Free eBook: 5 Ways an Online Payment Portal Will Streamline Your Business and Increase Revenue

Why Every Business Owner Should Read Payscout’s Payment Portal eBook
Every Business Owner Should Read Payscout’s Payment Portal eBook

As a result of the innovations in global mobile payment processing and other facets of the payment industry, Payscout is one of the most well-respected and successful payment processing organizations in the industry. Payscout consistently ranks among the top 30 companies in the financial services industry, and has ranked in the top 20 for medium-sized businesses on Entrepreneur’s list of Top Company Cultures. As such, when payments industry professionals from Payscout talk, the financial industry service industry listens.

Which means that any business hoping to increase their efficiency, growth, and profit might want to consider doing the same. Thankfully for them, Payscout has a commitment to education and transparency that’s resulted in the publishing of an eBook entitled “5 Ways an Online Payment Portal Will Streamline Your Business and Increase Revenue.” The following is a brief overview of topics covered in its five chapters, but shouldn’t be considered an alternative to reading it in its entirety, as this eBook is a must-read for anyone interested in their business profiting. The free eBook is available for download directly from Payscout’s website.

 Customer Convenience

The demographics of the American and global marketplaces are changing. There will soon be more millennials involved in commerce than baby boomers, and they have billions to spend. Having largely grown up with the internet and proficient in the use of devices, for millennials, convenient, comprehensive payment options for everything from entertainment streaming to utility payment processing is now expected. Disregarding that reality can prove devastating for a business.

 Flexibility

In the same vein, traditional bill paying, chiefly by cash and check, continues to decrease in popularity. At the same time, automated bill payment featuring credit and debit cards has increased. Modern customers are simply choosing plastic over paper, and every business should at least allow the option to accommodate that preference.

 Efficiency

Efficiency is an asset to any business, but a good example is accounts receivable and collections. Repeatedly mailing bill reminders and making calls not only doesn’t work, but also wastes the time of the collector and the debtor, wastes resources, and loses money better spent elsewhere. Setting up an automated, intuitive, reasonable process for reminders and a user-friendly payment portal through accounts receivable collections software will save a company money and is more likely to actually result in money being collected.

 Security

Hacking and malicious intrusions into a company’s network can result in customer information being compromised, fraudulent charges, and a loss of millions in revenue. It can cost both current and future customers by permanently damaging a company’s reputation, literally overnight. That’s why it’s so important to choose a payment processor that is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant. And when choosing a payment processing company, be sure to ask about their data encryption algorithm and their tokenization technology.

 Brand Building

A non profit may be doing everything right marketing-wise by running an efficient and ethical business, advertising in the right places, and using branding to spread the word about their organization and contributions to altruism. However, if their non-profit payment processing platform only accepts one-off payments in the form of cash and checks, they’re going to be faced with less donations and fewer recurring donors. While many want to support the causes they believe in, the reality is that some people are simply not interested in (or seemingly too busy to) physically deliver cash or mail checks. Fortunately, a secure non-profit payment processing solution can streamline the process, making it easy to drive consistent, recurring donations from different payment options to your organization.

 Optimize the success and continued growth of your business or non profit with the industry’s best payment processing solutions, at www.payscout.com

Streamline and Secure Your Business’s Payment Processing with Payscout’s Virtual Terminal

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From the complexity of healthcare payment processing to the relative simplicity of buying and selling a product, the modern marketplace is far more dynamic than it’s ever been. For the vast majority of human history, most basic transactional commerce involved a customer purchasing a product or service from a vendor. The point of sale (POS) was a static, physical exchange of currency for the product or service, usually at the business of the merchant or vendor. At the risk of stating the obvious, the internet has changed that dynamic for good. Trillions of dollars are now spent online and any reasonable business with a product that can be sold, advertised, or promoted on the internet, does so—or at least should.

