More and more, we have come to rely on the online world in our personal lives as well as in business. And while the internet has helped to simplify a number of the processes we handle daily, the fact remains that our reliance on the net means that risks have arisen as well.
In particular, cyber-crime is on the rise. Everything from a simple case of credit card fraud to larger hacking scandals or malware attacks can occur without notice. And for a small business, this can make it hard to stay moving towards the future.
One thing that can help with this is to ensure that you're using secure credit card processing for all of your ACH and payment processing needs. More and more people are using their credit cards to make payments, and you need to ensure that your business and your customers are protected.
There are a couple of things to pay attention to when looking into secure credit card payment processing. The first is the new 'chip' cards that are becoming the standard. These cards aren't swiped - instead, they're inserted into a chip reader device that scans a digital chip and approves or denies payments.
If your current setup doesn't accept the chips, your business will be held liable for any fraudulent charges or other attacks that may occur digitally. With a chip reader in place, you won't be held responsible for these issues.
Additionally, making sure that you have the right kind of connectivity set up is important as well. Good payment processing security will allow for Wi-Fi as well as for Bluetooth, making sure that the paired devices aren't as susceptible to cybercrime and fraud.
Best of all, along with the added security that today's new payment processing options offer, it's also easier than ever to get your system set up and working and to use it regularly. Simplicity combines with security to make modern payment processing options better than ever. Don't overlook this aspect of your company. It's more important than you might realize.