinguish these elements from one another.
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.
If you’re excited about all of the benefits of recurring payments, you may be wondering about the next best step. If you already have a payment processor, make contact and see what already may be available to you and how to implement it easily. You likely also have the option to integrate a payment gateway if you have an existing site, and your current payment processor may have a list of available options for you.
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 […]