Why Small Businesses Need A Web Presence

With so many small businesses struggling to remain viable in our economy, they often need to employ innovative strategies to reach both existing and new customers.

Why Your Business Needs Online Shopping

We all want to support local businesses, but we also have become attached to the convenience of online shopping. This utility goes far beyond cost savings…

Is Your ECommerce Business Underperforming? Common Missteps You May Be Making

If your ecommerce business just isn’t performing to the level that you want, it may be time to reassess your approach. As your trusted provider of retail merchant accounts,

Let AVPS Help Your Payment Processing Grow With You

However, how do you know what equipment you need, or how it will integrate into your day-to-day operations? Whether you need on-site solutions, mobile processing utilities, or payment…

Simplify and Secure Your Payments With (Free!) Visa Checkout!

Visa has rolled out its free “Checkout” service for customers and merchants, to help make the act of paying even easier, and more secure. Essentially,  Visa Checkout is a digital payment service that lets customers use a single, secure sign-on across channels and devices using a their preferred payment method.

A “Freak” Attack That May Not Be So Rare; MasterCard Touts Mobile

In the ever-evolving world of payments, it would seem to always be the best of times and, well, not the worst of times, certainly, but let us say the most aware of times, in terms of needing to stay alert to the security challenges in a rapidly changing electronic environment.

Samsung Moves Into Payments; “Hackers Never Sleep”

The news and changes in payments keep moving along at a clip — well, at a clip almost as fast as the digits who are changing the ways those payments are made. On the very day of this post, Samsung has announced the purchase of LoopPay, a start-up in the world of mobile and NFC — near field communications — payments.  As the Wall Street Journal summarizes, “the deal to buy LoopPay Inc. of Burlington, Mass.

“I Spy” More Changes in Payments, More Need For Security

As you know from being a savvy/frequent readers of these posts, the world of payments shares a critical motif with life itself: Change is the only constant. And by “change,” we don’t mean those coins in your pocket, left over from the last time you used cash. No, we’re talking about how the way payments are made is shifting, faster and faster — bringing along the need for constantly-changing security, as well.

Chip-and-Pin — or “Chip-and-Sig?”

The new year always brings change — not only the resolutions we manage to keep, but change in the form of new laws, products, calendar deadlines, etc. One such change, slated for 2015, is the arrival, at last, of “EMV” cards as the default standard for American credit card users, those micro-chipped credit and debit cards that are already the standard in most European countries.