Credit Card Processing

How Small Businesses Can Save On Processing Fees

Launching a small business can be both exciting and overwhelming. A reliable credit card processing solution is a necessity for any business that accepts card payments. Unfortunately, merchant fees can add up quickly. Here are a few tips to help your small business save on payment processing fees. Shop Around For The Best Pricing Selecting …

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Payment Processing for Salons: What You Should Know

The advent of social media platforms such as Instagram has been a boon for hair and beauty salons. As the most popular photo sharing social network, Instagram is redefining personal style and aesthetics; users of this network, particularly women, will often share photos that highlight salon services they recently received and paid for. As can …

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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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Surcharge vs Cash Discount – What’s the Difference?

Surcharge vs Cash Discount – How They Differ There has been a lot of talk about cash discount programs and surcharging recently. Though these two payment processing programs have similarities they are not the same. Here is how the two differ. What are credit card surcharges? A credit card surcharge is a fee that is assessed …

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Reduce Your Merchant Services Cost With Cash Discount Program

Reduce Your Merchant Services Cost With Cash Discount Program. Most people are paperless. In fact, many have become so accustomed to paying for goods and services in this manner, it has become a necessity for merchants to have credit card processing solutions. If the merchant wants to do business, he or she must have a …

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Interchange Plus vs Flat Rate Pricing

Choosing the right credit card processor can be a difficult task when you consider there are several types of pricing models the processor can offer — some more transparent than others. This means looking for the lowest rate is probably not going to come with the lowest cost. Two of the most common payment processing …

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Protect Your Business from Credit Card Skimmers

Protect Your Business from Credit Card Skimmers Each year, companies sign on to take advantage of merchant services offered for credit card processing. Skimmers are quickly becoming a threat to unsuspecting customers as companies rely more heavily than ever on point of sale services for their businesses. As a merchant, you want to protect your …

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Should you Pay Credit Card Fees or Surcharge Your Customers?

Businesses often face a double-edged sword when accepting credit cards. Credit card processing comes with fees that can eat into your profits, but defraying the cost with a surcharge for shoppers can turn away business. As a business owner, it’s important to decide which option makes sense for your business as a growing number of …

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