Payment Gateways

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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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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What Equipment do I Need to Open a Merchant Account?

Opening a merchant card service account has little to do with what equipment you have initially, and more to do with what type of business you run, your customer base and your market risk standing. As with any long-term service, you will complete an application form that will include certain relevant information and will be…

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What is a Payment Gateway?

What is a payment gateway, and why does an online store need one? A payment gateway is a secure service provided by a merchant card processing service that allows your online shop to accept credit card payments via your website. This will almost certainly increase your sales because the software runs 24 hours a day…

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What is a SSL Certificate and Why Does my Online Business Need One?

If you are running an online business where customers select products via a shopping cart and pay by credit card utilizing an online payment processing gateway installed on your website, a SSL Certificate will ensure your customers’ credit card information is secure. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted…

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Wisconsin Merchants Make More Cheddar with Charge.com

When most Americans think of Wisconsin, they think of cheese. While the state does provide many other regions with products made from milk, America’s Dairyland is more than just one big pasture. Each year, thousands and thousands of visitors pour into Wisconsin to marvel at its many wonders. The state is home to not one,…

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