07|2021

Chargebacks: What can you do?

Chargebacks are a merchant’s worst nightmare; they’re expensive, time-consuming and inevitable. So what can you do? It’s important to understand that there are various types of chargebacks, and knowing what type of chargebacks you’re getting will help to properly dispute them. True fraud chargebacks are initiated against fraudulent or improper charges that the customer should… Read more »

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07|2021

What is Carding?

With the increasing popularity of online sales, merchants are also seeing a rise in fraud. Carding, which is when fraudsters test stolen credit and debit cards, is particularly effective. For anyone using an online shopping cart for sales on their website or a payment link for their customers, the biggest question is how to avoid… Read more »

06|2021

Interchange Optimization

You’ve most likely heard this term thrown around in relation to credit card processing, but what exactly is interchange and why does it matter? Interchange is the individual price assessment for all card types; since these fees are paid directly to the card-issuing banks, not to the payment processors, they are generally non-negotiable and can… Read more »

integration

06|2021

To Integrate or Not to Integrate?

To integrate my credit card processing or not to integrate? That is the question. Integrated credit card processing is when your business management software has credit card processing built (or integrated) into it. The nice thing about this is that you keep it simple by using just one interface and avoid double entering charges. However,… Read more »

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06|2021

Ingenico Desk3500 Quick Guide

The Desk3500 is the go-to terminal for integration! Working seamlessly on the Cardpointe platform, this terminal provides real-time reporting in conjunction with the Cardpointe mobile app and website. Connecting via ethernet and wifi, the Desk3500 accepts EMV, mag stripe and contactless (NFC) credit and debit cards.  Pin debit is made easy with the option to… Read more »

FD150 and RP10 pinpad

06|2021

FD150 Quick Guide

The FD150 is a great piece of equipment! Quick connection via phone, ethernet or wifi, this desktop terminal accepts EMV, mag stripe and contactless (NFC) credit and debit cards. Pin debit is made easy with the option to add the RP10 pinpad. With TeleCheck check acceptance, gift card programs, Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) and more,… Read more »

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05|2021

What Is Clover?

Many business owners have heard of Clover POS, but what is Clover? How does Clover benefit you as a business owner? Clover is one of the most popular point-of-sale systems for credit card processing. Although it’s a First Data product, it’s utilized by many third-party processors. Clover is sleek and savvy, user friendly and fully… Read more »

Cardpointe Gateway

05|2021

Why Cardpointe Gateway is the Best

CardConnect (Fiserv) is best known for Cardpointe gateway. This is our user-friendly, fully customizable system that is included as the base of your merchant services. Not only do you have access to a virtual terminal and full reporting system, but you also have access to open API, a hosted payment page, and many terminal options… Read more »

Hosted Payment Page login screen

04|2021

Hosted Payment Page Tutorial

Cardpointe is our specialized credit card processing platform, available to all merchants at no cost! One of Cardpointe’s best features is a personalized hosted payment page. You can text or email a link directly to your customers for remote payment, as well as add a “Pay Now” button to your website. Setting Up Your Page… Read more »

Virtual Terminal Dashboard

04|2021

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 »