credit card processing

SquareUp

by James Brady

Company Name: SquareUp Credit Card ProcessingCompany Overview: Sqaure Credit Card processing allows business owners to accept all major credit cards in any setting and at any time. Made for anyone with a mobile device, Square works for businesses while keeping them up to date on technology. Our review: Square Credit Card Processing ReviewBetter Business Bureau [...]

Hydro Grow lost over $20,000 dollars over the course of 2011 as a result of credit card fraud.  While those loses will never be recouped, Hydro Grow is now taking the steps to ensure that they are less susceptible to the fraudulent activity that cost them in the 2011 fiscal year.  As a small business owner it [...]

Often when credit card fraud is making headlines in the media the focus is on the consumer. Unfortunately the other major party impacted is the owner of the business. Interestingly the consumer’s loss is nothing, while the vendor is left covering the losses for the entire amount. This is typically something that a small business [...]

Costco Credit Card Processing

by Michael Lawson

“Michael, I’m a member of Costco and was told that I could receive a better merchant account though them than a typical processor – however when I started the process I realized I was going to be working with Elavon and not Costco – any advice on what’s going on here and whether I should [...]

As a small business owner you may have found yourself wondering, “What exactly does Merchant Discount Rate mean?” You would be surprised to learn how many business owners I speak with that are totally oblivious to how credit card processing rates and fees work. While a technical sounding term the Merchant Discount Rate is the [...]