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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.    […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What's The Difference Between a Payment Gateway and a Payment Processor? What’s The Difference Between a Payment Gateway and a Payment Processor?
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Online sales are the norm today and are growing more popular and ubiquitous each year. According to the US census bureau, in 2020, e-commerce sales now account for roughly 14% of all retail sales – an increase of nearly 8% from 2015. With more people utilizing e-commerce each year, it pays for retailers to integrate […]

How to Get Lower Fees from Your Merchant SolutionsProvider How to Get Lower Fees from Your Merchant Solutions Provider
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Fees matter. In the earliest days of your business, when you were doing low sales volume, and your top priority was just getting to the customer any way you could, you may have put transaction fees low on your list of priorities. After all, what’s a percent here or ten or twenty cents there? But […]

Get your Business Money Faster with Next Day Funding Get your Business Money Faster with Next Day Funding
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Next day funding is a feature offered by some payment processors that sees the funds from a merchant’s batched transactions hit their account in as little as a single business day, with no standard hold applied. Processors set a cutoff time, and the funds from any transaction batched before that time will be available in […]

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 […]

Mobile Merchant Account Processing Mobile Merchant Account Processing
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Cash payments have fallen out of favor, making up only 12% of transactions in the U.S. in 2020. The global COVID-19 pandemic has driven that down even further as health-conscious consumers have flocked to contactless payments. With card payments now the standard, even the smallest merchants need to find ways to move away from cash […]

Why Toast POS is a Top Choice for Restaurant Owners Everywhere Why Toast POS is a Top Choice for Restaurant Owners Everywhere
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Toast is one of the leading point-of-sale systems in the world, consistently earning top rankings, particularly in the restaurant industry. There are a number of reasons why so many restaurant owners lean on Toast POS for their dine-in and online ordering operations, including the company’s specialization and the robust set of add-on products that integrate […]

Next-Day Deposit Credit Card Processing – Next-Day Deposit and the Problem with Holds
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Cash flow is arguably the most important metric in determining the financial health of any business. Access to liquid cash ensures that merchants can meet all of their ongoing expenses like payroll and interest payments, and keeps things running when unexpected expenditures inevitably arise. But cash itself is all but outdated, and with the world […]

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Payment Processor Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Payment Processor
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When business is tight, it becomes more important than ever for merchants to squeeze every ounce of value they can from their operations – including payment processing. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with widespread closures and tightening consumer spending habits, many merchants are on the market for new payment processing partners that can […]

All About Next-Day Funding Merchant Account Services All About Next-Day Funding Merchant Account Services
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Nobody likes waiting to access money they have rightfully earned. Yet, that’s the situation the vast majority of merchants are forced to deal with on every single sale they make due to the standard funding holds imposed by most payment processors. Those processors’ merchant accounts don’t give merchants access to the funds from their sales […]

Payment Processing Should I Work with A Third-Party Processor?
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Third-party processors, like PayPal, Square, and Stripe, are companies that provide payment processing to clients by pooling all client payments through their own master merchant accounts. For example, if you sign up with PayPal, you do not get your own merchant account. Instead, whenever you accept a credit card payment, that payment is processed through […]

Payment Processing Payment Processing Just Got a Makeover
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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 […]

Young woman buying goods from the internet and entering number security code from credit card on smartphone. Mobile payment processors concept Solid Alternatives to Stripe and Paypal Mobile Payment Processors
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With so much of the business world moving to the web, having secure and functional methods of processing payments has become a top priority. This space has typically been dominated by Paypal and Stripe but many alternatives have sprouted up. Each has its own set of benefits and shortcomings but some may be a better […]

Paper boxes in a shopping cart on a laptop keyboard. Ideas about e-commerce payment processing Why Every Site Should Have E-Commerce Payment Processing
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It may seem like just yesterday when you could put up a site and have people come into your store to shop, but with the speed of technology’s rise, that might as well be a million years ago. Now, people want to buy precisely when they’re in the mood – and they don’t want to […]

Mobile payment. Credit card reader on smartphone scanning a credit card. authorize.net concept Choosing a gateway? Make Sure You Get a Free Authorize.net setup!
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Authorize.net is well-known to e-commerce sites since it is the biggest payment gateway serving this market. It is stable, robust, and includes many security features. This ensures that it will remain the favorite for the foreseeable future.