Halloween Spending, Holiday Trends — and Goodbye, Cash?

The Boston Globe says it succinctly: “Consumers may still be holding tight to their wallets after the recession, but there’s at least one occasion that doesn’t appear to have them spooked: Halloween.”

Do You Need a Virtual Merchant Account?

If you sell products or services via a website, you are considered a virtual merchant and a virtual merchant account will allow you to process payments online. This type of account allows you to process transactions online anywhere that you have an internet connection.

How Can You Accept Payments Online?

If you have a website, you will need online payment services to be able to accept and process credit cards. There are a few ways that you can do this but the safest, most efficient and effective way is with a merchant account. Your customers will be able to place their order at anytime, without the assistance of a live person (unless they need personal service for some specific reason).

Accepting Online Payments Has Never Been Easier

It is no secret that the millions of people that have taken advantage of doing business on the internet over the past 10 years have done a good job at making money. Internet business is growing more and more every day with no sign of slowing down any time soon.

Online, or In-Store, Your Customers Shop With Devices In Hand

Online, or In-Store, Your Customers Shop With Devices In Hand The Blurring Lines Between Online and Offline Shopping Online marketing…

Checks, Charges, and Changes

We always like it, here at the AVPS blog, when pieces of “separate” financial news combine to make a single, bigger story, or to provide a trendline.

That’s happened again this summer, when a story about checks — and then another — caught our eye. The first was an article written in anticipation of an upcoming report from the Federal Reserve, which charts consumer payment habits.

Make the Most of your Sales with a Website Merchant Account

For parts of the last two decades, hundreds of millions of dollars have been transacted through the Internet and millions of people have gotten wealthy by positioning themselves in a relatively new way of doing business.  The trend continues today and there has never been more need for a business merchant provider to help your business with online payment services and overall guidance in transacting business electronically.

Navigating New Sales Tax Trends with AVP Solutions

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep you updated on how saying the phrase “just charge it!” is changing for your very customers, we wanted to alert you to the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013.  It specifies that states need to simplify their own tax systems, so they can collect sales tax from out-of-state merchants, who are selling to their citizens online.

Credit Card Fee Update — States Striking Back?

We’ve been striving to update you on the fallout from last autumn’s credit card fee settlement from the lawsuit where numerous merchants challenged Visa, Master Charge, et all, about the fees they were charging for credit card transactions.