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Contactless Mobile Payments Explained

Posted on Aug 23, 2017
If you’ve never seen a contactless payment in person before, it’s something to behold.
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Topics: Mobile Payments, Payment Technology

Why is it Important to be PCI Compliant?

Posted on Aug 21, 2017
Imagine becoming the victim of a data breach, such has been the case with Target, Home Depot, and other retailers. It was a crisis of massive proportions for those brands that still impacts their reputation today.
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Topics: Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Choosing the Right Merchant Account Provider for Your Business

Posted on Aug 17, 2017
When you launch a new business, you can usually get away with accepting cash and checks. You might even consider accepting PayPal or Apple Pay if you sell products and services online. 
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Topics: Getting Started with Payments, Merchant Accounts, Awareness

How to Make Retail Payments Easier for Customers

Posted on Aug 15, 2017
Customers still like visiting stores and retail locations to engage in a little retail therapy or to take care of purchases they prefer to make in-person. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, EMV, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends, Awareness

Expand Your Payment Options with Electronic Funds Transfers

Posted on Aug 11, 2017
As the name implies, an electronic funds transfer (EFT) describes the process by which parties send and receive money (i.e., “funds”) through electronic channels. Although the term is often used interchangeably with Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments, EFTs encompass a much broader range of payment options, including wire transfers, e-checks and even PayPal. 
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, Financial Institutions, Consideration

3 Benefits of Mobile Invoicing

Posted on Aug 09, 2017
If you’re still sending paper-based statements to your customers, you’re probably not a fan of the monthly invoicing ritual. After all, the process is: 
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Topics: Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing, Mobile Payments, Small Business Tips

How Can I Take Advantage of Payment Integrations for My Small Business?

Posted on Aug 07, 2017
Payment integration can work a number of ways with your small business to make sure you can provide as many payment options as possible while delivering a great customer experience, high security, and full compliance.
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, Partner Posts, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Consideration

Reduce Overhead Costs by Accepting Payments with a Virtual Terminal

Posted on Aug 03, 2017
Most brick-and-mortar retailers use point-of-sale (POS) terminals to capture and process credit cards. However, what if you don’t have the resources to invest in a system? Many smaller businesses and home-based freelancers want the ability to process credit cards; yet they don’t necessarily need or want the hassles and costs involved with purchasing equipment and having it implemented. 
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Topics: B2B, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Awareness

Top 5 Payment Processing Challenges for Small Businesses

Posted on Aug 01, 2017
Small businesses often struggle to compete with the bigger competitors out there that have significantly more infrastructure and resources at their disposal. However, the online environment and technology that has developed from it has leveled the playing field for many small businesses, helping them reach the same target audiences as the larger firms and provide significant growth opportunities. Technology continues to change how we can pay and accept payments. Albeit much more positive, challenges do remain for small businesses particularly in the area of payment processing.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Awareness

What Is Point-To-Point Encryption (P2PE)?

Posted on Jul 28, 2017
When you relay credit card data to your payment processor through a terminal, that information is usually sent over an unsecured network. With the right tools, anyone can theoretically intercept this information and begin racking up fraudulent charges.
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Topics: Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

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