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'How I Found the Best Merchant Services Provider' - A Business Owner's Story

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Jun 5, 2019 10:23:46 AM

MerchantPro Express has been providing first-rate merchant services to thousands of businesses across the country for more than 10 years. But at MPX, our clients are more than just numbers in our system or sales in our spreadsheets. We are committed to providing them with individualized attention so that we can help each business in a truly unique way. One such individual, whose story we’d like to share, is Ashley Lyons, owner of Old Soul Vintage Jewelry.

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Topics: Merchant Processing

How to Reduce Your Credit Card Processing Costs With a Cash Discount Program

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Jun 3, 2019 2:28:00 PM

If you run a business, you’re always on the hunt for ways to maximize your profits. One way to do so, of course, is to reduce business expenses—a task easier said than done. Some costs, such as those for supplies, employee wages and utilities, are simply unavoidable. Another necessity for most businesses is credit card processing, which enables customers to pay in the most convenient way possible. This doesn’t mean there aren't ways of reducing these associated costs, however.

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Topics: Merchant Processing

Is It Legal to Charge Customers a Credit Card Processing Fee?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on May 30, 2019 2:34:00 PM

As anyone who runs a business knows, whenever a customer swipes a credit card, the business is charged a fee to process that payment. In an increasingly cashless world, this means more and more would-be revenue going toward these fees every year, leading many merchants to wonder if they should be passing on that expense to their customers by charging a credit card processing fee, called a surcharge.

But is charging a credit card processing fee legal?

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Topics: Merchant Processing

How To Lower Your Merchant Credit Card Processing Fees

Posted by MerchantPro Express on May 6, 2019 9:54:00 AM

Originally published January 13, 2016. Republished May 6, 2019.

Whatever type of business you manage, there will always be various expenses to keep your doors open. From employee salaries and merchant services to utilities and inventory, the list can seem never-ending. There is, however, a way to keep certain costs down—specifically when it comes to your credit card processing account.

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3 Major Benefits of a Cash Discount Credit Card Processing Program

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Apr 18, 2019 2:40:00 PM

Whether you're a business owner or not, it's likely you've come across a cash discount program at one point or another. They’re very common at gas stations, and you’ve probably also encountered them at many other small businesses. Given their popularity, it’s natural to wonder if it might be beneficial to introduce a cash discount program for your business. Before making that decision, though, it’s important to understand the benefits of adding a cash discount program to your current credit card processing system.

Below are three major benefits of a cash discount program:

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Topics: Merchant Processing

4 Tips to Finding the Best Mobile Credit Card Reader

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Apr 10, 2019 10:04:47 AM

Accepting credit cards is practically a must for businesses nowadays, but not all businesses are similar, so why should all businesses accept credit cards the same way? It goes without saying that it’s impracticalif not impossibleto bring a large PoS system with you wherever you go. If you’re a business that changes locations frequently, or if it would benefit your team and customers to have a credit card reader brought to them, a mobile credit card reader might be the way to go.

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Topics: Merchant Processing

Is a Cash Discount Program Right for Your Business?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Mar 20, 2019 2:47:00 PM

Cash discounts can make a great addition to a business’s credit processing services. These programs, such as MPX’s No Cost Processing, can yield a number of direct and indirect benefits for your business, making them an attractive option for many merchants. Still, as with any other business decision, whether or not to introduce a cash discount program should be carefully considered.

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Why All Merchants Must Provide Their Social Security Number and Home Address to Open a Merchant Account

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Dec 20, 2018 11:58:38 AM

In order for your business to accept credit card and debit card payments, you'll need to open a merchant account. Once you've decided which merchant services provider you'd like to open an account with, you'll begin the application process. During this process, you will most likely be asked to provide your Social Security Number and home address. 

Sharing this information fulfills a legally mandated requirement meant to protect against illicit financial activities and will be required by most major banks or credit card processors that you file an application with.

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