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What You Need to Know About Applying for a Merchant Account

Modern consumers prefer to pay for their purchases with a credit or debit card. For merchants, this means having to open a merchant account. Without one, your business won’t be able to accept credit card payments. Many business owners don’t realize that opening a merchant account isn’t as simple as filling out a form online. […] read more ⟩⟩

November 11, 2021

5 Things Every Business Owner Can Do To Avoid Chargebacks

By now you know that a business that accepts credit cards is a business that is likely to see better sales than a cash-only company. If your business accepts payments via credit card, you’ve likely dealt with the one trouble spot that comes with the territory: chargebacks.  What Is A Chargeback?  A chargeback is what […] read more ⟩⟩

November 9, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to PCI DSS Merchant Levels

Data breaches and theft happen to businesses of all sizes. From Fortune 500 companies to small business operations, data theft is occurring in alarming numbers. Microsoft suffered a data breach in 2020 that revealed 280 million customer records, and the company has some of the world’s best security measures. PCI compliance aims to help businesses […] read more ⟩⟩

November 8, 2021

How Batch Settlements Work with Your Merchant Account

If your business accepts credit cards, it’s vital to understand how batch settlements work and what they mean for your business. What is a “Batch?” A batch is much like it sounds: a batch of payments. For example, let’s assume that your restaurant processes 200 credit card payments on Friday. Your business is thriving, and […] read more ⟩⟩

November 2, 2021

12 Tips for Maximizing Black Friday 2021 Sales as a Merchant

Last year, Black Friday generated over $188 billion in sales in the United States, up over $40 billion from the year before. Consumers and merchants are gearing up for Black Friday 2021, and it’s the perfect time of year to increase your quarterly profits. If you’re a merchant who wants to maximize their sales, you […] read more ⟩⟩

October 29, 2021

How To Protect Your Merchant Account From Credit Card Fraud

Between 2019 and 2020, credit card fraud in the United States rose by 44.6%. Identity theft by this method hit 393,000+ in 2020 alone. Unfortunately, it’s up to sellers to focus on credit card fraud merchant protection to reduce their risks. A few key methods can be used to lower the risk of credit card […] read more ⟩⟩

October 25, 2021

Why Your Merchant Services Provider Holds Your Funds

Is a merchant account holding funds that you need to run your business? A merchant account hold can, and does, interrupt business, but there’s often a good reason for a merchant services provider (MSP) to hold funds. If you use Square or another MSP, you’ve likely heard the horror stories of account holds. However, many […] read more ⟩⟩

October 21, 2021

ACH vs Credit Card Transactions

Merchant service providers offer multiple forms of collecting payments from customers. However, two of the most common are Automated Clearing House (ACH) and credit cards. Merchants must know the difference between the two before discussing the benefits of ACH vs. credit card payments. What is an ACH Transaction? ACH is a broad term that involves […] read more ⟩⟩

October 18, 2021

How to Choose Dentist Merchant Services That Won’t Rip You Off

Dentist merchant services are essential when customers want to pay using credit or debit cards. These merchant services allow you to accept a variety of payment options to provide your patients with the best experience possible. However, some merchant service providers (MSPs) try and take advantage of dental practices. If you’re not comparing MSPs and […] read more ⟩⟩

September 29, 2021

6 Reasons to Start Using a Mobile Furniture Store POS

When was the last time you upgraded your point of sale (POS) system? Technology is evolving quickly, and if you’re not keeping up with your competitors, you’re at risk of losing these customers. A mobile furniture store POS offers your business the opportunity of impressing customers while improving their support and experience. However, the benefits […] read more ⟩⟩

September 28, 2021

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