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Why Should My Website Offer Apple Pay for the Web?

Posted on Sep 22, 2017
Last year, Apple introduced Apple Pay for the Web as a way to compete with online payment services like PayPal. This additional payment option is something you should consider for your small business website -- and it's not just because hundreds of thousands of major brands and recognizable retail websites are already supporting this new online payment method.
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Topics: Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

Multiple Businesses and PCI Compliance

Posted on Sep 18, 2017
With the growing list of compliance requirements a small business faces accepting online payments and in-store payments, it's important to make sure you have covered all the bases. You don't want to get hit with fines or penalties or even have your ability to accept credit cards taken away from you. And, above all else, you don't want to put your customers and their sensitive information at risk at any point in doing business with you. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

New Ideas for Making Money on the Side

Posted on Sep 12, 2017
The phrase, "world of opportunity," applies to what’s now possible for making money. People have always been resourceful, but thanks to technology and an ever-advancing civilization, there are now even more ways to collect that extra cash. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, Fun Posts

Status Report: How is the U.S. Adapting to EMV? Summer 2017 Update

Posted on Aug 29, 2017
EMV, also known as chip-enabled credit and debit cards, are continuing to gain momentum in 2017 among card users and merchants. Despite the responsibility placed on merchants to adopt EMV-compliant solutions since October 2015, not every merchant has complied. Visa has continued to push the date back for complete compliance to give businesses more of a chance to make the changeover. This includes three more years for gas stations to change over their card terminals, giving them until 2020.
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Topics: Partner Posts, EMV

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

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

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

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

How to Make eCommerce Payments Easier for Customers

Posted on Jul 24, 2017
Part of an exceptional customer experience is to make the payment process as easy and convenient as possible. The faster customers can get their transaction completed in a secure and accurate way, the more likely they are to return for future purchases and recommend you to others. Easier also means greater convenience, variety, and security with every transaction.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology

What Types of Businesses are Most Affected by Chargebacks?

Posted on Jul 18, 2017
Chargebacks are becoming one of the biggest payment challenges for businesses of all sizes today. While some chargebacks are completely legitimate, it turns out that fraudsters have figured out a way to get more free merchandise using this refund technique. This becomes especially true when it turns out that credit card issuers, like banks, often rule for the cardholder (or fraudster posing as the card holder). Although any business can fall victim to this type of fraud, there are some businesses that have been identified as being more likely to be affected. These businesses are then labeled high risk by credit card processing companies and must contend with higher fees or the inability to even get a merchant account.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips

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