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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

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

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

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

A Look at Small Business Finance Accounts

Posted by Lyn McKay on May 13, 2015 12:30:00 PM

When you open up a small business, part of the process includes making a decision about how you will deposit money and settle your bills. This can also include figuring out how to process credit card payments. For most businesses, this means opening up two types of accounts; a merchant account to handle credit and debit card transactions and a conventional bank account to handle cash deposits and bill payments.

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Topics: Merchant Services

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