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How to Accept Credit Card Payments

Accepting debit and credit card payments can help your business make more money. The more payment methods you offer to customers, the more likely they are to shop with you. But if you’re new to running your own business, you may not know how to accept credit card payments or what your credit card processing...
Merchant services
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What are Merchant Services and Why Do They Matter to My Business?

It is crucial for a business to accept different payment types to make it easy for customers. As a business owner, you probably have been approached by a merchant services company at one point in time, but you may not even know what merchant services are. In the simplest form, the term merchant services is used to describe...
Online business
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5 Steps to Purchase a Profitable Online Business

Technology has not only made many tasks easier in recent years, it has also paved the way for innovation and trends. Over the last few years, the growth of online shopping has affected the bottom-line of several brick-and-mortar retail giants.  In 2014, the online business industry was valued at $220 billion. It is estimated that...
Credit card fraud
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6 Easy Ways Your Business Can Avoid Credit Card Fraud

Accepting credit cards is important for any business, but protecting your business to avoid credit card fraud is just as important. With credit card fraud on the rise, it is crucial for you to know and understand how you can prevent fraudulent charges occurring at your business. The Nilson Report estimates that in 2016, credit card fraud losses topped $24.71 billion,...
Local payment acceptance
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The Benefits of Local Payment Acceptance Companies

Some of the trendier merchant services companies are popular with small business owners looking to accept credit card payments. It may be easy at first with the initial card reader you’re given. However, you then end up paying more in fees, and your equipment will most likely not be EMV-compliant, a big safety concern for your...
Gift card program
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Gift Card Program: 4 Business Advantages

A gift card program is a terrific tool to motivate customers to purchase your products and services. These programs are easy to maintain and keep your customers engaged and coming back to your business. Whether you have a retail store, a restaurant, or something in between, gift cards will help build your repeat customer base...
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Credit Card Processing: 17 Terms You Need to Know

If you are new to the world of credit card processing, you might not know key industry terms. As the CEO of International Bancard, a premier payment acceptance solutions provider, I am an industry expert and can tell you some of the key credit card processing terms you will need to know when talking to a...
Accepting credit cards
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Accepting Credit Cards: How Much Does It Cost?

Understanding the fees associated with accepting credit cards can seem confusing and overwhelming. However, the facts are pretty straightforward once you break them down. As a nationally recognized industry leader in credit card processing, International Bancard wants to help you learn about credit card processing fees. Not all credit card processing fees are negotiable, which...
Credit card processing
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Credit Card Processing Best Practices for Small Business

Implementing best practices in credit card processing will help you decrease the likelihood of fraudulent transactions and chargebacks. Technological advances like the new EMV chip enabled credit and debit cards have been issued in order to prevent fraudulent charges. Ensure you are only using service providers that are PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security...
EMV chip cards
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Why Your Business Should Accept EMV Chip Cards

By now, you have probably heard the buzzwords “EMV,” “chip cards,” or “Fraud Liability Shift,” but do you really know what they mean? As a business owner, it’s critical for you to understand the importance of accepting EMV chip cards (chip-enabled credit and debit cards). We have put together the top reasons why International Bancard...
Payment acceptance
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Grow Your Business Through Payment Acceptance [Infographic]

Starting a business can be overwhelming and confusing. Do you know the steps to take to help grow your business? If you're looking to grow your business, consider payment acceptance through different channels. It's simple! By accepting credit cards, mobile payments, or even online payments, you can enjoy an increase in sales, which helps your business grow....
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How Merchant Services Work

Businesses that accept credit cards are a distinct advantage when it comes to attracting customers. With over 3/4 of the American population using some form of plastic to pay for regular purchases, you can’t afford not to offer a credit card payment option. Merchant Account Basics In order to accept credit card payments, you’ll need...
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Merchant Cash Advance Financing: An Alternative Option with Today’s Economy

Cash flow is what businesses rely on the most to stay afloat. According to the SBA, roughly 50% of small businesses fail within the first five years. Businesses fail for many reasons including bad market opportunities, poor management, lack of competitive advantage, competition with larger players, and cash flow. Commonly, entrepreneurs underestimate the capital needed...