ShopKeep Review: Pricing, Features, and Everything You Need to Know

Posted on September 10th, 2019 in Merchant Tips and Insights

ShopKeep Review: Pricing, Features, and Everything You Need to Know Retailers, restaurants, bars, and all other quick-service businesses will likely be familiar with the ShopKeep brand. Touted as the “powerful yet simple point of sale system made with you in mind,” ShopKeep was designed by a successful business owner to provide other successful or new businesses with […]

ISOs/MSPs: Who are They and What’s Their Role in Credit Card Processing?

Posted on August 26th, 2019 in Merchant News and Info, Merchant Tips and Insights

ISOs/MSPs: Who are They and What’s Their Role in Credit Card Processing? By Jasmine Glasheen The terms ISO/MSP are volleyed around a lot in the payments industry… Which is ironic, considering they’re expressions few merchants understand. It is a challenge to cut through all of the credit card company jargon to come to an understanding […]

What to Do if Your Credit Card Processor Increases Your Rates

Posted on August 6th, 2019 in Merchant Tips and Insights

What to Do if Your Credit Card Processor Increases Your Rates By Jasmine Glasheen Credit card processing has never been cheap for merchants. Yet in the past decade, it has become a substantial, growing (and sometimes shocking) expense for small and large business owners alike.  The Nilson Report found that merchants paid an estimated $64 […]

Debunking Misconceptions About Wholesale Credit Card Processing Rates

Posted on July 31st, 2019 in Credit Card Processing, Merchant Tips and Insights

Debunking Misconceptions About Wholesale Credit Card Processing Rates By Alexandra Sheehan It’s nearly impossible to thrive as a small business without accepting credit cards as payment. In 2017, credit cards were used for more than 62% of consumer payments by dollars spent. And though it’s a necessary cost of doing business, it does come with […]

Payment Depot vs. Fattmerchant: Which Solution is Right for Your Business?

Posted on July 25th, 2019 in Credit Card Processing, Merchant Tips and Insights

Payment Depot vs. Fattmerchant: Which Solution is Right for Your Business? By Jasmine Glasheen Choosing between payment processing providers is a challenge — especially when you come across two payment processing companies that seem quite similar at first glances, such as Payment Depot and Fattmerchant.  Since both Payment Depot and Fattmerchant offer membership-based credit card […]

How to Prevent Friendly Fraud in Your Small Business

Posted on July 22nd, 2019 in Credit Card Processing, Merchant News and Info, Merchant Tips and Insights

How to Prevent Friendly Fraud in Your Small Business By Alexandra Sheehan Don’t be fooled: Though friendly fraud might sound nice, it’s anything but. Friendly fraud is still fraud, and it’s detrimental to businesses across the globe.  Fraud is THE top payment-related challenge retailers face. And it’s even worse for SMBs: Businesses with fewer than 100 […]

Everything You Need to Know About Merchant Services Providers

Posted on May 27th, 2019 in Credit Card Processing, Merchant News and Info, Merchant Tips and Insights

Everything You Need to Know About Merchant Services Providers By: Alexandra Sheehan Today’s consumers have more choices than ever before. Which brands they do business with, where they interact with companies, even how they pay for products and services. Gone are the days of a cash-based society. We’re increasingly using cards and innovative payment methods, and […]

12 Ways to Prevent Credit Card Fraud at Your Business in 2019

Posted on April 30th, 2019 in Credit Card Processing, Merchant Tips and Insights, Payment Technology and Hardware

12 Ways to Prevent Credit Card Fraud at Your Business in 2019 The idea of being defrauded isn’t pleasant, but it’s something that every business owner needs to think about. Fraud incidents are a real possibility for any business, particularly if you accept credit cards. According to the American Bankers Association, in 2018, there were […]

PayPal Updated Its Refund Policy. Here’s What Sellers Need to Know (and Do) About It

Posted on April 17th, 2019 in Merchant News and Info, Merchant Tips and Insights

PayPal Updated Its Refund Policy. Here’s What Sellers Need to Know (and Do) About It Have you heard about PayPal’s policy updates? Beginning May 7, 2019, PayPal will no longer be returning seller fees whenever a buyer asks for a full or partial refund. According to the company’s announcement: We’re changing how we treat refunds. […]

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