Online Businesses

Benefits of Selling Online

Traditional stores are convenient in certain situations. While shopping online offers a wider variety of color and style options, nothing beats the sensory pleasure of, say, fabric on your skin or trying on a garment and experiencing how it makes you feel. There is also the excitement of leaving the house and mingling with other…

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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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What is a QR Code and Do You Need One?

A Quick Response code or QR code is the trademark for a two-dimensional barcode first designed in Japan. A barcode is a machine readable optical label that contains information about an item to which it is attached. A QR code uses four standardized encoding modes about the item – numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary and kanji (modern…

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Payment Processing Integration Can Help Your Business

The first and most obvious benefit of integrating payment processing with accounting and other business applications will save you time and money, and more importantly reduce potentially costly errors. Through reports generated you will also get a better overview of your business. If you are manually entering and reconciling payments to billing, you are wasting…

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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 do I Need to Know About PCI Compliance?

PCI stands for Payment Card Industry. The full term is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) but most people know it as just PCI. PCI is a monitoring system that was developed by five of the biggest card companies in the world. It was created to protect businesses and consumers from card fraud…

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What is a Merchant Account Service and Why Should I Use it?

A merchant account service offers merchants, or businesses, a link between credit card holders and an acceptor, a bank, who in turn links all the aforementioned to payment brands, or credit card providers like American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. This process is all controlled by strict agreements and regulated by laws and compliance regulations…

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