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Comparing Merchant Services Providers

Selecting the best merchant services provider for your business is a critical decision that requires some time and effort on your part. At Tailored Transactions, we believe the process starts with an honest assessment of your business and the type(s) of credit card processing options you require i.e. traditional retail, MO/TO, e-commerce or mobile.

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Geo IP Tracking Filter

Credit card fraud is a serious and growing problem, with experts predicting annual global losses to surpass $35 billion by 2020. Credit card abuse is especially pronounced in online retail since criminals can shop anonymously — from anywhere in the world. But what if most of your customers live in only a handful of countries? In fact, what if you don’t offer international shipping since 100 percent of your customers live in the United States?

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Should You Accept B2B Credit Card Payments?

The average American consumer doesn't think twice about using credit cards.  Most shoppers are prepared to pay interest rates in exchange for short-term loans. Plus, for those who don't carry a balance, it's possible to avoid interest fees altogether. As a B2B business, you aren't quite so lucky.

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MasterCard Selfie Pay

The selfie. We've all seen them. We've all taken them — and we all recognize that selfies have very little practical value outside of sharing them on social media. ....that is until now!

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The Benefits Of Level 3 Processing

If your business currently accepts credit and debit card payments, and you're using either a point-of-sale terminal, mobile card reader, or a standard payment gateway to process those payments, you're more than likely setup for Level 1 payment processing.

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The Advantages Of Using A Virtual Terminal

If you operate a brick-and-mortar retail store, accepting credit card payments is easy. All you need is a merchant account and POS terminal. If you run an e-commerce website, you’ll need a secure online shopping cart and payment gateway.

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Credit Card Processing For Nonprofit Organizations

Your nonprofit organization might not be obsessed with quarterly reports or annual earnings, but the long-term success of your organization depends heavily on your ability to bring in new funding to achieve your mission and to sustain programs. This is why many charitable organizations structure their operations just as one would in the for-profit business world. This includes:

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What Is Tokenization And How Does It Work?

Tokenization is a highly effective data security measure that is designed to protect sensitive information from prying eyes. When it's applied to financial transactions, tokenization relieves businesses from having to store credit card data within their payment systems. This helps to drastically reduce their PCI Compliance scope and expense. So how does tokenization actually work?

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10 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Merchant Services Provider

Setting up a merchant account will allow your business to begin accepting debit and credit card payments. By providing this convenient payment method to your customers, you will more than likely see an immediate increase in your sales volume. However, not all merchant services providers are created equal. Below are 10 essential questions you should ask BEFORE choosing a merchant services provider for your business. These questions will help you save money and avoid unneeded headaches and...

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Mobile Donation Tips For Churches

Whether for weekly offerings or larger capital raising campaigns, donations are the lifeblood of most churches. Surprisingly, the collection plate hasn’t changed much in the past two thousand years, even as society and technology have greatly evolved.

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