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A Better Way to Process Digital Payments Could Be on The Way

With each passing year, more and more consumers are buying some, if not all, of their goods and services online. In order to pay the merchants from whom they make their purchases, most customers are inputting their names, addresses, and credit card data numerous times over a broad range of ecommerce sites.

Implementing Your 2019 Business Plan Now

When you began dreaming about starting your company, one of the first tasks you completed was probably to write a business plan. Although it may have felt as if you could check that job off your list, the fact is that a good written description of your business and its goals is a dynamic document.

Ways to Make Your Customers Feel More Comfortable Paying Online

More and more people are using the internet these days to shop for products and services. However, many remain squeamish about the security of online payment processing​. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to ease their concerns and increase the likelihood that you will get online business.

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.

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 to have all of the money required for small and medium-sized purchases on hand, with credit being reserved mostly for big-ticket items like homes.

Should You Ask for Identification for a Credit Card Sale?

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.

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.

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.

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 be the most thought-provoking when it comes to what people look for and want in their shopping experience.