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Applying for a new credit card processing account can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially for first-time business owners. The approval process often seems arbitrary, and you may not have a lot of answers if your application gets denied. We’ll explain some of the main reasons why applications get declined, and what you can do.
In recent weeks, the public learned that the sensitive, private data of 143 million Americans (about half the US population) was left vulnerable to hackers by Equifax, one of the three main credit bureaus. If you’re wondering what steps you can take to protect yourself, take heart. Our guide will show you what to do.
We talk with dozens of business owners every day, and if there’s one thing we hear a lot it’s that Yelp is not a fan favorite. It’s time to take a step back and reconsider Yelp. Here are the top eight reasons why playing the Yelp game is essential to business success.
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.
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.
A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about the importance of having a LinkedIn profile, no matter what industry you’re in. Building and maintaining an effective profile is easier said than done, however. We’ll show you seven areas of your profile that you should focus on to set yourself apart on LinkedIn.
Credit card fees aren’t fun to pay – we know that as well as you. Consider a minimum purchase requirement to eliminate or minimize the number of sales on which you lose money. While not the right fit for every business, minimum purchase requirements can help ease the burden of credit card fees.
If you’ve had it with high rates, hidden fees, and customer service that runs and hides when a problem arises, you might be thinking about switching to a new credit card processor. Here’s why a contract isn’t a death sentence for your plans to jump ship.
I have worked in the credit card processing industry since I was 21, and while in my early years I was naïve about many things, it was always clear that business owners didn’t like American Express. In fact, many businesses outright refused to accept it! What’s wrong with American Express? Is its bad reputation well-deserved?
Your online profiles say a lot about you. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram, the snapshots of your life that you choose to share with the world give your audience a distinct impression of you. Having and maintaining a LinkedIn profile is a must for your career, no matter what industry you’re in.
360 Payments is thrilled to announce that VBO Tickets has chosen 360 Payments as an endorsed payment processing partner. Partnering with VBO Tickets is part of our ongoing mission to revolutionize the payments industry for our customers.
More and more shopping is taking place online, and entrepreneurs are itching to get a piece of the action. Looking for ideas on how to launch the perfect online business? You’ve come to the right place.
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.
So you’ve decided to take your career into your own hands by starting your own business. Congratulations! With lots of hard work and devotion to making your customers happy, you’ll find your own path to success. Follow these six simple steps to starting your business in the right direction.
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.
You’ve got a great idea that’s going to revolutionize your industry. All you have to do now is build your business before someone else does. Here are ten ways you can keep your intellectual property from becoming someone else’s success story.
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 payment processor founded on the beliefs and core values of honesty and integrity. Partnering with Winworks is the next step in this vision.
Congratulations! You’ve come up with the perfect startup idea, and you’re ready to launch your brand-new company. But should you form your entity as an LLC or a corporation? You’ll need to choose the right type of business entity to protect yourself and keep your taxes low.
Is a lack of funding stopping you from starting your own business? It doesn’t have to. You can still make this happen, even if you don’t have a lot of money to contribute from your personal savings.
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 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.
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.