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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: Awareness, Merchant Accounts, Getting Started with Payments

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: Small Business Tips, Awareness, Due.com Partner Posts, EMV, Payment Trends

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: Awareness, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, B2B

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: Small Business Tips, Awareness, Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology

Best Practices For Selecting A Merchant Processor

Posted on Jun 02, 2017
Choosing a merchant processor for your business isn't easy. There are so many providers out there that it’s sometimes hard to know exactly where to start.  Many businesses focus on fees, which makes sense. Since each transaction costs money, it's only natural that you’d try to reduce processing fees as much as possible. However, merchant fees don't simply vary across providers. They also change depending on the size and nature of your business. For example, larger companies often qualify for lower fees than do smaller ones.
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Topics: Getting Started with Payments, Awareness, Merchant Accounts

Ensure a Happy Q2 with These Merchant Processing Tips

Posted on Apr 07, 2017
There was a time when cash was king. Then along came checks, credit cards, ACH and countless other payment options. Each change introduces new regulations and security concerns. Your customers’ shopping habits might also evolve. As a merchant, adapting to this rapidly changing landscape isn’t easy, but it’s absolutely essential if you want to survive and continue growing your business.   So, what steps can you take to prepare for Q2 and beyond?
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Topics: Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Awareness, Payment Trends

Merchant Account vs. Payment Gateway

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Nearly every type of business – from big box retailers to Etsy sellers, and from trade show vendors to antique dealers – needs to accept credit card payments to survive. And more and more of those businesses are accepting payment online. If your business already accepts credit cards, you’re likely familiar with merchant accounts. But if you’re new to e-commerce, you’re probably learning about payment gateways.What’s the difference between the two? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of merchant accounts versus payment gateways?
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Topics: Awareness, Merchant Accounts, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Payment Technology, E-Commerce and Online Payments

Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor: What is the Difference?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Payment gateways and payment processor are two key links in the payment processing chain. As a business owner, you’ve probably heard these terms and wondered what the difference is. Let’s start here: There are four parties involved with every credit card transaction: The merchant The customer The acquiring bank that provides the merchant’s processing services
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Payment Technology, E-Commerce and Online Payments

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