Category: Online Payments

The Importance of Great Customer Service in the Merchant Industry
Featured Article The Importance of Great Customer Service in the Merchant Industry

Payment processing is at the heart of every swipe, tap, or entry of a credit or debit payment, making it a crucial service that all merchants depend on. If you’re like most merchants, low fees and value-added services might be the first thing that comes to mind when evaluating potential processing partners, but there’s a […]

How to Select the Best eCommerce Merchant Services How to Select the Best eCommerce Merchant Services
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Your ecommerce merchant services provider is one of the easiest factors to overlook when it comes to the success or failure of your ecommerce business. It can be easy to assume that all merchant services providers are the same, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The processing partner you choose will impact everything […]

What is a Payment Gateway and How Does it Work What is a Payment Gateway and How Does it Work?
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Payment gateways are an important technology used by every single merchant that accepts credit or debit card transactions, both online and off. But many merchants don’t understand what payment gateways are or how they work, and, as a result, they may be using a payment gateway system that doesn’t properly meet their needs or costs […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Webinar Replay: How to STOP Losing Money on Every Sale  WITHOUT Spending a Penny to Make it Happen Webinar Replay: How to STOP Losing Money on Every Sale WITHOUT Spending a Penny to Make it Happen
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Learn how to lower your credit card processing fees and save money.

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 […]

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 […]

Payment Processing Payment Processors and Payment Gateways – What’s the Difference and Which Do You Need?
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In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a strong online presence has never been clearer to merchants who have traditionally operated on a brick-and-mortar-only basis. But with the flood of new entrants to eCommerce comes a flood of questions as business owners struggle to navigate online sales. One question that comes […]

6 WooCommerce Plugins to Help Turn More Visitors Into Customers 6 WooCommerce Plugins to Help Turn More Visitors Into Customers
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WordPress has dominated the content management space for a decade or more, so it’s no surprise that WooCommerce, the CMS’ native eCommerce platform, currently powers over a quarter of all online stores. Much like WordPress, one of the biggest strengths of WooCommerce is the number of third-party plugins available to augment and enhance the platform’s […]

Reopening Your Small Business Reopening Your Small Business – The Importance of a Good Plan and a Good Partner
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There is no telling when COVID-19 will recede for good, and there’s a very high chance that a second wave will occur, setting us all back significantly. But regardless of when the pandemic finally ends, the world is going to be a very different place, and some of the habits we’ve learned during these troubling […]