Failing to do so risks, if not guarantees, that their business will suffer (or possibly fail). However, this profitable new paradigm is accompanied by perils and vulnerabilities. When an internet vendor doesn’t interact face-to-face with any of their clients, they are put in a position where they have to trust that a consumer is who they say they are and actually has the funds they’re accessing with their credit or debit card. Fortunately, there are solutions for mitigating or eliminating the risk of things such as consumer fraud, insufficient funds, stolen cards, or payment processing that isn’t fully secure. When dealing with digital, remote, and international payment processing, businesses can protect themselves and increase their efficiency (and in turn, profits) by leveraging Payscout’s virtual terminal.

Benefits and Services of the Virtual Terminal

There are two primary ways in which Payscout’s virtual terminal aids any company doing business online: guaranteeing the money that a consumer is spending is actually there, and then ensuring a secure transfer of those funds. Payscout has managed this by deploying the most secure, advanced technology to ensure that the customer has sufficient funds in their merchant bank to cover the price of the purchase on any major credit card. That allows merchants to accept or decline transactions as necessary, and that means fewer chargebacks. Those features are available at both physical POS terminals and online sales.

 Security Features

Every feature of modern commerce requires security. That reality informs every product and service Payscout offers, from accounts receivable collections software to innovations in data tokenization. The security solutions for the Virtual Terminal are based on Payscout’s development of proprietary ecommerce tools and developer APIs to protect all consumer data sent between a business’ website and the merchant service bank. Additional security features include Advanced Fraud protection technology, Visa 3D Secure, MasterCard Secure Code, and PCI compliance. All of that advanced, reliable safeguarding provides the security every business needs to thrive in the internet age.

Optimize your business’s profit potential and growth with the industry’s best payment processing solutions, at www.payscout.com

Adding a Payment Gateway to Your Website

A payment gateway is an important component in any business payment processing model. It is used to ensure that every transaction between the merchant and a consumer undergoes proper processing and it is also how one determines whether to accept or decline a transaction.

With a payment gateway, you can feel assured your business is safe and well protected while also ensuring electronic payments are made quickly and smoothly. If you are looking to install a payment gateway on your website, check out our three tips to help get you get started.

  1. Consider the needs of your business: You should determine your overall sales and the amount of money that you process from debit and credit card sales and determine if it is worth installing a payment gateway.
  2. Compare gateway providers: You should always look for a better company that will provide you with the best payment gateway for your business. Try to find a provider that is transparent about the fees they charge you and one that is also willing to be flexible about finding the payment plan that fits your business needs best.
  3. Be aware of the fee structure: There are important things you’ll need to know when choosing a payment gateway provider, such as fees, monthly charges and contract termination penalties. Some providers try to hide their fees from their customers, so make sure you request a fee structure to ensure you clearly understand what you are paying for!

Payment gateways are a huge part of doing business online, so it is important that you choose a gateway provider that fits your unique business needs. At Payscout, we pride ourselves in being able to work with our clients to provide the best services possible. Check out our website for more information on how to set-up a payment gateway, or contact one of our customer service specialists at 888-689-6088 to learn how we can help you with establishing a payment gateway account.

 

 

How a Payment Gateway Can Help Your Business

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.

A virtual terminal is the link merchants need to enter credit, debit and automated clearinghouse (ACH) payments online securely and efficiently through their own computer. A virtual terminal can be used to process card-based and ACH transactions from any computer with Internet access, anywhere in the world, enabling the merchant to securely handle the verification, reporting and processing of transactions.

Virtual terminals work much like when a customer submits an order through either a securely hosted payment form or through an integrated shopping cart. The customer’s credit card information is encrypted and the payment makes its way to the payment gateway, which forwards the information to the merchant’s bank processor. Next, the payment is processed through the card network and authorized by the customer’s issuing bank.

There are many benefits to having a virtual terminal, including enabling secure transmissions of customer data, receiving less chargebacks due to the transactions being verified, automatic PCI compliance, and the ability to accept all major card brands.

For more information on virtual terminals and how they could benefit your business, please visit the Payscout website, or call one of our specialists today at 1-888-689-6088.