Month: April 2018

New American Express Pricing to Reduce Merchant Costs

American Express has announced a fundamental change to its business model in a move that is designed to increase acceptance of American Express cards. Historically, Amex has attempted to position itself as a premium credit card issuer which has come with higher credit card processing fees than other card issuers. This was based on the …

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Modern Payment Processing: Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay

 Mobile wallets have rapidly gained in popularity since the introduction of Apple Pay in 2014. Also known as mobile payment platforms, services like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay work by allowing you to pay for services in-person at a credit card machine or online with your smartphone without your physical card. Mobile payment …

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The End of Required Credit Card Signatures

In April, credit card signatures will become a thing of the past. American Express, Discover, Visa, and Mastercard have all announced they will end the signature requirement for in-store credit card machine purchases. For Discover, Mastercard, and American Express, the end date was April 13. Visa will end the signature requirement later in the month. …

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What Is Walmart Pay?

Mobile pay continues to rise in popularity with a number of options like Android Pay, Google Wallet, and Apple Pay that make it easy to pay with your phone. Walmart recently entered the credit card processing field with its own mobile payment processing solution called Walmart Pay. Walmart Pay is available in over 4,600 Walmart …

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Firearm Merchant Accounts – What You Need to Know

Obtaining a Firearm Merchant Account Firearms are a big ticket item. The ability to process credit card payments can make or break a firearms business. However, securing merchant services like credit card processing can be challenging for firearms dealers because this type of operation is considered high risk from the perspective of potential merchant partners. …

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4 Ways Point of Sale Can Improve Your Business

A POS system, or point of sale, offered by merchant services providers, refers to a combination of hardware and software that enables merchants to centralize business operations. An up to date point of sale system, such as Bonsai Point of Sale workstation simplifies day to day functions. It is designed with speed and efficiency in mind so …

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