Category: Merchant Services

Get your Business Money Faster with Next Day Funding
Featured Article Get your Business Money Faster with Next Day Funding

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 […]

POS 4 Best Touch Screen POS for 2019
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From retail stores to restaurants and beyond, hardwired cash registers are giving way to flexible, mobile point of sale (POS) systems designed to make it as easy as possible for customers to pay and for employees and management to go about daily tasks like inventory management, stock ordering, reporting, and more. LightSpeed Retail, ShopKeep, TouchBistro, […]

Merchant Services Clover GO vs. Square – Which is Better for You?
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Square is almost synonymous with phone-based mobile payment processing, but Clover – a company owned by processing giant First Data – has been carving out their own chunk of the market and making a name for themselves with availability in retail settings like Sam’s Club. Each company offers a small card reader designed to integrate […]

Worldpay Fine Print Make Sure You Read the Fine Print with Worldpay – You Could Be Paying Extra Fees Unexpectedly
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In 2017, a class-action lawsuit was brought against Worldpay Inc. alleging that 200,000 merchants were overcharged with unexpected markups and additional fees. Worldpay settled that lawsuit for $52 million, but it’s recently come to light that, despite the settlement, Worldpay may not have changed the practices that led to that legal trouble in the first […]

Chargebacks 5 Effective Tips to Win More Chargebacks
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Chargebacks are a reality of accepting card payments, and no merchant doing any significant volume can avoid them altogether. Sometimes a chargeback is outright fraudulent, and many are the result of poor customer service or misunderstandings between merchants and customers. But whatever the reason may be, merchants need to be ready to fight back when […]

Alternatives to Shopify The Best Alternatives to Shopify in 2019
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Shopify is a great platform, and its ease of use has resulted in skyrocketing popularity over the last few years. But as an all-in-one solution, Shopify also comes with some major downsides – namely the costs. As with all third-party payment processors, the fees charged by Shopify on transactions are higher than the fees charged […]

Saves Businesses Thousands Annually BAMS Low Cost Payment Processing Saves Businesses Thousands Annually
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BAMS has been offering electronic payment processing solutions to thousands of merchants all across the globe for well over a decade. Our experience and commitment to customer satisfaction and savings mean that there are a number of significant benefits to choosing BAMS as a payment processor – benefits that our competitors simply can’t match. From […]

closeup of businessman working on financial spreadsheet on laptop rearview Why Is Interchange-Plus Pricing the Most Advantageous Merchant Account Pricing Format?
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A merchant’s profitability is determined largely by the costs of doing business, and one of the most common costs merchants in the digital age run into is the fees associated with processing card payments. Many merchants just assume that all payment processors and all fee structures are alike, but that couldn’t be more untrue. Merchant […]

Fees Understanding Merchant Fees – Which Fees Are Common for A Merchant Account Statement?
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Credit card transaction processing fees seem simple on the surface, but the overall fees are actually made up of many smaller fees, sometimes numbering in the dozens. In the interest of transparency and regulatory compliance, payment processors break down all of those fees on their merchants’ monthly statements. That’s good for both the processor and […]

Merchant Account Provider Which Merchant Account Provider is Better – BAMS, Braintree or QuickBooks Merchant Services?
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Choosing a merchant services provider is a serious task and picking the wrong merchant account can result in headaches with integration, unnecessarily high fees, and delays in deposits reaching a merchant’s bank account. Merchants choosing between BAMS, Braintree, and QuickBooks Merchant Services – three of the most popular merchant services providers on the market – […]

Merger Does Size Matter? In an Age of Major Mergers, what do Merchants Gain from Going Big?
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On May 28th, 2019, payment processing giants Global Payments and TSYS officially announced a merger in a deal worth 21.5 billion dollars. That merger was just the latest in a series of mergers and acquisitions that have seen some of the industry’s largest players become even larger. In fact, the Global/TSYS merger was the third […]

Restaurant Payments Is Square the Best Payment Processor for Restaurants?
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Ever since the introduction of the original Square Reader – the small, white plastic magstripe reader that plugs right into the headphone jack of a smartphone – Square has been a widely recognized brand name among small businesses and entrepreneurs. There is no question the Square Reader was revolutionary for pop-up shops, mobile businesses, and […]

Best Choice - five stars Stripe Alternatives: How BAMS Stacks Up Against Stripe’s Payment Processing Solutions
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Since its initial launch in 2011, San Francisco-based Stripe has become one of the most recognizable brand names in online payment processing. Used by online businesses in over 200 countries, Stripe has recently expanded its electronic payments offerings with the introduction of its in-store card reader, the Stripe Terminal.  Stripe has a number of third-party […]

Emailed Invoices How Emailed Invoices Can Help You Get Paid Faster
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Cash flow is everything, and one of the biggest keys to success in business is keeping accounts receivable to a minimum. The faster your invoices get paid, the healthier your company’s finances will be, and the better you’ll sleep at night. That means using any tool that can help you collect payment faster is a […]

Interchange Fees The Basics of Interchange Fees – What They Are, What They Cover, and How They’re Calculated
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Merchants are all painfully aware of the fact they’re charged fees on the card transaction they put through, but many don’t understand what those fees are made up of. While those fees contain a number of different components, the largest portion is made up of the interchange fee. Interchange fees are charged on every single […]

Authorize.Net With Your BigCommerce Store How to Setup Authorize.Net With Your BigCommerce Store
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BigCommerce is one of the top E-commerce platforms currently available and is the #1 enterprise cloud solution for companies doing $1 million or more annually. Based on that success it’s no surprise that BigCommerce is specifically designed to make it as easy as possible to integrate leading payment gateways, including Authorize.Net. PayPal Powered by Braintree […]

POS merchant account services system Top Retail POS of 2019
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Providing shoppers with a smooth POS, easy checkout experience is key to generating return business and a loyal customer base. There are few things that can frustrate a customer more than waiting in a long line once they’ve made their buying decision or running into trouble with systems at the cash. That’s why it’s so […]

PayPal, Square, or Stripe When is a Third-Party Processor like PayPal, Square, or Stripe Right for You?
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The thrid-party electronic payments industry is a hotly contested marketplace, with a wide array of different payment solutions for merchants to choose from. Unfortunately, sometimes that level of choice can lead to indecision. It isn’t uncommon for merchants to respond by signing up for the providers that they’re most familiar with. Sometimes that might mean […]

Restaurant POS System Top Mobile Restaurant POS Systems of 2019
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A point-of-sale system is an important factor in a restaurant’s success for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it’s the system that facilitates all electronic payments, and in a world where plastic is king, a flawlessly operating POS is a must. On top of that, paying the bill is often the last step of […]