BAMS is the industry leader in payment processing, trusted by thousands of merchants across the globe. That success is due to our full suite of features designed to help businesses like yours accept electronic payments with less fuss, and lower fees. BAMS has been designed from the ground up to provide all of the functionality needed by both our online and offline partners, and thanks to that client-focused design, 98% of our users report lower stress when working with BAMS merchant accounts. Here are just a few of the many features BAMS offers to our clients in both digital and brick-and-mortar sales.
We now live in a digital world, and online shopping has become king. A 2018 study by NPR found that an astounding 75% of Americans have purchased something online, and every year consumers shift more and more of their shopping to the web. As the leader in electronic payments, we at BAMS understand how important it is for our partners to have strong, stable e-commerce platforms, and as a result, we’ve designed BAMS to integrate with all of the most popular payment gateways, online checkout solutions, and fully-featured e-commerce platforms. Here are just a few of the many e-commerce integrations available through BAMS.
Chargebacks are an unfortunate reality of accepting credit card payments, but they aren’t something businesses have to lie down and accept without a fight. Some chargebacks are completely legitimate, like cases where a purchase was made fraudulently by a third party. But many chargebacks are fraudulent, frivolous, or abuses of the system. In those cases, there is no reason for a company to accept losing the revenue, the product, and the additional chargeback penalty, and fighting back is in order.
All BAMS customers receive full access to IRIS CRM, one of the most powerful customer resource management platforms currently available on the market. IRIS CRM provides a full suite of tools that enable companies to manage all aspects of their operations, from communications to leads and prospecting, to sales, to payments, and beyond.
One of IRIS CRM’s most important features is TurboApp, a built-in application designed specifically for independent sales organizations looking to streamline their merchant boarding. With TurboApp, what was once an involved process requiring large amounts of manual entry can now be almost completely automated, allowing users to board new merchants far more efficiently than ever before.
Your supermarket depends on the people that live in your local community, and just as importantly, they depend on you. Your success and growth come down to the quality of service you provide and the value your customers get for their hard-earned dollars, and both of those factors are impacted by payment processing.
BAMS is the ultimate payment processing partner for small businesses like yours because we enable you to give your customers the payment options they want, help you streamline their payment experience, and help you pad your bottom line in the process. Here are just a few of the benefits partnering with BAMS can provide to your supermarket.
While every business is different, there’s one thing we all have in common – the need to process customer payments. Unfortunately, the process comes at a higher price. Literally. Ask yourself – how much does your business spend on payment processing fees? What about things like chargeback and next-day funding? Chances are, you use one of the world’s most popular payment processing systems, like Stripe, Square, or PayPal. Let’s take a look at why payment processing solutions like these could be letting you down – and you don’t even realize it.
Merchant services play a large role in your business. They help you collect revenue, but they also impact your expenses. Find the right company that doesn’t disrupt your cash flow.
1. Reliable services let you know future merchant service rates.
Every business needs a forecasted budget. A great deal of effort in the business world is focused on how to record and predict revenue. But expenses are just as important. Fixed expenses are the best type of expenses for a business, but merchant services don’t fall under that category. The total grows along with your revenue, and additional fees can add up.
So make sure you merchant services provider is as transparent as possible. You need to know the rates down to the last decimal point, and they need to be numbers you can rely on without having to anticipate surprise rate changes.
2. You get the money in your account faster.
Different merchant services have different processes. Some companies send you back the funds after a few days, and it can take even longer for purchases that were processed after their office hours. Look for a merchant service that offers tight turnaround for purchases during work hours, late at night, and on the weekends. If your company has bills you need to pay, you need to have the cash on hand to do it.
3. You don’t receive unexpected chargebacks.
Credit card companies protect their customers, not merchants and stores. That means customers have an increasing number of ways to get their money back after a credit card purchase. Sometimes it’s a legitimate return, and other times it’s a sincere complaint about an unwanted charge. But sometimes it’s less than honest. No matter what the motivation behind the chargeback, you need to know about it so you can respond quickly. Chargebacks are becoming more frequent, and they can quickly eat into your cash flow.
Go to BAMS to find merchant services that are predictable, process funds quickly, and keep you updated.
