MerchantPro Express Blog

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

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

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