Now that the economy is rebounding, and a greater sense of security has hit the markets, we are seeing startups on the rise again. In the world of new businesses, achieving success is a goal that can be fleeting and often hard to realize let alone evaluate. Too often owners, anxious to take their product or service to market, turn to payment processing options that are easy to get going, but in the end can be costly and prohibitive. Having the ability to charge and receive payments promptly, accurately, and efficiently and maintaining a steady cash flow is crucial to the survival of your new business. Rather than jumping to the quick fix, take a few minutes to research options and partner with a company that can provide a variety of payment solutions, simplified for ease of use and convenient in order to appeal to all of your customers. Being able to collect on your receivables, manage your business and capitalize on your revenue are important factors in the success of your new endeavor.
EMV is a trending topic, whether you are a merchant, bank, or payment processor. The EMV Chargeback liability shift pertains to card present transactions only. We have put together this eGuide to assist in educating and guiding your understanding of EMV and how it impacts you.
Don’t let chargebacks (and the issuing bank lobbyists) derail your business
Credit card chargebacks can often be the bane of a small business owner’s existence. They require significant investments in time and labor to research and respond. Let’s face it: The card issuing banks have lobbied for years to ensure that the cardholders receive the benefit of the doubt when there is a chargeback case, not the merchant.
In one of our "Bill Gates meets Steve Jobs" moments a few years ago, the innovators here at Solupay changed the world with "Multi-Merchant Tokenization." OK, OK... perhaps comparing us to technology legends is a stretch,and maybe this concept won't revolutionize the world like Apple and Microsoft have done, but we did coin the phrase Multi-Merchant Tokenization, and it’s really not a hard concept to understand and see why it has been successful. Plus it has proven to be an added convenience for customers of e-commerce merchants, while making life easier for the merchant while providing a better end user experience.
Let's take a closer look at Tokenization and Multi-Merchant Tokenization.
ACH (Automated Clearing House) payments have become popular largely because of their convenience, reliability and cost-effective solutions. ACH is a payment solution that accepts payments by moving funds from one bank account to another electronically through routing numbers. If your businessis utilizing direct deposit to pay employees, whether you know it or not, you’re already using a form of ACH and are aware of these benefits. But how can ACH payments actually increase sales for your business?
In today's commerce climate, there are limitless opportunities for merchants to sell their goods and services. At the same time, there are limitless opportunities for thieves to exploit merchants and consumers. Credit card data breaches at major retailers have made the news wire too many times to count, and when it comes down to it, it is up to the merchant to understand the responsibility they have in protecting their client's data when accepting credit card by enforcing appropriate security measures.
Topics: Card Security
ACH (Automated Clearing House) payments have become popular largely because of their convenience, reliability and cost-effective solutions. ACH is a payment solution that accepts payments by moving funds from one bank account to another electronically through routing numbers. If your business is utilizing direct deposit to pay employees, whether you know it or not, you’re already using a form of ACH and are aware of these benefits. But how can ACH payments actually increase sales for your business?
Does your business operate on a monthly subscription basis? There are many types of monthly billing subscriptions, from standard subscriptions to metered (or usage-based) billing, base plus per user pricing, multiple subscription billing and more. No matter how difficult your subscription model may seem, being able to automate the billing process is possible and can save you time and money. Many of the shortcomings that previously were prevalent in Recurring Billing plans are no longer an issue due to advances in technology, such as Account Updater.
Topics: Recurring Billing
Report Confirms EMV Expectations: Counterfeit Fraud Down, CNP Fraud Up
According to a July 2016 Card Fraud Control Benchmark Study from Auriemma Consulting Group, counterfeit card fraud has reached its lowest level since 2013, falling 18 percent in Q1 from the previous quarter. Counterfeit fraud losses have declined steadily relative to other categories since the industry’s EMV liability shift took effect late last year, and have decreased by nearly one-fourth since their peak in late 2014.
Last year at this time, news feeds in the payment card industry were abuzz with information about the Chargeback Liability that was taking place in October of 2015. Not to disappoint, new deadlines have been set for October of this year that will have card security pundits talking. The first impacts Visa card issuers, and will be a blessing to both consumers and merchants when it comes to diminishing fraudulent card use via alerts. The second brings EMV back to the forefront, with a new deadline for ATM's to accept EMV chip cards. Here is some education on both deadlines: