Credit Card Processing

How to Use the CardFellow Code to Compare Processors

How often do you get calls and visits from processing reps promising to save you money? Daily? Weekly? These reps use a number of tactics to get you doubting your current processing solution. They may tell you that they can save you money, or that a new law means you’re now eligible for better rates,…

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The CardFellow Code is a handy feature we offer to help you keep pesky salespeople at bay while ensuring you can still find out if they’re really offering a better deal.

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Credit Card Processing

Visa’s Base II System File Transmission Fee

The System File Transmission Fee applies every time you take a Visa card. Transactions can (and often do) incur more than one assessment fee. For example, you may frequently see the System File Transmission Fee along with the Acquirer Processing Fee. Visa’s Assessments Base II Transmission Fee Locating the System File Transmission Fee Visa’s Assessments…

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The Visa System File Transmission Fee, also called the Base II Transmission Fee or Base II System Fee, is an assessment fee that Visa charges.

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Accounting and Finance

Fundbox Review: Invoice Financing

Invoice financing is a popular method of obtaining short-term business capital to run your business. Fundbox offers both invoice financing and traditional business lines of credit. While these types of loans carry large fees, they can be a great short-term financing option for businesses with bad or no credit. If you’re looking for working capital,…

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Fundbox is a startup that offers working capital options for businesses through invoice financing or lines of credit.

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ecommerce

Magento Review – Ecommerce Options for Your Business

In this review we’ll dig into Magento including its main features, benefits, customizations, integrations, and payment options. You’ll get a good overview of what Magento can offer you and the insight you need to choose the right eCommerce platform. Types of Ecommerce Platforms Magento Review: Pros Popular Ecommerce Platform Open Source Magento Review: Cons Customization…

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Magento is an eCommerce platform that lets you sell products via a website, as an ecommerce shop. It was acquired by Adobe in 2018.

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Accounting and Finance

BlueVine: Invoice Factoring and Credit Lines for Liquidity

We’ve previously discussed invoice financing, in which a company uses your business’s outstanding invoices as collateral to finance a loan. BlueVine takes this concept one step further by offering invoice factoring. In this BlueVine review, we’ll look at what that entails and when it may be a good fit for you. Note that there’s a…

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BlueVine offers invoice factoring and lines of credit for improved cash flow while you’re waiting on payment from outstanding invoices.

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Accounting and Finance, B2B

What Is Behalf? Receive a Loan to Pay Your Vendors

It’s similar to companies offering point-of-sale loans to finance purchases (see our Affirm review for more info on purchase loans) However, instead of financing consumers, it provides microloans to vendors and other business clients when making a business purchase. While consumer sales typically require payment up front, business sales often run on payment cycles of…

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Smaller B2B companies know the money constraints of net terms. Behalf offers short-term financing for B2B purchases to help ease the pain.

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Credit Card Processing

Mastercard Acquirer Program Support Fee

Essentially, it applies under the same circumstances as the Cross Border Fee (domestic). One or both fees can apply to the same transaction. Mastercard currently sets the APSF at 0.85%. Assessment Fees Acquirer Program Support Fee Locating the Fee on Processing Statements Finding the Lowest Cost Credit Card Processor Assessment Fees A non-negotiable component of…

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Mastercard’s Acquirer Program Support Fee is an assessment fee for accepting Mastercards that were issued outside of the United States.

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Accounting and Finance, ecommerce

What is Affirm? Understanding Purchase Financing

Affirm is one of the new wave of companies offering point of sale loans to finance purchases. Retailers like ticketing service Eventbrite, retailers Wayfair and Casper, and travel site Expedia offer point of sale financing. Essentially, when a consumer checks out on a website, they have the option of paying by taking out a loan…

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Affirm loans are a short-term loan option for financing purchases at the time of sale, with a simple application and no hard credit check.

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