Payment Withholdings from Square Could be Disastrous for Some Small Businesses

Many businesses that have an online merchant account from Square have become aware of a recent development involving “holding” funds from their merchants–sometimes for as long as 120 days. What is Square’s “Rolling Reserve?” According to widely published news reports, the payment processor Square has been withholding funds from some of the merchants that use…

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Why Your Business Needs an Internet Merchant Account in 2020

During the COVID-19 quarantine, many businesses are struggling to maintain their previous activity levels. With drastically restricted opportunities for face-to-face interactions, many customers are turning to online stores to get their products and services. Even if your area is not currently locked down by law, countless people spread across nearly every community on earth are…

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Credit Card Logos for Your Online Store

Online merchant accounts are an even better investment now than they used to be. With the coronavirus keeping customers inside, there’s more demand for online transactions. As a result, businesses that have no online component may find it difficult to stay in business. And having a successful online store without a credit card merchant account…

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How to Stay PCI Compliant

As someone who runs a business that uses credit card processing for ecommerce, you may be wondering whether you’re staying compliant with all the transaction laws out there. With the volume of clients increasing during the coronavirus pandemic, there’s probably more pressure on your business’s online component to offer services to your customers that are…

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How to Get a Merchant Account with Bad Credit

A merchant account online is now the lifeblood of any business that used to rely on face-to-face interactions to conduct transactions. Your online store must obtain a merchant account in order to stay ahead of the competition during the coronavirus pandemic when a very large percentage of your customers will be inside trying to choose…

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How to Stay PCI Compliant for Businesses

PCI requirements may seem daunting if you have an online merchant account. Without in-person transactions, many businesses need to become online merchants to survive. Whether you’re new to it, or been at it for a long time, or are looking into getting a merchant account, you need to know what the PCI requirements are so…

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The Two Things Your Online Store Must Have

You may be scrambling to create an online store to increase your business during the COVID-19 quarantine. Since your card swipe machine is of limited use without many face-to-face transactions, it’s vital to have other ways of processing transactions. This means creating or refining your business’s website with an online merchant account. Not all online…

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Why eChecks are important to online businesses

Whether you’re using eChecks or trying to figure out how to process them on your business’s website, eCheck services are an important part of conducting merchant services online as a small or large business. Especially during the coronavirus lockdown when internet services are prioritized, it’s important to know what eChecks are and how to accept…

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How to Stay in Business During the COVID-19 Lockdown

The COVID-19 quarantine has had a profound impact on the way everyone conducts business. Those who used to rely on their credit card swipe machines for business have almost universally had to adapt to the times with an internet merchant account and an online component, if they didn’t have those already. At this point, you…

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Is PCI Compliance Required?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements are a set of guidelines set up by states to protect people that use online credit card charging services. If you do have a credit card merchant account or will get one soon, it’s a good idea to know the ins and outs of PCI requirements so your business can…

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