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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.    […]

Chargeback Defense Can You Fight a Chargeback?
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Merchants can fight chargebacks and, while many don’t, all should whenever possible because chargebacks matter. Chargebacks cost merchants money in the form of lost revenues and, in many cases, lost inventory. They also raise red flags when they start to rack up, causing potential strains in relationships with payment processors and the major card companies […]

How to Tell If Your Business Meets PCI Compliance How to Tell If Your Business Meets PCI Compliance
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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI-DSS, is a security standard that must be met by all companies that handle, store, or transmit credit card data from the major card brands. It exists to protect consumers and minimize the potential damage associated with payment-related data breaches.  PCI compliance refers to a company’s ongoing […]

Top E-Commerce Fraud Prevention Tools in 2021 Top E-Commerce Fraud Prevention Tools in 2021
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The coronavirus pandemic that rocked the world in 2020 saw people flock to the web for everything from entertainment to education to work to shopping, and beyond. But with that surge in web traffic came a surge in cyberattacks and ecommerce fraud. With payment fraud losses already set to reach $6.4 billion in 2021 prior […]

E-commerce Fraud Prevention Tips E-commerce Fraud Prevention Tips – 5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Fraud and Data Theft
Read MoreE-commerce Fraud Prevention Tips – 5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Fraud and Data Theft

Fraud is expensive. Not only does it have the potential to rob your ecommerce store of revenue and inventory, but, if left unchecked, it can also put you in the doghouse with card issuers and payment processors, driving up your fees as well. That makes combating fraud an important part of your online business strategy. […]

What Merchant Services Providers Do: How Companies Like BAMS Help Businesses Like Yours Succeed What Merchant Services Providers Do: How Companies Like BAMS Help Businesses Like Yours Succeed
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Merchant services providers have a huge role to play in the success of all companies accepting electronic payments, both online and in-store. But, whether you choose to partner with a third-party processor like PayPal or to open up your own personal merchant account through a company like BAMS, it’s important that you understand exactly what […]

Chargeback Prevention Part Two: Is an Ounce of Chargeback Prevention Worth A Pound of Cure?
Read MorePart Two: Is an Ounce of Chargeback Prevention Worth A Pound of Cure?

In part one of this two-part series, we looked at some of the technology-based solutions merchants have available to them to catch fraud early on and stop it before it can result in chargebacks and lost revenues. In part two, we’ll look at the other side of the coin – legitimate chargebacks filed by customers […]

Chargeback Prevention Part One: Is an Ounce of Chargeback Prevention Worth A Pound of Cure?
Read MorePart One: Is an Ounce of Chargeback Prevention Worth A Pound of Cure?

A seller receives an order and delivers on their end of the bargain flawlessly, only to later find that the money they earned has been clawed back due to a chargeback. This is an all too common scenario, especially in commerce online where purchases are made without any physical, real-world interaction between customer and merchant. […]

PCI Are You Doing the Right PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire?
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Part of establishing PCI compliance and maintaining it year in and year out is filling out an annual PCI self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ). These questionnaires are designed to accomplish two goals: to help businesses identify weaknesses that need to be dealt with and to help prove to institutions that a company is compliant. But not all […]

Safe eCommerce Transactions 6 Ways to Keep Your eCommerce Transactions Safe
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E-commerce transactions are all about trust. Customers need to feel 100% confident that their personal information and payment details are stored and transmitted with total security, or they simply won’t make a purchase. When breaches do happen, the damage – both financially and psychologically – can be immense, and as a result, businesses simply can’t […]

Level 3 Credit Card What Is Level 3 Credit Card Processing And How Can It Help Your Business?
Read MoreWhat Is Level 3 Credit Card Processing And How Can It Help Your Business?

The average person doesn’t consider the VISA or Mastercard in their pocket to be any different from a company or government credit card – aside from the limit, of course. But there are actually significant differences in how corporate and government cards are used and processed. Those differences mean that not all merchants can accept […]

Credit Card Transaction Using the New Security Electronic Chip Technology EMV Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology
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Updating payment equipment by companies to chip cards with embedded microchips has added a level of security to businesses and their customers. Fraudulent transaction risk has significantly reduced due to chip card technology. Implementing point-to-point encryption reduces payment card fraud from counterfeit cards. The liability shift from financial institutions favors applying EMV technology to great […]

Dollar sign with arrow around icon vector, filled flat glyph, solid colorful pictogram isolated on white. chargeback symbol, logo illustration Chargeback Prevention Starts with Fraud Prevention
Read MoreChargeback Prevention Starts with Fraud Prevention

Chargeback prevention is one of the foremost concerns of online merchants. It’s always galling to have to send money in the wrong direction, and it’s even worse when the reason for it is outright fraud. With fraud, you’re not only out a sale but often, you lose your merchandise as well. Fortunately, there are ways to […]