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Featured Article Next-Day Funding in Ecommerce: How Faster Access to Funds Impacts Online Merchants

A lot goes into running a business, and while many merchants love their work, at the end of the day it’s all about the money. Unfortunately for many merchants, particularly ecommerce merchants, the fruits of their labor are often delayed by the logistics involved in electronic payment processing. Every dollar that doesn’t come in as […]

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 […]

POS merchant account services system POS Financing: What Is It and Why Should Merchants Consider Getting Onboard
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American consumers are unquestionably big fans of credit, with almost a quarter of all purchases made using credit cards in 2019. But, while most consumers are comfortable pulling out their plastic and enjoying the benefits of accessible credit, the sting of high-interest rates can still be a major purchase deterrent – especially on large purchases. […]

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 […]

Is it Zoom or Nothing? Video Conferencing Options for Small Businesses Is it Zoom or Nothing? Video Conferencing Options for Small Businesses
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With government-mandated shutdowns impacting countries all around the world, many businesses have been forced to embrace full-staff work-from-home models in order to keep the proverbial doors open. In turn, video conferencing tools have become indispensable, as daily meetings have moved from the boardroom to the living room. Small businesses looking for new video conferencing tools […]

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 […]

Contactless Payments What Are Contactless Payments and Are They Right for Your Business? Part Two
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In part one of this series, we discussed the basics of contactless payments, how they work, and the exceptional convenience that they offer to consumers and businesses alike. In part two, we’ll look at an emerging benefit that has come into focus in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak – improved public health. We’ll […]

What Are Contactless Payments What Are Contactless Payments and Are They Right for Your Business? Part One
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Contactless payment has become a hot topic in the wake of the global pandemic. Across the United States and around the globe, merchants who have previously relied on cash-heavy sales and traditional card payments are now faced with the pressing need to upgrade their systems and bring their transaction processing into the 21st century. But […]

Restaurant’s Online Ordering 5 Tactics to Improve Your Restaurant’s Online Ordering and Sales Volume
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Online ordering has seen an enormous boost during the COVID-19 pandemic, in which restaurants have been forced to close their dining rooms and hungry customers’ only option has been delivery or curbside pickup. As a result, more and more independent restaurants are looking to get online for the first time or to expand their existing […]

Should You Consider Switching Your POS Should You Consider Switching Your POS – Five Reasons it Might Be Time to Make a Change
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With businesses getting ready to spool back up in the wake of nation-wide shutdowns and restrictions, many merchants will be firing their POS systems back up for the first time in months. But are they firing up the right POS? The amount of variation in POS systems available on the market is immense, with each […]

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 […]