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While there are many services that are essential for keeping the lights on and running your business, your merchant account might ultimately be the most important of all. Why? Because it’s the service that gets you paid.READ MORE
Hands up if you can’t wait until the day the phrase “the check is in the mail” becomes totally obsolete. Though checks persist as a common payment form, and one some of your customers may prefer, they can really slow down your payments and be a pain to deal with: first you have to wait for a paper check to arrive in the mail, then you have to drive to the bank to make a deposit (or wait for enough checks to accumulate to make the time spent on this task worthwhile), and then you have to wait several more days for the check to clear.READ MORE
Whether it’s ongoing subscriptions, service packages, payment installments or some other plan, recurring payment business models can be a boon for your business. After making the effort to win a customer, you are assured of regular, ongoing revenue for a predetermined period. But while it’s great to have predictable earnings coming in, handling those payments efficiently and securely can introduce challenges that might even seem to negate the top benefits of such a model for some businesses. That is, unless you learn how to manage recurring payment processing like a pro. It’s easier than you might expect if you follow this expert guide.READ MORE
It’s important to offer a variety of payment options to your customers. But if you’re considering bypassing getting a credit machine, you’re missing out on a number of helpful benefits for your business that go beyond mere ease of payment. Here are four reasons you shouldn’t overlook this important piece of hardware.READ MORE
If you’re a business owner that has yet to start selling goods or services online, you’ve probably heard all of the arguments in favor of ecommerce: that the internet is the world’s fastest-growing retail channel, that people of all ages are increasingly shopping online, and that people who shop online typically spend more – as much as 25% more – than in-store shoppers.READ MORE
From Starbucks to Shake Shack, a growing number of businesses have floated the idea of doing away with cash transactions altogether, media reports have observed. But given that a significant number of U.S. businesses still do not accept credit cards at all, perhaps a more relevant conversation to be having is what continues to hold some businesses back from accepting credit card payments?READ MORE