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Subscription Based Businesses

Subscription Based Businesses

For years, merchant acquirers have, out of both necessity and routine, utilized fairly streamlined categories and criteria when determining how to assess the risk a new merchant possesses. Whether its credit, fraud, or reputational risk, the criteria have largely revolved around business type or MCC (Merchant Category Code)…

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Fight eCommerce Chargebacks

Fight eCommerce Chargebacks

eCommerce ChargebacksApril, 2021Sales Payments Chargebacks Chargebacks can be damaging and costly. Fraudsters are getting more and more sophisticated with their schemes. Luckily there still a lot you can do to minimize exposure to fraud. To help you make sure you are...

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What is a High Risk Merchant Account

What is a High Risk Merchant Account

What is a "High Risk" Merchant Account?January, 2021Sales Payments RiskA high-risk merchant account is a payment processing account for businesses considered by the acquiring bank or card schemes as “high risk”. Generally, high-risk businesses are more prone to...

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Close More Deals

Close More Deals

4 Steps to Closing More DealsDecember, 2020Sales PaymentsGone are the days of doing a statement analysis and placing a free terminal. To be successful as a merchant services sales rep and to truly HELP merchants succeed, the mentality must shift from “salesperson” to...

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Surcharging

Surcharging

The subject of surcharging is one that has caused a great deal of confusion in our industry for quite some time. To help understand the rules, see the following summary of the rule changes.

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Finding a Payment Processor for Adult Merchants

Finding a Payment Processor for Adult Merchants

All businesses are unique. Every restaurant, grocery store, book shop and retail boutique have their own way of running their business. They have their own image, unique inventory mix, proprietary process, brand, etc. That “thing” that makes them unique.

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