Credit Card Processing

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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Different Credit Card Payment Options

Today, it’s almost impossible to predict how your customer’s going to pay. But if you want to prevent them from abandoning their shopping carts, walk out of your store or post a negative review on social media, the it’s wise to give them options. If your small business is to survive, stay relevant, competitive, and…

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PCI Compliance Gains Your Customers’ Trust

You probably want your business to be successful and attract all possible customers, and so you accept credit card payments. That is now the preferred payment method for buying goods and services, and it continues to expand. Customers use credit cards as payment at unattended vendors such as car washes, vending machines and tollways. Otherwise,…

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What Makes Online Payments Secure?

Some people spend a lot of time worrying about credit card fraud and identity theft. And even when they’ve taken every step to keep themselves secure, they get that flutter of panic whenever they see a strange name on their credit card statement or when they feel that ominous screen vibration that precedes ‘Password or…

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Keep Your Customers’ Credit Card Data Secure

As the owner of a business that accepts credit card payments, you are obligated to keep your customers credit card data secure. You may process card payments at an in-store terminal, over the phone, on the Internet, via a mobile terminal, or any combination of the above. The Security Standards Council is a global forum…

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