Credit Card Processing

Why Merchant Accounts are Essential

The reason for opening a merchant account for your business extends beyond the acceptance of payment by credit or debit cards, but that in itself is an excellent reason to start with. Customers want to have payment options and are no longer willing to pay with cash. Check payments carry a risk for you as…

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Types of Internet Processing Software

If you already have an established online business you may feel that you have all the software you need. You have an internet connection, a website that is designed for online retail and a computer. If you are looking at incorporating credit and debit card payments into your online payment options that is a very…

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Checking Whether a Credit Card is Valid

As a merchant, you generally want to check to see whether a credit card is good before you turn over services or merchandise.  This is especially important for online businesses.  Merchant card processing services can offer web-based software that integrates with your website back-end and is linked to your shopping cart and checkout options. This…

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What Else Can a Merchant Account Do?

A merchant account offers you much more than just the benefit of accepting credit and debit card payments. Utilize you merchant account to the full by incorporating the other value-added services merchant card service providers offer. Merchant card service providers can integrate your payment system with your accounting system via software. This integration immediately allocates…

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How to Choose the Right Credit Card Terminal

As a business, you have four main ways to accept credit card payments: Swipe slots attached to your cashier’s till Portable electronic keypads Mobile phone software Payment portals on your website Depending on the kind of business you run, you can pick and choose, or you can simply sign up for all of them. But…

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ACH and e-Check Processing

To get ACH and e-Check processing services from your merchant service provider, you will have to put in an application that will require much the same information as was required when you applied to accept credit card payments. This will include all your business details, your Federal Tax ID and your estimated processing volumes. This…

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Ensuring that Customers’ Personal Data is Secure.

The guaranteed way to ensure that your customers’ personal data is secure rests on your choice of merchant card service provider; it’s that simple! By selecting a reputable merchant card service provider that has all the mandatory certifications and verifications as set-down by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council, you are ensuring that…

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Payment Processing Integration Can Help Your Business

The first and most obvious benefit of integrating payment processing with accounting and other business applications will save you time and money, and more importantly reduce potentially costly errors. Through reports generated you will also get a better overview of your business. If you are manually entering and reconciling payments to billing, you are wasting…

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Getting Started With Credit Cards and ePayments

When credit cards first came onto the market, they were far less widespread. You had to have a high net worth to qualify for one, because your income and wealth levels were seen as proof you could pay off your cards. High end designer stores soon adopted card payments. The world today is different. We…

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Contactless Mobile Payments

If you have an interest in mobile apps and cell phone technology, you might have noticed a move towards contactless sharing. It started with sending addresses and phone numbers, then evolved into music and images. The feature allows you to pass information from one phone to the other without the two phones touching. When this…

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