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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Where’s My Money? Why Funding Can Take So Long and How Merchants Can Gain Access to Their Funds Faster Where’s My Money? Why Funding Can Take So Long and How Merchants Can Gain Access to Their Funds Faster
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There are few things more satisfying than checking your numbers after a strong day of sales. But what is far less satisfying is having to wait days – often half a week or more – to enjoy the fruits of those sales due to annoyingly long hold periods imposed by your merchant services provider. That’s […]