Why Searching for the Lowest Credit Card Processing Rates is a Mistake

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May 31, 2012

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WHAT ARE YOUR RATES??!! That is the first question many merchants ask.  Unfortunately for them, it is perhaps the least important thing to focus on.  Many companies post either deceptively low rates or ones which only apply to a small fraction of transactions,...

5 ways to save on a Merchant Account

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May 31, 2012

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Although accepting credit card payments may seem like a costly business expense, it certainly doesn’t have to be. Following are five ways you can save money on your merchant account, and avoid frustrating traps. 1) Never Focus Exclusively on Percentage “Discount” Rates....

How to Avoid Downgrades

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May 31, 2012

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Whether you are currently accepting credit cards, or plan on doing so, it is important to know how to save money by avoiding downgrades whenever possible. A downgrade simply means that you are being charged a rate increase because the type of card your customer is using has a...

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Merchant Account

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May 31, 2012

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There are several factors to look at as well as traps to avoid when choosing the best merchant account for your business. This article should help guide you in making the best choice for your business when choosing a merchant account. Suspiciously Low Rates Make sure the rate...

Merchant Account Rates - Only Half the Story

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May 31, 2012

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What are your Merchant Account Rates? This is a question our sales team hears throughout the day. So why doesn’t Merchant Warehouse just post our rates for merchant accounts on our website so that customers can compare pricing? The answer is a bit more complex than you may...

Tips on How to Find the Best Merchant Account Provider

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December 12, 2010

Most of you have heard the song, “You Better Shop Around” that was a big hit in the 1960s for Smokey Robinson. When it comes to finding the best merchant account provider, that’s exactly what you had better do. Not all merchant account providers are the same. They have...

Identifying Low-Quality Merchant Account Providers

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December 10, 2010

Unfortunately, not all merchant account service providers supply the full terms and conditions of the contract you are signing with them. This seems to happen all too often among less-established (some would say, “fly by night”) firms, and they certainly don’t mind your...

Credit Card Processing Fees and Rates - Where is my Money Going?

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December 9, 2010

There is always a concern for merchants when it comes to credit card processing and the rates, fees and penalties that are involved. Of course, no one likes to pay high rates for credit card processing, and some fees and penalties can make a business owner downright angry....

How to Avoid Chargebacks and other Merchant Account Risks

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December 8, 2010

Among the most important things you need to consider (and plan around) when it comes to sales and revenue is how to avoid chargebacks on your merchant account. Chargebacks occur when the card-issuing bank is asked by your customer to request a refund from you. Aside from...

Tips for Finding the Best Credit Card Processing Rates

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December 7, 2010

Try finding a bargain for the lowest credit card processing rates amongst the many competing merchant service providers and you might just have a little trouble seeing the forest for the trees. The big picture of credit card processing for merchants needs to be seen before...