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How to Make Your Business Run More Efficiently

When a business is streamlined and runs smoothly, everyone wins. The morale of employees lifts when they are able to do their jobs with the minimum of mixed signals, boring tasks and unhappy customers. The people who buy your products and services respond positively when inventory is readily available, staff are knowledgeable, they feel valued […]

5 Tips for Working with a Merchant Account Provider if Your Business Is High Risk

Your business may be considered “high risk” by a merchant account provider for any number of reasons. Most commonly, it’s because your company is in what is considered a high-risk industry or you have a greater likelihood of incurring fraud, chargebacks or financial failure. Whatever the cause, there are strategies you can adopt that make […]

Summer Retail Marketing Ideas

The sun is shining, the temperatures are balmy, and it’s time to welcome in those lazy days of summer. If you’re a business owner, you might be tempted to slack off during this time and count on making up for it during the holiday season. However, the reality is that there are many fun and […]

How Going Green Can Save Your Business Money

Winning is just as important if you are the owner of a small business as it is for the manager of a sports team. Just as you can get ahead by incorporating a cutting-edge POS system into your business structure, you can rise above your competition in other ways. Two of the most notable are […]

How Return Policies Can Make or Break Your Customer Experience

If your company doesn’t have a generous return policy, you could be losing customers. Sixty percent of people look at a retailer’s return policy before making purchases, and 73 percent say they’re turned off by policies with too many restrictions. Whether you sell online, at a brick-and-mortar location, or both, the return options you offer […]

5 Types of Software Every Business Needs to Succeed

As a small business owner, productivity and efficiency should be two of your top priorities. Incorporating various types of software tools into your company can enable you to make the best use of your time as you serve your customers and expand your operation. Whether you have a traditional storefront or sell exclusively online, these […]

New Technology to Fight Credit Card Skimmers

The U.S. Secret Service estimates that at least $1 billion each year is stolen by credit card skimmers. If you are a consumer, your personal information can be hijacked without your knowledge as you pay for gas or withdraw cash from an ATM. If you are a small business owner, even the best credit card […]

How to Choose the Right Credit Card Terminal

In today’s commercial climate, taking credit cards isn’t an option; it’s a necessity. With so many choices on the market, how is a business owner to know which is the best? These suggestions can help you to make the decision that’s right for you. A Blast from the Past Not so long ago, countertop terminals […]

Tips for Expanding Your Business

On the surface, the question of whether to grow your business might appear to be a no-brainer. However, spend a minute to contemplate all of the ramifications of expanding your enterprise, and it won’t take you long to recognize the sticky points. Getting bigger without careful planning and a 100 percent commitment of your time […]

7 Ways for Online Businesses to Increase Their Average Order Value

Businesses that accept credit card payments online often work hard to maximize website traffic and sales by keeping up to date with Google’s changing algorithms, exploring targeted ad spends and consistently reviewing traffic sources in order to increase conversion rates. However, they may still at the end of each quarter find themselves unsatisfied with revenue. […]

Tips for Making ECommerce Businesses PCI Compliant

If you run an ecommerce business, you probably already know the importance of keeping your customers’ private information secure. Failure to make their shopping experience safe quickly results in them abandoning your website in favor of your more security-savvy competitors. In 2013, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was published in order […]

Are Signatures Required for EMV Transactions?

April 15 is known throughout the United States as tax day since it the date by which citizens need to have sent their income taxes to the IRS. As of 2018, consumers will have another reason to remember April 15: It is the date beyond which customers no longer need to provide a signature when […]

How the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Affects Your Business

On May 25, 2018, a new set of privacy rules goes into effect in the European Union (EU). Known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this group of strictures pertains to the EU as well as to many businesses who sell globally. It affects how sellers handle the private information of their customers, and […]

Key Indicators That It’s Time for Your Business to Expand

Your company is prospering, and you’re starting to truly live the American dream. You love what you do and are excited about the future, but how do you know if the time is right to take the leap and expand your business? There are some powerful indicators that can make this decision easier. Strong Customer […]

The Impact of Virtual Credit Cards on Your Business

When you imagine a customer purchasing an item or service with a credit card, you probably picture someone running a piece of plastic through your physical card terminal reader. With the upsurge of e-commerce and mobile payments, that is not necessarily the case anymore. Virtual credit cards are starting to occupy a prominent place in […]

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