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What Credit Cards Can I Accept with a Merchant Account?

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When applying for a standard merchant account with Total-Apps or another provider, you will be on your way to take credit card payments from your customers. But what cards will you be able to take?

 

 

 

The answer: Visa. MasterCard. Discover.

 

What about American Express? The truth is, American Express is its own entity and you must have a merchant account direct with American Express to be able to take it from your customers. Your provider is capable of applying for American…

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What Are Chargebacks and How Do I Protect Myself?

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Chargebacks can be harmful to a business. Not only does it cost the business the initial amount, there are charges in place from the processor for them to reverse the funds. It can end up costing you quite a bit of money.

 

But first, what is a chargeback?

 

A chargeback is the return of funds to a customer. It is done with force from the issuing bank (consumer’s end). Essentially, it is the reversal of a charge from a merchant back…

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What is PCI Compliance and Why is it Required?

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PCI Compliance is a relatively new way to ensure that all transactions are being protected by a secure protocol. It is defined as a set of requirements designed to ensure that any merchant that processes, stores, or transmits credit card data maintains a secure environment. It applies to any organization regardless of size or number of transactions.

 

So why do we all need to be PCI Compliant?

 

Remember the recent hacks into some large corporations that led to the release of…

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Why is a Social Security Number Needed to Apply?

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When applying for a merchant account, you will be asked to provide your Social Security Number. Just like applying at a local branch of a bank, the SSN is needed to pull up background information and history.

 

 

 

 

 

Some merchants are unaware of the need for a SSN in applying and want to know why such personal information is required. We get it. It’s awesome you’re being cautious. Allow us to answer the question of “Why the heck do you need…

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Introducing Twt2Pay – A New Way to Buy / Sell / Donate Within Twitter

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Welcome to the future. We just turned Twitter into a tool for you to sell to your followers.

 

We’ve created a system that allows customers to respond to their favorite brands, charities, celebrities, and more on Twitter. By tweeting hashtags, users are able to make a transaction within Twitter – without ever going through the hassle of being sent to a shopping cart on a separate webpage.

 

Similar companies have seen the power of Twitter, and especially hashtags. Companies like Chirpify…

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