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

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

By | December 23rd, 2016|Mobile POS|

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

By | November 18th, 2016|E-Commerce Merchants, EMV|

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

By | November 18th, 2016|Credit Card Processing, EMV|

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

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

By | September 23rd, 2016|Online Business Finance|

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…

By | June 29th, 2016|E-Commerce Merchants|

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.

By | June 29th, 2016|Credit Card Processing|