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The Business Holiday Shopping Survival Guide

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The holiday shopping season is in full swing – is your business ready? This is a busy time of year for our customers in many industries, which means extra revenue but also extra stress. Do these five things to get ready, even if you do nothing else.

The Startup’s Guide to Bitcoin Basics

By | December 5th, 2017|Categories: Technology|

Bitcoin is all the rage right now (just like blockchain), but how many entrepreneurs really know what it is? Simply put, bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that isn’t regulated or owned by any one country or bank. We’ve gathered the top facts you should know to get a deeper understanding of this cryptocurrency.

Why Banks Are Betting Big on Blockchain

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: Technology|

“Blockchain” is one of the hottest buzzwords in tech this year, and it’s on its way to disrupting numerous industries. Most notably, banks and other financial institutions are starting to show interest. The financial services industry is notoriously slow to innovate so this is a big deal.

4 Ways to Raise Entrepreneurial Kids

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Startups|

Entrepreneurs are a rare breed, with a unique combination of ambition, determination, courage, and a little crazy all mixed together. Many entrepreneurial traits are certainly very desirable, for adults and children alike. Fostering these values at an early age is important to raising kids who will be successful business owners and employees in the future.

Chargebacks vs. Retrieval Requests: What’s the Difference?

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Chargebacks|

We’ve written several blogs about chargebacks recently. Why have we devoted so much time to this topic? Because while hopefully chargebacks won’t happen all that often, when they do they can dramatically affect your business. We’re going to dive into the topic again today, and we’ll also introduce you to a related issue – retrieval requests.

13 Tips to Guard Your Business Against Chargebacks

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Chargebacks|

Chargebacks can be a major hassle for business owners, and they can really hurt your bottom line. When a customer disputes a charge with their bank and the money is returned to that customer, they get to keep the merchandise and you get to pay a chargeback fee to the bank – ugh!

4 Ways to Choose the Wrong Credit Card Processor

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Tips and Tricks|

Choosing a credit card processor to work with your new business can be a challenging task, but it’s one you have to take seriously. We’ve written a few blogs in the past on how to choose the right one, but in this article we’re focusing on what NOT to do.

Why Hiring Veterans is a No-Brainer

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Uncategorized|

As our nation celebrated Veterans Day last week, I took some time to reflect on the traits that veterans embody that make them tremendous assets to any team. Here are just a few of the reasons I believe taking a chance on a veteran isn’t really taking a chance at all.

Your Guide to Conquering Chargebacks

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

Accepting credit cards is a wonderful feature for businesses to offer their customers, but it does come with risks. One of those risks is the threat of a chargeback. Let’s dig a little deeper into what happens during a chargeback and how you can protect yourself.

4 Reasons to Start a Gift Card Program in Time for the Holidays

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Tips and Tricks|

During the holiday season, gift cards are all the rage. They make quick gifts for when shopping time is limited and are the perfect choice for that notoriously hard to shop for someone. If your business is not already offering gift cards, you should probably at least consider them. Here are four reasons why.

Is Next Day Funding Right for Your Business?

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

One common bonus that credit card processors use to earn your business is the promise of next day funding. It sounds great – make a sale today and get your money tomorrow – but it’s not without tradeoffs. Here’s how to decide if next day funding is really for you.

4 Traits Your Credit Card Processor Must Have

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

Choosing a credit card processor important. You’re not just choosing a vendor, you’re picking a partner who will guide you through the complex and sometimes overwhelming world of credit card transactions. Price is obviously a consideration, but it’s far from the only one. Here are four other factors you should take into account.

Virtual Terminals: Are They Right For You?

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Technology|

Accepting credit card payments is a straightforward process for most brick-and-mortar businesses – purchase a countertop or mobile credit card terminal and swipe away. Ecommerce stores require a payment gateway and a shopping cart instead of the physical terminal. What about businesses that don’t fit neatly into either category? A virtual terminal may be the answer.

5 Business Relationships to Reevaluate Today

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Startups|

Starting a business means making a lot of decisions at once. Once you find your groove, however, it’s time to reevaluate some of the decisions you made, particularly with respect to the vendor relationships you’ve built. Here are five key partnerships to review ASAP – you may find significant savings!

5 Pitfalls New Retail Entrepreneurs Must Avoid

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Startups, Tips and Tricks|

Opening the doors to your brand-new retail store is an exciting time. We don’t want to burst your bubble, but we do want to be sure you’re taking care of the details so your business can thrive. Here are five common mistakes we see retail entrepreneurs make in their early months.

