Has Your Business or Charity Outgrown Square or Paypal?

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Or Amazon Payments, Stripe, Google Checkout, and others? There are some things you need to be aware of. These days a lot of small businesses, entrepreneurs and small charities rush to sign up with Square or Paypal or Stripe or some other service that allows them to accept credit cards with just a simple sign-up and a standard fee for…

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Great Rates

Great Rates Must Go Hand-In-Hand with Great Service

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You’re a smart business person. You make decisions everyday based on numbers; availability, cost, delivery time, marketability and profit potential. However, the decision of which credit card processor to pick can be a real challenge. Do you make a decision based on what you perceive to be great rates? Hmmm. There are so many numbers, rates and variables that you…

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Credit Card Payment Processing – Best Practices Don’t Change (Part 1)

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One of the criticisms of the credit card industry that processors (like us) hear a lot is that the billing methods seem to constantly change. We suspect that we hear that because merchants feel they typically get the same type of transaction day by day and month by month, but their statements from their processor are not consistent month by…

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Trusted Credit Card Processing Services

Trusted Credit Card Processing Services – Do They Exist?

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If you’re looking for a good credit card processor you’re probably going to do what we all do, you’re going to check the internet. If you do, you’re going to come across millions of review pages. If you Google “merchant services reviews”, you’ll get 5,780,000+ results. If you search “credit card processor reviews” you’ll get about 16,900,000 results. Even if…

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Lowest Credit Card Processing Fees

Lowest Credit Card Processing Fees – The Rate is the Bait

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Have you seen the advertising from credit card processors lately? It’s like they are all screaming that they have the lowest rate. “Lowest credit card processing fees here!!!” Have you noticed how in those ads there is usually an asterisk next to the rate they are bragging about? If you can find the explanation for the asterisk it’s usually something…

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