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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 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 […]

What are POS Integrations? How POS Software Delivers More Value What are POS Integrations? How POS Software Delivers More Value
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Point-of-sale systems are mission-critical tools for retailers and restaurants, providing the system through which sales are made, and inventory is controlled. But POS systems can do a lot more than just process transactions if a merchant has the right integrations. Integrations allow merchants to squeeze extra value out of their POS systems, simplifying tasks, leveraging […]

Toast POS Review: The Ups and Downs of a Top Restaurant POS Toast POS Review: The Ups and Downs of a Top Restaurant POS
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Toast POS is one of the most popular point-of-sale systems in the restaurant industry. It’s known for feature-rich and easy-to-use software and a wide variety of hardware options. But while Toast POS is both highly capable and user-friendly, it does have some notable drawbacks, including the cost of payment processing and dependence on proprietary hardware. […]

What Does Next Day Funding Mean? What Does Next Day Funding Mean?
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Next day funding is a service provided by some payment processors that gives merchants access to the money from their sales in a single business day – in some cases, as little as ten to twelve hours after transactions are submitted. Next day funding stands in contrast to the industry standard practice of holding funds […]

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 […]

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 […]

American Express OptBlue Program Tips American Express OptBlue Program Tips
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Amex OptBlue is a program designed to make American Express payments more accessible to small businesses. Traditionally, the high barriers to entry on the network and the extremely high transaction fees made American Express more trouble than it was worth for smaller merchants. To remedy that problem, the company created the Amex OptBlue program, which […]

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 […]

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, […]

Ecommerce vs. B&M Retail? Should You Take Your Business Online? Ecommerce vs. B&M Retail? Should You Take Your Business Online?
Read MoreEcommerce vs. B&M Retail? Should You Take Your Business Online?

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
Read MoreApple Pay Adoption Challenges in 2022 and Beyond

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 […]

What To Consider When Choosing A Business For Payment Processing What To Consider When Choosing A Business For Payment Processing
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Every commercial enterprise aims to make money. Being able to accept multiple forms of payment from customers gives you more opportunities to do so. Whether you are a first-time business owner or an established company looking to make a change, choosing a payment processor should be a big decision. There are several payment processing solutions […]

What are Merchant Services? What are Merchant Services?
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When many people hear the term merchant services, they automatically think “transaction processing.” And, while that is a huge part of what payment processors do and certainly worth discussing, it isn’t the only thing processors offer businesses. Many merchant services providers today actually offer their clients end-to-end payment solutions that allow merchants to get everything […]

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 […]

Card Dipping: What You Should Know Card Dipping: What You Should Know
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Card dipping is not a term most people are familiar with, but if you’ve ever inserted your credit or debit card into a payment terminal or ATM, you’ve dipped! Dipping stands in contrast to swiping – the most traditional way to use a payment card – and tapping, the newest and arguably most popular way […]

Select a Merchant Services Provider with Strong Chargeback Defense Select a Merchant Services Provider with Strong Chargeback Defense
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Chargebacks are the bane of merchants, independent sales organizations (ISOs), and payment processors alike because they have the potential to cost everyone involved in payment processing a significant amount of money and headache. Chargeback defense programs are services offered by ISOs, processors, and third parties designed to catch and defeat chargebacks before they have the […]