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Digital Money Will Impact Your Business

A Silent Cha-Ching: Virtual Currencies, Mobile Payments, and Your Business

When is the last time you paid a toll in cash? Many people nowadays use E-ZPass, so they might not even remember. Digital payments aren’t just a fact of life on the roads. Maybe you’ve set your bills to autopay, so the money automatically comes out […]

Bluetooth Mobile Payments

How Does Bluetooth Work for Mobile Payments?

Since humans began paying for goods and services, we’ve preferred these transactions to be as convenient and easy as possible. We’ve evolved from bartering livestock (not particularly convenient) to paying for products with mobile devices (quite convenient). But technological developments can make mobile payments even more user-friendly. Read on […]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Mobile POS|Comments Off on Bluetooth Mobile Payments

EMV Online Fraud

What Can Merchants Do to Stop Fraud?

EMV (chip-and-PIN) credit cards were introduced to combat credit card fraud. Since their widespread adoption in the US, some merchants have noticed a decrease in fraud. Yet others report an increase – why is that? The introduction of EMV cards has led to a rise in online retail credit […]

By |November 18th, 2016|E-Commerce Merchants, EMV|Comments Off on EMV Online Fraud

EMV Credit Cards Prevent Some Fraud

EMV Credit Cards Prevent Brick and Mortar Fraud

In October 2015, a seismic shift took place in the retail space. Retailers became liable for any fraudulent charges made unless they had switched to EMV technology. Previously, credit card companies bore the liability for these charges. The liability shift that took place in October 2015 was an […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Credit Card Processing, EMV|Comments Off on EMV Credit Cards Prevent Some Fraud

International Credit Cards

Accepting International Credit Cards
What You Need to Know

Today’s global marketplace means that your customers might not be from down the street – they could be sitting in their living room in Tokyo, preparing to buy your product online. International customers expand your marketing reach. However, what you and your customers might not realize is that […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Credit Card Processing, E-Commerce Merchants|Comments Off on International Credit Cards

Pay with Your Watch

Paying with Your Watch? It’s the Wave of the Future

Imagine this: you’re running low on coffee, so you run into your local grocery store to pick up a bag of the instant stuff. When you get to the checkout line, you don’t pull out your wallet. Instead, you tap your smart watch against a terminal. […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Mobile POS|Comments Off on Pay with Your Watch

Mobile Payment Processing

Mobile Payment Processing Costs

What You Need to Know

A decade ago, the idea of paying for a purchase with your mobile phone was too futuristic to contemplate fully. However, now the future is here, and your customers want to pay with mobile devices. You want to keep your customers happy, although you also want to make […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Mobile POS|Comments Off on Mobile Payment Processing

Best Practices for Online Businesses

Best Fiscal Practices for Online Businesses

You have a fantastic idea for an online business. It will make you a millionaire – no, a billionaire! Dreams are all well and good, but in order to run a successful venture online, you can’t just sit around waiting for prosperity to find you. There are certain steps you […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Online Business Finance|Comments Off on Best Practices for Online Businesses

Most Small Business Owners Take No Vacation

“All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy”

Everyone needs a break sometimes, including (and especially) small business owners. However, it’s really hard for them to do that. According to a recent study conducted by Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card, 25% of small business owners feel able to unplug and get away… but […]

By |June 29th, 2016|E-Commerce Merchants|Comments Off on Most Small Business Owners Take No Vacation

Who Uses Cash?

Most Purchasers Use Plastic

If you’ve watched TV in the past few years, you’ll probably recall that credit card commercial with the tagline, “What’s in your wallet?” Nowadays, the answer to that question is probably not cash. In 2014, the San Francisco Federal Reserve reported that only 14% of consumer purchases were made in cash. Read […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Credit Card Processing|Comments Off on Who Uses Cash?