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Three Reasons to Choose a Middleware

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Technology|

Sometimes, the various sides of the payment industry don’t play well together – for instance, your dream POS system that meets all your needs may only be supported by one or two processors, significantly limiting your choices for with whom you can partner. That’s where middleware comes in.

The Number One Secret to a High-Performing Team

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Uncategorized|

The concept of employee morale is the belief that employees deserve to be satisfied with their jobs. It’s is a combination of how employees feel about their job positions, whether they feel respected by their managers, and how happy they are throughout the day while they’re at work.

Ten Ways to Make Online Payments a Breeze

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

Customers are abandoning their online shopping carts at an alarming rate – nearly 70% of the time, to be exact. The key to cutting down on cart abandonment on your site is making payment as easy as possible. Here are our top ten tips for streamlining the process.

5 Tips for Steering Clear of Phishing Scams

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Technology, Tips and Tricks|

It’s not your imagination – today’s cybercriminals are getting smarter. And even though everyone thinks they are tech-savvy enough to identify a phishing scam when they see one, that’s not always the case. In fact, Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report found that a whopping 30 percent of phishing emails are opened by the recipient.

You’re Hiring the Wrong Team – Five Steps to Fixing It

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Startups|

Conventional hiring practices have always favored outgoing employees who excel at group work. These outdated ideals cut out brilliant candidates who would make exceptionally valuable employees. Think outside the box when you’re on the lookout for high-performing team members. That’s the only way to find the hidden talent that other employers so callously reject.

How to Say No Like Steve Jobs

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

Entrepreneurs and innovators are always pushing forward, always saying yes, and often getting in too deep. Steve Jobs understood the importance of saying no to the thousands of things that don’t matter so you can focus on the ten you and your team have identified as crucial to your mission.

Credit Card Processors Suck – Except Us

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Company News, Credit Card Processing|

In today’s fast-paced business world, it’s easy to get caught up in the newest apps and forget about people. Technology connects us like never before, but it also makes it easier to hide behind computer screens, separating us from each other. The credit card industry is no exception – it’s suffering from a transparency crisis.

10 Steps to Your Most Productive Day Ever

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

Everyone gets 24 hours a day - even the busiest entrepreneurs. If you want to get ahead, master the art of managing your time. When you manage it poorly, you can never relax. You might feel busy, but you won’t actually get much done until you learn to use your time purposefully.

Four Ways to Dominate Your Ecommerce Sales

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Startups, Technology, Tips and Tricks|

When it comes to ecommerce, you have plenty of options – sometimes too many. From security to shipping to payment processing, there’s a lot to think about! As you’re designing your perfect ecommerce site, you’ll need to decide how you want to collect and process payments. We break down four options to help you decide.

5 Reasons Your PCI Compliance Scan Failed – And What to Do About It

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Technology|

PCI compliance is a term that often fills business owners with dread. While maintaining PCI compliance is essential for protecting your business and your customers from fraud, it can be aggravating if your system receives a failing grade on its quarterly scan. Here are five common reasons your scan might have failed.

Crush Your To-Do List Without Going Crazy

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

First things first: learn the difference between busy and productive. Being busy means packing as much work as possible into your workday. Being insanely productive means completing big, important tasks without hesitation. Productivity is about being mindful of the work you take on, having few priorities, and making time, instead of managing it.

Before You Take Out a Business Loan, Read This!

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

The credit card processing industry is in desperate need of an overhaul. There’s a distinct lack of transparency, and credit card processors and banks alike often hide behind complex regulations and legalese to take advantage of customers. These attempts to hide the truth are frequently illegal and always inappropriate.

Stop Stalling! Launch Your Dream Startup Right This Minute

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

If the only thing holding you back from going after your entrepreneurial dream is the high cost of launching a startup, don’t panic. Starting a new company doesn’t require millions of dollars. If you’re willing to start small and make sacrifices when you need to, you can launch your startup on a shoestring budget.

Your Guide to Becoming a Pre-Authorization Master

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

Business owners have a lot to keep track of, and your credit card transactions are no exception – there are fraud concerns, customer satisfaction issues, and processing costs to worry about. Understanding and using credit card pre-authorizations to your advantage just might be the best business move you’ve made all year.

Capture vs. Authorization: Here’s What You Need to Know

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

If you’re a business owner who accepts credit cards, you’ve likely heard the terms “authorization” and “capture” before, but how much do you know about the delay between them? Let’s talk some more about this very important step in the credit card process.

Stressed at Work? That’s Not Always a Bad Thing

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

As a nation, stress is kicking our butts. Anywhere from 75% to 90% of doctor visits are stress-related, and our busy workspaces and overpacked schedules are to blame. And yet, you can’t help but notice that easy-breezy coworker who thrives under stress. How do they do it? Better yet, how can you do it?

The Ultimate Startup Ethics Cheat Sheet

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

It doesn’t take a news junky to realize that many of Silicon Valley’s top startups have serious challenges with ethics. Whether you’re talking about the latest “Uber firestorm” or the data concerning women and minorities holding down jobs, the landscape is not pretty. It has led some to describe the problem as potentially fatal.

From Prototype to Profit: How to Turn Your Ideas into Products

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Startups|

Ever since that time you woke up in the middle of the night with your life-changing idea, you haven’t been able to get it out of your mind. You know you can build a better mousetrap, so to speak. If this describes you, it’s time to make a plan to turn those dreams into reality.

Your Startup Needs Design Thinking Right Now

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

Popularized by David Kelley who founded design firm IDEO that developed a human-centered approach to driving innovation to organizations, the design thinking method can be used for addressing problems as a team rather than one person making decisions in a bubble.

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

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

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.

