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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 Advanced Merchant Reporting Can Improve Business Intelligence How Advanced Merchant Reporting Can Improve Business Intelligence
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Knowledge is power, yet many merchants operate with an incomplete picture of their payment processing, their transaction history, their ongoing and historical disputes, and more. Advanced merchant reporting tools offered by some payment processors are designed to provide merchants with insights into those key areas in a fast, efficient, and easily-digestible way.  Merchant reporting tools […]

How Next Day Funding Helps Merchants Eliminate the Waiting Game How Next Day Funding Helps Merchants Eliminate the Waiting Game
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The average customer might think that the second they complete a credit or debit card transaction, the funds from the purchase go directly into the merchant’s bank account – but they’d be wrong. In reality, most merchants have to wait two or even three business days to access their funds due to the standard holds […]

Merchant Services Quotes - What to Look For In Payment Processing Merchant Services Quotes – What to Look For In Payment Processing
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Choosing a new payment processor is an important task, as payments are at the core of all businesses. But with so many options on the market, it can be hard for merchants to know how to differentiate one processor from another. When requesting a merchant services quote, many business owners will focus on price and […]

What is an Ecommerce Payment Gateway? What is an Ecommerce Payment Gateway?
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Payment gateways are software tools that enable transaction processing by acting as the bridge between the end customer and a merchant’s payment processor. Every transaction – both online and off – goes through some type of payment gateway. In ecommerce, payment gateways provide everything from payment data encryption to two-way communication to fraud protection and […]

What Is An Ecommerce Merchant? What Is An Ecommerce Merchant?
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An ecommerce merchant is a business that sells online and utilizes payment processing services to collect card payments. In a terminology-heavy industry like payment processing, it can be easy for confusion to arise about what certain terms mean and don’t mean. “Merchant” is one of those terms, and many people incorrectly assume that all businesses […]

10 Things to Know When Opening a New Merchant Account 10 Things to Know When Opening a New Merchant Account
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A merchant account is a mission-critical piece of the payments puzzle for most full-time business owners doing any kind of significant sales volume. But for new and experienced merchants alike, the process of getting set up with a new account can seem opaque and even difficult. Independent sales organizations (ISO) – sales companies that work […]

Simple Merchant Services Make Doing Business Easier Simple Merchant Services Make Doing Business Easier
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Payment processing is a complex industry with a lot of moving parts, a lot of tech, and a lot of security rules. But, for the end merchant, all that complexity represents a needless source of headaches and potential business interruptions. The best payment processors offer simple merchant services that allow businesses to focus solely on […]

Ecommerce vs. B&M Retail? Should You Take Your Business Online? Ecommerce vs. B&M Retail? Should You Take Your Business Online?
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Retail ecommerce is already worth over 431 billion dollars in the United States alone and is set to exceed $563 billion by 2025. Simply put, your customers are already online. If you’re still weighing the pros and cons of selling on the web, now is the time to take the plunge. Expanding your sales to […]

Apple Pay Adoption Challenges in 2022 and Beyond Apple Pay Adoption Challenges in 2022 and Beyond
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Apple Pay and other digital wallets, like Google Pay and Samsung Pay, are mobile payment technologies that allow users to pay for things with a simple tap of their phone or the click of a single button online. They offer speed, convenience, and, thanks to built-in biometric ID, heightened security. It comes as no surprise […]

Where is Magento Commerce Heading? Where is Magento Commerce Heading?
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When Adobe announced their acquisition of Magneto in 2018, it was clear the software giant was making a play at becoming the top dog in ecommerce. Now, the final stage of the rollout of the merged product is underway, and Magneto is set to undergo some significant changes, including a fresh rebrand, a permanent move […]

Apple Pay Digital Transactions & Mobile Payments 101
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Digital transactions — credit cards, online payment gateways, Apple Pay — have already supplanted cash as our preferred payment method, with cash falling even further out of favor in the wake of the global pandemic. Yet, despite growing consumer demand for a wider and wider array of electronic payment options, there are still merchants all […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Most Common Merchant Services Offered by Payment Processors The Most Common Merchant Services Offered by Payment Processors
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Every business looking to make credit or debit card sales will eventually have to engage with some type of payment processor, also sometimes known as a merchant services provider. These companies offer a number of products and services designed to facilitate secure, convenient card transactions, but they also offer a wide variety of value-added services […]

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 […]

Ecommerce predictions for 2021 Ecommerce Predictions for 2021
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2020 was a year without precedent in modern history, and one most people are more than happy to put behind them. While 2021 represents renewed hope for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resumption of something more closely resembling normal, many of the changes to daily life – and to commerce – ushered […]

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 […]