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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.    […]

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 […]

The Top 5 Best Clover Apps for 2022 The Top 5 Best Clover Apps for 2022
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Clover is a popular small business point of sale system, offering retailers and restaurants intuitive POS software and a wide variety of hardware choices. But one of Clover’s most standout features is its well-stocked third-party app market, which enables Clover users to expand and refine the capabilities of their systems, as needed, in a matter […]

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 […]

6 Things Every Small Business Needs To Succeed  6 Things Every Small Business Needs To Succeed 
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Making it today as a small business can be challenging. Between having to compete with big corporations and the ever-growing online market, it’s never been harder for brick and mortar stores. However, several tools, techniques, and technologies can help you integrate into the modern online market. 

5 Signs You Need A New Payment Processor 5 Signs You Need A New Payment Processor
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More people have begun utilizing online stores with the continuous growth of online marketplaces and the pandemic’s recent lifestyle changes. Businesses that wish to retain these customers, or dip into the rapidly growing online market, will have to adapt and evolve to keep up. A safe, effective, and cost-efficient payment processor should be at the […]

Benefits Of Using A Small Business Payment Processor Benefits Of Using A Small Business Payment Processor
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When you first opened your business you probably knew there would be some complicated financial processes and jargon involved. You know now that it is more complicated than you could have imagined, and just running your business the way you want comes with a lot of headaches.  There are many business support services available that […]

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, […]

Next-Day Funding: Is It Necessary for Your Business? Next-Day Funding: Is It Necessary for Your Business?
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Next-day funding is a payment processing feature that makes the funds from a sale available in the merchant’s bank account in a single day. The uninitiated often assume that when they make a purchase with a debit or credit card at your business, the funds go directly into your account, but, as you know, that […]

Next Day Funding Can Help Your Business Grow Next Day Funding Can Help Your Business Grow
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When your customers make card purchases, for one reason or another, the money from those credit card transactions often doesn’t hit your bank account for two, or even three business days. In some cases, those delays — known as standard holds — are for fraud protection and risk mitigation reasons, and in some cases it […]

©Jerome Cid/123RF.COM Amex OptBlue Credit Card Processing for Small Business
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Accepting American Express cards hasn’t always been easy – especially for small business owners. When consumers think “credit card,” Visa and Mastercard are generally the two brands that come to mind first, because those two cards, along with Discover cards, are accepted by effectively every single merchant that offers credit card payments. For decades, American […]

Checkout with Apple Pay for Ecommerce Mobile Apple Pay for Ecommerce: How to Capture More Orders from Mobile Devices
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Mobile commerce is a subsector of ecommerce and describes all purchases made on a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet. With smartphones an integral part of daily life and rarely more than an arm’s length away, mobile commerce has become a huge driver of overall online shopping and mobile sales in the U.S. alone […]

Reopening Your Small Business Reopening Your Small Business – The Importance of a Good Plan and a Good Partner
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There is no telling when COVID-19 will recede for good, and there’s a very high chance that a second wave will occur, setting us all back significantly. But regardless of when the pandemic finally ends, the world is going to be a very different place, and some of the habits we’ve learned during these troubling […]

Business Looking for a Small Loan Are You Running a Business and Looking for a Small Loan?
Read MoreAre You Running a Business and Looking for a Small Loan?

Access to capital is one of the most pressing challenges for small businesses, especially during times of rapid growth. That makes the ability to find an affordable business loan and capital sources one of the keys to healthy growth and long-term success. But where can a small business go to get that much-needed capital in […]

Bad for Your Business Is A Flat Rate Good for Your Business? – Spoiler: Probably Not!
Read MoreIs A Flat Rate Good for Your Business? – Spoiler: Probably Not!

What makes a reasonable transaction fee? Amazingly enough, a lot of merchants never ask themselves that question, and failing to think about fees almost guarantees overpaying them. Flat fees, like the kind charged by PayPal and Stripe, are probably among the most common out there. They’re straightforward and easy to grasp, and as a result, […]

Low Price Guarantee All About Our Low Price Guarantee
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In the day-to-day grind as a business owner, you’re in a constant state of juggling. Whether it’s managing staff, approving new products, marketing an event, or one of a hundred other things piled up on your to-do list, there’s no shortage of tasks vying for your attention. It probably comes as no surprise then that […]