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Accepting Payments for Curbside Pickup

Virtually overnight, the coronavirus changed life as we knew it, with both consumers and business owners thrown into a “new normal” that turned everything about the way we socialized, dined, and transacted product purchases upside down. If you are a merchant who is attempting to remain afloat during these unprecedented conditions, you’re probably trying to think of new ways to accept credit card payments from your customers, while maintaining social distancing.

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What Is A Forced Credit Card Sale?

A forced sale is a type of offline transaction that can bypass the authorization tokenization process that accompanies normal transactions. There are times when an honest customer is having issues with their card, and POS systems give merchants the tools to process a transaction without the normal checks and balances.

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What Is A Utility Merchant Account?

Visa, MasterCard and Discover offer substantially reduced credit card processing rates to businesses that provide waste management and utility services. These special low rates are called the utility interchange rates and they can help to reduce your monthly card processing fees by up to 70%.

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Understanding Your Processing Rates & Fees

When discussing pricing with your merchant services provider, or when shopping around for better pricing, it's important to understand the differences in the rates and fees that you see listed on your monthly statement. Every credit card transaction has three main cost components: interchange, assessments, and processor markup.

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Top 5 Payment Processing Tips For Small Businesses

Non-cash payment transactions have revolutionized the small business landscape. Customers are now accustomed to the speed, convenience, and security that buying goods and services with a credit or debit card brings. That said, customers are not the only ones who benefit from non-cash transactions.

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My Credit Card Processor Raised My Rates – Now What?

Your monthly credit card processing statement arrives in the mail, and your merchant services provider has raised your rates. What can you do? In this article, we cover the different types of price increases, including which ones are avoidable, and how you can stop them.

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How To Better Understand Your Credit Card Processing Statement

As a business owner, you likely know the importance of reviewing your credit card processing statement each month. However, taking the time to review your statements will not do much good without the proper understanding of what you're looking at.

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Cash Discount Program Explained

Businesses are always seeking different solutions that will help them reduce their credit card processing fees. One of these solutions is adopting a cash discount program that incentivizes customers to pay by cash or check - offsetting payment processing costs for business owners

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Payment Trends To Watch In 2020

2019 is nearly over, which means it’s time to get ready for all the opportunities and challenges that businesses will face in 2020. Payments are an integral aspect of business, so it’s important to stay on top of the trends that emerge each year. Here are some of the forecasted payment trends for 2020 and how they may impact your business in the new year.

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2019 Holiday Shopping Trends

With holiday items already on display in many retail stores nationwide, it’s time to dive deeper into what this holiday season may bring in terms of consumer shopping trends to be better prepared and reap the rewards.

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