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Cardpointe Tutorial

Cardpointe is our specialized credit card processing platform, available to all merchants at no cost! You can run transactions via the virtual terminal, view your reporting history, set up billing plans and more. Welcome to Cardpointe When logging into Cardpointe, you’ll land on your dashboard. This serves as a snapshot of recent activity. You can… Read more »

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5 Questions to Ask Your Credit Card Processor

With so many options available, it can be difficult for merchants to choose a credit card processor that fits their needs. Knowing what questions to ask your current or prospective agent can help narrow your search and give you confidence in your decision. Are you direct? Many merchants are currently processing through their banks without… Read more »

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3 Reasons to Choose CardConnect Over Your Bank for Credit Card Processing

Cardconnect (Fiserv) is a big name in today’s credit card processing ecosystem, but there are hundreds of players offering services. Many merchants choose to go through their banks because they don’t understand their options, and are shocked when they see the difference in going direct. Banks act as brokers between a merchant and a processor,… Read more »

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Commercial Card Interchange Service

At CardConnect Paradise we are always working to bring you the broadest and most innovative range of payment options to grow your business and maximize your revenue. We are pleased to introduce the Commercial Card Interchange Service, designed to save you money by reducing the interchange fees you pay on select Commercial Card Transactions. To… Read more »

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Critical Datawire Updates

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has determined that Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) 128 encryption no longer meets sufficient security standards. By year end all merchants’ systems/solutions/POS devices operating with SHA-1 certificates will no longer be able to process. Subsets of your clients have been identified as having a terminal/software that is set… Read more »

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Apple Pay FAQ

1. What is Apple Pay™? What does it mean to merchants and their customers? With the new iPhone® 6 release, Apple® is poised to accelerate the growth of mobile commerce and catalyze the “card-less” environment in an unparalleled manner. It provides a digital “wallet” in the device, in which consumers can store payment options that… Read more »

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E-check conversion (Electronic Check Conversion)

Electronic check conversion is a process in which your check is used as a source of information, for the check number, your account number, and the number that identifies your financial institution. The information is then used to make a one-time electronic payment from your account, an electronic fund transfer. The check itself is not… Read more »

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High risk merchant accounts

Stay away from a High Risk Merchant Account. There are many merchant account service providers around and you need to settle for the best one. The underlying principle is not to settle for less than what you need and not to allow service providers to give you more than you want. This will help you… Read more »

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Third Party Credit Card Processing

Here we need to have a basic understanding of what Third party credit card processing is and what it implies. Why do we need these third parties? We all know that a key to online business and e trade or ecommerce is accepting cards as a mode of payment. Without this it is very difficult to… Read more »

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Applying for a Merchant Account

Before any business can trade online they must have the ability to accept payments through credit cards for their goods and services, they must first have fully functioning web site. Merchants should then apply for a merchant account. In order to accept credit cards at your online store, you need to have a merchant account… Read more »