Tag Archives: accept credit cards

STILL Saying NO To Discover? But Why?

Why do some  businesses still not want to accept Discover cards?  Past perception is mostly responsible for many SMB owner’s hesitance when it comes to accepting Discover Card as a payment form.  Both Discover and American Express operate on their own network, while Visa and MasterCard operate through the Visa Interchange Network. This gives them […]

Chargebacks- The Darkside Of Accepting Credit Cards

As a legitimate business in the 21st century you have to be able to accept credit cards. There are no if, ands or buts about it. It is just what consumers expect these days. Accepting credit cards can help you increase your customer base by adding convenience for them and lending a professional image to […]

EMV-You’re Compatible-EMV You’re Still At Risk

We’ve had a slew of data breaches in the news lately, both big and small. From cloud based login manager OneLogin to Deep Roots Analytics, who store millions of American voter’s information. From the worldwide cyberattacks WannaCry and the more recent ExPetr, both demanding bitcoin ransom, to the Verizon debacle just a few days ago. […]

Payment Gateways Aren’t Just For E-Commerce Anymore

Every merchant, no matter how big or small they are, needs a way to take payments in exchange for whatever wares they are offering. Whether you are as big as Costco or small as, well, as small as the single one-man-show operating his/her Etsy account. Long gone are the days where a shop owner flips […]

How to Understand the Cost of Your Merchant Services Part 2

In Part 2 of our video series we look at the various billing methods that merchant account providers use to hide rates and fees, appear competitive, and maximize their profits.  This will help you understand the cost of your credit card processing and help you to negotiate a good deal.

PCI Compliance Update – Are you Ready?

Over the last few years, despite ever more rigorous PCI compliance requirements, there has been a notable increase in data breaches. Large companies such as Target and Home Depot have been hacked and information about transactions and customers has been stolen.  However, the problem of data theft isn’t limited to large companies. Small businesses have […]