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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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How to avoid merchant account holds or freezes

How to Avoid Merchant Account Holds or Freezes Many merchants do not understand why freezes or holds occur, but these are important topics to understand. Both are for the merchant’s protection, but they can be financially stressful to your business when they occur unexpectedly. Here’s why holds and freezes occur and what you need to do to make sure you …

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What Are Blockchain Cryptocurrencies?

  If you’ve been pretending (or not) to understand the blockchain technology conversation percolating around you the past few years but have no real idea how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Etherium, and Litecoin actually work, you’re not alone. There’s a lot of nebulous verbiage of dubious value out there. Can you just tune out and hope …

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Industry Terms: QR Codes

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. We want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: we deliver personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some time to …

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Industry Terms: Basis Points

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. Well we want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some …

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Industry Terms: Visa International Service Assessment (ISA)

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. We want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: we deliver personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some time to …

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industry terms: MasterCard cross border fee

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. We want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: we deliver personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some time to …

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Industry Terms: Credit Card

Welcome to The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. We want to bring clarity to the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about the industry. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some time to explain how everything works. This …

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Industry Terms: AVS

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. We want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some time …

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Industry Terms: NABU Fee

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. Well we want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some …

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Industry Terms: Merchant Cash Advance

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. Well we want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some …

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Industry Terms: Discount Rate

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. Well we want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some …

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