Merchant Accounts

Confused About Credit Card Processing and Merchant Accounts?

Language is an interesting thing. It enables us to communicate abstract concepts, but it can also be utterly confusing. For example, when an industry expert starts dropping jargon, you may end up feeling lost, even though you know exactly what they’re talking about. This is often the case in the credit card space. You know…

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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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How to Set Up a Merchant Account

When Western Union first began issuing metal plates called “cards” to their employees in 1914 in lieu of salary payments in cash, little did they foresee an era where a swipe or dip could purchase almost anything you need. This was a “closed” system where card-holders could only shop at company-owned stores. In 1946, a…

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Accept All Forms of Electronic Payments with a Merchant Account

If you run a traditional brick-and-mortar business, the online world can seem a little daunting. And yet the simple step of accepting online payments could significantly increase your sales volume. And you wouldn’t even need more staff. (Well, actually, you might need more staff to keep up with your increased business size–but not to accept…

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5 Benefits of Signing Up for a Merchant Account

A merchant account is a particular type of bank account that enables businesses to accept credit cards and other payment types. Opening a Merchant Account The most convenient way to open a merchant account is with the help of a payment service provider (PSP) that offers several different options. These include payment through different currencies…

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Merchant Accounts for Medium-Sized Businesses

Consider your banking situation at the moment. You might have a personal account for your bills and household expenses. You may also have a commercial bank account in your business name. If you don’t, there are reasons why perhaps you should. It can be helpful for tax purposes, and to keep your costs separate. In…

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Why a Merchant Account is Essential for Your Business

If you think that your business is not ready for a merchant account, think again. No business is too small to have a merchant account! So what is a merchant account actually? A merchant account is a type of bank account that allows you to accept cashless payments, particularly by debit or credit card. It is formed based…

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Benefits of Opening a Merchant Account

Have you ever wondered about the benefits of opening a merchant account? Maybe you have been using traditional payment methods for years, or are about to open a new online business? If so, you may have also noticed that you are losing out on sales because you don’t offer credit card payment options, and if…

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A Merchant Account Can Streamline Your Business

A merchant account is a particular type of business bank account that allows your business to accept credit card payments. An online payment gateway connects your online store to your merchant account. It also facilitates the processing of the payment transaction between the various parties involved, including your bank and the card issuer’s bank. You…

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