Security and PCI Compliance

Clearent’s DataGuardian Security Suite

These days everything is digital. When was the last time you saw someone using a manual credit card imprinter? Whether you accept payments from chip credit cards or Apple Pay, the risks (and regulations) remain essentially the same. Hackers and thieves don’t care if you’re a one-man weekend operation or a major corporation. If you…

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Business is different than it was even a decade ago. Data breaches and other advanced cybersecurity threats make PCI compliance and payment security a necessity for even hobby businesses.

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Credit Card Processing, Legal

Wells Fargo Merchant Services Lawsuit

Let’s take a look at what the lawsuit claims and what you can do if you process credit cards through Wells Fargo Merchant Services. Wells Fargo Lawsuit Wells Fargo’s Response First Data’s Role Does this affect you? What to Look For Tiered Pricing Excessive Bundled Rates Billback Pricing Interchange Clearing Fee Excessive Interchange Markup Equipment…

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In the latest accusation against Wells Fargo, the company’s merchant services division is facing a lawsuit that alleges misleading sales tactics, expensive cancellation fees, and overbilling, including mislabeling some of its own fees as interchange.

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Accounting and Finance, Business

How to Fix Bad Business Credit

There are four major business credit scores, issued by FICO SBSS, Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax, and Experian. Each bureau uses a slightly different scoring approach, but all major business credit scores assess a company’s ability to make on-time payments. The Importance of Your Business Credit Score What is a “Good” Business Credit Score? How to…

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A business credit score measures the creditworthiness of a company and is based on information in a business credit report.

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Health and Fitness

Helios Salon Management Software Review

If you’re considering Helios for your salon or spa, this review offers information about features, costs, and more. Features and Benefits Reporting Credit Card Processing with Helios Equipment How much does Helios cost? Helios Customer Reviews Features and Benefits On Helios’ website, the features listed are noted as being part of the enterprise package. Features…

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Helios salon management software is a point of sale system that runs on Microsoft Windows. Specifically designed for salons and other health and beauty businesses, Helios offers features like multi-location capability and integrated payment processing for tanning salons, spas, hairdressers, fitness businesses, and more.

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Credit Card Processing, Medical and Dental

Carestream Dental Review – Practice Management Software

One way that dental practices can become more efficient is through using good dental practice management software. Carestream Dental provides several dental practice management solutions. In this review, we’ll take a look at some of the options, explore features and functionality, and help you decide if it’s a good fit for your dental practice. Carestream…

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With corporate dentistry becoming a threat to smaller dental practices, the need to optimize administration and effectively manage dental procedures has never been more important.

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Health and Fitness

Booker.com Salon and Spa Management Software

Booker Features Booker offers a number of features designed to make running a spa or salon easier. You can take advantage of booking options, integrated payments, customer management, and business management, as well as an optional customer-facing app. The company offers this video introduction: Booking Options A customizable booking page lets your customers book through…

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Booker offers cloud-based spa management software for a variety of health and beauty businesses and bills itself as an all-in-one solution. Booker states that more than 11,000 businesses utilize its software, and has offices in New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Arizona to better serve customers. In this Booker review, we’ll go over the popular features, include pricing details, and check out what customers are saying.

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Credit Card Processing

TanTrack Salon Software Review

In this TanTrack review, we’ll cover features, pricing, and more to help you decide if TanTrack is the right solution for your tanning salon. What You’ll Need TanTrack is POS salon management software. You’ll need hardware with the minimum compatible system requirements. To use the basic features of TanTrack, you’ll need tanning bed timers, cash…

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Jeff Oakes founded Niche Soft, a small software company in Dallas, Texas to address a need in the tanning salon software market. He built TanTrack as a simple to use POS salon management software solution. Over the years, TanTrack has advanced to include social media and accounting integrations, advanced ID verification capabilities, and much more.

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Credit Card Processing

Credit Card Processing Basics: Pricing Models

In this guide to pricing models, we’ll explain the pros and cons of different options. Fundamentals of Processing Fees Interchange Plus Wholesale Processing 0% Markup Processing Membership Processing Tiered or Bundled Pricing Flat Rate Pricing Zero Fee Processing The Best Credit Card Processor Fundamentals of Processing Fees Before we can get into pricing models, it’s…

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When looking for the best credit card processor for your business, the pricing model the processor uses can have a big impact. Pricing models dictate how processing fees are charged and passed to you and can set the stage for either very competitive or very expensive pricing.

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