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What Makes a Good eCommerce Website?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Mar 15, 2017 11:45:25 AM

An eCommerce website can make or break your business. If visitors find it overwhelming or too complicated, you risk losing them to your competitors who have put more time and consideration into their online presence. So, don't skip any corners or overlook certain details because doing that can affect your bottom line.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What Is Your Cost Per Transaction?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Oct 4, 2016 12:35:55 PM

When you're trying to figure out your credit-card processing fees, the cost per transaction may be a helpful figure for you to calculate. Determining your cost per transaction can be an easy and useful way of getting your head around your credit card processing expense. Given all the expenses you have to worry about as a business owner, having a top-of-mind way to think about some of the more confusing ones can help ensure you r credit card processing is cost-effective.

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