Credit Card Processing Tips and Tricks

Patty Benitez

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Leading Payment Processing Provider Gets a Fresh New Look

By Patty Benitez on Jan 8, 2019 6:45:24 PM

As we head into the new year, we reflect on our successes and share gratitude with our customers and partners who have  helped us along the way. Your business has truly been a gift. We are excited to announce that our American Payment Solutions (APS) and North American Payment Solutions (NAPS) brands have a fresh new look in 2019. The brand change is one part of a  transition that we are making to combine our two companies into one name for our global brand. APS and NAPS have been combined into one easily recognizable brand - APS Payments.

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4 Tips to Understanding Merchant Statement Fees

By Patty Benitez on Nov 26, 2018 3:23:31 PM

Understand how you can reduce merchant statement fees and save money!

Are you getting the best rates with your merchant services provider?  How would you know?  As a merchant, you have options when it comes to merchant service providers. The cost of processing credit cards can get out of hand if you are not able to keep a close eye on your monthly merchant statement. If you think your monthly credit card processing merchant statements are confusing, you are not alone. It is very possible that your merchant statement is confusing by design. If you look into your processing fees and start rate shopping, you might find some good reasons to switch to another processor.

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Switch to APS for Sage 100 Credit Card Processing and We’ll Pay You!

By Patty Benitez on Nov 20, 2018 2:48:28 PM

APS will Pay the Cancellation Fees for Sage 100 Credit Card Processing Up to $500.

If you are like most Sage 100 merchants we talk to, you may feel like you are doomed to pay high credit card processing fees.  You might not always keep a close eye on your merchant statements because they are designed to be confusing. That is why our experts at American Payment Solutions (APS) are eager to help with a free merchant statement analysis.  We will show you where you are paying too much, go through every line, and carefully explain every fee. You will see exactly how much you can expect to save by switching to our service. We are so confident that you will benefit from our APS service that we promise to pay up to $500* to help cover your cancellation fees.  

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What is Level 3 Credit Card Processing?

By Patty Benitez on Nov 7, 2018 1:05:51 PM

How can my business benefit from Level 3 processing?  

One common question that our team at American Payment Solutions (APS) receives from many merchants is, “What is the difference between Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 processing?”

Selecting the right processing level for your business simply requires understanding how much data you are able to provide about your transactions. The more data provided to Mastercard and Visa, the higher the savings.  Offering more data results in added security and protection from fraud as well as lower credit card transaction fees. As explained below, Level 3 processing provides the best security and requires the most data.

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New PCI DSS Compliance Evaluation Tool to Help with Data Security

By Patty Benitez on Oct 22, 2018 3:51:36 PM

Just this summer, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released a new Data Security Essentials Evaluation Tool that helps small merchants assess security practices and evaluate how they are addressing potential security risks. This tool is an easy-to-use guide made to help you assess your PCI DSS compliance evaluation and security policy for 2018 and 2019. The tool walks you through a series of questions based on your specific method of collecting payments and individual payment environment. The purpose of the tool is to inform you of any security breaches made possible by the way that you process and store credit card data. Once you answer the series of questions, you will have clear and workable suggestions for data security improvements for improved PCI DSS compliance.

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PCI DSS Compliance Checklist – Get Ready for 2019

By Patty Benitez on Oct 8, 2018 1:53:30 PM

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) offers several layers of protection for credit cardholders against theft. Merchants are required to maintain current standards of compliance to protect your cardholder data and avoid penalties in the event of a security breach.  The PCI Security Council outlined the 12 steps you can take to ensure compliance and protect your customer’s data.

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Exciting Raffles Announced for Each 2018 Acumatica Road Show Location

By Patty Benitez on Oct 3, 2018 2:57:35 PM

$7500 CASH! American Payment Solutions (APS), the leading integrated Acumatica payment processing solution and sponsor of 2018 Acumatica R2 Roadshows, Partners with Multiple Industry Leaders, Gives Attendees Multiple Opportunities for Cash prizes

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ClickToPay:  Sage 100cloud Payment Processing and Repetitive Invoice Entry

By Patty Benitez on Sep 25, 2018 2:06:55 PM

Service related companies may have a service contract, whereby a customer pays for recurring services.  If you are using Sage 100cloud there is an easy way to set-up repetitive invoice entry for your customers depending on the billing cycle (weekly, monthly, quarterly etc.)  Sage 100cloud users have the option of collecting payment for ALL invoices with Sage 100 ClickToPay Payment Processing.

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New Acumatica EMV Credit Card Processing Functionality

By Patty Benitez on Sep 13, 2018 12:26:22 PM

4 key ways to save money and time with the only EMV Acumatica credit card processing solution! 

American Payment Solutions is proud to announce the first and only Level 3 and EMV integrated credit card processing solution for Acumatica. The EMV embedded chip technology is for Acumatica customers who need to process face-to-face or credit card present over the counter transactions. Processing card-present EMV transactions is now fully integrated with Acumatica. As a new add-on to our existing Acumatica payments integration, now you can accept EMV transactions using the insert card with chip rather than swipe with magnetic stripe. You can also process transactions using Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, & Contactless quickly and securely through your Acumatica system.

Topics: Acumatica
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Sage Sessions – APS Proudly Sponsors Another Energizing Event in New York

By Patty Benitez on Aug 21, 2018 6:22:11 PM

 Sage Sessions New York Recap and More…

It’s always incredible to experience the power of networking when you have a room full of Sage partners and customers! In July, American Payment Solutions (APS) is proud to sponsor another Sage Sessions Sage Community Happy Hour and be a part of the energy.   This Happy Hour event is independent from Sage Sessions.  We’ve sponsored these events in the past and it’s great to share hosting this event with our treasured customers and partners. 

Topics: Sage Sessions
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