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PCI Security: Time and Costs to Reach Compliance

PCI Security: Time and Costs to Reach Compliance

In 2017, Target completed a multi-state settlement for $18.5 million stemming from a massive 2013 data breach that exposed customer credit card data (over 40 million records) and contact information (over 70 million records). Target's security was called into question, but it was actually an issue with its outside services: an HVAC supplier was noncompliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This incident highlights the importance of PCI compliance, both internally and in association with your service providers, such as your Payment Processor. PCI security is becoming an even more pertinent topic of conversation in…

How to Set Up Hosted Checkout With PayJunction

How to Set Up Hosted Checkout With PayJunction

Welcome to PayJunction University, where we teach you how to use PayJunction like a pro. Today’s lesson is on how to set up Hosted Checkout, which enables businesses to securely accept payments through their websites with minimal effort. Hosted Checkout can be used in two ways: by e-commerce businesses selling various products online, or by businesses looking to collect payments on outstanding balances or invoices. Depending on how you use Hosted Checkout, some of the follow steps may not apply. To get started, select “More” from the menu on the left and then click “Hosted Payments” under “Other.” Select…

How to Start Accepting Credit Cards

How to Start Accepting Credit Cards

Becoming a business that accepts credit cards is a process. Both before and after the application there are certain steps that we strongly advise you to take. Follow the steps below to start accepting credit cards at your business and be successful from the get-go. Research Your Options You wouldn’t apply for a bank loan without thoroughly researching your options, right? The same should go for accepting credit cards. You need access to a merchant account to process credit and debit transactions, and like most service industries, there are an overwhelming number of options to choose from. To cut…

The State of Patient Payments in Health Care

The State of Patient Payments in Health Care

Digital convenience is driving a change in consumer habits. Combine that with the shift to high-deductible health plans, and the result is patients paying more attention to the quality, cost and amenities available to them around the care they receive. Patient Payment Trends Zirmed and Navicure published the 2018 Patient Payment Check-Up survey report, which provides key insights into financial collections, communications and methods across both patients and providers. Here’s what we found interesting in patient trends: The desire for digital payment options is growing across age groups. As you might expect, younger patients continue to seek digital convenience…

10 E-Commerce Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Product

10 E-Commerce Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Product

Long gone are the days when a cash register and shop front were the only things you needed to sell your goods. Online is the smart way to sell, but you could still be making 10 classic e-commerce mistakes. Poor Product Description No one wants to take a guess at what they’re buying. If your product description isn’t detailed enough, you won’t attract customers to buy your products. Due to the nature of online shopping, you must provide a thorough experience to incentivize purchases, which includes showing the item from every angle as well as up close.…