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How to Navigate Credit Card Processing as a High-Risk Merchant

“Cash only” is so three decades ago. If you’re going to be running a business in 2018, you need to provide your customers with the option to pay by credit or debit card — no ifs, ands, or buts. If you’re an online business, you can probably get away with having PayPal as your sole […]

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Is American Express Growing Faster than Mastercard?

American Express was founded all the way back in 1850. Since credit cards obviously weren’t around yet, the company’s roots were in express mail. In 1891, Amex expanded to traveler’s cheques. This helped them create a global presence. After first discussing the possibility of a charge card in 1946, the company spent over a decade […]

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4 Key Things to Expect When Applying for a Business Loan

With the exception of mortgages, debt is generally viewed as something negative for consumers. But for businesses, the issue is a little more complicated. While businesses can definitely take on bad debt, strategic debt in the form of a business loan can be very beneficial. In fact, a study conducted by researchers at several different […]

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Solutions to 5 Common e-Commerce Challenges

Even though the e-commerce landscape is quite competitive, it still offers an amazing way to sell to customers across the United States and even the globe. If your business already has an e-commerce site online but it’s not driving the level of results you want, there are a number of ways to improve it. To […]

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Learn How Voice is Impacting Payments in 2018

Most of the biggest companies in tech are making major bets on voice. And unlike other technologies such as VR, which had a big push a few years ago but seems to have stalled, many consumers are taking to voice in a big way. That’s evidenced with trends like Amazon’s Echo Dot being the company’s […]

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Are Businesses Taking GDPR Seriously?

In the months leading up to the required start date for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance, there was a lot of talk about all the different steps that businesses had to take. Most consumers also received a flurry of emails from tech companies letting them know that they were following all the measures required […]

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Will New Tariffs Affect Smaller Businesses?

With the modern political climate, there is a lot of media noise that doesn’t necessarily make sense for business owners to pay attention to. However, there are certain decisions by the administration that can have a direct impact. A recent example of this is multiple announcements surrounding tariffs. To help cut through all the speculation […]

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5 Tips for Successful eCommerce Content Marketing

If you’re looking for a way to increase how much traffic your e-commerce website receives, content marketing is an excellent option. While this approach does require an upfront investment of resources, once the ball gets rolling, you will see ongoing results. Because the Internet changes so rapidly, not every marketing technique remains useful. So to […]

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The Why and How of Adding Live Chat to Your Website

If you sell products or services through your website, some people are going to have questions that they want to be answered before buying. While descriptions and FAQs can go a long way towards answering many of those questions, it’s not always possible to anticipate every single question someone might have before they ever ask […]

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The Latest Options for Identity Verification in 2018

The EMV liability shift is still the biggest change that has occurred within the payments industry over the last few years. While the entire process ended up taking longer than most people predicted, the outcome seems to be a success. Switching to chip and PIN readers across the US has resulted in a significant decrease […]

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