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Do These 5 Things to Accept Credit Cards Online

Do These 5 Things to Accept Credit Cards Online

Congratulations! You’re about to launch your website and you’re ready to accept credit cards online for the products or services you offer. And you want to move fast. Paypal is an option, but then you read about merchants being unexpectedly shutdown by the payments giant. It is a risk you cannot afford to take. You…

Mysteries of Online Payment Gateways...Solved!

Mysteries of Online Payment Gateways...Solved!

If you are a merchant who has never processed payments online before, or if you are looking for a new merchant account, you may sometimes feel like you’re learning a new language. Deciphering the payment processing lingo can be dizzying. Instabill’s merchant account glossary is a great place to start for the basics. But some…

Reduce Chargebacks: Optimize Your Billing Descriptor

Reduce Chargebacks: Optimize Your Billing Descriptor

About your billing descriptor When you receive account details for a merchant account, one of the most important details you receive is your billing descriptor. What is a billing descriptor? A billing descriptor (sometimes just called a merchant’s descriptor) is a short business description that appears on your customers’ credit card statements. The intent is…

6 Ways to Reduce Chargebacks

6 Ways to Reduce Chargebacks

If your business accepts credit cards, sooner or later you’re going to face the dreaded chargeback. Chargebacks can be a significant source of revenue loss–so make sure you understand what they are, how you can fight back and reduce chargebacks. What is a chargeback? When a consumer disputes a credit card charge, the credit card…

Why you should care about Instabill's Better Business Bureau A+ rating

Why you should care about Instabill's Better Business Bureau A+ rating

Let’s be honest: When it comes to credit card processing-especially high risk merchant accounts you can never be too careful about scams. Your business’ future might depend on choosing the right merchant account solution. You need to be sure that your payment processor is honest, dependable, and reputable. Why? Because you need to get paid…