About Steve Ciabattoni

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Steve Ciabattoni has created 18 blog entries.
12 09, 2017

Gateway Basics: Finding Your Perfect Payments Match

By | 2017-09-12T09:52:11+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Credit Card Processing, Technology|0 Comments

A payment gateway is an important part of a credit card transaction. There’s no shortage of options available, but unfortunately many gateways limit your flexibility to choose which payment processor you will work with or which terminal you will use. An agnostic gateway (like 360’s Velox solution) is the way to go.

7 09, 2017

Leasing Your Credit Card Terminal is a Terrible Idea

By | 2017-09-07T09:47:03+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Credit Card Processing, Technology|0 Comments

Unless you sell your products and services totally online, you’re going to need a credit card terminal to process transactions. You’ll likely be faced with the choice to buy or lease. Hefty upfront costs could tempt you in the direction of leasing, but don’t be fooled. Leasing a terminal isn’t the right answer – here’s why.

10 08, 2017

It’s Time to Stop Ignoring Mobile Payment Apps

By | 2017-08-10T09:48:48+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Credit Card Processing, Technology|0 Comments

Mobile payment applications like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay are generating a whole lot of buzz these days – but should you pay attention to it? Let’s take a look at five reasons why mobile payment providers are feeling optimistic.

3 08, 2017

Why Your Business Needs a Multichannel Sales Flow Now

By | 2017-08-03T09:26:13+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Credit Card Processing, Technology|0 Comments

In today’s busy and tech-driven world, consumers research and shop for products and services using a multitude of channels. How can you leverage today’s multichannel sales world to increase your revenue? It all starts with payments.

18 07, 2017

Three Reasons to Choose a Middleware

By | 2017-07-17T15:13:42+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Credit Card Processing, Technology|0 Comments

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.

11 07, 2017

Ten Ways to Make Online Payments a Breeze

By | 2017-07-11T09:44:00+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Credit Card Processing|0 Comments

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.

20 06, 2017

Four Ways to Dominate Your Ecommerce Sales

By | 2017-06-19T12:38:19+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Credit Card Processing, Startups, Technology, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

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.

15 06, 2017

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

By | 2017-08-03T13:43:14+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Credit Card Processing, Technology|1 Comment

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.

2 05, 2017

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

By | 2017-04-28T13:18:27+00:00 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 | 2017-04-24T13:16:02+00:00 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.