Category: Merchant Services

The Importance of Great Customer Service in the Merchant Industry
Featured Article The Importance of Great Customer Service in the Merchant Industry

Payment processing is at the heart of every swipe, tap, or entry of a credit or debit payment, making it a crucial service that all merchants depend on. If you’re like most merchants, low fees and value-added services might be the first thing that comes to mind when evaluating potential processing partners, but there’s a […]

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 […]

Get your Business Money Faster with Next Day Funding Get your Business Money Faster with Next Day Funding
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Next day funding is a feature offered by some payment processors that sees the funds from a merchant’s batched transactions hit their account in as little as a single business day, with no standard hold applied. Processors set a cutoff time, and the funds from any transaction batched before that time will be available in […]

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 […]

How B2B Merchant Account Services Enable Sales to Businesses How B2B Merchant Account Services Enable Sales to Businesses
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B2B payments are a special subset of payment processing that share certain similarities with consumer payments but also have some key differences, namely in the types of technology used to process them. B2B merchant account services are designed to ensure merchants have the reporting and security technology they need to meet the higher standards required […]

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 […]

Mobile Merchant Account Processing Mobile Merchant Account Processing
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Cash payments have fallen out of favor, making up only 12% of transactions in the U.S. in 2020. The global COVID-19 pandemic has driven that down even further as health-conscious consumers have flocked to contactless payments. With card payments now the standard, even the smallest merchants need to find ways to move away from cash […]

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 […]

Why Toast POS is a Top Choice for Restaurant Owners Everywhere Why Toast POS is a Top Choice for Restaurant Owners Everywhere
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Toast is one of the leading point-of-sale systems in the world, consistently earning top rankings, particularly in the restaurant industry. There are a number of reasons why so many restaurant owners lean on Toast POS for their dine-in and online ordering operations, including the company’s specialization and the robust set of add-on products that integrate […]

Retail Merchant Services - Flexible Payment Solutions for Small Businesses Retail Merchant Services – Flexible Payment Solutions for Small Businesses
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BAMS Retail Merchant Services Key Points: BAMS offers guaranteed low pricing thanks to our transparent interchange-plus pricing model.  BAMS offers unparalleled customer service delivered by your own dedicated support team including even the most complex tasks like PCI compliance.  BAMS merchants can get access to their funds in as little as ten hours with BAMS […]

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 […]

Ecommerce Merchant Services Basics Ecommerce Merchant Services Basics
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Between an ecommerce merchant’s checkout screen and their bank account, there are many moving parts involved in processing a single credit card payment. It’s complex, and each step adds value and helps maintain the ecosystem that enables near-instantaneous payments both online and in-store. But while most merchants know that they need assistance to process credit […]

What is a Payment Gateway? What is a Payment Gateway?
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When customers make card payments, they enter their information online or tap in-store, and a second or two later are on their way. Very little thought goes into what’s happening behind the scenes to make that near-instantaneous process possible, but there are actually a lot of moving parts involved, one of which is the merchant’s […]

Accepting Apple Pay in your Ecommerce Store Accepting Apple Pay in Your Ecommerce Store
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Apple Pay is the native digital wallet that ships installed on all new Apple devices, and it is quickly becoming one of the most important payment methods in the online shopping space. Connecting with today’s online consumer is all about the experience. A clunky, difficult shopping experience will result in high bounce rates and lost […]

Apple Pay Accept Apple Pay in Your Business Now. It’s Easy!
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Apple Pay is Apple’s proprietary digital wallet payment system, which utilizes the Apple Wallet installed stock on all iPhones, iPads, and all MacBooks with built-in touch ID. Digital wallets like Apple Pay allow users to load all of their payment cards (and even some loyalty cards) into their devices in digital format, eliminating the need […]

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 […]