Credit Card Processing

How to Choose a Merchant Services Provider

The method to go about choosing the right credit card processor is very similar whether you’re taking cards for the first time or switching processors. The only real difference is equipment considerations. This article will go over what you need to look for (and avoid!) in order to choose a merchant services provider for your…

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Choosing the right merchant services provider (also called credit card processors) for your business can be the difference between frustration and overpaying or a competitively priced merchant account with great customer service.

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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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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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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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Card Present vs. Card Not Present Transactions

However, the rise of alternative payment channels has muddied the waters a bit, leaving some businesses confused as to why their transactions are CNP when they expected CP. Types of Transactions Why does it matter? Costs for Processing Chargeback Liability Test Your Knowledge Types of Transactions Firstly, let’s define “card-present” and “card-not-present.” More than just…

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On the surface, “card-present” and “card-not-present” seem like self-explanatory terms. Either the card was present at the time of a transaction or it was not present.

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Guide to Credit Card Processing

What to Expect First Things First Forget About It! It’s Easier Than You Think There Are No Dumb Questions First Things First Credit Card Processing Ecosystem Where’d Your Money Go? Processor Pricing Models, Where Things Get Interesting How to Compare Credit Card Processors Keeping Costs Low About CardFellow Resources What to Expect CardFellow’s Guide to…

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Here’s a comprehensive, unbiased, no-nonsense credit card processing guide that will help you make sense of the madness that goes on in the processing industry. This guide will show you actionable information on how credit card processing fees work and will allow you to turn the knowledge into dollars duesand cents.

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