Credit Card Processing for Bad Credit Merchants
Accepting credit and debit cards is almost mandatory in today’s payment processing landscape. If you want to accept credit card payments from your customers, you need to start by obtaining a merchant account. Merchant accounts perform a variety of tasks and all are beneficial to your business, but to get started most merchant service providers […]
Top 10 Reasons to Accept Credit Cards
Reason #1- Accepting credit cards adds credibility and builds trust. Grabbing a cardholders attention and establishing a sense of trust in your business is proven to increase a business’s sales. By displaying the logos of the credit cards you accept at your cash register and on your website, you can do just that. Customers have […]
What are the Differences Between a POS System and a Credit Card Machine?
The payment processing industry has so many devices, it can be overwhelming. One of the most important differences to understand is the POS (point-of-sale system) and the credit card terminal. What makes a POS system unique from a credit card terminal? What is a credit card machine? A credit card terminal does not offer many […]
Can you use an iPad as a Credit Card Machine?
Using an iPad with a credit card machine offers a quick, secure, and inexpensive method (if you already have one) of payment processing versus a traditional terminal. The cash register has been the star player in sales and transactions for as long as we can remember. While not all merchants are using iPads as their […]
All about Apple Pay
If you are considering Apple Pay you may want to understand how it works and the potential benefits for merchants. Apple Pay is a relatively new form of ‘contactless payment’ also known as part of the NFC payment system. Apple Pay is available on both versions of the iPhone 6, 7, and the Apple Watch. […]
What is NFC Credit Card Processing?
In the world of payment processing, it seems there is an endless amount of ‘language’ specifically associated with the field. NFC (near-field communication), is one of the newer terms to break onto the scene of payment processing. Some think of the NFC compatible processor as an ‘NFC credit card machine’, ‘contactless payment system’ or ‘contactless reader.’ […]
Credit Card Machines with Chip Reader
A lot has been changing in the payment processing realm. Upgraded technology becoming available. contactless payments, EMV, NFC, chip cards, chip readers…the list goes on. So, is it important stay current with the new payment processing technology? Prior to the ‘liability switch,’ the answer to that question might be ‘it’s not imperative’. As of October […]
What is the Cost of a Credit Card Machine?
Typically, buying a piece of equipment only requires your initial cost of purchase, this is not the case with credit card machines and terminals. Depending on the terminal model and specifications, a credit card machine can cost anywhere from $100-$400. However, when considering a credit card terminal, there are many more costs associated. Some people […]
Merchant Account vs. Stripe Payments
If you are considering getting your business a merchant account, or just giving it the capability to handle credit card payments, you’re making a good choice. Stepping into the modern age is the best way to move forward. If you have done your research, you already know the benefits of processing credit cards, as well […]
Merchant Account with American Express
There are four major credit and debit card issuing companies in the US who have made a name for themselves. Of these, American Express is one of the most famous. It is also one of the most expensive regarding processing fees. Because of this, many merchant account providers have separate markups with regard to pricing […]