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Lyn McKay

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Integrate Transaction Data into Your QuickBooks Account!

Posted by Lyn McKay on Aug 31, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Are you looking to integrate QuickBooks with your current credit card processing system? If so, consider trying Payscout for QuickBooks! You can experience the convenience of QuickBooks combined with the quality of service you have come to expect out of Payscout.

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Topics: Merchant Services, Credit and Debit Card Processing

Restaurant Merchant Accounts

Posted by Lyn McKay on Aug 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Restaurant and hospitality oriented entrepreneurs know that having amazing customer service is a defining part of what makes a business successful. To many customers, the ways they can pay for a meal or service makes a huge difference in whether they will return to your establishment. In an age of smartphones, tablet point-of-sale (POS) systems, online banking, and virtual shopping the limitation of only accepting cash or check payments is no longer a sustainable business model.

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Topics: Merchant Services, Credit and Debit Card Processing

How a Payment Gateway Can Help Your Business

Posted by Lyn McKay on Aug 5, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Today, innovations in information and communication technology are making it easier than ever to connect with people from all over the globe. We now have instant access to a vast online marketplace that has revolutionized the way we do business. While running an online store is incredibly convenient for you and your customers, it also leaves you susceptible to fraud. In order to do business online, you will need an online payment gateway, or virtual terminal, to keep your transactions safe.

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Topics: Payment Gateway

An Overview of Merchant Processing Services

Posted by Lyn McKay on Jul 28, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Whether you have an online business or a regular brick and mortar store, offering your customers the option to pay by card is crucial. That is why you need a merchant processing service partner. Merchant processing is an important service for businesses, enabling them to process both debit and credit card payments from customers. Choosing the right service provider is just as important as choosing the right service.

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Topics: Merchant Services

Accept Payments Using Your Smartphone or Tablet

Posted by Lyn McKay on Jul 17, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Would you like to enjoy the convenience and flexibility of accepting credit and debit card payments for your business, wherever you go?

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Topics: Mobile Processing Services

Managed Risk Merchant Services – What You Can Expect

Posted by Lyn McKay on Jul 3, 2015 5:28:00 PM

Offering your customers the option to pay via credit or debit card can be a crucial step for your business. Especially when it comes to doing business online, as paying with a debit or credit card is the only option a customer has. Many third party payments providers will offer credit card processing as part of their merchant processing services, but there can be a catch.

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Topics: Merchant Services

A Little Cultural Empathy Goes a Long Way!

Posted by Lyn McKay on Jun 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

For those merchants who’ve never branched outside of the United States to sell products before, or those considering entry into a new global market, the idea can be a bit daunting. While language barriers are one of the more obvious things to consider when a company is looking into what it takes to sell products abroad, even English speaking foreign countries such as Australia, the U.K., and Canada, all have other cultural and regulatory management issues to address before a successful business model can be established there. Clearly, the amount of investment depends on which geographic areas are targeted, what products are being sold, and how aggressive a company wants to pursue business, but the more comfortable a merchant is up-front with the cultural requirements they will need to meet, the more efficient and successful they will be in the long run.

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Topics: Global eCommerce

Go Global Now!

Posted by Lyn McKay on Jun 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you aren’t selling your products in foreign markets yet, you could be missing out on the biggest consumer buying trend the world has seen since the advent of eCommerce. Online shopping is now considered a norm in the culture of many countries, with several foreign markets now leading the pack year-over-year in eCommerce sales. As the rising usage of smartphones and tablets for purchasing continues to add fuel to this fire, Payscout is counseling its merchants to jump on the global bandwagon, and take advantage of all these emerging interests.

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Topics: Global eCommerce

Merchant Account Basics

Posted by Lyn McKay on Jun 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you want to accept credit or debit card transactions as a business, you will need to have a merchant account. Merchant accounts are a business arrangement between you and a credit card processor that allows you to accept card-based payments from your customers. Those payments are then deposited into your bank account by the credit card processor after the sales are complete.

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Topics: Merchant Services, Credit and Debit Card Processing

Tips for Avoiding Credit Card Fraud

Posted by Lyn McKay on Jun 2, 2015 1:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: Merchant Services, Credit and Debit Card Processing