How to Choose the Perfect Name for Your Startup

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

So you’ve got an awesome idea for a new startup that will change the world and become the Uber of your industry. When it comes to your startup, the answer to “what’s in a name?” is “a whole heck of a lot!” Here are 5 steps to choosing a kickass company name.

5 Things Your Boss Wants You to Do During the Next Power Outage

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, POS, Startups, Tips and Tricks|

Last Friday, a fire at a PG&E substation caused a major blackout to roll through San Francisco. With up to 90,000 customers without power at the height of the chaos, everything from public transit to hospital operating rooms ground to a halt. Many businesses closed, turning away valuable revenue for lack of power.

3 Steps to Finding Your Startup’s First Customer

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Startups|

You’ve assembled an awesome team, designed a fabulous product, and even found some investors to back your efforts. That’s all great! But without customers, your whole startup concept falls apart. That sounds overwhelming, but don’t be alarmed. You can acquire your first customer in just three easy steps.

Becoming a Superboss: 4 Leadership Traits to Cultivate Today

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

We’ve all had that one boss – you know the one. They’re the one we all remember as the kind of leader we don’t want to be. If you’re in a leadership role at your startup, here are four ways to be the other kind – a superboss, if you will.

5 Critical Payment Processing Mistakes You’re Making

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

Choosing a credit card processing partner for your business is a big deal. At 360 Payments, we want to help you make an informed decision – and help you evaluate your choice if you’ve already signed up with a provider! How many of these mistakes are you making?

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

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, POS, Technology|

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.

5 Ways to Take Online Payments to the Next Level

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Technology, Tips and Tricks|

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.

3 More Ways You’re Dooming Your Startup

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

In our last post, we shared 3 bad habits that are hurting your business. Once you’ve updated your website, surveyed a few customers, and put some time into your customer service strategy, read on to kick three more bad habits that are holding your business back.

3 Ways You’re Dooming Your Startup

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

It’s easy to get caught up in the mundane, urgent tasks that make you feel like a hamster on a wheel and ignore those important big-picture items that will keep your business heading in the right direction for the long haul. Here are three bad habits to quit right now.

Mobile Tech Will Revolutionize Your Business – Here’s How

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Technology|

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.

Empowering our Customers to Succeed: 360 Payments Partners with Protractor Software

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Company News, Partnerships, Press Releases|

360 Payments is proud to announce that Protractor Software has selected 360 Payments to be a preferred credit card processor. 360 Payments is a merchant processor founded on the beliefs and core values of honesty and integrity. The credit card processing industry is very competitive and can be confusing to business owners. 360 Payments began its journey with the intentions of unveiling the misconceptions of the industry, providing excellent customer service, giving back to the community, and providing a unique opportunity for individuals to make an honest and extraordinary income. Partnering with Protractor is the next step in this vision.

Why Accepting Credit Cards is a No-Brainer for Every Business

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

As a small business owner, you know what it feels like to be a small fish swimming among sharks. Keeping costs down is a must, but don’t be tempted to skip accepting credit cards! Even in the age of Apple Pay and PayPal, here’s why your business must absolutely 100% accept credit cards.

5 Steps to A Bulletproof Business: Preventing Credit Card Fraud Online

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Tips and Tricks|

All businesses that accept credit card transactions worry about fraud, but if you’re one of the many businesses that sells its goods and services online, you’ll want to pay extra attention – we’re talking to you.

Daylight Savings Time is Upon Us!

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Technology, Tips and Tricks|

We want to connect with you as time SPRINGS AHEAD starting Sunday, March 12. Your credit card machine clocks need to be changed to ensure your transaction and batch settings continue to work like normal. We have created a few videos to walk you through changing the time on your machines.

How to Read Your Credit Card Statement Like A Pro!

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Tips and Tricks|

Every month, your credit card processing company sends you a statement that summarizes the transactions and charges for your business during the previous month. Knowing how to read and understand the components of this statement is the first step toward taking ownership of your business’s transactions.

Why I Chose 360 Payments

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Company News|

For too long the credit card payment processing industry has been a disaster. It’s been compared to a commodity with competitors undercutting each other and racing to zero. Sales reps typically employ an archaic turn and burn style, and customer service has historically been almost nonexistent. 360 Payments is different. Here’s why.

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

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Chargebacks, Credit Card Processing, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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Attention Software Developers! How to Eliminate Scope of PCI Compliance

By | October 21st, 2015|Categories: Credit Card Processing, POS, Technology, Uncategorized|

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

By | June 8th, 2015|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Uncategorized|

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Helping Our Customers Thrive: 360 Payments Partners with Winworks Auto Shop Management Software

By | March 2nd, 2011|Categories: Company News, Partnerships, Press Releases|

360 Payments is proud to announce that Winworks Auto Shop Management Software has selected 360 Payments to be a preferred credit card processor. 360 Payments is a merchant processor founded on the beliefs and core values of honesty and integrity. Partnering with Winworks is the next step in this vision.

A New Frontier in Medical Practice Management: 360 Payments Partners with Remedly

By | March 1st, 2011|Categories: Company News, Partnerships, Press Releases|

360 Payments is proud to announce that Winworks Auto Shop Management Software has selected 360 Payments to be a preferred credit card processor. 360 Payments is a merchant processor founded on the beliefs and core values of honesty and integrity. Partnering with Winworks is the next step in this vision.

There’s a New Show in Town: 360 Payments Partners with VBO Tickets

By | February 28th, 2011|Categories: Company News, Partnerships, Press Releases|

360 Payments is thrilled to announce that VBO Tickets has chosen 360 Payments as a endorsed payment processing partner. Partnering with VBO Tickets is part of our ongoing mission to revolutionize the payments industry for our customers.