Category: Merchant Services

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.    […]

How to Use TOAST POS: Getting Your Restaurant Setup How to Use TOAST POS: Getting Your Restaurant Setup
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If you’re considering switching your restaurant over to Toast POS, you have some decisions to make regarding your services, your hardware, and – importantly – your transaction fees. The following is a brief overview of what it takes to start using Toast POS, its unique benefits, and what the alternatives are if it isn’t the […]

New Trends in EMV Payments New Trends in EMV Payments
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The past few years have seen a sea of change in the payments industry and the role that EMV payment cards play in the lives of consumers. Worldwide health measures have changed the way we pay in-person, and, today, cash is no longer king – so much so that many consumers no longer carry any […]

How Advanced Merchant Reporting Can Improve Business Intelligence How Advanced Merchant Reporting Can Improve Business Intelligence
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Knowledge is power, yet many merchants operate with an incomplete picture of their payment processing, their transaction history, their ongoing and historical disputes, and more. Advanced merchant reporting tools offered by some payment processors are designed to provide merchants with insights into those key areas in a fast, efficient, and easily-digestible way.  Merchant reporting tools […]

What are POS Integrations? How POS Software Delivers More Value What are POS Integrations? How POS Software Delivers More Value
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Point-of-sale systems are mission-critical tools for retailers and restaurants, providing the system through which sales are made, and inventory is controlled. But POS systems can do a lot more than just process transactions if a merchant has the right integrations. Integrations allow merchants to squeeze extra value out of their POS systems, simplifying tasks, leveraging […]

How Apple Cash and the Apple Card are Changing the Game How Apple Cash and the Apple Card are Changing the Game
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Apple is arguably the biggest name in consumer tech, and with so many people around the world using their devices, the advent of digital wallets made it clear they’d be a dominant player in payments as well. The success of Apple’s digital wallet, Apple Pay, proved that its users were ready for Apple-branded mobile digital […]

Toast POS Review: The Ups and Downs of a Top Restaurant POS Toast POS Review: The Ups and Downs of a Top Restaurant POS
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Toast POS is one of the most popular point-of-sale systems in the restaurant industry. It’s known for feature-rich and easy-to-use software and a wide variety of hardware options. But while Toast POS is both highly capable and user-friendly, it does have some notable drawbacks, including the cost of payment processing and dependence on proprietary hardware. […]

Merchant Services Quotes - What to Look For In Payment Processing Merchant Services Quotes – What to Look For In Payment Processing
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Choosing a new payment processor is an important task, as payments are at the core of all businesses. But with so many options on the market, it can be hard for merchants to know how to differentiate one processor from another. When requesting a merchant services quote, many business owners will focus on price and […]

American Express OptBlue Program Tips American Express OptBlue Program Tips
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Amex OptBlue is a program designed to make American Express payments more accessible to small businesses. Traditionally, the high barriers to entry on the network and the extremely high transaction fees made American Express more trouble than it was worth for smaller merchants. To remedy that problem, the company created the Amex OptBlue program, which […]

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 […]

Simple Merchant Services Make Doing Business Easier Simple Merchant Services Make Doing Business Easier
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Payment processing is a complex industry with a lot of moving parts, a lot of tech, and a lot of security rules. But, for the end merchant, all that complexity represents a needless source of headaches and potential business interruptions. The best payment processors offer simple merchant services that allow businesses to focus solely on […]

What is a Retail POS System? What is a Retail POS System?
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A retail POS, or point-of-sale system, is a combination of hardware and software designed to facilitate purchases at a checkout counter in retail and dining. A POS effectively automates most of the functions of an old cash register. Rather than having to punch in a product’s information and price and manually apply taxes, a POS […]

How to Get a Credit Card Reader Payment Gateway for my Business? How to Get a Credit Card Reader Payment Gateway for my Business?
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Having a payment gateway that accepts credit cards on-site is important for most modern businesses, and it’s an absolute must for retail businesses, where cash-only sales are all but extinct. But how do you go about getting a credit card reader? The good news is that getting set up with a reader isn’t that hard, […]

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 […]

5 Things To Know About PCI Basics And PCI Compliance  5 Things To Know About PCI Basics And PCI Compliance 
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With the retail world rapidly moving online, many companies are turning to online sales and e-commerce to keep pace with our evolving market. However, if retailers want to join the vast world of online sales, there are rules and procedures they have to follow, both to protect themselves from fines and their customers’ private information. […]

6 Things Every Small Business Needs To Succeed  6 Things Every Small Business Needs To Succeed 
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Making it today as a small business can be challenging. Between having to compete with big corporations and the ever-growing online market, it’s never been harder for brick and mortar stores. However, several tools, techniques, and technologies can help you integrate into the modern online market.