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The most important mobile payment infographic. Ever. | MobilePaymentsToday.com

The most important mobile payment infographic. Ever. | MobilePaymentsToday.com | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
We at Mobile Payments Today felt it was up to us to cut through the hype and clear things up to define what a mobile payment is. And we knew just how to do it: an infographic.
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CenturyLinkVoice: Will Apple Pay Finally Be The Game Changer Mobile Payments Need?

CenturyLinkVoice: Will Apple Pay Finally Be The Game Changer Mobile Payments Need? | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
As early as October, proud owners of the new iPhone 6 will be able to ditch their cash and credit cards at many brick-and-mortar stores in favor of Apple Pay, a feature that allows users to simply hover their Apple devices within range of a payment terminal to pay for [...]
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5 Tricks to Lower Credit Card Processing Fees

5 Tricks to Lower Credit Card Processing Fees | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
How to cut credit card processing fees as a small business.
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6 Confusing Things About Accepting Credit Cards

6 Confusing Things About Accepting Credit Cards | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
Credit card processing rates and service contracts don't have to leave your head spinning.
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Here Are The Major Players In Mobile Advertising

Here Are The Major Players In Mobile Advertising | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
Many different roles to be filled.
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Great overview of some major players in the mobile advertising ecosystem.

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5 Tips for Saving Money on Credit Card Processing Fees

It's not enough that we have to pay interest on our credit card purchases if we fail to pay our bill in full each month; many companies also see fit to plague us with fees for all kinds of nonsense. In some cases there is an annual ...
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6 Keys to Getting the Best Out of Your Customer Service Team | Business 2 Community

6 Keys to Getting the Best Out of Your Customer Service Team | Business 2 Community | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
Great customer service can go a long way in furthering a brand's mainstay with their consumer. Customer service doesn't just entail answering questions, it
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Learn how contact centers avoid common customer service pitfalls with these 6 tips:
1. Working together
2. Social Media risks and opportunities
3. Remote working
4. Power of voice
5. Voice clarity
6. Going with wirelss voice

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Waterfall of Payments Patents Granted with Apple and Amazon Leading the Charge

Waterfall of Payments Patents Granted with Apple and Amazon Leading the Charge | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
The US Patent Office granted a slew of payments patents already in 2013, most notably to Apple and Amazon. In total, the USPO issued 82 patents for payments-related inventions and processes in Janu...
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The past year has been full of new payments innovations, according to the US Patent Office, 602 payments patents were awarded in 2012.

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Finextra: Electronic payments stimulate economic growth - Visa study

Finextra: Electronic payments stimulate economic growth - Visa study | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
The growth in the use of electronic payment products, such as credit and debit cards, added $983 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the 56 countries examined between 2008 and 2012, according to a study conducted for Visa by Moody's...
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"Despite a challenging global economic landscape, the increased penetration of payment cards helped boost consumer consumption and, on average, added to GDP," noted Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody's Analytics

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ROAM Launches Professional Services Group To Streamline Complex Mobile Commerce Integrations - pymnts.com

ROAM Launches Professional Services Group To Streamline Complex Mobile Commerce Integrations - pymnts.com | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
Payments industry news, insights, commentary and expertise, powered by BusinessWire.
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ROAM’s Professional Services Group will focus on helping customers streamline the complexities of integrating mobile technology into their existing infrastructure in order to capitalize on the latest mobile point of sale opportunities.

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Twitter, American Express let users buy with hashtag

Twitter, American Express let users buy with hashtag | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
Will that be cash, charge, or hashtag? Credit card company American Express has announced a partnership with Twitter that allows cardholders to purchase items by simply typing in a hashtag. For those
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Would you buy something via a Twitter hashtag? Personally, I'd have concerns over security.

 

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Which Credit Cards Should Your Small Business Accept?

Which Credit Cards Should Your Small Business Accept? | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
Generally speaking, the more payment options you offer, the easier it will be to make sales. But you have to consider costs.
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We at Electronic Payment Systmes (EPS) strongly believe in the more payment options you give to your customers, the better.

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MasterCard Morning Brew - pymnts.com

MasterCard Morning Brew - pymnts.com | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
MasterCard Morning Brew
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MasterCard clears up common misperceptions about credit and debit card transactions.

