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What Is a Payment Gateway?

What Is a Payment Gateway?

Did you make an online purchase this week? Then you used a Payment Gateway without even knowing it. A Payment Gateway provides a safe method of transferring cardholder data from a website to a payment network for processing. It communicates the confirmation of sufficient funds and the transaction approval back to the website. It’s the technical glue that connects the point of sale to the payment network and is unique to card-not-present, online payments. Now, if you’re looking to accept online payments, you may be wondering how a Payment Gateway fits into the process. After all, there are…

How to Easily Accept Online Payments for Your Veterinary Practice

How to Easily Accept Online Payments for Your Veterinary Practice

Veterinary practices commonly accept installment payments for high-cost surgeries, wellness plans and doggy daycares. Accepting these recurring payments can be a chore for front office staff, as they may need to mail authorization forms and wait to collect and verify payments. Luckily, in our digital age, you can securely store client cards on file and automate this task. The right Virtual Terminal makes that possible. However, automating recurring payments is just one measure you can take to increase your practice’s cash flow and reduce your accounts receivable. Another is enabling easy e-commerce payments for your veterinary practice. How to…