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Credit Card Declined Codes Explained

If your business takes credit cards, you are processing payments numerous times a day. It goes without saying that, sooner rather than later, a customer’s card will be declined. Because this can happen for a number of reasons, it makes sense to understand these codes in order to know how to proceed. 01: Refer to […]

E-Wallets Will Be the Biggest Trend of 2019

Not so long ago, people purchased goods and services in one of two ways: via cash or check. Some used the services of banks to keep their money safe while others simply chose to squirrel it away in various places throughout their homes. When the time came to buy goods or services, people usually had […]

Why Your Restaurant Needs to Step Up Its Payment Game

The restaurant business is fiercely competitive. Whether you flip burgers in a back corner of rural America or are the owner of a top-flight eatery in a lively urban metropolis, quality food and excellent service always need to be at the top of your priority list. At the same time, don’t forget about staying on […]

Should You Ask for Identification for a Credit Card Sale?

On the Surface Consumers and merchants already know the dangers of today’s data breach culture. Businesses both large and small have fallen prey to criminals who use various modes of identity theft to hack into systems and steal valuable customer information for their own evil purposes. Perhaps one of the most common of these activities […]

What You Need to Know About Accepting Payments at Your Healthcare Facility

As the owner of a medical facility, the well-being of your patients is one of your top priorities. Your concern must extend not only to the quality of the medical interventions you provide but also to the security of patients’ personal data. Following some basic rules can maximize their security and yours, ensuring that you […]

How to Win with Recurring Payments

Ask a roomful of entrepreneurs about their biggest pet peeve, and we can virtually guarantee that late invoice payments will be at the top of the list. It’s a tricky situation: You want to provide your customers with the understanding and flexibility that offering to extend payments brings. At the same time, late payments hold […]

How to Tell if You’re at Risk of Being Labeled “High Risk” For Credit Card Processing

In many cases, it is not desirable for a merchant to be labeled “high risk” when it comes to credit card processing. Being placed in this category can sometimes make it harder to find low rate payment processing and can lead to a multitude of other fees as well. However, the moniker is not as […]

Ways to Overcome Economic Challenges as a Small Business Owner

Small businesses are not like corporations, whose budgets tend to be much larger and more flexible. Generous expense accounts and stipends are probably not in your near future if you run a micro-enterprise. Even so, there are steps you can take to rise above the financial obstacles that typically befall smaller companies. Minimize the Effects […]

The Differences Between Male and Female Purchase Behavior

Shoppers come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. While all of them will demand high-quality products at a fair price, you can make some very educated guesses about what certain segments of the population will want based on their differences. Of all the things that separate people, gender can prove to […]

How Your Non-Profit Can Accept Donations Online

Your non-profit might not be in the business of making money for its shareholders like a private sector corporation is, but it still needs funds. Without capital, your organization cannot accomplish its mission, and it cannot pay the staff members who work so hard to achieve its goals. That’s why it’s so important to make […]

How to Solve Splitting Up Multiple Payments as a Project-based Business

When you first set up the structure of your business, you needed to decide how it would be organized. It all came down to issues of hierarchy and how your various departments worked with each other. In the end, one of your prime considerations probably was the nature of the work your company does since […]

Can You Use Google Assistant to Make Payments by Voice?

Not so long ago, you needed to be a wealthy business mogul in order to afford to hire an assistant. Thanks to the artificial intelligence that is becoming a part of everyday life for rich and poor alike, you don’t need to be a corporate jet-setter to make those mundane tasks in your life flow […]

How to Manage Multiple or Recurring Payments to Your Project-based Business

When you set up the structure of your business, you needed to decide how it would be organized. It may have come down to issues of hierarchy and how your various departments or employees worked with each other. In the end, one of your prime considerations probably was the nature of the work your company […]

How Your Non-Profit Can Accept Donations Online

Your non-profit might not be in the business of making money for its shareholders like a private sector corporation, but it still needs funds. Without capital, your organization cannot accomplish its mission, and it cannot pay the staff members who work so hard to achieve its goals. That’s why it’s important to make it easy […]

Five Ways Merchants Can Make Back-to-School Shopping Easier

With the exception of the holiday season, many merchants find that their sales are the highest just before school starts. Of course, that is particularly true if you sell products geared to kids and teens. While it is young consumers who will have very definite opinions about what they like, it is their parents who […]

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