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This Holiday, Don't Let "The Grinch" Steal Your Data.

Posted by Lyn McKay on Nov 28, 2016 11:28:41 AM

The Holiday Season represents a tremendous opportunity for merchants looking to capitalize on ecommerce sales. With the increasing threat of cyber attacks and data security breaches, it also presents a unique set of challenges for business owners looking to capitalize on the seasonal uptick in online shopping.

The 2016 holiday shopping season is going to keep a lot of data security professionals busy.

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Topics: Global eCommerce, Credit and Debit Card Processing

The Top Five Reasons Small Businesses Should Accept Credit and Debit Card Payments

Posted by Lyn McKay on Sep 28, 2015 4:00:00 PM

 

One of many things you need to consider as a small business owner is which payment options to offer your customers. Paying via a credit or debit card has quickly become the most popular method of payment around the globe. Despite this fact, many small business owners refuse to accept credit cards, because they think there are costly fees that will only drain their potential profits.

This is a common misconception that could be costing you sales and hurting your bottom line more than any fee ever could. Apart from opening new sales avenues for your businesses, here are the top five reasons that you as a small business should consider accepting credit cards.

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Topics: Merchant Services, Credit and Debit Card Processing

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

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

How to Avoid Merchant Account Scams

Posted by Lyn McKay on May 7, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Merchant account scams are a relatively new form of cybercrime. However, the number of scams impacting the U.S. and abroad are growing rapidly. This simply means that business owners accepting debit and credit card payments and process through a merchant account need to take the necessary steps to protect themselves from becoming victims. Some merchant account scams are specifically targeting businesses that work with debit and credit card processing businesses to process the transactions for their customers.

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Topics: Merchant Services, Credit and Debit Card Processing