Mobile Payments in 2017

2017 is right around the corner, and it’s time to look forward at what some of the trends might be for the year. Now that smartphone adoption rates have risen, and many businesses have adapted to new payment trends with better POS systems, what might the landscape look like this coming year? Big Name Players Even smaller companies will benefit now that Google and Apple have thrown their names into the...

The Mobile POS: A Guide fo...

When you apply for an internet merchant account, some sites will give you the option of using a mobile processor for in-store payments. This fairly new technology is now sweeping across the retail world, bringing on-demand help to anyone in the store wherever they may be. In this brief guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started using mobile payment technology. Mobile Payments...

Updating Credit Card Softw...

Merchant credit card processing has changed a bit in the past five years, especially with the rise of mobile payments. That’s why storeowners should put a greater emphasis on upgrading hardware, software and infrastructure. Better upgrades mean you can work with customers on their own terms, providing instant service, in-depth consultation, and a speedy fulfillment. This guide will introduce you to some...

How Interchange Fees Work

By Samuel Phineas Upham When customers want to swipe a debit or credit card to complete a purchase, the banks need to exchange funds in order to pay for that transaction. This sum is typically lumped in with the item price the customer pays, but the money is definitely there. The exchange is known as an “interchange fee” and it’s become an important aspect of our digital economy. In a typical retail...

Why Businesses Need a Merc...

Most people who have an interest in business have heard about a merchant account, but it’s about more than just taking and receiving payments. A merchant account is what enables a business to deal with customers that want to make electronic purchases, like someone utilizing ecommerce to sell t-shirts online. Now, more than ever before, having a merchant account is a necessity. The Rise and Fall of...

How to fight back credit c...

Credit card chargeback fraud is a persistent problem for merchants and can be hard to detect. But there are ways small-business owners can fight back. Fraudulent chargebacks include cases of identity theft and so-called “friendly fraud,” in which a customer deceptively says a product or service was never ordered or was not delivered. Friendly fraud accounts for 18 percent of all...

Tips to Finding the Right ...

Written by Charge.com If you want to accept credit card on the web, you will need an internet merchant account. But finding the right internet merchant account provider is easier said than done. Unfortunately, many merchant companies simply don’t meet the needs and budget of the small business owner. Some companies have expensive fees, while others outright reject companies with poor credit scores. Some...
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