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Why Get a Merchant Account With a Payment Processor?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Feb 16, 2018 11:35:08 AM

Not too long ago, business owners wishing to accept card payments from customers could only do so if they applied for a merchant account and were approved by the payment processing company—the acquiring bank handling the transaction process.

While still common, new ways of obtaining this capability have also emerged—in the form of third-parties, such as San Francisco, Calif.-based mobile payment company Square, for example. These enable business owners to process consumer credit cards without actually having a merchant account.

Such options are intriguing, yes—but are they really the best options for merchants? Not always.

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Topics: MPX Benefits

Chargeback Statistics: What Recent Data Show

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Feb 14, 2018 3:01:31 PM

Every merchant is wary of chargebacks and how these can affect their business. While it’s nearly impossible to avert them all, merchants are always thinking about what they can do to avoid as many such claims as possible.

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6 Key Features of Good POS Systems

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Jan 26, 2018 9:35:16 AM

To run your business like a well-oiled machine, you need several key components: capable employees, an efficient process, and quality equipment. For merchants, this means obtaining the right point of sale (POS) systems. With so many solutions available, however, narrowing down your options can be tricky. With that said, there are certain features every POS system should have, and if not, you should probably move on.

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Merchant Cash Advance for Small Business: What to Consider

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Jan 22, 2018 11:10:02 AM

For some small businesses, a loan from a bank can mean the difference between struggling to keep up with the competition, and surpassing them. For others, it could potentially equate to getting behind the eight ball in the future.

Luckily, there are several ways a small business can receive funding, so if one doesn’t seem like the greatest option, there are likely others to consider. As a result, merchants must take the time to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each financing method available to make an informed decision, rather than simply choosing the first option encountered.

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3 Advantages of Using Credit Card Chip Readers

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Jan 9, 2018 1:00:00 PM

By now you’ve probably heard about the EMV chip cards many consumers throughout the United States and other parts of the world are using. You likely even have one of your own. While some business owners may not believe it’s necessary to utilize the credit card readers that process these chips (as it is not required by law), doing so does hold several significant advantages.

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How to Manage Your Small Business Better: 5 Tips

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Jan 3, 2018 4:20:41 PM

It can be overwhelming to think about all your responsibilities as a business owner. There’s a lot to do, and following behind isn’t an option if you want to keep your doors open. Although it can be stressful at times, running a business can also be extremely rewarding if you manage it effectively.

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How to Prevent Chargebacks

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Dec 27, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Chargebacks—reimbursements to a consumer by a retailer, typically as a result of fraudulent card activity—are something all merchants should be aware of, as they could negatively impact a business’ bottom line and reputation among consumers. While it’s near-impossible to prevent every chargeback from occurring, since some are cases of chargeback and/or friendly fraud, there are ways to decrease the number of claims made.

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Merchant Cash Advance Repayment Terms: What to Know

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Dec 21, 2017 11:30:47 AM

When it comes to borrowing money, it's vitally important to understand exactly how you’re expected to repay your debt. In fact, critical to deciding your lender and funding type is reviewing the repayment terms. For example, after learning more about small business loans and merchant cash advance funding, you may decide the latter is a better option.

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