Credit Card Processing, ecommerce

PayPal Business Options – Accepting PayPal Through Your Site

Since its beginnings almost 20 years ago, PayPal has expanded to offer additional services, but there’s a lot of confusion surrounding credit card processing with PayPal. If you take credit cards online, chances are you’ve wondered if it’s worthwhile to offer PayPal acceptance. Many businesses think that if they want to accept PayPal, they have […]

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Anyone who has made a purchase online in the past decade is likely familiar with PayPal. The company, once part of eBay, originated as a ‘middle man’ between online sellers and buyers, offering protection. A buyer didn’t have to hand over their credit card information directly to a seller, and both buyer and seller would have a neutral third party to mediate any problems.

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Credit Card Processing, ecommerce

Square Connect: Taking Payments Online

  What is Square Connect? What is an API and how does Square’s work? Why is Square offering the API? Who is Square’s API good for and why? What does it cost? Additional Square Services Other Options for Taking Online Payments What is Square Connect? The Square Connect API lets businesses with self-hosted e-commerce websites […]

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You probably already know Square as one of the most popular choices for taking credit cards using a smartphone. The Square POS system is also an increasingly common choice for in-store payments, especially for businesses with smaller transactions, like coffee shops. But it wasn’t until recently that the company rolled out an e-commerce option, called Square Connect.

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ecommerce

Shopify vs. Volusion vs. BigCommerce: What Should You Use?

There’s a lot to consider when starting your own ecommerce website, but we’ll help sort it out in this comparison guide. We’ll look at the most cost-effective solutions from the three big providers in the ecommerce space, Shopify, BigCommerce, and Volusion. Continue reading for details about monthly fees, transaction costs, payment solutions, marketplaces, social media […]

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Ecommerce has fundamentally changed how we act as consumers, with 7.5% of all US retail transactions happening online. It’s an exciting time to be a retailer, and the days of having to setup an ecommerce store from scratch are long behind us.

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Credit Card Processing, ecommerce

Braintree vs. Stripe: Which is Better for Online Payments?

The Braintree vs. Stripe comparison chart provided gives a quick side-by-side overview, but if you want the full details, each section of the chart is explained in depth below. (Click chart to enlarge.) What are online payment gateways? Braintree vs. Stripe – Fees Accepting Credit and Debit Cards Bitcoin Payments Chargebacks Taking Payment International Payments […]

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The online payment market is getting more and more crowded. While greater competition is good for businesses, the sheer number of payment providers can be overwhelming. Here, we’ll take a look at two of the most popular options, Braintree and Stripe, to see which is better for ecommerce and online payments.

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Credit Card Processing, ecommerce

Authorize.Net Credit Card Processing Fees – Get It Elsewhere

Authorize.net is a great gateway provider, but it’s not a credit card processor. It actually farms out its credit card processing to its parent company, CyberSource. It also charges higher fees for its gateway than some of its resellers. That means you can use Authorize, but get it (at lower prices!) through one of its […]

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It sounds counter-intuitive, but a savvy business person can get the most competitive pricing for the Authorize.net gateway while paying as little as possible in credit card processing fees by not getting either service through Authorize.net.

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Credit Card Processing, ecommerce

Online Payment Processing and Ecommerce Payments

With consumers now regularly shopping on the internet, it’s more important than ever for businesses to be able to take credit cards online. Securely accepting payments on your website is convenient for customers, and could boost sales.

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There are two main methods for taking credit cards online: you can accept orders on your business website, or you can sell through an electronic marketplace.

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Accounting and Finance, ecommerce, Legal

Online Sales Tax Rules for Ecommerce Businesses

This decision overturns a 1992 ruling in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota in which the Supreme Court ruled that a business must have a physical presence in a state for that state to require it to collect sales taxes. That means that any online business did not have to pay sales tax in states where it did […]

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In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair that states can require businesses to collect sales tax in states where they don’t have a business presence.

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