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Credit Card Processing

What is Merchant Services?

It seems to include a lot of different things, so what is “merchant services” or “merchant processing?” If you’re starting a business or looking to get better rates on credit card processing at your existing business, it’s a good idea to understand what’s involved in merchant services and how to choose the right provider. Let’s…

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Both new and seasoned business owners may come across confusing terms when it comes to credit card processing. One such term is “merchant services.”

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POS Systems: Best Options for Retail and Restaurants

There are many factors to consider: price, features, processor compatibility, hardware and accessories and more. In this article, we’ll cover common features, popular brands, and other variables to take into account when choosing the right system for your business. We’ll address both retail POS systems and restaurant POS systems. Need a specialty system for a…

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Point of sale (POS) systems enable everything from payment processing to inventory management. But which system is right for you?

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Credit Card Machine for Small Businesses

When you’re deciding how to take credit cards, the equipment you purchase is a big decision. In this article, we’ll tackle major brands, popular features, processor compatibility, and more. Need specifics on particular machines? Be sure to check out our credit card machine directory. You can also request quotes for processing and for purchasing machines…

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Need help choosing the right credit card machine for your small business?

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How to Accept Credit Cards

Whether you’re starting a business from scratch, taking over an existing company, or adding credit card processing to your established business for the first time, you’ll need to know how to accept credit cards securely and at a low cost. There are tons of articles out there on credit card processing fees (we’ve written a…

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Swiping a credit card in a store or entering card details online is easy from a consumer standpoint, but more involved for the business that takes that card.

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Best Credit Card Processors for Chargebacks

Good credit card processing companies will have multiple options for notifying you of a chargeback. Since you have a limited window to respond, it’s important to find out about a dispute as early as possible so you have time to collect and submit evidence. In this article, we’ll take a look at the role your…

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Chargebacks are a headache for businesses, and having the right processor on your side can help. But how do you know which is the right processor?

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Discover and American Express Chargebacks

Ideally, you want to prevent chargebacks in the first place by properly utilizing anti-fraud tools and offering easy cancellations. But sometimes chargebacks happen anyway, and it’s important to know what to expect. In this article, we’ll explain the stages of the dispute process for American Express and Discover. You can also contact your credit card…

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Discover and American Express both issue their own credit cards. When a cardholder initiates a chargeback on a Discover or Amex, the process works a little bit differently.

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What Happens When You Get a Chargeback

When you disagree that a chargeback is warranted, you’ll need to fight that chargeback through your credit card processor. However, processors each have their own methods for notifying you of chargebacks and for requesting documentation to support your claim. In this article, we’ll go over what to expect when you receive a chargeback so that…

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Most businesses deal with a chargeback at some point. When a customer is not satisfied with a purchase, they dispute that purchase through their credit card issuer, asking for the money to be refunded.

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Credit Card Processing Savings: Chasing the Unicorn

My guess is that you’re starting your search for a processor by heading to Google to read reviews on the “best” credit card processors, or to find the processors with the lowest “rates.” Or perhaps you’re trying to verify something you were told by one of the dozen merchant services salespeople that seem to call…

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I get it. Credit card processing fees are through the roof, the industry is chock-full of shysters, and every time you try to find a better processor you end up the same or worse off than you were before. That’s because you’re doing it wrong.

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