Credit Card Processing Tips and Tricks

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Avoid Downtime on Black Friday Payments 2020

By Jeff Kohl on Nov 2, 2020 5:54:19 PM

Is your eCommerce, Brick-and-Mortar, or B2B store prepared for the 2020 holiday season?

Customers and merchants in 2020 face a new, unprecedented environment. Nationwide shutdowns and work from home (WFH) operations have caused digital purchasing and payment methods to skyrocket.

This unique situation can serve as both a challenge and an opportunity for merchants, and gains made during the holiday months could help recoup profits lost during the shutdown earlier this year.

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Securing B2B Level 3 Savings for Your Sage Payment Needs

By Patty Benitez on Sep 21, 2020 7:15:09 PM

Integrated Level 3 payment processing is crucial for B2B companies using Sage in order to streamline workflows, save money, and efficiently leverage the Sage integration.

Is your Sage payments provider meeting your needs as a B2B business, or causing you to miss out on major Level 3 savings? Not all Sage solutions provide the features and functionality that merchants need.  COVID-19 has placed many new constraints and challenges on businesses of all kinds this year. Adapting to the new normal of remote work and digital payments requires payment solutions that do much more than simply process credit cards and debit cards.  This blog introduces you to the benefits of Level 3 B2B processing for Sage users, and lists 5 features that your business needs to demand from your payments provider - or what to look for in a new payments solution if your current provider fails to deliver.

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Know the Risks of Working With Third Party Payment Processors

By Patty Benitez on Sep 8, 2020 10:30:00 AM

The payment industry is constantly changing, evolving, and upgrading. In the past few years, the financial industry has seen the rise of FinTech, eCommerce, cashless payments, and much more.  Business owners accepting credit cards rely on experts in the field to provide the best in payment processing services, such as all-in-one payment providers, as well as omni-channel and integrated payment solutions. In this blog, we will detail exactly what are third party payment processors (also known as merchant brokers) and how to ensure that you select the right payments provider for your business needs to reduce your risk. 

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What is FinTech? FinTech B2B Payments and B2C Payments Explained

By Jeff Kohl on Aug 27, 2020 12:09:33 PM

FinTech B2B Payments are impacting how businesses and consumers pay, store, move, save, borrow, invest, and protect money.

If you have made a payment using your phone, transferred money using an app, or checked an invoice or bank statement online then you already have experience in the FinTech industry. 

FinTech is fast-becoming the new normal. Payments industry trends such as moving to cashless and electronic payments along with the rise of eCommerce and mobile transactions are all being propelled quickly forward by the “FinTech revolution”. In this past year, many companies have faced COVID-19 cash flow challenges and need to transform their payment systems in the “new normal” of remote work. FinTech, however, is quickly becoming the “new normal” of business, impacting how merchants and consumers pay, store, move, save, borrow, invest, and protect money.

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Why B2B Cashless Payments Are Being Accelerated due to COVID-19

By Jeff Kohl on Aug 10, 2020 2:51:44 PM

How is COVID-19 impacting B2B payment trends? 

The payments industry is trending towards cashless and electronic payments along with the rise of eCommerce, mobile transactions, and more. In this past year, many companies have faced new challenges because of COVID-19 and need to transform their payment systems in the “new normal” of remote work

Although the trend towards digital payments has been steadily increasing, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is accelerating the shift to a cashless society. Merchants of all kinds are asking not only how to adapt to the current needs of the market, but also what this means for their financial future. How will the events of this year affect 2021 and beyond?

In this blog, we will detail the implications for merchants in a cashless economy, the benefits for B2B businesses, and how omni-channel and digital payment solutions help maintain cash flow, increase efficiency, and save money.            

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APS Payments Announces Integration with Sage 500

By Patty Benitez on Jul 29, 2020 7:32:44 PM

APS Payments is excited to announce a new integration with Sage 500, enabling many more manufacturers and distributors to benefit from the full suite of benefits with the seamlessly integrated, omni-channel, and all-in-one payment solutions from APS Payments.

 

Your Sage 500 ERP solution is the backbone to your business. Today, more and more of your customers want you to accept payment via all sorts of credit cards. In this case, look no further than APS Payments to provide you with a simple and effective Sage 500 credit card processing integration that allows you to reduce risk, decrease fees and increase your company’s revenue.

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What is an All-In-One Merchant Services Payments Provider?

By Jeff Kohl on Jul 24, 2020 2:50:24 PM

The payment industry is a complicated industry that is constantly changing, upgrading, and evolving. In the past few years, the financial industry has seen the rise of eCommerce, mobile transactions, and much more. In this past year, many companies have faced major challenges and changes due to COVID-19 and need updates to their payment systems in the “new normal” of remote work

As you and many other businesses look to simplify their processing, all-in-one payment solutions are becoming more readily available. They provide flexible and comprehensive coverage for any merchant. Every day, merchants are switching to all-in-one payment providers to streamline workflows, save money, and have a partner in the industry they trust. In this blog, we will detail exactly what an “All-in-One” payments provider is, and why having one will set your business up for years of success. 

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Overcoming Contactless Payment Challenges in the New Normal

By Jeff Kohl on Jul 15, 2020 4:51:43 PM

It’s Not Just You – Businesses Across the Globe Are Reporting Recent Payment Challenges

Buyers and suppliers in 2020 face a new, unprecedented environment. Due to widespread shutdowns and work from home (WFH) operations, the use of electronic purchasing and payment methods is skyrocketing. Many companies are struggling to adjust to the new normal.

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PCI Compliance for News Publishers and the Media Industry

By Hillary Heath on Jun 22, 2020 6:50:04 PM

Still Using a Lockbox and Phone-Based Payments? You May Be Putting Your Newspaper at Risk.

By their nature, news organizations are required to handle a surprisingly large number of financial transactions. Emerging digital privacy legislation, including the New York SHIELD Act, is making it harder for newspaper organizations to securely handle payment information and maintain compliance with local and national cybersecurity standards

In the hectic, deadline-driven world of the press, it may be tempting to maintain the status quo of processing payments the “same way it has always been done,” leaving requirements like PCI compliance to chance. Leaders in this industry may feel like it would take too much time and effort to research and select a new payment method to replace their lockboxes and phone-based payments but, as it turns out, the cost of non-compliance is much higher than it seems.

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How B2B Businesses Adapt with Integrated Payments During COVID-19

By Jeff Kohl on May 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Many companies are facing new financial hardships due to unforeseen consequences of the COVID-19 virus.  Businesses are facing the new normal: remote work, 100% digital, and paperless. 

Your business needs the right tools and business software that enable you to connect to the cloud and run operations in a remote way - along with: shared activity management, paperless invoicing, and security in omni-channel online payments. 

We recently published resources for businesses affected by COVID-19, and below we expand further on the specific ways B2B businesses can best adapt, survive, and even thrive with new solutions and lower costs. This time is both a challenge and an opportunity for the decision makers in B2B sales channels, and these strategies will launch you into success not just during this time period but for the long term. 

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