If you’re a small business owner trying to run an online business — and particularly if you don’t already have specialized coding knowledge — a hosted payment page is an excellent option that allows your customers to complete their purchases securely and conveniently.
PCI Compliance Blog Posts
The Smart Merchant’s Guide To Credit Card Machines & Terminals: What Do Small Businesses Really Need?
If you accept credit cards in person, you need a credit card machine. Learn more about the types of terminals available and how you can go about finding the right one for your business.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you are a small business owner, your passion probably lies somewhere other than payment security — and that’s okay. While the topics of PCI compliance, data breaches, fines, and the like can make even the most even-tempered among us a little twitchy and tense, this subject doesn’t have to be stressful. If you find […]
It’s safe to say that nothing is ever free in payment processing (and if it claims to be, you should be very suspicious). But trying to understand why some types of transactions cost more than others to process can be a confusing and sometimes overwhelming process. For example, why does Square charge 3.5% + $0.15 […]
Merchant services providers are notorious for tacking on all kinds of additional fees for their services, often not disclosing them during the sales process and leaving it to merchants to find them buried somewhere in the pages and pages of fine print that make up their contracts. One fee that raises a lot of questions […]