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What is a Payment Gateway?
Featured Article What is a Payment Gateway?

Payment gateways are a crucial tool in both ecommerce and brick-and-mortar sales, but many merchants don’t necessarily understand what their gateways do or why they really need to have one at all. With that in mind, the following is a quick refresher on what gateways are, how they work, and why they’re so important.    […]

How to Use TOAST POS: Getting Your Restaurant Setup How to Use TOAST POS: Getting Your Restaurant Setup
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If you’re considering switching your restaurant over to Toast POS, you have some decisions to make regarding your services, your hardware, and – importantly – your transaction fees. The following is a brief overview of what it takes to start using Toast POS, its unique benefits, and what the alternatives are if it isn’t the […]

How to Get a Credit Card Reader Payment Gateway for my Business? How to Get a Credit Card Reader Payment Gateway for my Business?
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Having a payment gateway that accepts credit cards on-site is important for most modern businesses, and it’s an absolute must for retail businesses, where cash-only sales are all but extinct. But how do you go about getting a credit card reader? The good news is that getting set up with a reader isn’t that hard, […]

Credit Card Processing Merchants with Next Day Funding Credit Card Processing Merchants with Next Day Funding
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Next day funding is a payment processing feature that allows merchants to get their payouts in a single business day, without the need to wait on standard holds. It’s one of the most important features merchants can weigh when selecting the right payment processing partner. Not all merchant services companies offer next day funding, and […]

5 Signs You Need A New Payment Processor 5 Signs You Need A New Payment Processor
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More people have begun utilizing online stores with the continuous growth of online marketplaces and the pandemic’s recent lifestyle changes. Businesses that wish to retain these customers, or dip into the rapidly growing online market, will have to adapt and evolve to keep up. A safe, effective, and cost-efficient payment processor should be at the […]

SMB Retail Starter Guide - How to Start Accepting Electronic Payments SMB Retail Starter Guide – How to Start Accepting Electronic Payments
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Getting started as a retail merchant is a daunting task, with a lot to think about and even more to do. Acquiring and managing inventory, staffing, marketing and advertising, accounting – there are so many factors to deal with that sometimes, to avoid adding to the pile, merchants will cut corners where they see opportunities, […]

Next-Day Funding: Is It Necessary for Your Business? Next-Day Funding: Is It Necessary for Your Business?
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Next-day funding is a payment processing feature that makes the funds from a sale available in the merchant’s bank account in a single day. The uninitiated often assume that when they make a purchase with a debit or credit card at your business, the funds go directly into your account, but, as you know, that […]

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 […]

How B2B Merchant Account Services Enable Sales to Businesses How B2B Merchant Account Services Enable Sales to Businesses
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B2B payments are a special subset of payment processing that share certain similarities with consumer payments but also have some key differences, namely in the types of technology used to process them. B2B merchant account services are designed to ensure merchants have the reporting and security technology they need to meet the higher standards required […]

How Chargeback Defense Works How Chargeback Defense Works
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Chargebacks are an unavoidable part of doing business which is why having a solid chargeback defense is of the utmost importance. In some cases, chargebacks are warranted, and there isn’t much a merchant can do about it. But, in many cases, chargebacks are submitted on transactions in which the merchant did everything right and has […]

B2B Merchant Account Service B2B Merchant Account Service
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Selling to businesses (or governments) is a different proposition than selling to consumers because the value of the average sale is so much higher — often in the tens of thousands and potentially ranging up into the millions. In the B2B world, security is at an even higher premium than normal, and cost management is […]

The Top 5 Clover Apps Just the Best Clover Apps – The Top 5 Clover Apps to Improve Your POS Today
Read MoreJust the Best Clover Apps – The Top 5 Clover Apps to Improve Your POS Today

Clover is one of the world’s leading POS systems, with over $133 billion in card transactions processed annually for thousands of merchants around the globe. One major selling point that draws many of those merchants to the Clover POS is the robust app market that offers over 150 easy-to-install upgrades and enhancements. The app market […]

Apple Pay Accept Apple Pay in Your Business Now. It’s Easy!
Read MoreAccept Apple Pay in Your Business Now. It’s Easy!

Apple Pay is Apple’s proprietary digital wallet payment system, which utilizes the Apple Wallet installed stock on all iPhones, iPads, and all MacBooks with built-in touch ID. Digital wallets like Apple Pay allow users to load all of their payment cards (and even some loyalty cards) into their devices in digital format, eliminating the need […]

The Restaurant Industry Continues to Struggle Amid COVID-19 in 2021 The Restaurant Industry Continues to Struggle Amid COVID-19 in 2021
Read MoreThe Restaurant Industry Continues to Struggle Amid COVID-19 in 2021

COVID-19 has caused enormous hardships for small business owners across the vast majority of industries, but perhaps no sector has been hit harder than food service. The rapid spread of the virus has damaged the restaurant industry in two major ways; far-reaching regulatory restrictions and changes to consumer behavior.

Ecommerce trends 2021 COVID-19 Ecommerce in 2021 – 3 Online Business Trends for a Post-COVID World
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2020 was an unprecedented year for brick and mortar merchants, as the global COVID-19 pandemic saw many businesses forced to close and strict guidelines put in place limiting in-store activities. In turn, consumers flocked online, boosting ecommerce sales by 45% year-over-year and accelerating ecommerce adoption by as much as five years. Consumer habits are like […]

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 […]

Reopening Your Small Business Reopening Your Small Business – The Importance of a Good Plan and a Good Partner
Read MoreReopening Your Small Business – The Importance of a Good Plan and a Good Partner

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 […]

Bad for Your Business Is A Flat Rate Good for Your Business? – Spoiler: Probably Not!
Read MoreIs A Flat Rate Good for Your Business? – Spoiler: Probably Not!

What makes a reasonable transaction fee? Amazingly enough, a lot of merchants never ask themselves that question, and failing to think about fees almost guarantees overpaying them. Flat fees, like the kind charged by PayPal and Stripe, are probably among the most common out there. They’re straightforward and easy to grasp, and as a result, […]

Magento is one of the top e-commerce platforms Our Top 3 Magento Integrations To Help Your Business Grow
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E-commerce continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with billions of dollars in sales volume and consistent double-digit growth over the past four years. Fueling that growth is a shift in consumer behavior, but also the technology that makes e-commerce possible.