Category: Merchant Services

Next Day Funding And Your Business
Featured Article Next Day Funding And Your Business

Next day funding is a credit card processing feature that sees the funds from a merchant’s sales hit their bank account in a single business day.  If you’re currently taking credit card payments, you’re probably used to waiting at least two business days to access your funds. Next day funding eliminates that wait. It shortens […]

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 […]

What Merchant Services Providers Do: How Companies Like BAMS Help Businesses Like Yours Succeed What Merchant Services Providers Do: How Companies Like BAMS Help Businesses Like Yours Succeed
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Merchant services providers have a huge role to play in the success of all companies accepting electronic payments, both online and in-store. But, whether you choose to partner with a third-party processor like PayPal or to open up your own personal merchant account through a company like BAMS, it’s important that you understand exactly what […]

Is Toast a Good POS system? The Pros and Cons of Putting Toast to Work in Your Restaurant Is Toast a Good POS system? The Pros and Cons of Putting Toast to Work in Your Restaurant
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Toast is a software company that provides restaurants with point-of-sale systems, as well as a host of other products covering ordering, management, and payment solutions. Toast’s flagship product is its Android-based cloud POS, which offers restauranteurs an easy-to-use, efficient software suite and simple, modular hardware. The success of that POS drove Toast’s value to over […]

Next-Day Funding in Merchant Services – The Advantages of Getting Your Money Faster Next-Day Funding in Merchant Services – The Advantages of Getting Your Money Faster
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Next-day funding is one of the most beneficial services a payment processing partner can offer to your business. The standard funding hold imposed by most merchant services providers can easily eat up two to three days between the time you make a sale and the time that money lands in your bank account. That’s valuable […]

Why Your Store Should Be Accepting Apple Pay – The Top 5 Reasons Apple Pay is a Must for Merchants in 2020 Why Your Store Should Be Accepting Apple Pay – The Top 5 Reasons Apple Pay is a Must for Merchants in 2020
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Successful retailers know two things: you have to give customers as many payment options as possible, and you have to ensure they can make those payments quickly. That ensures happy customers in brick and mortar environments and ensures minimized cart abandonment online. All merchants understand the importance of accepting debit and major credit cards, but […]

Next Day Funding Next Day Funding – How it Works and Why It’s So Important for Your Business
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Access to cash might be the most important financial factor in any merchant’s long-term operational success. Yet, many merchants don’t consider how their selection of a payment processing partner will impact that all-important liquidity. The delay between the moment a sale is made and the moment that money becomes accessible in the bank – also […]

Export Your Data From Stripe A Quick Guide on How to Export Your Data From Stripe
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There are a number of reasons Stripe customers might want to export their historic business data, not the least of which is a switch to a new payment processor. And while accessing and exporting that information is a straightforward process, some users are unaware of what they can access and where they have to go […]

What Does Volusion's Bankruptcy Mean for Your Business? What Does Volusion’s Bankruptcy Mean for Your Business?
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If you’re a merchant hosting an online store with Volusion, you’ve probably heard by now that the company has hit a rough patch. In late July 2020, Volusion quietly filed for bankruptcy. According to the company, the bankruptcy filing is meant to address an unstable capital structure that requires reorganization. But, regardless of why the […]

Cart Abandonment Tools Cart Abandonment Tools: Five Tools to Help You Get Shoppers Through Checkout
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Cart abandonment is the scourge of eCommerce. With over three-quarters of all carts abandoned, the amount of revenue that walks away from online stores each day is staggering. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of eCommerce tools designed to seamlessly integrate with your online store to help you reclaim that lost revenue. From email follow-ups […]

Apple Pay and WooCommerce Apple Pay And WooCommerce
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Why Your WooCommerce Store Needs Apple Pay and How to Get Setup WooCommerce powers well over a quarter of all online stores and the popularity is due to both the extreme ease of setting up and using the platform and the attractive, user-friendly shopping experience it provides to customers. But as well-designed as they are, […]

Apple Pay & BigCommerce Apple Pay and BigCommerce
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A Match Offering Major Benefits for Both Your Store and Your Customers BigCommerce is a full-featured and extremely popular eCommerce platform that brings all the infrastructure an eCommerce merchant could need into a single platform. If your store runs on BigCommerce, you also know that it offers a wide variety of checkout options designed to […]

Apple Pay Apple Pay Basics
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How Apple’s Growing Payments App Can Help Your Business Today We live in a world where convenience is king, and consumers expect as many payment options as possible. It’s also a world quickly trending towards a cashless economy in the wake of a global pandemic that has made contactless card payments the norm. Today, failing […]

What is PCI Compliance and How Does it Impact Merchants? What is PCI Compliance and How Does it Impact Merchants?
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Customer payment data is incredibly valuable – that’ why the bad guys are always trying to steal it. And when security is breached and a customer’s data is stolen, it can be a long and frustrating process for the customer to deal with. To ensure that consumers are as well insulated from that possibility as […]

Next-Day Funding Next Day Funding – What It Is and What It Means for Your Business
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Running a successful business is hard work, so it’s understandable that merchants want to enjoy the fruits of their labor as quickly as possible. But standard practices in the payment industry often require merchants to wait days – in some cases almost an entire week – to gain access to their money. That delay has […]