Credit Card Processing

Is an SSL Certificate Necessary for my Online Store?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, and for a long time, it represented your website’s best defense against hackers and cybercriminals. How so? Well, anyone with solid programming knowledge can access the content on your website, whether it’s the visible, aesthetic front end, or the unseen source code on the back end. You’re always at…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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