Dealing with the Credit Card Companies Can be Simple

Does your current form of payment acceptance make it difficult for you to accept credit card payments?  Perhaps your merchant solution is charging you more per transaction than the sales are worth, or perhaps you simply don’t have a reliable retail merchant account at all.   Customers who pay by credit card often spend significantly more than those who pay by cash, and with this in mind, it is easy to understand why a convenient and affordable credit card merchant solution is critical.

Are You Encrypted?

Are You Encrypted? The Growing Threat to Convenience Stores and Small Businesses A recent article aimed at convenience store owners…

How Online Payment Services Can Help Your Business

Did you know that a vast majority of today’s consumers make frequent online purchases?  Did you know that most consumers today would rather buy an item online than have to drive to the store, wait in line, and then bring it home?  Online shopping offers a great deal of convenience in a time where convenience is increasingly hard to come by.  The economy is forcing shoppers to look for lower prices, while the need to work more hours while still tending to families and other obligations reduces the amount of time that people have to go shopping.   By offering online payment services, you make it easy for customers to purchase from you online while also offering your existing customers an easier way to pay their bills and manage their accounts.

What a Merchant Account Will Do for Your Web Based Business

Do you have a business that is based in the online world?  Whether you provide online services or simply use the web as a place to sell your real-world goods and services, you likely know that offering your customers convenience is as important as offering them high quality products and excellent customer service.  If you are currently relying on big name companies like PayPal, you are paying far more than you should be and severely limiting what your customers are able to do in terms of paying you.

Take Your Business Worldwide by Establishing a Web Presence

Take Your Business Worldwide by Establishing a Web Presence Expanding Your Market Reach Online Are you looking to increase the…

“Smart cards” headed this way — eventually

According to the Nilson Report,  one of the payment industry’s leading newsletters, the United States generated about 27 percent of payment-card purchases though accounts for nearly half of global payment-card fraud.

Virtual Merchandizing: The 21st Century’s Great Equalizer

Virtual Merchandizing: The 21st Century’s Great Equalizer The Shift to Online: A Necessity for Businesses In today’s Internet oriented world,…

Tips for Setting Up Your Retail Merchant Account

As a new retailer or as a business owner taking on new services through AVPS, the idea of setting up your new account can certainly be stressful.  If you are not computer savvy or if you have dealt with companies that exhibit poor customer support, there can be a lot of worry over how difficult it will be to set everything up and whether or not your system will be fully functional and safe against hackers and fraud when you have it online and ready to go. 

Accept Credit Cards from Anywhere with a Virtual Terminal

While many businesses operate in a brick and mortar store or on the web, an increasing number of today’s businesses are much more mobile.  Not only are today’s business owners taking more time to network and even sell products at trade shows, but with the modern economy making things hard for more traditional workers, many of today’s typical consumers have become small business owners, selling handmade goods or their own services at craft fairs, flea markets, and other venues.