Archive for September 2019
How Do I Set Up My Business to Accept Credit Card Payments?
Whatever the size and nature of your business, there’s no getting away from the fact that your customers may expect to pay by credit card. Credit and debit cards have gone beyond being a status symbol or gimmick. There are more than 364 million open credit card accounts in the US, according to data released…Read More
How Do I Know My Business’ Credit Card Processing is PCI Compliant?
The goal of PCI compliance is to protect yourself, your business, and your customers from identity theft and other forms of credit card fraud. At a more basic level, compliance secures your revenue streams, because Visa refuses to transact with any processor that isn’t compliant. Things become even more complicated, because there’s no actual documentation…Read More
Find the Right Credit Card Processer for Your Small Business
Owning or managing a small business can take up a massive amount of time and effort. Typically, small business owners tend to initially focus on developing their product or service, getting the pricing and marketing on target, managing the financials, and just generally surviving and staying afloat. It’s easy to sometimes miss certain crucial factors,…Read More
How Credit Card Processing Can Benefit Your Small-to-Medium Size Business
For a typical business owner, the focal point of business is to make as much money as possible. So when starting out, many business owners rightly dwell on sales. They might not worry about things like taxes or expenses until later. Sometimes, that’s a mistake, because the cash that goes out has a big effect…Read More
Accept Credit Card Payments Anywhere, Anytime
As a small business owner, your efforts probably often focus on expanding your customer base. Whether you have an online e-commerce business, a brick and mortar store, or both, the survival, growth and health of your business depends on sales, revenue, and brand value. That’s why giving your customers more payment options provides some immediate…Read More
Accepting Credit Cards for Your Small Gardening Business
The only reasons for a small gardening business to accept credit card payments are that they want to stay in business and they want to grow their business. Research suggests that about 80% of the potential buying public is not buying from you because you don’t accept credit cards for payment. That means that your…Read More
Credit Card Processing for Startup Catering Businesses
Some jobs are sometimes taken for granted, because they involve everyday skills. Catering can be one of them. After all, we’re willing to cough up cash and dress up for a fancy restaurant. But when you tell loved ones you want to start a catering business, they may be skeptical. At least until they try…Read More
PCI Compliance is Essential for All Size Businesses
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) has set Data Security Standards (DSS) designed to make sure any company that accepts, processes, stores or transmits credit cards does so in a secure environment designed to protect cardholders’ personal data. PCI DSS is a global set of standards, and all merchants must be in compliance for the protection…Read More
How to Accept Credit Cards Online
Cash and check payments belong to the past, and it’s doubtful whether any given member of today’s digital-native generation carries any significant amount of cash in their wallet–let alone a checkbook–when they go out shopping. As a business owner, if you’re considering accepting non-cash payment options for virtual or physical locations in your business, it…Read More
How Do Mobile Payments Work?
As a small business owner, you’ve probably already come to terms with the idea that mobile payments are the future of commerce. Today, mobile payments have grown from just online-shopping to paying for restaurant delivery, ride-sharing, coffee-shop purchases, public transportation and more. An Accenture Consulting report reveals that 23% of millennial-borns make at least one…Read More