Category: E-Commerce

What is a Payment Gateway?
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Payment gateways are a crucial tool in both ecommerce and brick-and-mortar sales, but many merchants don’t necessarily understand what their gateways do or why they really need to have one at all. With that in mind, the following is a quick refresher on what gateways are, how they work, and why they’re so important.    […]

What is a Payment Gateway? What is a Payment Gateway?
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Payment gateways are a crucial tool in both ecommerce and brick-and-mortar sales, but many merchants don’t necessarily understand what their gateways do or why they really need to have one at all. With that in mind, the following is a quick refresher on what gateways are, how they work, and why they’re so important.    […]

What is an Ecommerce Payment Gateway? What is an Ecommerce Payment Gateway?
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Payment gateways are software tools that enable transaction processing by acting as the bridge between the end customer and a merchant’s payment processor. Every transaction – both online and off – goes through some type of payment gateway. In ecommerce, payment gateways provide everything from payment data encryption to two-way communication to fraud protection and […]

What Is An Ecommerce Merchant? What Is An Ecommerce Merchant?
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An ecommerce merchant is a business that sells online and utilizes payment processing services to collect card payments. In a terminology-heavy industry like payment processing, it can be easy for confusion to arise about what certain terms mean and don’t mean. “Merchant” is one of those terms, and many people incorrectly assume that all businesses […]

10 Things to Know When Opening a New Merchant Account 10 Things to Know When Opening a New Merchant Account
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A merchant account is a mission-critical piece of the payments puzzle for most full-time business owners doing any kind of significant sales volume. But for new and experienced merchants alike, the process of getting set up with a new account can seem opaque and even difficult. Independent sales organizations (ISO) – sales companies that work […]

Loyalty Programs Loyalty Programs for Small Businesses
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As a small business owner, you should always be on the lookout for ways to improve your customer offerings to drive customer loyalty and satisfaction. There are a few things that have historically benefited small businesses such as loyalty programs, customer reviews, and community engagement. The bottom line is that without satisfied customers, your business […]

Mobile Merchant Services 8 Industries That Really Benefits from Mobile Merchant Services and Why
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Mobile merchant services enable businesses to easily accept payments from a mobile device at any time, from anywhere. These services are essential for increasing reach for small businesses and growing customer satisfaction for larger businesses. There are many industries that can greatly benefit from having mobile merchant services, some of which may surprise you. Here […]

Chargebacks 4 Things to Know About Chargebacks and How to Prevent Them
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One thing that any business should be aware of when processing digital payments are chargebacks and chargeback prevention. Chargebacks can have a huge impact on business owners, especially for small businesses. The last thing that a business owner wants is to have to refund a customer for services rendered or products shipped, especially when there […]

Ecommerce vs. B&M Retail? Should You Take Your Business Online? Ecommerce vs. B&M Retail? Should You Take Your Business Online?
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Retail ecommerce is already worth over 431 billion dollars in the United States alone and is set to exceed $563 billion by 2025. Simply put, your customers are already online. If you’re still weighing the pros and cons of selling on the web, now is the time to take the plunge. Expanding your sales to […]

Apple Pay Adoption Challenges in 2022 and Beyond Apple Pay Adoption Challenges in 2022 and Beyond
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Apple Pay and other digital wallets, like Google Pay and Samsung Pay, are mobile payment technologies that allow users to pay for things with a simple tap of their phone or the click of a single button online. They offer speed, convenience, and, thanks to built-in biometric ID, heightened security. It comes as no surprise […]

Where is Magento Commerce Heading? Where is Magento Commerce Heading?
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When Adobe announced their acquisition of Magneto in 2018, it was clear the software giant was making a play at becoming the top dog in ecommerce. Now, the final stage of the rollout of the merged product is underway, and Magneto is set to undergo some significant changes, including a fresh rebrand, a permanent move […]

Apple Pay Compatible Benefits Of Being Apple Pay Compatible
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Apple Pay is a popular service for contactless payments, and becoming compatible with its system can enhance your business in several ways. If you’re a merchant that has never heard of Apple Pay or you’re simply on the fence about taking that step, it’s important to take a look at the benefits of Apple Pay. […]

What's The Difference Between a Payment Gateway and a Payment Processor? What’s The Difference Between a Payment Gateway and a Payment Processor?
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Online sales are the norm today and are growing more popular and ubiquitous each year. According to the US census bureau, in 2020, e-commerce sales now account for roughly 14% of all retail sales – an increase of nearly 8% from 2015. With more people utilizing e-commerce each year, it pays for retailers to integrate […]

Apple Pay Digital Transactions & Mobile Payments 101
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Digital transactions — credit cards, online payment gateways, Apple Pay — have already supplanted cash as our preferred payment method, with cash falling even further out of favor in the wake of the global pandemic. Yet, despite growing consumer demand for a wider and wider array of electronic payment options, there are still merchants all […]

How to Select the Best eCommerce Merchant Services How to Select the Best eCommerce Merchant Services
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Your ecommerce merchant services provider is one of the easiest factors to overlook when it comes to the success or failure of your ecommerce business. It can be easy to assume that all merchant services providers are the same, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The processing partner you choose will impact everything […]

Advantages of Mobile Merchant Account Services Advantages of Mobile Merchant Account Services
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Mobile merchant account services enable merchants to free payments from the front checkout and start taking them on the move, where and when they’re needed. Systems include wifi-based handheld payment terminals paired with point-of-sale systems, card readers that can be plugged into any smartphone or tablet, and digital wallets like Apple Pay that turn the […]

The Most Common Merchant Services Offered by Payment Processors The Most Common Merchant Services Offered by Payment Processors
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Every business looking to make credit or debit card sales will eventually have to engage with some type of payment processor, also sometimes known as a merchant services provider. These companies offer a number of products and services designed to facilitate secure, convenient card transactions, but they also offer a wide variety of value-added services […]

What is a Payment Gateway and How Does it Work What is a Payment Gateway and How Does it Work?
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Payment gateways are an important technology used by every single merchant that accepts credit or debit card transactions, both online and off. But many merchants don’t understand what payment gateways are or how they work, and, as a result, they may be using a payment gateway system that doesn’t properly meet their needs or costs […]

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 […]