Julia Olson is the Content Strategist at Fattmerchant, a subscription based merchant services provider. She works to educate readers about their merchant services, and loves spreading the word about the industry-changing Fattmerchant model.

Credit Card Processing, ecommerce

Understanding Ecommerce Payment Options

When it comes to ecommerce payments, you have several options. One of the more common ways to collect payments is through a virtual shopping cart, but there are alternatives to this method that each have their own unique benefits. Here’s a list of some of the pros and cons to accepting ecommerce payments in a variety…

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Creating a seamless experience for your online customers is essential when crafting an e-commerce website. You want to make sure your site is engaging, well written, and optimized for your buyer’s journey – and your payments experience is a big part of that. The last thing you want is for your customer to get all the way to the checkout and leave the page because of a poor experience.

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Credit Card Processing

Payments Resolutions for 2017

There are some obvious places to start when evaluating where to plan for growth in your business – like sales or marketing – but one area that is often overlooked is how your business accepts payments. It is easy to fall into a routine with whatever processor you started your business with, but it is…

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The coming of a new year typically brings one question to the business owner – how do I make sure my business is optimized for growth in the new year? It is important to start with the right mindset and plan in place in order to make the most of the year for your business.

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4 Ways Your Business Can Save Money This Holiday Season

This year, the National Retail Federation estimates holiday retail sales to increase 3.6% from 2015 to a staggering $655.8 billion. With so much cash changing hands this holiday season, one can easily assume this means more profits for the average business owner. However, for some businesses, this will not be the case. Holiday deals, increased…

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The holidays bring increased sales, but also increased expenses.

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Credit Card Processing, Security and PCI Compliance

How to Identify Credit Card Skimmers at Your Business

This type of theft is most common at retail outlets where credit cards are handled by employees – most frequently restaurant and bars – or where card terminals aren’t regularly monitored, such as at gas stations. As a business owner, it is important to know what to look for to avoid risk to your consumers,…

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Credit card skimming (or “shimming,” in the case of chip cards) is a form of theft by which credit card information is stolen with just a small bit of technology, typically installed at the credit card terminal. Thieves install “skimmers” or devices to read and save card information undetected.

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