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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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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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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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