Why Cross Border Acquiring Has Become More Difficult

Why Cross Border Acquiring Has Become More Difficult

If you’re are finding it more difficult to get an offshore merchant account, you’re not imagining things. Recent regulation changes from Visa have made the cross border acquiring process a little more complicated for merchants who want or need to process transactions through an offshore bank. Complicated, but certainly not impossible. The cross border acquiring…

A Reminder for 2017: Credit Card Fraud is Alive and Well

A Reminder for 2017: Credit Card Fraud is Alive and Well

We’re not big on New Year’s resolutions here, but there are a few things e-commerce merchants might want to take under consideration, if not already, for 2017 regarding credit card fraud. It’s going to get worse. As a reminder, with the U.S. migrating from credit cards with the magnetic stripe to those with the microchip,…

Why European Merchants Need to Diversify Payment Technology

Why European Merchants Need to Diversify Payment Technology

If a recent survey from our partner Worldpay holds true to form, European merchants are going to have to upgrade their payment technology to accept a number of different payment methods in the coming years. European consumers are going to be paying for their goods and services in several ways, says the survey: mobile phones,…

Why Merchants Need to Know About the Latest Google Update

Why Merchants Need to Know About the Latest Google Update

Google updates often elicit groans and headaches from website owners. They are somewhat disguised by cute names such as ‘Panda’ and ‘Penguin,’ to soften the blow. Then there was ‘Mobilegeddon,’ the Google update which penalized websites in search rankings that weren’t mobile friendly. The latest update, to take effect in 2017, is another doozy: Google…

Accepting Credit Cards for Medical Marijuana: How Close Are We?

Accepting Credit Cards for Medical Marijuana: How Close Are We?

Cash is still king in the medical marijuana industry. But the industry is growing desperate for a change – a change to mainstream credit card use. Accepting credit cards for medical marijuana is spotty at best. Some small, regional banks have the ability to process transactions for such, but certainly not without an element of…

Avoid False Declines: Know What to Look For

Avoid False Declines: Know What to Look For

It’s the age in which we live. Merchants are sometimes so careful about fraudulent orders, they mistakenly turn away legitimate ones. As e-commerce merchants are increasingly targets for fraudsters and hackers, most merchants have their guard up – way up. The result of suspected fraudulent purchases, the issue of false declines is a new problem…