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How ACH Payments Impact Small Business Growth

Learn more about what ACH payments are, the benefits for small businesses, and how you can start accepting ACH payments from your customers. read more ⟩⟩

August 21, 2023

How to Lower Your Effective Processing Rate and Boost Your Bottom Line with National Processing

Learn how to calculate your effective processing rate, what to consider when comparing that to the rates charged by other payment processors, and how National Processing works with merchants to keep their costs as low as possible. read more ⟩⟩

August 14, 2023

What’s the Point of a Virtual Terminal? 6 Benefits of Internet-Based Terminals for Small Businesses

A virtual terminal is an internet-based terminal that gives small businesses a way to accept credit cards and other forms of payment without any of the equipment or software that’s needed for a full Point-of-Sale system. But it’s much more than a digital version of a physical terminal. Keep reading to learn more about what […] read more ⟩⟩

August 7, 2023

Adapting to the Shift to Mobile Payments: 6 Things Every Business Needs to Know

Mobile payments include digital wallets, apps, and other technology that allow customers to pay without pulling out cash or a card. Here’s everything merchants need to know about this latest payment trend. read more ⟩⟩

July 31, 2023

Digital Wallets and the Future of eCommerce: What Merchants Should Know Before Accepting Digital Wallet Payments

The good news is that you don’t need any additional hardware or software to accept digital wallet payments online. But you do need a payment gateway, payment processing service, and an ecommerce platform that are compatible with digital wallets. read more ⟩⟩

July 25, 2023

6 Features to Consider When Choosing Between Point of Sale Systems

Point of sale systems include the combination of hardware and software that merchants use to make sales and accept payments in person. It’s important to make sure the POS system you choose is compatible with the needs of your business.  read more ⟩⟩

July 18, 2023

Authorize.Net Vs. NMI: Everything Merchants Need to Know to Pick the Right Payment Gateway

In order to accept credit or debit card payments, merchants will need a payment gateway, which collects and encrypts all of the information their payment processor will need in order to facilitate the actual transfer of funds from the customer’s account to the merchant’s account. While there are plenty of payment gateways to choose from, […] read more ⟩⟩

July 3, 2023

6 Ways Merchants Can Cut Costs with Interchange Optimization

Interchange fees are the fees your bank pays to the card issuing bank any time one of your customers uses a card to make a purchase. Every card issuer sets its own interchange rates. While they can’t be negotiated, interchange fees vary from about 0.5% to 3.5% depending on the card issuer, transaction type, merchant […] read more ⟩⟩

June 27, 2023

Merchant Account Security 101: How to Keep Your Business and Your Customers Safe from Fraudsters

Merchant account security is one of the most important aspects of running a successful business. Learn some tips for keeping your account safe here. read more ⟩⟩

June 14, 2023

Do You Qualify for Special Visa Interchange Rates? How to Estimate Your Interchange Fees

If the category code given to your business is considered lower risk by the card issuer, the interchange rate charged on your transactions will be charged the lower rate automatically.  read more ⟩⟩

May 24, 2023

A Beginner’s Guide to eCommerce Payment Processing: How Small Businesses Can Set Up Cost-Effective Online Payment Processing

For new small businesses or those who are just now adding an online sales channel to their business, the whole process can seem confusing and expensive. Learn more about how it works and how to manage your ecommerce payment processing costs here. read more ⟩⟩

May 17, 2023