Everything You Need to Know About Merchant Services Providers

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 […]

Healthcare Credit Card Processing: Choosing Merchant Services for Your Small Medical Business [with Statement Photos]

Healthcare Credit Card Processing: Choosing the Best Merchant Services for Your Small Medical Business  Over the past several years, doctor’s expenses have gone up faster than before, while payments from insurance companies have come down. Recent estimates have found that the average medical practice overhead these days is between 60% to 70%. Coupled with numerous healthcare […]

7 Payments Experts and Influencers to Follow in 2019 (and Beyond)

7 Payments Experts and Influencers to Follow in 2019 (and Beyond) An important component of keeping your competitive edge as an entrepreneur is staying abreast with news and developments in the world of business, tech, and payments. Being aware of significant trends can help you anticipate changes in your market so you can plan accordingly. […]

Quickbooks Credit Card Processing: Reviewing Intuit’s Merchant Services

Quickbooks Credit Card Processing: Reviewing Intuit’s Merchant Services Today, we are reviewing Intuit’s Quickbooks’ credit card processing services. Please do not confuse this review with Intuit’s very popular QuickBooks accounting software. And, maybe this confusion and lack of differentiation is the perfect place to start this post. Almost everyone has some understanding of what Intuit’s […]

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

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 […]

What is a Merchant Account? 5 Essential Things You Need to Know

What is a Merchant Account? 5 Essential Things You Need to Know By Jasmine Glasheen A merchant account isn’t just any old bank account. Processing customer payments through your merchant account is one of the most important aspects of running your business. Why? Simple:  it’s how you get paid. Yet finding the right merchant account […]

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

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. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Interchange-Plus Pricing

Everything You Need to Know About Interchange-Plus Pricing If you’re shopping around for a credit card processor then you’ve likely come across interchange-plus pricing. This is a term that’s used to describe a pricing model in which the credit card processor breaks down the fees that go to the bank or credit card issuer and […]

Merchant Services Reviews: 8 Sites to Check Out When Shopping for a Payment Processor

Merchant Services Reviews: 8 Sites to Check Out When Shopping for a Payment Processor When your business needs to get a merchant account, just starting the search can be overwhelming because of the hundreds (literally) of options available. How do you know which companies are reputable and which ones are full of hot air? That […]

Reviewing Square’s Merchant Services and Fees: Is Square Right for Your Business?

Reviewing Square’s Merchant Services and Fees: Is Square Right for Your Business? By Meaghan Brophy Square is a point-of-sale and payment processing service for small businesses that has hundreds of thousands of users nationwide. It’s free to create a Square Payments account, and the Square point-of-sale (POS) app can be downloaded for free on any iOS […]

Credit Card Interchange Rates: What You Need to Know About Payment Processing Fees

Credit Card Interchange Rates: What You Need to Know About Payment Processing Fees By Jasmine Glasheen Researching credit card interchange rates isn’t the most exhilarating aspect of running a business, nor is it the easiest–– especially you’re faced with niche financial terminology that few people understand and even fewer have the capacity to explain. However, […]

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a Credit Card Processor

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a Credit Card Processor As a business owner, it’s important to provide your customers with multiple payment options so you don’t have to worry about turning anyone away simply because you don’t offer the payment method they prefer. With the rise of today’s forward-thinking payment methods like digital […]

5 Things Your Payment Processor Isn’t Telling You

5 Things Your Payment Processor Isn’t Telling You Credit card processing is a confusing subject at the best of times, and it doesn’t help if your processor doesn’t tell you key information. Here are a few of the most important things that your payment processor isn’t telling you. Prices are Different for You than Other […]

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