Category Archives: Accepting Payments

Kristin Piccirillo

All the Ways You Can Accept Online Payments in 2017

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In 2017 customers will continue moving toward a completely digital life. This will include embracing different forms of online billing and ways to accept payments, including EMV or chip card use, and an increase in mobile connectedness.

According to the 2016 Annual Billing Household Survey, customers use an average of 3.6 different payment methods each month for their bills. Mobile payment use increased with 33% of online households reporting to have paid a monthly bill through their mobile phone, a 22% increase compared to last year’s survey. Mobile users continue to demand multiple payment options with 42% of smartphone users reporting having paid bills through their phone.

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PaySimple

Advantages of Electronic Invoicing and Billing

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So, what does the popularity of online buying and shopping mean for your business? Now, that your customer base is paying more bills online than ever, it’s time to consider the top 8 advantages of using electronic payments to sell your products and services. From better customer experience to cost and time savings for you, you’ll learn how electronic invoicing can grow your business.

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PaySimple

The Benefits of a Merchant Account

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Cash and checks are continually becoming less and less common with your customers, while online payments, and credit and debit card payments are gaining in popularity. A merchant account, or an account that enables the holder to accept payments in multiple ways (typically debit or credit cards), can help open your business up to these opportunities and add value to your company in a number of ways.

5 Key Benefits of a Merchant Account

 1 – Accept Credit Cards

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Leah Bowes

4 Ways Accepting Credit Card Payments can Grow Your Business

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We get it; the cost of doing business can sometimes feel like something you just can’t get ahead of. But, an important part of continuing to succeed with your customers and setting your business apart from competitors, is keeping up with the times. If you’ve been considering adding credit cards as an option for accepting payments, here are four great reasons to hop on the bandwagon.

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Sarah Jordan

3 Reasons Online Stores are Failing Your Service Business

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Retail-based shopping carts can be great solutions for businesses trying to sell online. But for service-based businesses, sometimes they aren’t doing any favors.

The ecommerce industry is ever-growing, and in many ways, has helped level the playing field, enabling smaller businesses to capture online business and compete with retail giants. However, service-based businesses have been at a disadvantage in this arena, especially when it comes to website and shopping cart solutions available. Why? Because they’re built for retail…

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Synthia Hernandez

The Draw Shop Built a Business off of Bringing Marketing to Life

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The Draw Shop has been in business for about six years. They create marketing videos that are hand drawn, with all-original artwork matched to the pace of a voice over to create highly engaging custom white board videos.

“They blend professional quality audio with real-time illustrations that come to life before the viewer’s eyes, whiteboard animation makes even dry material interesting.”

      – Kate Harrison,

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Jessie Van Gundel

Three Tips for Selling Services Online

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Many business owners are aware of the opportunity that exists in selling online but are at a loss for where to start, especially when it comes to selling services as opposed to physical retail items online.

If you are like many of the service-based business owners we talk to you, you might be concerned about how you will manage your customers once you start selling online. The following tips will help you identify the right solution for your business, as well as what you can do to sell smarter online.

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Synthia Hernandez

The Story of CaRu Entertainment: How Two Best Friends Built a Business Together

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About five years ago Emily Czerniakowski started a business with her best friend, Cassie Russo. On the surface, they seem like unlikely friends, Emily describes herself as shy and reserved while Cassie is outgoing and full of energy. “She’s the kind of person you notice when she comes into a room,” says Emily. They met when they were in the same audition group for a dance team in Philadelphia. They both made the team and quickly became best friends. Their story is one of ambition, trust and adventure. I had the opportunity to talk with Emily about their journey to success with their dance studio, CaRu Entertainment.

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