MerchantPro Express Blog

How to Find a Better Merchant Sales Consultant Opportunity

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Dec 9, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Merchant processing sales is an up-and-coming industry for hard-working, savvy professionals. For those whose ambitions rule, there is no limit to what they can achieve—professionally and financially.

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Topics: Agents

What Does PCI Stand For?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Dec 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Merchants who process consumers’ card information have probably heard about PCI compliance numerous times since they started their businesses. Complying with PCI Standards is vital for any size business, online or otherwise. But if business owners are not proactive about complying, they could face costly consequences. Therefore, every merchant needs to know what PCI means.

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Topics: MPX Benefits

Selling Merchant Services in the Wild West ISO Universe

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Nov 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM

How Good is Your Agent Agreement?

If you’re a merchant services sales agent, you generally love what you do. You love the transactional nature of your business. You love the freedom that comes with the job. You love the savings and consultative value you can add to your merchant customers. And, of course, you love the recurring revenue.

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Topics: Agents

4 Benefits of Being an Independent Sales Agent

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Nov 22, 2016 10:55:21 AM

Being an independent agent has several advantages for people interested in pursuing a career in sales. This type of job lets someone reap the benefits of working in an industry they like while keeping control over their time and getting support from the company they work with.

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Topics: Agents

How to Apply for a Merchant Account

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Nov 16, 2016 12:12:54 PM

Before you decide which merchant service provider you want to work with, you first need to get approved. The application process can vary depending on your company. It’s important to be prepared and know exactly what documentation you have to provide.

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Topics: MPX Benefits

Who Needs to Be PCI Compliant?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Nov 11, 2016 4:34:28 PM

In 2006, financial services companies and credit card associations American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard and JCB International established the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) in the hopes of making credit card transactions safer. It aimed to make consumer card information less vulnerable to theft by requiring merchants to prevent data breaches from occurring.

These requirements are referred to as PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

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Topics: Industry News

Growth of eCommerce Continues: Holiday Sales to Increase

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Nov 9, 2016 5:35:33 PM

It’s that time of year once again when we try to find the best gifts at the best prices for the people we care about. But we don't make multiple trips to the stores like we used to. These days we consumers shop online in greater numbers than ever.

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Topics: Industry News

PCI SSC Is Joining Forces with EMVCo

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Oct 27, 2016 1:00:14 PM

According to a September 2016 press release, the PCI Security Standards Council (or PCI SSC) plans to work with EMVCo on a new project to help make online payments easier for consumers.

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Topics: Industry News

Why Your Business Should Consider EMV Compliance

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Oct 19, 2016 3:01:00 PM

It’s been a little more than a year since the October 2015 EMV liability shift took place. While major retailers like Macy’s, Walmart and Target have adopted the new technology, other businesses have hesitated to follow because they're either afraid their customers will be frustrated by a slower checkout experience, they think the new equipment will be cost-prohibitive, or they're content with their current credit card processing.

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Topics: MPX Benefits

Working from Home With Kids: How to Keep Them Busy

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Oct 18, 2016 10:45:32 AM

Working from home with your kids around can be stressful at times. But there are plenty of ways to keep them occupied so you can be as productive as possible during the day.

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Topics: Work From Home

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