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Wireless credit card processing is easy with today's terminals and mobile devices.

Wireless Card Processing Terminals: What You Need to Know

It's MORE than just a hardware decision!

We live in a largely wireless world. Phones went cordless decades ago. Laptops are no longer tied to an ethernet cable. Tablets and cell phones allow us to wander pr...

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Big Change in Card Transaction Signature Requirements

Good news for those of you running credit card sales on EMV-accepting terminals.  In April of this year, the four major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Expr...

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A Cash Discount program requires specific signage.

Pros & Cons of Cash Discount Programs

Are They an Alternative to Credit Card Surcharging?

The public loves their credit cards!  A 2017 survey showed that we prefer our credit cards nearly 3:1 vs cash.  Of course, accepting cards means paying card proces...

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You have choices when accounting for credit card processing fees.

Accounting for Credit Card Processing Fees

We are nearing the time when cash-only small businesses will be making their final curtain call. For years, some small businesses dealt in cash or checks because get...

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Using an EMV chip credit card helps stop fraud.

What is EMV Non-Compliance?

And why am I being charged for it?!?

Maybe you haven’t switched because you’re afraid of costs. Maybe you’re worried about training your staff. Or maybe you just think that changing will be a hass...

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Cash discount or credit card surcharge can make for an interesting business choice.

Cash Discounts & Credit Card Surcharges Explained

Beware the Hidden Cost of Doing a Cash-Only Business

It makes good business sense to accept credit cards. Not only do many people pay exclusively with credit cards, but those paying with a card tend to spend more. (It...

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Payment Processor vs. Payment Gateway — Any Difference?

If you’re a small business owner, you may sometimes feel overwhelmed by all of the details of running your own business, not to mention the new vocabulary that com...

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Credit Card Declined – Error Code Guide

It’s hard on a customer when their credit card is declined during a purchase. Frequently they feel embarrassed or get angry and, in a brick and mortar store, it's...

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You can do more than negotiate rates to actually reduce your credit card transaction fees.

5 Business Moves to Reduce Credit Card Transaction Costs

Things You Can Do WITHOUT Arguing Over Rate

Much of the cost of processing card transactions is “firm.” But there are still a few things you could investigate that might lower your costs. Here is our list...

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Itakes time to see money in your account after a credit card transaction.

Explaining the Time Lag from Credit Card Sale to Deposit

Credit Card Batch Processing & When Money Reaches Your Account

When Do You See Money? “When will funds be posted to my account?”  That’s the second most popular question that merchants have (after “What are my fees goi...

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