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THE MOBILE AND ONLINE BANKING REPORT: Mobile Is Pulling Customers Away From Branches And Online Banking

THE MOBILE AND ONLINE BANKING REPORT: Mobile Is Pulling Customers Away From Branches And Online Banking | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
Globally, only 14% of banking customers visit a bricks-and-mortar branch once a week or more. ;
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5 Ways to Prevent an E-Processing Bust from Halting Your E-Commerce Boom

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Emerging Payment Technologies Will Create New Winners And Losers In The Giant Credit Card Industry

Emerging Payment Technologies Will Create New Winners And Losers In The Giant Credit Card Industry | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
The credit card industry is on the brink of a major shake-up. Emerging payment technologies will create new winners and losers.
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5 Mobile Payment Apps for Small Business

5 Mobile Payment Apps for Small Business | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
Today's businesses have a lot of options when it comes to accepting mobile payments.
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Here's 5 mobile payment apps choices without high processing fees:

 

1. Dwolla = flat processing rate of $0.25 per transaction & payments under $10 processed free.
2. LevelUp = with their Interchange Zero program, businesses can accept credit cards for free.
3. Bitcoin Wallets = a digital currency purchased with real money,transaction rate of 0.99% of total sale.
4. Google Wallet 2.0 = still has limited compatibility with near field communication (NFC) devices but customers can pay directly from bank accounts so fewer credit card processing fees for business.

5. Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) = currently for large retailers with national presence. 

 

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Why Mobile Payments Are Set To Explode

Why Mobile Payments Are Set To Explode | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
With more than $3.95 trillion of non-cash transaction volume recorded in the U.S. in 2011, the stakes are high.
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Great overview of the current state of the mobile payments race. 


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Disputing a Charge on Your Credit Card

Disputing a Charge on Your Credit Card | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
The cat and mouse game that goes on behind the scenes can be tilted more, or less, in your favor, depending on how you go about it.
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Have you ever disputed a charge on your debit or credit card? Any idea of how this pocess works? Check out this very informative article for a great overview of chargebacks.

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Ever more mobile payment guidelines from PCI

Ever more mobile payment guidelines from PCI | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
Industry organization releases additional best practices based on its ongoing evaluation of mobile payment acceptance.
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The latest in a series of guidelines, fact sheets and documents aimed at dealing with the rapidly changing world of mobile payments; provides best practices merchants should use when implementing mobile solutions.

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Amazon Launches Its Own Currency to Make It Easier to Spend on the Kindle | Wired Business | Wired.com

Amazon Launches Its Own Currency to Make It Easier to Spend on the Kindle | Wired Business | Wired.com | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
Following in the footsteps of Microsoft and Nintendo, Amazon has announced its own virtual currency for game, app and in-app purchases, called Amazon Coins, on the Kindle Fire HD.
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6 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Use Point of Sale Software

6 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Use Point of Sale Software | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it

If you’re running a bricks and mortar store, selling more items a day than you can mentally keep a handle on, and you’re not using a point of sale system, then I beg the question, why? You may think you don’t need it and are managing fine without it, but you could be even better with a great POS system in place. You might be surprised just how much it can help your bottom line. Take a look at these 6 good reasons to consider implementing point of sale software:
- Eliminate Human Error
- Reduce Your Losses
- Increase Efficiency
- Know Your ROI (Return on Investment)
- Optimize Your Checkout Process
- Keep Your Prices Accurate and Consistent


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Ashok Ramachandran's curator insight, February 11, 2013 10:55 PM

Check out the free open source Unicenta oPOS, OpenBravo and other PC-based POS software featured on this site.

Rick Grantham's curator insight, February 15, 2013 3:32 PM

 

I have said all along that small business owners lack the resources of huge companies. One area, though, that they should investgate is having software that interfaces with their computers in order to determine profitability, identify weaknesses, and of course maintain a healthy cash flow.

Tim Marston's comment, February 23, 2013 6:24 AM
I 100% agree on this Rick
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How Consumers Spend On Valentine’s Day (Infographic) | Business 2 Community

How Consumers Spend On Valentine’s Day (Infographic) | Business 2 Community | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
This visual guide depicts how, and on what products/services, consumers spend their money on Valentine’s Day. Get new customers with Social
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Valentine's Day is a huge money maker!

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Seven myths about the new credit card fees you have to pay | MobilePaymentsToday.com

Seven myths about the new credit card fees you have to pay | MobilePaymentsToday.com | Merchant Services ~ Credit Card Processing | Scoop.it
What you think you know about the credit card fees is probably wrong.
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Due to recent news, you may be thinking that consumers will now be paying an additional 4% fee for all credit card transactions, this is only a myth. A must read for other myths surrounding the law. 

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