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Is it worth it to incentivize customers with early payment discounts?

​Wouldn’t it be nice if every customer paid in full on the day of purchase? In a perfect world, that is the gold standard that every business owner would expect. However, this is reality and late payments are an unavoidable part of business. Are early payment discounts a viable solution to this age-old problem?

What is a business credit score and how you can improve yours even during a pandemic.

Achieving a high business credit score is more than a status symbol. It is a tangible sign to lenders and vendors that you are an excellent risk when the time comes to request a loan or choose an insurance plan. During this era of pandemic when stability and credibility are key, invest in your company by learning how to establish and boost that all-important credit score.

The first steps to setting up your online business.

You have a compelling product idea, a solid plan, and even some startup capital. You are chomping at the proverbial bit to get your online business off the ground. So, what steps should you take to transform your beautifully conceived idea into a full-fledged success? Let’s dive in.

8 ways to keep in touch with your customers.

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but that particular maxim does not necessarily apply to consumers. In an era when ads from your rivals constantly bombard your customers and have the potential to lure them away, you cannot afford to fade into the background. If the pandemic is cramping your style and affecting your interactions with buyers, it’s time to take the control into your own hands to boost your brand recognition.

How to choose the right credit card terminal.

​Cast your mind back to the days when you were first developing your business plan. At that time, you may have concentrated solely on the viability of the products you wished to sell and the pain points they addressed in your potential customer base. Amid these vital concerns, you may never have considered the importance of choosing the right credit card terminal. It’s a far more critical decision than you might think. Let’s take a look at some of the different types of payment devices that are out there.

The importance of fraud protection for merchants.

Business fraud is more common than many people think and its effects can be profound. Safeguarding your company against takes a multi-pronged human and technological approach, requiring time and cooperation to initiate, implement, and maintain. If you do not have a robust protocol in place, begin taking steps to protect against fraud today.

The most common merchant account fees defined.

​Your small business involves many complex moving parts. Among the most potentially confusing is the system that enables you to receive credit and debit card payments from your customers. Considering that cash and checks are fading in popularity, it is a virtual certainty that you will need to sign up for a merchant account, if you haven’t already.

The importance of a merchant account.

With each passing year, the business landscape is changing in major ways. In the process, cash and checks are becoming increasingly rare forms of payment. Instead, most retailers, regardless of their size or the types of products or services they offer, are doing most of their business via credit and debit card payments, whether online or in person.

Payment gateways 101: what they are and why you need one.

​Credit and debit cards currently dominate the payment landscape and will continue to do so until at least 2022. Collective use is expected to remain high at 52% and may climb even higher as Generation Z begins exercising more purchasing power. A payment gateway equips your business to take full advantage of the persisting power of plastic.

​Notification of Prohibited Activity Relating to COVID-19.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers the sale and marketing of products that claim to prevent, treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to be a threat to public health. The FDA and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are actively monitoring for what it views as fraudulent COVID-19 prevention and treatment claims.