Credit Card Processing Tips and Tricks

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APS Payments Silver Sponsor at Meet Magento NYC

By Brian Nunes on Aug 30, 2019 11:52:54 AM

APS Payments is a Magento Technology Partner with a flexible and robust Magento eCommerce card processing integration.  We will be a Silver Sponsor at Meet Magento New York 2019.  The event will take place September 5th-6th at the Edison Hotel in New York City.   We will have a $500 giveaway co-sponsored with our friends at Trustpilot. Make sure to schedule time to stop by APS Payments booth #6 to learn how to enter, and learn more about the best integrated payment solutions for your eCommerce business. 

APS Payments is seamlessly integrated with Magento to lower your transaction costs and increase your security.  The Magento eCommerce credit card integration is simple and free with the APS Payments Extension for Magento 2.  Merchants who install this extension will have the ability to enable the APS Payment Gateway as a payment method. This payment method can be used on Magento’s front-end checkout page as well as within the Magento 2 Customer Profile screen to accept administration level payments.  Schedule a meeting with our team in NYC to learn more, if you will be at the event:

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APS Payments Forms Partnership with Arizona Independent Auto Dealers

By Candra Rader on Aug 27, 2019 4:21:53 PM

APS Payments recently formalized a partnership with the Arizona International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA). We are proud to announce we are an endorsed payment processor for AIADA members and provide auto dealers credit card processing. 

"The AIADA is excited to partner with APS Payments. APS payments is locally owned and operated in Mesa, Arizona," said Dave Warkentin, Executive Director of AIADA. "With staff on hand with decades of experience working in auto dealerships, they are uniquely positioned to provide Arizona dealers the best and most relevant products and services." 

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Sage 100cloud Webinar:  Automate Process MFG, Shipping and Payments

By Patricia Benitez on Aug 26, 2019 10:01:00 AM

Complimentary Webinar

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2 PM ET (1hr)

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Join John Garcia at BatchMaster, Matt St. John at StarShip and Patty Benitez at APS Payments to learn how to reduce process manufacturing costs, automate industry mandated compliance, shipping and payments with an integrated manufacturing order processing solution for Sage 100cloud.

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APS Payments Earns Spot on Prestigious Inc. 5000 List for Third Consecutive Year

By Phillip Heath on Aug 20, 2019 9:25:10 AM

APS Payments has been honored again on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.  Read the full press release.  

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The Who's Who of Payment Processing

By Jeff Kohl on Aug 19, 2019 11:40:59 AM

Do you understand who is involved in processing a credit card transaction?

There are many relationships within the payment card industry. We recently shared with you our list of the top 40 credit card processing terms and explanations because we believe that informed merchants are better equipped to find the best payment solutions for their business. Knowing and understanding the players of the credit card processing industry will similarly equip you and your business for success.

Maybe you already know that merchant service providers provide the same type of service as banks, but often do it with better customer service and support, with lower rates, and better prices on credit card processing equipment. Maybe you have no idea what the difference is between an issuing or acquiring bank, or between an ISO, MSP, PSP, and a processor. If you need guidance in the payment industry, APS Payments is here to help.

There are a lot of moving parts with each credit card transaction with many parties involved. In this blog, we will start by covering the terms used to describe the players behind the scenes in the payment industry. Next, we will walk you through the process of a single credit card transaction to fully understand how those players work together to process your payment.

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Understanding Pricing Structures for Payment Processing Rates

By Jeff Kohl on Aug 9, 2019 6:14:56 PM

Uncover the Hidden Costs on your Merchant Statements and Find the Right Credit Card Processing Provider 

Choosing the wrong credit card processing service provider is a costly mistake - but one that can be easily avoided with the right knowledge and guidance. Hidden costs on your merchant statements make the selection process complicated. Small businesses have tight margins and need to cut costs wherever they can so it is obvious that they would benefit from simple and efficient billing processes. In order to arm you with the knowledge you need when evaluating payment processing solutions, this article provides three major tips for understanding how merchant statements work.

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Sage 100cloud Webinar: Optimize Procurement, Production Management and Payments

By Patricia Benitez on Aug 6, 2019 10:29:44 AM

Complimentary Webinar

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2 PM ET (1hr)

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Join Stacy Schultz with Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, Scott Pape at Fraxion (fka eRequester), and Patty Benitez from APS Payments to learn how to optimize the 3 P’s - Purchasing, Production Management, and Payments - using Sage 100cloud.

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Learn Why One Sage Customer Switched to APS Payments

By Patty Benitez on Jul 25, 2019 3:57:00 PM

Learn more about the easiest way to process payments in your Sage ERP and better understand the common challenges and the easiest solution for processing payments in Sage.


We have gathered feedback from hundreds of customers regarding the challenges they had with payment processing prior to switching to APS Payments. We recently sat down with one Sage customer who revealed to us the key challenges they had with their old payment processing solution.  Read more about this spotlight customer, K&K Interiors, as they detail how they benefited by switching to an integrated payment processing solution for Sage from APS Payments. We have broken down all of this feedback and compiled a list of the most common challenges our merchants face with their payment processing before switching to APS Payments, and why 96% of our customers recommend us as their preferred payments solution provider.  

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Acumatica Acquired by EQT - Key Facts Recap

By Patty Benitez on Jul 12, 2019 10:25:26 AM

In June 2019, we learned that one of our fastest growing credit card processing ERP integration partners, Acumatica, is going to be acquired by EQT Partners, a leading investment firm with $45B of assets. In the Acumatica Press Release, this acquisition is “through an investment vehicle owned by the same holding company that holds IFS AB (Industrial and Financial Systems). To further reinforce this coalition, following the closing of the transaction Jonas Persson will serve as chairman for both companies. IFS, the global enterprise applications company, and Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing Cloud ERP provider, will serve growth industries such as manufacturing, distribution, construction, service, energy and A&D, while competing directly with SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Infor, and Sage among others.”

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Credit Card Processing Industry News – Payment Service Provider Mega Mergers in 2019

By Jeff Kohl on Jul 3, 2019 11:10:42 AM

On the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 2019 is the year of the Pig - symbolizing wealth and good fortune. The economy in this remunerative year is strong, as evidenced by several big payment processing companies living “high on the hog” with mega acquisitions, consolidations and mergers. 

The payment processing industry is a competitive market when it comes to earning a merchant’s business.  It is not possible for a processor to compete on rates alone. The recent wave of acquisition and merger announcements are further blending the traditional model where acquiring banks and credit card processing companies are separate entities. Square, a payment facilitator (PAYFAC) designed for merchants with less than $10K per month processing volume, for example, is a non-traditional acquirer because they are also a credit card processor and are most known for their payment processing services above all else. 

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