When you’re looking for a payment processing site so you can make personal online transactions, you might just use the first thing you come across. But when it comes to your business, you want to back up your choice with some research. Different payment processing tools, like PayPal, Stripe, and BAMS, offer a wide array of benefits and supplemental features. The most important thing for your business, however, is PCI compliance.
How does PCI compliance apply to your business?
PCI DSS, or the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a list of standards for securing payment processing details. If your company even touches payment information, whether you’re storing the information or just accepting, processing, or transmitting it, then you’re responsible for maintaining a secure environment for that data. That’s why more and more companies are using third-party providers to handle payment processing. If payments are routed through another site entirely, your liabilities are limited.
How do you know which processing service provides the best PCI compliance?
The best way to know which service is for you is to start studying your own business. How do you usually get paid? Online stores will have a lot of individual transactions. Subscription service providers, whether they provide online services or something physical like landscaping, may have automatic payments. If your company provides freelance services, you may need to invoice clients for monthly services or varying amounts.
Once you know how your company sends requests for payment and receives payment, start looking for exceptions. Stripe, for example, doesn’t have an inbuilt invoicing tool so you will need to check your additional third-party services for PCI compliance. PayPal does offer more PCI compliance, but only at certain levels of subscription.
Most e-commerce payment processing platforms are all but required to have PCI compliance, but your company may be liable for any gaps. So look for those gaps before finalizing your choice. Browse our blog for more ways to choose the best platform for your business.
Looking for an affordable and high-quality merchant service provider? The provider you choose will end up affecting how your business operates and its success. Here are five things to look for when choosing a merchant processing service and the best lowest price merchant service.
Fees are one of the most important things to consider when choosing a sales processing company. They can cut into your revenue and seriously affect your ROI, especially if you are spending a lot on advertising. Be sure to take into account ALL fees, including transaction fees, monthly fees, setup fees, and so on.
You also need to choose a company that has security measures in place. You need a company that will protect you from data breaches and fraud. Many low-cost companies are trying to cut costs and are not investing properly in security measures and fraud protection. Choose one that makes security a priority.
When choosing a low-cost payment processing company, make sure not to choose one that makes up for their lower fees by offering horrible customer support. If you want to be able to get a processing problem fixed in an emergency, choose a company that offers great customer support at all times. This way, you’ll be able to offer your own customers a great experience yourself. Problems and issues can come up any time, and you don’t want to keep your own customers hanging.
Quick Setup Time
Choose a company that has a team that will help you get everything set up right away, not one that will leave you waiting around.
When choosing a company, make sure to get one that meets your payment processing needs. This will depend on your goals, but look into which payment methods the company allows.
Contact us today for more information about our services.
Many new merchants sign up with PayPal or Stripe to accept payments but often find that they have high cart abandonment and generally lackluster sales. In many cases, it’s not the product or the newness of the merchant that’s the problem – it’s the lack of a “real” shopping cart. Eliminating this issue is as simple as switching to a BAMS merchant account. Here are some of the biggest reasons to do this:
You Look More Professional
BAMS provides true merchant account capabilities that work within your shopping cart. This eliminates the switch to another provider’s site for transaction completion and thereby increases consumer confidence. Customers often get cold feet if they find themselves having to go through PayPal or another provider’s system when it comes time to buy. Outside checkout systems mark your store as that of an amateur, and this causes people to worry that things won’t go smoothly. A real merchant account reassures them that you’re actually ready to do business.
You Get Your Money Faster
PayPal is known for holding back funds from new accounts. This is supposed to reduce fraud, but in reality, it just makes it harder on you. If you run a dropshipping operation, or simply only buy stock after someone has actually ordered it, you need to get your money and turn it around in short order. A real merchant account lets you have it within a day or two.
You Don’t Have to Worry About Surprise Platform Updates
External payment processors sometimes update their platforms in ways that break their integration with their site. Then, you have to drop everything and rush to install new code in order to take any orders at all. You won’t have to put up with this costly nonsense with a real merchant account.
These are just some of the reasons you should choose BAMS over a provider like PayPal or Stripe. To learn more, just contact us.