Is Your Business PCI Compliant?

If your business or organization accepts credit cards as payment, the following information is essential to a legal and efficient operation within the United States. PCI compliance is mandatory and if you aren’t yet compliant, you must do so now. If you choose to ignore PCI compliance, it could not only cost you thousands of dollars in fines, but your entire business itself. Is your business PCI compliant?

What is PCI?

PCI Security Standards Council®On September 7, 2006, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) was launched in order to manage the constantly evolving needs of Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards, Continue reading “PCI Compliance”

 

Your Guide to Researching Credit Card Processing  Providers

Choosing a credit card processing company to accept card payments is an important decision. While the right company can help your business grow, the wrong one can create one headache after another. Since you don’t want to base this decision solely on what a company has on their own site, we have some great tips about how to do your research:

A Few Minutes Can Mean Big Savings and a Better Experience

 

Although it may seem too simple to be effective. Using a search engine such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, while researching credit card processing providers with the name of the processing company you’re considering is actually a very useful tactic. Continue reading “Researching Credit Card Processing Providers”

 

Choosing the Right Point of Sale

Running a restaurant requires dedication, discipline and great financial commitment. You have to deal with customers, staff, and health officials, among others.  With so much going on, you require tools that can make you work more efficiently.  One such tool is a Point-of-Sale (POS) system which will help you handle multiple functionalities at once.

You’ll be able to offer first-rate services with the best POS system. Stick with us as we review the most important things to consider when choosing your system.

What Is a Point-Of-Sale (POS) System

A Point-of-Sale (POS) system allows you to accept payment from customers.  It will also help you manage other aspects of your business, including inventory, data analysis, and employee management, among others. Any time a customer walks into your business, they should be able to make payments without any problems.

What to Look For When Purchasing a  POS System

The best POS systems should help you increase efficiency by allowing for multiple functionalities. You should consider the following.

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E-Commerce Guide for Online Sales

Setting Up a New Online Store? Your Guide to Available E-Commerce Payment Services

Did you know that e-commerce accounts for nearly 15% of retail sales in North America?

It’s also responsible for influencing 60% of online retail sales.

If you’re setting up an online store, you can rest assured knowing you’re stepping into a lucrative world!

But you’ll also need to decide on payment options for accepting credit and debit cards online.

How your customers pay for your products is more important than most entrepreneurs realize.

Luckily, there are plenty of payment solutions out there, and we’re here to walk you through them. Keep reading for insight into e-commerce payment services!

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8 Signs You’re Not Getting the Lowest Credit Card Processing Fees

There are currently more than 30 million small businesses operating in the United States covering hundreds of different industries. No matter what their industry is, they all have one thing in common: They need to be able to process all card payments.

For most business owners, offering credit and debit card transactions is a no-brainer. Finding a company that offers the lowest credit card processing fees and guarantees to keep it there can be tough. Don’t panic. Here are a few signs you’re paying too much in fees and if it’s time to start thinking about finding a new provider.

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