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MPX Gives Back with Giving the Glam

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Feb 16, 2017 1:15:11 PM

Credit-card processing company MerchantPro Express is proud to get involved with the Boston-based nonprofit Giving the Glam, which offers financially disadvantaged teens the chance to enjoy their prom, making it an extraordinary evening and an unforgettable experience.

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Topics: Industry News

6 Real Work-from-Home Jobs to Consider

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Feb 15, 2017 3:05:22 PM

Working from home is an increasingly common option for many people today. Whether you are a parent who wants to spend more time with your kids during the day or someone who prefers to work in the comforts of home, this choice might be just right for you.

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Topics: Work From Home

Starting a New Career at 40 from Home: Is Success Possible?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Feb 14, 2017 11:00:08 AM

Starting a new career can be intimidating, to say the least. This is especially true for those who have been in a specific industry for decades and are now second-guessing their profession. Is it worth leaving behind your old job and starting a new career at age 40? Would you even see success in your new role?

Every year plenty of people decide to make a career change and they reap the benefits of starting something new. While nothing is guaranteed, maybe the time is right for you to make the switch, too.

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Topics: Work From Home

What is the PCI Compliance Fee on My Merchant Statement?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Feb 6, 2017 11:45:27 AM

A slew of charges appear on your merchant statement, the monthly bill you receive from your credit card processor which details the fees you were charged for credit card payments your business accepted. From authorization and transaction fees to chargeback and batch fees, you have a lot to keep track of. For example, you are likely paying a PCI compliance fee. If you don't know what that is, we're here to explain it.

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Topics: MPX Benefits

Are You Paying Too Much for Credit Card Processing Services?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Feb 1, 2017 9:05:04 AM

A business that does not accept credit cards knows that it runs the risk of alienating potential customers. You'll want a reputable merchant services company to process your customers' credit cards and debit card payments. But when it comes to choosing a provider, it may seem like they are all the same. You might have impulsively signed up with your bank when you were asked how your business was going to accept card payments because the thought had not even crossed your mind and it seemed easy and convenient.

But you could be stuck with a bad deal. And you may be paying too much.

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Topics: MPX Benefits

Merchant Services Terms Explained: Interchange Plus Pricing

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Jan 13, 2017 12:30:43 PM

Batch Fees. Authorization Fees. Point of sale software. Next-day funding.

Unless you’re in the credit card processing industry, trying to wrap your head around these phrases and fees can be challenging—even if you have a merchant account for your business. The terminology can be confusing and it can take a while before you start to understand all of it.

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Topics: MPX Benefits

Is Being Cash Only Bad for Business?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Jan 6, 2017 10:20:22 AM

Owning a small business is hard enough.

You have to worry about staffing, rent, producing a great product and getting your businesses name out there. You consider various marketing efforts and you hire awesome sales people with the glimmer of hope that your little business baby will take off and you will become a billionaire.

That’s right, you’re flying right past millionaire.

One thing that some small business owners don’t even think about is whether or not they should remain cash only—until all they can think about is whether or not they should remain cash only.

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Topics: MPX Benefits

How Other Legit Work from Home Jobs Don't Compare to Merchant Sales

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Dec 27, 2016 2:35:00 PM

There are plenty of reasons to work from home. Many people hate the grind of commuting to work every day, along with the gas and tolls costs associated with it, and would rather enjoy the flexibility of time and the comfort of working from home. And with the advancement of technology, having the ability to do this is easier than ever. However, it can be intimidating when looking for the right position because there seem to be endless opportunities out there—and there is always the possibility that the job that catches your eye is too good to be true.

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Topics: Work From Home

How to be a Successful Credit Card Processing Sales Agent

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Dec 21, 2016 9:20:00 AM

There are unfortunate stereotypes associated with salespeople, and credit card processing salespeople (and the companies that support them) are saddled with the very worst of them. Most merchants who have been accepting credit cards for any length of time have felt deceived, misled, and even lied to by merchant services sales agents. They report having been promised incredible savings, only to find that these savings never materialized. And many also report seeing their rates increase outside the terms of their original contract.

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Topics: Agents

Mobile Credit Card Processing: The Pros and Cons

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Dec 16, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Mobile credit card processing is a way for merchants to accept card payments wherever they are. This is a particularly useful tool for small businesses and companies that do not have a set location or are onsite the majority of the time, such as construction firms, hair salons, taxi services, and other mobile retailers.

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Topics: Industry News

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