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5 Steps to a Lower Credit Card Processing Rate for Your Anchorage Business

5 Steps to a Lower Credit Card Processing Rate for Your Anchorage Business

Everybody wants low rates. In business, it is a must to keep your administrative fees as low as possible. How do you lower the credit card processing rate for your Anchorage business? Follow these 5 steps to get closer to the rate of your dreams (or at least, not your nightmares). For more information, read …

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Should I Offer Mobile Payment at My Retail Business?

Should I Offer Mobile Payment at My Retail Business?

Whether you have been in retail for a long time or you are just starting out, you have probably considered offering mobile payment at your business. Mobile payment is the latest in payment processing technology and it is currently the most secure way to pay on the market. In 2014, Apple Pay introduced the first …

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5 Tips to Decrease Your Retail Business's Credit Card Processing Fees

5 Tips to Decrease Your Retail Business’s Credit Card Processing Fees

Unless you are a very high-end retailer, your profit margins are likely low. This makes cutting costs and saving money is an ongoing concern for your business. If you want to decrease credit card processing fees, take a look at these 5 tips! We hope you can find something that works for you. Before you …

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Mobile Payment for Startups (What It Is and How It Works)

Mobile Payment for Startups (What It Is and How It Works)

In your research for the right merchant services provider for your startup, you have probably come across terms like “mobile payment” and “near-field communication (NFC)” and wondered what potential benefits these technologies might have for getting your business started off right. Apple Pay was the first major mobile wallet to come to market in 2014, …

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5 Ways to Lower Your Startup's Credit Card Processing Fees

5 Ways to Lower Your Startup’s Credit Card Processing Fees

When you’re strapped for cash in the startup phase of your business, you look for cost-cutting opportunities wherever you can. Credit card processing fees are a great place to start! Check out these 5 tips for lowering your rates. Note: Industry terms ahead! This article assumes basic knowledge of credit card processing fees and how …

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How to Pick the Right Merchant Services Provider for Your Startup

How to Pick the Right Merchant Services Provider for Your Startup

Merchant services is a big industry with lots of options to choose from. You want to get your startup off the ground and processing credit cards on the right foot! Here is our quick guide to finding the right merchant services provider for a business at its beginnings. 1. Research Their Customer Support Services – …

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When It Comes to Merchant Services, "Buy Local"

When It Comes to Merchant Services, “Buy Local”

“Going with what seems to be the lowest price quote you can find might end up producing the lowest value, too.” – Merchant Maverick Merchant Maverick wrote an article on the Top 5 Most Common Complaints Against Merchant Service Providers, talking about everything from bad customer service to outlandish leasing agreements. As a local, Anchorage-based …

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"Competitive Rates!" A Comparison of the Top 4 Pricing Models in the Industry

“Competitive Rates!” A Comparison of the Top 4 Pricing Models in the Industry

Merchant services providers are notorious for claiming that they can beat your rates. “It doesn’t matter who your current provider is,” they say in a cold sales call to your business, “we guarantee that we can beat their rates and save your business money!” Sometimes they can, but sometimes they use dubious pricing schemes to …

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What Does a Merchant Service Provider Do?

What Does a Merchant Service Provider Do?

If you are a new business owner researching credit card processing, you have probably been bombarded by an overload of advertising and marketing pieces from merchant service providers asking for your business. You may be wondering, “What does a merchant service provider even do?” Merchant Service Providers (MSPs) have three primary functions that assist businesses …

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