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Payment Links: What They Are and How to Use Them in Your Business

Payment Links: What They Are and How to Use Them in Your Business

Letting customers pay for goods on their own terms can significantly bolster sales. This is particularly important for small business owners as every single sale makes a big difference. 85% of consumers have abandoned an online purchase because they didn’t have the option to pay in their preferred fashion. So, as you can see, it’s […]

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Stripe Fees: What You Need to Know

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Stripe Fees: What You Need to Know

If you’re a small business looking for a payment processor, you’ve likely come across Stripe. A leading payment gateway, this company is worth a staggering $36 billion, processing payments for some of the world’s biggest organizations.  Stripe, in fact, powers much of the internet. According to their website, 90% of adults in the United States […]

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NFC Payments Explained: What Are They and How Do They Work?

NFC Payments Explained: What Are They and How Do They Work?

NFC payments are a type of contactless payment that uses near-field communication to securely share customers’ payment data. Digital wallets have boomed in recent years because they’re more secure than credit card or debit card payments. Your customer just holds their iPhone or Android mobile device­­ up to the card reader. The caveat? Your customer’s […]

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Merchant Credit Card Fraud: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Merchant Credit Card Fraud: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Credit card fraud is one of the most common forms of fraud. Its repercussions flow not only to the person whose identity or credit card was stolen, but also the merchants who have processed payments. When you process a fraudulent transaction, not only could you be liable for it, but your reputation could also take […]

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Credit Card Machines 101: Understanding Payment Terminals (and How to Choose the Right One)

Credit Card Machines 101: Understanding Payment Terminals (and How to Choose the Right One)

Whether you’re a new entrepreneur looking to set up your payment equipment for the first time, or a seasoned business owner shopping around for a new solution, having the right credit machine is critical. Aside from actually enabling you to accept credit cards, the right machine can streamline your operations, improve the customer experience, and […]

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Wireless Credit Card Processing: How Does It Work and How Much Does It Cost?

Wireless Credit Card Processing: How Does It Work and How Much Does It Cost?

Wireless is everywhere today. From our internet connection to our phones, computers, speakers and even televisions, wireless has penetrated our lives to make things more accessible and give us the freedom to browse the internet, watch our favorite shows and make purchases from wherever we want. It’s removed the restriction we once faced when tethered […]

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ACH vs Wire Transfer: Which Is Better for Your Small Business?

ACH vs Wire Transfer: Which Is Better for Your Small Business?

Automated Clearing House (or ACH) payment volumes continue to rise in the US. In the third quarter of 2021, 7.3 billion ACH payments were completed, representing a 7.7% increase over the same timeframe in 2020. This follows similar strong growth in the previous two quarters, says the National Automated Clearing House Network (or NACHA).  Electronic […]

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How to Accept Mobile Payments: An Essential Guide for Small Businesses

How to Accept Mobile Payments: An Essential Guide for Small Businesses

Digital payment methods and mobile wallets have been gaining popularity for some years now. Wearables paved the way long ago, and mainstream adoption via iPhone and Android devices has been rising rapidly ever since. Along with numerous other global firsts, 2020 was the year that digital and mobile wallet payment methods transcended credit cards. As […]

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