The Beginner’s Guide to Business Blogging

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

You know that your brand’s reputation is important and that being seen as a reputable source of information in your industry is invaluable. How can you accomplish these goals at once? It’s as simple as starting a blog. We’ll walk you through how it’s done.

3 Vital Technology Tips for New Entrepreneurs

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Technology|

Congratulations, new business owner! You’ve taken the plunge and launched your very own startup. There’s a lot going on and a thousand things to think about, but this is actually a great time to be starting a brand-new company. Here are three big struggles entrepreneurs face, and the technology solutions that will help you succeed.

5 Steps to Launching Your First Startup

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

We all have hobbies and passions. They fulfill us, energize us, and restore us when we’re disenchanted with life. Most of us would love to quit our day jobs and pursue our passions full-time – but how? Here are our top five tips for making your startup dream a reality.

The Smart Startup’s Guide to Credit Card Processing Levels

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

Credit card transactions are not all created equal. There are three levels of credit card processing (Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3), and which one a particular transaction falls under depends on the type of card used. Depending on your business, you may encounter all of these types. Here’s what you need to know.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right: Avoiding Forced Transaction Scams

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

This kind of credit card fraud preys on well-meaning cashiers and business owners who want to believe that “the customer is always right.” When the customer steps aside and pretends to call their card issuer, they are likely calling no one at all.

5 Reasons You Need to Reply to Yelp Reviews

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

Regardless of your feelings on the issue, consumers are still going to leave Yelp reviews, and you really should respond to them. Here are the top five reasons you need to start taking customer reviews seriously, both positive and negative.

Everything You Need to Know About Credit Card Surcharges

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

Have you ever visited a business and seen two prices posted for the same product or service – a cash price and a credit card price? Charging customers a bit extra to pay by credit card is a way for business owners to fight back against the credit card fees that cut into their bottom lines.

Why Was My Credit Card Processing Application Denied?!

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

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.

4 Ways to Fight Back After the Equifax Breach

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks|

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.

8 Reasons to Stop Hating Yelp

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

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.

Gateway Basics: Finding Your Perfect Payments Match

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Technology|

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.

Leasing Your Credit Card Terminal is a Terrible Idea

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Technology|

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.

7 Steps to the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks|

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 Minimums: Will They Work for You?

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

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.

Got a Contract? Here’s Why You Can Switch Payment Processors Anyway

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

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.

Forget What You Think You Know About American Express

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing|

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?

Why LinkedIn Matters More Than Ever

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks|

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.

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

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Company News, Partnerships, Press Releases|

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.

Build the Perfect Online Business with These 6 Tips

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Technology, Tips and Tricks|

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.

It’s Time to Stop Ignoring Mobile Payment Apps

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Technology|

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.

Startup Survival Guide: 6 Tips for New Entrepreneurs

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Startups, Tips and Tricks|

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.

Why Your Business Needs a Multichannel Sales Flow Now

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Technology|

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.

10 Smart Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Startups|

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.

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

By | July 27th, 2017|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 payment processor founded on the beliefs and core values of honesty and integrity. Partnering with Winworks is the next step in this vision.

LLC vs. Corporation: Which is Right for You?

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Startups|

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.

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.

360 Payments is A Different Kind of Processor

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.

The Inconvenient Truth About Employee Fraud

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

Employee fraud is an expensive problem for businesses both large and small. An ACFE report shows that organizations around the world lose an estimated 5% of their annual revenue to fraud – that comes out to about $3.7 trillion!

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.

The 6 Step Guide to Funding Your Startup

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Startups|

Getting funding for your startup is hard! You’ll need more than a great idea for investors to sit up and take notice. Follow these six tips for finding and securing business funding, and you’ll be launching the next chapter of your startup’s history in no time.

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 payments 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 FALLS BACK starting Sunday, November 5. 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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EMV is Here and Your Terminal Still Works!

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: Credit Card Processing, Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

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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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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 Remedly Practice Management Software has selected 360 Payments to be a preferred credit card processor. 360 Payments is a payments processor founded on the beliefs and core values of honesty and integrity. Partnering with Remedly is the next step in this vision.

Partnering for Business Success: 360 Payments Partners with Oak Valley Community Bank

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

360 Payments is thrilled to announce that Oak Valley Community Bank has chosen 360 Payments as an endorsed payment processing partner. Partnering with Oak Valley Community Bank is part of our ongoing mission to revolutionize the payments industry for our customers.

It’s Time to Jumpstart Your Payments: 360 Payments Partners with ProfitBoost

By | September 28th, 2009|Categories: Company News, Partnerships, Press Releases|

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