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The Complete Guide to Credit Card Merchant Fees

credit card merchant fees

In 2016, there were nearly 180 million credit card holders in the U.S. alone. With so many credit cards in use, any company that doesn’t accept them as a form of payment is missing out on potential clients. If you’re thinking about signing up to a credit card merchant service, you may be worried about […]

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The Merchant’s Guide to Credit Card Regulations

credit card regulations

Cash only businesses lose an estimated $100 billion in sales to businesses who accept credit card payment. If you’re opening a new shop or transitioning to accepting credit cards, you’re making a smart choice. However, if you don’t understand the complexity of credit card regulations, you could violate the law or the trust of your […]

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10 Tips for Preventing eCommerce Fraud

ecommerce fraud

Fraud affects businesses of all sizes in all industries. And hackers are targeting eCommerce industries. The eCommerce industry is worth trillions. And since eCommerce security isn’t as advanced as other security types, hackers see this as an easy and profitable target. About sixty percent of eCommerce business owners report fraud attacks, and the number is […]

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eCheck and ACH Processing for High Risk Business Types

eCheck Processing

High Risk eCheck/ACH vs Credit Cards Do you sell products and/or services that fall under a high-risk category? If so, you’re probably debating whether you should apply for a credit card processing solution, an eCheck or ACH processing service, or both. You’ve also probably discovered that getting approved to accept credit cards can be quite […]

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Starting an Online Business that Accepts Credit Cards: Building Effective Teams (Part 4 of 6)


Starting an online business requires building an effective team. Building effective teams is the secret of success when it comes to creating a small and thriving business. Too many individuals start building a business solo, and they end up finding out the hard way that comprehensive strategic partnership is how an online business becomes successful.

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Starting an Online Business That Accepts Credit Cards: Operational Planning (Part 3 of 6)


Starting an online business where you can accept credit cards from your customers requires planning – specifically operational planning. Too many companies try to rely on strategies to carry them through their business cycles. In reality, strategies are not specific as operational planning. For example, a strategy might be that you are going to organize […]

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What Is a Good Business Credit Score?


A good business credit score can be just as important as a good personal credit score. There are a lot of misconceptions about what a good business credit score entails. For the past two weeks, we have been posting articles about the different types of business credit scores you should be paying attention to. At […]

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