Archive for July 2019

How Do I Get Started Accepting Credit Cards?

Whether you’ve just set up or you want to modernize your small business, accepting credit card payments can play a major role in your business’s sustainability and growth. According to a 2017-18 study conducted by the American Banking Association, there are more than 300 million credit card holders in the US. Additionally, a 2016 Gallup…

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Credit Card Processing for your Small Home Business

A lot more Americans are working from home, and their reasons differ. Some do it for better work-life balance. They want more freedom and flexibility, so they can follow their passion. Others may have lost their source of income involuntarily or felt burned out at their corporate job, so they’re seeking a low-cost way to…

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What You Need to Know about PCI Compliance

If you’ve spent any time online, you’ve probably heard about identity theft, phishing, skimming, and other credit card scams. It’s something we all vaguely worry about, but most of us gloss over it as we continue to use our credit cards. And although it’s a valid concern, we’ve learned to live with it, because we’re…

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How to Set Up a Merchant Account

When Western Union first began issuing metal plates called “cards” to their employees in 1914 in lieu of salary payments in cash, little did they foresee an era where a swipe or dip could purchase almost anything you need. This was a “closed” system where card-holders could only shop at company-owned stores. In 1946, a…

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Confused about How Credit Card Processing Works?

With the number of credit card holders crossing the 450 million mark back in 2016, this is a population that significantly impacts business owners. Whether you run a brick-n-mortar enterprise or an online e-commerce website, credit cards have become a preferred mode of payment. According to Statistia, 34% of people surveyed in a 2017 study…

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Can my Small Business Accept Mobile Credit Card Payments?

You’ve probably already heard about the benefits of accepting mobile credit card payments. It’s faster, safer, and more convenient, both for businesses and customers. But from a small business perspective, it can seem expensive. This is not true. You can start accepting mobile credit card payments at little to no cost. It all depends on…

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Why Would I Want to Accept Credit Cards at My Business?

When a customer is buying something, credit cards feel like the easiest option. Looking at it objectively though, they want three main things from a payment system: Security Speed Seamlessness The faster you can pass you customers through the cashier, the more people you can serve during your open hours, and the better for your…

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Does My Small Business Need a Credit Card Machine?

When you’ve decided to start accepting credit card payments for your small business, it’s important to make certain decisions early on in the process. Small business owners are often rightly focused on marketing, profitability, sustainability, product or service improvement, enhancing the customer base, and dealing with the competition. Of course, these aspects are vital to…

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