Credit Card Processing Tips and Tricks

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Top 12 Features to Look for in an Integrated Credit Card Processor

By Patty Benitez on Mar 28, 2019 11:03:00 AM

How to find the best integrated credit card processor for your business 


As a merchant, you know the importance of getting the most out of your credit card processing and merchant services provider.  You may have already discovered there is a lot to consider when looking for the best integrated credit card processor for your business. Most merchants agree that it is important to get the best rates but there is a lot more to consider. If you ever had a bad experience with a disreputable credit card processor, you know it is also important to work with a processing solution that you can trust. Savvy merchants know to avoid companies with aggressive and misleading sales tactics, deceptive rate quotes, confusing merchant statements, long-term contracts, cancellation penalties, manual processes, and/or horrible customer service. More than that, merchants need their merchant service provider to be their trusted friend and guide through the payments industry. With that in mind, APS Payments would like to present the top 12 traits of the best processors so that you can always be informed and attentive.

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Acumatica Credit Card Processing: How to Automate Payments

By Patty Benitez on Mar 7, 2019 1:13:09 PM

If you are using Acumatica, there is a simple and secure way to automate billing and get paid faster. APS ClickToPay is a perfect solution for any company that wants to get paid faster.   Stop wasting time with manual based payment collection and automate this process with APS ClickToPay.

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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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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

APS-clicktopay-roundedge-buttonService 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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Sage 100cloud Integrated Payments

By Patty Benitez on Aug 6, 2018 3:44:24 PM

5 Ways to Save and Get Paid Faster With Sage 100cloud Integrated Payments

 

 

Accepting credit cards is an essential part of doing business.  The trick is to get the lowest credit card processing rate possible and make it as easy as possible for the customer to pay.  Here are three ways to save money and get paid faster with Sage 100cloud integrated payments:

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