Credit Card Processing

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Manual Credit Card Imprinters are Becoming Obsolete

Depending on how long you’ve been using credit cards, you may or may not be familiar with manual card imprinters. Remember making etchings as a kid? You placed a coin or stencil beneath a piece of paper, then used a pencil or crayon to lightly shade the paper above the coin. Within seconds, an identical…

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Why Your Business Should Accept Credit Cards and Mobile Payments

If your new business is ready to go cashless, ensure that you are well-informed and then partner with the right credit card processing company. It’s been 70 years since the first credit cards made their debut and though they’ve gained huge popularity and made technological advances, some small business owners may still hesitate to take…

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I’d Like to Accept Credit Card Payments – what Do I Need?

For many businesses, the choice to accept credit cards can seem like a hurdle. Some small business owners worry about the perceived expense, hassle, or drama involved. In reality, accepting credit cards is often a simple process that takes just a few minutes, and, with the right merchant account provider, approval could take less than…

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How Do I Set Up a Merchant Account?

The nature of your business will determine whether you want point of sale terminal in your store; a shopping basket for your online store; or a mobile card reader on your smartphone. Some merchant account providers offer free terminals, free card readers, or free software that you can use to process credit card payments. If…

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