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The Importance of Correct Merchant Account Setup on Tiered Pricing

The Importance of Correct Merchant Account Setup on Tiered Pricing

There are a number of factors to consider when setting up your merchant account. Which Merchant Account Providers are trustworthy? Which one offers the best product? Which one will treat you like a valued customer? Once you’ve chosen a provider, there are even more decisions to make. What equipment does your business need? Who should you delegate tasks and account access to? Which rate plan should your business be set up on? Working with a trusted provider will ensure that your merchant account — and your rate plan — is configured to fit your business needs. If a Tiered rate plan…

When Should You Apply a Tax on Shipping?

When Should You Apply a Tax on Shipping?

Taxes are mandatory fees imposed by the government on property, individual income and business profits, and they are added to the cost of certain goods or services. As a business owner, you face many taxes — the most common of which is sales tax. A sales tax is “a retail point-of-purchase tax imposed by state and local governments that is paid by the purchaser for goods and services,” according to The U.S. Small Business Administration. All but five U.S. states (Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon) charge sales tax, according to The Balance. So, this should be pretty…

4 Reasons PCI Password Requirements Are a Best Practice

4 Reasons PCI Password Requirements Are a Best Practice

Our Virtual Terminal offers a number of benefits to your business, but what good is it if you’re not using it right? During your merchant account setup, our stellar support team does everything in its power to ensure that, when you log in for the first time, the Virtual Terminal is configured to fit your business needs. But like parents seeing their child off to college, we can only hope that our preactivation advice resonates with you and that you'll reach out to us when you’re in need. We’ve found that many of our customers, despite having…

The True Cost of Paper Checks

The True Cost of Paper Checks

Since 1865, checks have played a pivotal role in the United States payment system. Checks were the only non-cash option for the first 100 years of its existence, until credit cards were introduced in the 1950s. As payment technology has evolved, the need for checks has diminished — but the costs have remained. Here are three ways paper checks could be costing your business more than you realize: Money – According to NACHA, it costs on average $1.22 to process a paper check, which accounts for manpower and various other costs. Overall, checks are “a burden on the economy,” according to…