Archive for August 2019
I Have a Small Business – Should I Accept Credit Cards?
Unless you’ve just woken up after a decades-long nap, or you’re a time traveler from an earlier century, you know that the answer is a resounding Yes! Small business owners can leverage a huge range of benefits, stay competitive and relevant, extend their reach, boost their brands, and ramp up revenues by offering customer friendly…Read More
How to Set Up A Secure Merchant Account
One of the things you must have if you’ve decided to start accepting card and mobile payments is a merchant account. As a business owner you may have already been approached by a number of merchant accounts services providers, because this sector is fiercely competitive and there’s an amazing array of choices. But hold on,…Read More
Choose the Right Payment Processing Solution for your Business
If you’re in business, offering goods, services or both, you may have decided how you want to accept payment. With cash and checks slowly fading into the sunset, card payments have emerged as the most preferred payment method among American consumers. According to a 2018 study conducted by TSYS, a card processing company, more than…Read More
PCI Compliance Explained
Small business owners and others who have recently begun accepting credit card payments may have heard the term PCI compliance. But, not all of us know exactly what it means or how it can impact our businesses. Non-compliance is risky, potentially leading to financial loss, reputational damage, and the loss of ability to accept card…Read More
Are EMV Cards More Secure than Traditional Credit Cards?
Are EMV Cards More Secure than Traditional Credit Cards? The short answer is yes. Many of us worry about the safety of our credit cards. But since they are so entrenched in our daily lives, we may suppress our worries and get on with spending. Luckily for us, credit card companies put efforts into security…Read More
Reap the Benefits of Accepting Credit Card Payments
For the average consumer, credit cards are just a way of life. From swipes at the grocery store to utilities to debt repayments, credit cards are a routine part of life. For many people, credit cards have almost completely replaced cash as a mode of payment. In fact, when you’re in consumer mode, you probably…Read More
PCI Compliance Helps with Fraud Prevention
If you spend any amount of time online, you’re probably vaguely concerned about phishers and hackers. And if your online time includes credit card transactions, then you have the added worry of identity theft. It’s one of those things we’ve apparently just learned to live with, the same way that most of us don’t panic…Read More
What is a QR code and what is it for?
You’ve probably seen plenty of QR codes, even if you didn’t know that’s what it was. It’s a type of 2-dimensional bar code that looks a bit like a box with squiggles in it. QR stands for Quick Response, and QR codes were first used in Japan, back in 1994. Toyota used them to keep…Read More
Choose the Right Credit Card Processing System for Your Online Business
With lots of pundits claiming another recession may be on the way, starting an online business can be a good way to go. It’s more likely to survive market shake-ups, and with so many customers preferring to shop online, it just makes sense. Online businesses have three main concerns: Delivery / shipping Payment options Customer…Read More
Wondering What an ACH Payment is?
ACH has touched your life in many ways and you may not have known it. With an ACH transfer, you don’t need to wait for that check in the mail, stand in line to pay your bills. You can easily receive payments from vendors and suppliers, and you don’t need to make a trip to…Read More