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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 […]

How to Handle Chronically Late Paying Clients

If someone fails to show up on time for a party or even a meeting, the consequences can often be minor. However, any business owner will be quick to agree that delinquent payments are much more than an inconvenience — they throw a huge monkey wrench into any company’s operations. Learning some tried and true […]

How Your Payment Gateway Impacts Sales

Your payment gateway is one of the most vital components of your online business. With the help of your gateway, you can process all types of credit card payments because it transfers the card information your customer entered into your site to the bank. The quality and ease of use of your online payment page […]

Is It Time to Consider Bitcoin as a Payment Option at Your Business?

In recent years, there has been a firestorm of media attention devoted to the cryptocurrency known as bitcoin. While it at first seemed to fall firmly into the domain of only the most tech-savvy people, “Bitcoin” as a name has made it into the mainstream buzz. Does that mean you should begin to accept bitcoin […]

How to Spot a Phishing Attempt

These days, fishing doesn’t just mean going after bass or perch with a baited hook. There’s a new and sinister form of fishing in town: It’s called “phishing” and involves unscrupulous actors fraudulently obtaining consumers’ sensitive identity and credit card information. As a business owner, you need to know how it works and how to […]

How Becoming a Certified Woman Owned Business Can Help You Grow

Today, women are finally being recognized for their power and equality with their male counterparts, and the retail and service world is no exception. In fact, being a woman and owning your own business can actually put you at an advantage. Get certified as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) and watch your profits soar. […]

How Customers Use Smartphones to Shop

Mobile phones are convenient, easy to use and multi-faceted. Therefore, it’s no wonder that consumers are embracing them to help with numerous tasks beyond making calls. In particular, shopping lends itself to the smartphone, and it’s a trend that is only increasing with every passing year. Any retailer, regardless of their size or the products […]

Should You Stop Accepting Cash at Your Business?

The age of the wallet stuffed with bills is coming to an end. These days, the only things weighing many potential customers down is their mobile phone and perhaps a credit card. In light of these changing times, if you aren’t accepting credit payments at your business, you should be. And if you are accepting […]

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