• What is the best POS system for a small retail business?

    What is the best POS system for a small retail business?
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  • Data Breaches and Merchant Services: What You Need to Know

    With each news report of large-scale customer data breaches, small business owners have been left wondering how they can protect themselves and their customers from falling victim to credit card fraud. At the same tim...
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  • Exit Right: Ways to plan ahead when selling your business

    Whether a business owner wants to retire to a tropical island or simply move on to the next venture, an exit plan is crucial to ensure a seamless sale. The business owner that plans wisely, in advance, can negotiate a...
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  • Quickbooks 2015 for Mac - Transactions associated with wrong account

    Today I signed up for direct connect with BofA and purchased QB for Mac 2015. it brought in both of my accounts, but account names & associated transactions are swapped. I have an investment account and checking ...
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  • Downloadable Guide: Merchant Services for the Modern Small Business

    Employing the right payment options, commerce solutions and data security safeguards for your growing business is essential in today’s financial landscape. Streamlining your payment processing can also save you ...
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  • Attention Grocery and C-Store businesses

    You may or may not be aware of this, but Food Stamps (formerly "EBT") has been re-branded as "SNAP". Full details on our blog post http://www.merchantservices-help.com/blog/food-stamps-formerly-ebt-update/
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  • MERCHANT ACCOUNT FRAUD ALERT

    We've just gotten wind from one of our major network partners of a phishing scam making the rounds as we speak. It seems the bad guys are contacting merchants by phone or email and telling them that their "merchant ac...
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  • PNC Merchant Services

    I am terribly unhappy with the PNC Merchant Services as a provider for my small online business. They have 3 year contracts, high processing fees and very poor customer service. They want to charge me an extra $240 on...
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  • Square discontinues flat fee pricing

    Credit card processing aggregator "Square" has announced discontinuation of it's flat-fee pricing model, effective January 2014.  Once touted as a revolutionary money-saving pricing concept, Square has basically ...
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  • Pricing Strategies: How to set rates that your customers will gladly pay

    by Robert Lerose.   One of the most vexing problems facing many small businesses is coming up with suitable prices for their products and services. For example, some new businesses will launch with heavily disco...
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  • The New ABCs of Google Analytics: What small business owners need to know now

    by Jennifer Shaheen. When was the last time you looked at your dashboard and reports for Google Analytics? If it’s been a while, you may be in for a bit of a shock. In October, Google made significant change...
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  • What is EMV?

    EMV has been in the payment processing news lately, and we are receiving many calls asking what it is all about? Basically EMV is a joint venture of the major credit card companies to provide a solution to help combat...
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  • Is Your Etsy Shop Ready for the Holidays?

    by Erin McDermott.   It’s the ultimate month of gifting—is your Etsy shop ready?   The crowds are coming, from Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers to the last-minute gift-givers looking everyw...
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  • Beyond Cash or Credit: Exploring alternative payment solutions for small businesses

    by Iris Dorbian.   To Adam Sah, co-founder and CEO of Best Friend Wholesale & Mercantile, a San Francisco-based specialty grocery store chain, offering the digital currency bitcoin as an alternative payment ...
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  • Merchant services and the newbie

    Hello all,   I was going to go through Square, however, after reading Amspcs blog post about what Square can and will do to your hard earned money, I am shying away from Square. I am in the start up phase and h...
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  • Will PayPal increase/decrease your sales?

    PayPal said their checkout method could boost sales. We have used their service for many years and are happy with them. However, we got more customers' complains this year about PayPal check out. Some customers could ...
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  • Point of Sale (POS) Systems

    Gone are the days when businesses use simple 'credit card machines' to process their sales.  The complexities of modern business, including increased competition and shrinking margins to name just two, demand the...
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  • IRS Grants Temporary Relief to TIN Mis-Match Penalties

    The IRS has granted temporary relief to merchants who would otherwise be facing withholdings of batch amounts in cases of mis-matching TIN data. Full store on our blog post at: http://www.merchantservices-help.com/blo...
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  • FTC Accuses Merchant Services provider

    The FTC has charged a sales office (ISO) of merchant processing services with unethical business practices. For a link to the FTC press release, please go to http://www.merchantservices-help.com/blog/ftc-shuts-down-un...
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  • Customer Interaction

    As the owner of a business, small or large, do you like to interact with your customers or do you try to avoid them and have a manager deal with the customers? After talking to some business owner from the community, ...
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