thoughts, ideas, and news for merchant services and credit card processing

  • Is your business paying high processing fees every time you accept a business or purchasing card? If so, there might be a way for you to increase your profit margins without the need to increase your sales volume. The secret is qualifying your transactions at Level II and Level III.

  • Business trends can be unpredictable. They’re susceptible to changes in technology, the economy, legislation, and more. Whether you’re maintaining a business or looking to start one, we want you to be successful. Here are our top 5 predictions for small businesses in 2019.

  • In this day and age, accepting credit cards is a necessity for your business. But accepting credit cards means accepting the unique challenges and risks that accompany them. Keep reading for our top 5 security risks in credit card payments (and how to protect your business from them).

  • One of the most important aspects of choosing a partner for your merchant services program is ensuring your processing partner can successfully manage all the technical tasks and account maintenance, so you can focus on growing your portfolio. Learn more about eliminating the 4 biggest time wreckers in merchant services.

  • We are very pleased to introduce you to 2 new additions to our team. Please join us in welcoming CJ and Toni.

  • In 2017, Hedges & Company reported a 16% increase in online auto parts sales, putting e-commerce on track to outpace brick and mortar sales. And this trend isn’t just impacting certain transactions – e-commerce sales are up for both B2B and B2C markets. If you run an e-commerce business in the automotive industry, here are a few things to consider.

  • The payment processing industry is convoluted, filled with so many moving parts that it can be difficult to keep up. ISOs are a great example of something that is often misunderstood. You may have heard (incorrectly) that ISOs are more expensive. Or maybe you’re not sure exactly what an ISO is. Let's clear up the misinformation surrounding ISOs.

  • The growth of 2018 has been amazing, and we are very appreciative.  Please meet Steve, Evan, and Jennifer; three more team members added in 2018.

  • A B2B (business-to-business) transaction is any sale where your customer is a business instead of an individual. Traditionally, B2B transactions were the territory of paper invoices and handwritten checks, but the convenience of credit cards is changing that. What do you need to know about accepting cards, business-to-business?

  • Whether you own a counter-service pizzeria or a chain of full-service restaurants, a point of sale (POS) system is an absolute necessity for your business. Make sure your restaurant can keep up and choose a POS that will help you do it.