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2 05, 2017

Five Things You Didn’t Learn in School About Credit Cards

By | May 2nd, 2017|Credit Card Processing|2 Comments

How much do you really know about that little piece of plastic you pull out to pay for everything from candy bars to cars? Where does your card data go, who has access to it, and how does the whole thing even work? Let’s take a look at the process from start to finish.

6 04, 2017

EMV Compliance: You Can’t Afford to Skip It!

By | April 6th, 2017|Credit Card Processing, POS, Technology|0 Comments

EMV technology has been around for a few years now, but many retailers have been slow to adapt to the change. Delaying your transition to EMV technology is an unnecessary risk and sets you up to take the fall for fraud. Read on to learn why EMV compliance is a must for your business.

4 04, 2017

5 Ways to Take Online Payments to the Next Level

By | April 4th, 2017|Technology, Tips and Tricks|1 Comment

If you sell your goods and services online, you probably use some kind of ecommerce platform to handle your transactions. Regardless of which one you use, there are a few elements you’ll want to consider when setting it up. Here are five ways to delight your customers and keep them coming back again and again.

23 03, 2017

Mobile Tech Will Revolutionize Your Business – Here’s How

By | March 23rd, 2017|Technology|2 Comments

Mobile technology is everywhere! As customers and businesses move faster and faster, apps and software that can travel with your sales team or around your facility are logical choices to help you keep up. We’ll explain five ways mobile technology will propel your business to the next level.

17 12, 2016

Stay Ahead of The Game with 360 Payments

By | December 17th, 2016|Technology, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stay Ahead of The Game with 360 Payments

Stay Ahead of The Game with 360 Payments Ever-changing security needs, regulations: How 360 Payments stays ahead of the game If asking what the fastest-growing youth sport is, a common response might be “soccer.” But the reality is that the sport of rugby grew faster than any other sport, adding 81 percent more players in [...]

1 06, 2016

So You Are Accepting Credit Cards? Here’s What You Need to Know About Chargebacks!

By | June 1st, 2016|Chargebacks, Credit Card Processing, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|Comments Off on So You Are Accepting Credit Cards? Here’s What You Need to Know About Chargebacks!

When accepting payments, whether in person, over the phone or over the internet, you as the merchant can always be held liable for a chargeback. It is important to understand the chargeback process and your responsibility as a merchant. So what is a chargeback, anyway? A chargeback is a transaction that has been disputed by [...]

28 03, 2016

Processor Polygraph

By | March 28th, 2016|Credit Card Processing, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Processor Polygraph

Let's face it. No matter how much a business owner realizes the benefits of accepting credit cards, none of them are happy to pay the fees! It can be quite tempting to shop out credit card processing whether a business is new or has been with the same processor for several years. What a processor [...]

21 10, 2015

Attention Software Developers! How to Eliminate Scope of PCI Compliance

By | October 21st, 2015|Credit Card Processing, POS, Technology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Attention Software Developers! How to Eliminate Scope of PCI Compliance

By Steve Ciabattoni, Co-CEO Payment processing integration with business management software is nothing new in the payments industry. For several decades, software companies have been developing user interfaces that connect with some sort of middleware technology to allow the flow of credit card data from the business software to the acquiring bank. In the past, [...]

30 09, 2015

EMV is Here and Your Terminal Still Works!

By | September 30th, 2015|Credit Card Processing, Technology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on EMV is Here and Your Terminal Still Works!

By Jesse Meddaugh, Partner The October 2015 liability shift deadline is here, yet there are still many businesses with questions about this change. Have you upgraded your business to accept chip card transactions? If not, what additional risk is your company taking on? Businesses that are not currently able to accept chip transactions are now [...]

8 06, 2015

Advice to a Business Owner for Selecting (or Staying with) a Credit Card Processor

By | June 8th, 2015|Credit Card Processing, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Advice to a Business Owner for Selecting (or Staying with) a Credit Card Processor

  The goal of this piece is to make business owners armed and dangerous when selecting a merchant processor. Although there are various program features to consider when choosing a processor, most business owners place their sole focus on negotiating rates with the processor. What are the top things you should care about when choosing [...]