Credit Card Processing Business

Advice, tips and reviews about credit card processing for any business. General credit card processing articles for customers of all levels.

3 Proven Ecommerce Tips to Increase Conversions, Average Order Value and More

People who don’t have direct experience with ecommerce assume that once someone put’s an item in their shopping cart, everything will be smooth sailing from there. Sadly, that’s not how things work. Close to 70 percent of online shopping carts get abandoned. There’s still a lot that needs to go right for someone with an item […]

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Find Out What Visa’s Level 4 Merchant Changes Mean for Your Business

Big news this month from Visa! They recently announced that any businesses that process fewer than one million Visa transactions in person or 20,000 ecommerce transactions in both the United States and Canada are now considered Level 4 Merchants. It’s estimated that 90 percent of businesses who accept credit cards fall into this category. At the core […]

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How Will Web Payments at W3C Help Businesses?

We’ve previously talked about how to improve ecommerce conversions and covered avoiding surprise shipping costs, accepting multiple forms of payment and minimizing required fields. While all of those tips will remain useful in 2017, no conversation about ecommerce or web payment would be complete without discussing the mobile gap. The term mobile gap refers to mobile […]

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Are Credit Card Processing Fees and Tips Deductible?

Most restaurants take credit cards, although there are some that only accept cash. While restaurant owners don’t like the impact that credit card processing fees have on their bottom line, they know that accepting cards greatly increases their pool of potential diners. For that reason, there’s great interest in reducing credit card processing fees. If you […]

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How This Unusual Agreement Could Change Payment Processing

When most of us think of Visa and MasterCard, we generally think of them as competitors. And while that’s probably also how the companies think of each other, a recent announcement shows they’re not afraid to work together when an issue is mutually beneficial. The two companies recently announced that they’re working together on accelerating the adoption of […]

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4 Deceptively Easy Ways To Grow Your Business in 2017

After all the political and financial turmoil of 2016, people have a lot of questions about what’s in store for them in 2017. And yes, only time will tell how the political environment will directly affect our small businesses – but don’t let that uncertainty keep you from being proactive. You can still take active […]

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Early Termination Fees 101

If you’ve decided that you’re unhappy with your current credit card processor, or ever start to feel this way in the future, you’ll need to cancel your current agreement before you can make the switch to a top processing company. If you’re ready to make the switch, you might be wondering, are you on the […]

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Will Visa Buy Square in 2017?

Early in 2016, reports disclosed that Visa owned almost 10 percent of credit card processor Square. These are two major players in the credit industry, so it was huge news, but soon, the story was updated. Turns out, that initial figure was based on an incorrect reading of a filing Visa made with the Securities and Exchange […]

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Do You Really Need Direct Credit Card Processing?

If you’re doing research because you need a credit card processor, or are looking to replace your current provider, you may come across the term direct credit card processing. Also commonly referred to as wholesale credit card processing, it’s generally pitched as a way to reduce credit card processing costs by eliminating “middlemen,” like sales […]

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Increase Your Online Donations: 5 Tips for Nonprofits

Earlier this year, we reviewed why nonprofits should accept donations via credit cards. Given that 78 percent of Americans carry less than $50 in cash at any given time, nonprofits that rely on cash donations are missing out on a huge opportunity, both online and offline. A recent shake-up in politics has unexpectedly impacted the number […]

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