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Archives: December 2015

December 31, 2015

Top 10 Business Success Tips for 2016

To achieve a higher level of success in 2016, you need to consider several things. In addition to taking everything you already know into account, this is the time to open yourself up to new experiences.   10 Ways to Succeed   Mentoring—To grow your business, learn from people that have already achieved goals of success. Consider having a mentor—someone who can offer support, guidance, and honest feedback.   Face Challenges—Challenge yourself, which actually serves as a huge motivator. Instead of shying away from potential problems or believing that something is too complex to tackle, face challenges head-on with determination...Read more


December 22, 2015

Holiday Greetings

During this 2015 holiday season, there are three primary things to think about specific to credit card processing. By doing so, you will enjoy a better Christmas and a more profitable future.   Cautious Shopping   The first thing is that you need protection when making and accepting credit card payments. While the holiday season is a festive time, unfortunately it also the perfect opportunity for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers and merchants. Remember, a little bit of due diligence will go a long way.   As the consumer, consider the following:   Online Shopping—Rather than using multiple...Read more


December 15, 2015

5 Tools Every Merchant Should Be Using

As a merchant, you want to take advantage of different tools, systems, and technologies as a means of staying competitive. After all, the merchants that consumers choose to do business with depends on the overall buying experience. Five Critical Tools Loyalty Program—The reality is that without customers, you have no business. To gain loyal customers who gladly tell others about your store, you need to offer a seamless transaction and high level of professionalism. However, to ensure ongoing satisfaction, consider some type of loyalty program in the form of a monthly drawing, promotional give-away, or punching a card with each...Read more


December 7, 2015

How Does Tokenization Work?

To understand how tokenization works, it is important to understand what it is. In simple terms, tokenization when applied to data security is a process in which a sensitive data element is substituted with something non-sensitive known as a “token.” This unique identification symbol retains all of the data’s essential information, but without compromising security. Because tokenization minimizes the amount of data that your business needs to maintain, it has become increasingly more popular for boosting security of e-commerce and credit card transactions while minimizing costs, as well as the compliance complexity associated with government regulations and industry standards. The...Read more


December 2, 2015

Credit Card Processing Fees and How They Work

In credit card processing transactions, fees represent a significant amount of your monthly overhead. Because of this, you need to work with the right credit card processor. After all, by understanding how fees work for credit card processing, you can find options to save. Once information on a transaction is entered, a request goes to the issuing bank, which verifies the account’s standing. If the funds are available, the transaction is approved, but if not, it is declined. Once funds are electronically deposited into the processing company’s account, they are then deposited into your bank account, minus applicable fees. The...Read more