Access to capital is one of the most pressing challenges for small businesses, especially during times of rapid growth. That makes the ability to find an affordable business loan and capital sources one of the keys to healthy growth and long-term success. But where can a small business go to get that much-needed capital in a pinch? Below we’ll look at three of the most popular options many businesses look to, and one that most small businesses rarely think about, despite the fact that it might be the best of all.
Strong positive cash flow is one of the single most important factors in maintaining a healthy business, and anything you can do to boost and protect it is worthwhile. BAMS has designed a number of solutions to help ensure our merchants always have the positive cash flow they need to keep operations running smoothly and growth increasing steadily. Those include financial solutions aimed at directly impacting cash flow, as well as technological solutions provided by the free access our merchants get to IRIS CRM – the leading customer resource management tool in the payments industry. The following are four of the top features BAMS offers to help you ensure healthy cash flow, representing just a few of the unmatched benefits of partnering with us.
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 – have a lot to think about, as each company provides highly capable and feature-rich offerings. However, there are some significant differences between the three, and this article aims to compare and contrast them in three key areas; pricing, support, and onboard features.
Not all merchant accounts are created equal, and from fees – to support – to hardware, and beyond, there are countless factors that determine which is the best for you and your business. One of the most important factors is fund availability – how prompt your payment processor is in depositing the funds from sales into your bank account. Funding speed can vary significantly from provider to provider, and when choosing a processor, businesses looking to ensure their financial health should always look for next-day funding.
BAMS is the industry leader in payment processing, trusted by thousands of merchants across the globe. That success is due to our full suite of features designed to help businesses like yours accept electronic payments with less fuss, and lower fees. BAMS has been designed from the ground up to provide all of the functionality needed by both our online and offline partners, and thanks to that client-focused design, 98% of our users report lower stress when working with BAMS merchant accounts. Here are just a few of the many features BAMS offers to our clients in both digital and brick-and-mortar sales.
Merchant services play a large role in your business. They help you collect revenue, but they also impact your expenses. Find the right company that doesn’t disrupt your cash flow.
The one thing better than getting money is getting it faster. It used to be that with merchant accounts, getting your transaction money in the bank in 24 hours was considered fast. After all, there are still a few companies out there that take 3 days! Now, however, even 24 hours is slow. That’s because it’s possible to have the money in your account in just 12 hours – next day funding.
Waiting for the next day, 24 to 48 hours for your merchant transactions to hit your bank account may not seem like a big deal when you first open a business. After all, a regular job would make you wait a week or two before you get paid. Soon, though, you will find that financial needs are different when you’re the owner of the company. Now, you have to have the financial flexibility to be able to pay for emergency needs right away or else start losing money.
Providing customers with the ability to pay for a product or service with a credit card is an incredible service that could result in far greater revenues for the business. However, when you sell a product with a credit card, you often are not able to receive your actual payment for up to 72 hours due to slow processing times. Fortunately, there is a service that can provide you with your money from a sale within 12 hours or the next day funding. This can benefit a company in a number of different ways.
Many merchant processors only offer funding for completed transactions with a two- or three-day delay. If you’re used to this, you may not realize how much this is affecting your business, but it shouldn’t take much thought before you can think of some problems it has caused. New businesspeople can also easily envision scenarios in which a delay in the funding of a bank account can cause plenty of problems. Here are some scenarios that are caused by funding lag: