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Selling to businesses (or governments) is a different proposition than selling to consumers because the value of the average sale is so much higher — often in the tens of thousands and potentially ranging up into the millions. In the B2B world, security is at an even higher premium than normal, and cost management is […]

B2B Merchant Account Service B2B Merchant Account Service
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Selling to businesses (or governments) is a different proposition than selling to consumers because the value of the average sale is so much higher — often in the tens of thousands and potentially ranging up into the millions. In the B2B world, security is at an even higher premium than normal, and cost management is […]

B2B Merchant Processing Solutions B2B Merchant Processing Solutions
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When businesses buy things from each other, how do they do it? While extremely large capital purchases are sometimes made with bank transfers, you might be surprised at just how often even large business expenses are paid for with credit cards. However, accepting B2B credit card payments on major sales is generally not the same […]

The Top 5 Clover Apps Just the Best Clover Apps – The Top 5 Clover Apps to Improve Your POS Today
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Clover is one of the world’s leading POS systems, with over $133 billion in card transactions processed annually for thousands of merchants around the globe. One major selling point that draws many of those merchants to the Clover POS is the robust app market that offers over 150 easy-to-install upgrades and enhancements. The app market […]

Toast Merchant Services Toast Merchant Services – Benefits and Drawbacks of Processing Payments with the Toast POS
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Toast is one of the premier merchant services providers in the restaurant industry, offering a full suite of products and services designed specifically to help restaurateurs do business and accept payments. But with so many POS systems and payment processors available on the market, determining whether Toast is the right partner can be difficult for […]

Fundomate Loan Fundomate and BAMS Provide Fast, Easy Small Business Loans
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If there is one lesson the global COVID-19 pandemic taught business owners, it’s the importance of having access to the money needed to get through times of emergency. A strong emergency fund is the first line of defense, but whether the money is to ride out a storm, finance a new capital project, or anything […]

©Jerome Cid/123RF.COM Amex OptBlue Credit Card Processing for Small Business
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Accepting American Express cards hasn’t always been easy – especially for small business owners. When consumers think “credit card,” Visa and Mastercard are generally the two brands that come to mind first, because those two cards, along with Discover cards, are accepted by effectively every single merchant that offers credit card payments. For decades, American […]

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Payment Processor Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Payment Processor
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When business is tight, it becomes more important than ever for merchants to squeeze every ounce of value they can from their operations – including payment processing. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with widespread closures and tightening consumer spending habits, many merchants are on the market for new payment processing partners that can […]

What is OptBlue by American Express® What is OptBlue by American Express?
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“Don’t do business without it” is the merchant-side slogan of American Express. Yet, for decades, countless merchants have done exactly that. American Express processing was expensive and couldn’t be mixed with payment processing for any other card company, making it more problematic than it was worth for most small merchants. As a result, many stores […]

Apple Pay for Merchants Apple Pay for Merchants
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Digital wallets are new payment solutions offered by a wide variety of operating system and device manufacturers that allow users to store an entire wallet’s worth of cards in digital format on their smartphones, tablets, and even watches. Apple Pay is the digital wallet that comes stock on all iPhones and all new MacBooks, making […]

BAMS What's New for Your Business in 2021 BAMS: What’s New for Your Business in 2021
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With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start looking ahead to the new trends and technologies that will define the payments space in 2021. Industry news for January is still heavily impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and includes new resources for merchants around the country, a brand new cloud-based mobile POS, and […]

Mobile Payments Three Different Types of Mobile Payments Explained — How Consumers Pay with their Phones in 2021
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Mobile devices have become an ingrained and integral part of our daily lives. Today, over 80% of adults in the United States own a smartphone, and roughly half own a tablet. More than just communication tools, those mobile devices exist to entertain us and make our lives easier, and, unsurprisingly, they’ve become a go-to tool […]

The Restaurant Industry Continues to Struggle Amid COVID-19 in 2021 The Restaurant Industry Continues to Struggle Amid COVID-19 in 2021
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COVID-19 has caused enormous hardships for small business owners across the vast majority of industries, but perhaps no sector has been hit harder than food service. The rapid spread of the virus has damaged the restaurant industry in two major ways; far-reaching regulatory restrictions and changes to consumer behavior.

All About Next-Day Funding Merchant Account Services All About Next-Day Funding Merchant Account Services
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Nobody likes waiting to access money they have rightfully earned. Yet, that’s the situation the vast majority of merchants are forced to deal with on every single sale they make due to the standard funding holds imposed by most payment processors. Those processors’ merchant accounts don’t give merchants access to the funds from their sales […]

Ecommerce trends 2021 COVID-19 Ecommerce in 2021 – 3 Online Business Trends for a Post-COVID World
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2020 was an unprecedented year for brick and mortar merchants, as the global COVID-19 pandemic saw many businesses forced to close and strict guidelines put in place limiting in-store activities. In turn, consumers flocked online, boosting ecommerce sales by 45% year-over-year and accelerating ecommerce adoption by as much as five years. Consumer habits are like […]

Touch Screen POS 2021 Best Touch Screen POS Systems for Retail Merchants
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A touch screen point-of-sale (POS) system is like a typical POS system, but the software operates on handheld devices and tablets, rather than traditional POS hardware. Touch screen POS systems are web-based and can synchronize in real time to a variety of other software solutions, enabling merchants to monitor their businesses from anywhere in the […]

Successful Loyalty Model in Merchant Payments Successful Loyalty Model in Merchant Payments
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Have you ever stamped a card in anticipation of a free coffee? Presented a swipe card to gain points towards your next gallon of gas? Signed up for a payment card offering a percentage of your purchase back? If so, you’re already very familiar with customer loyalty programs.  Loyalty programs represent a great way to […]

Apple Pay for Small Businesses Apple Pay for Small Businesses – Getting Started with a Must-Have Payment Option for 2021 and Beyond
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Apple Pay is Apple’s proprietary electronic payment solution, working hand-in-hand with Apple Wallet, the company’s card storage platform. Its userbase is growing extremely rapidly, and the system is well on its way to handling one out of every ten card payments by 2025. To use Apple Pay, users program their debit and credit card information […]

Commerce in a Post-COVID World: Are Contactless Payments the Solution? Commerce in a Post-COVID World: Are Contactless Payments the Solution?
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The global spread of COVID-19 threw the entire globe into chaos, and businesses all over the world suddenly found themselves operating under new, strict rules – if they were allowed to operate at all. That put an enormous strain on the entirety of retail, with few sectors emerging unscathed. But limited access to the businesses […]