Fighting Chargebacks

Mitigating Chargebacks to Protect Your Business

Chargebacks are inevitably a part of doing business in the 21st century. Miscommunication can occur, and a customer can end up requesting a chargeback through their credit card issuer. Chargebacks can be damaging for many businesses, and fraudulent chargebacks can be even worse. Because of this, it is vital for merchants to be proactive when preventing chargebacks.

For Instabill, it’s a matter of making sure all merchants and consumers are educated about ways to both prevent chargebacks from happening and fighting them once they occur.

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Countering Chargebacks with Instabill

Merchants who process with Instabill have an easy way to fight chargebacks. You have five days to dispute chargeback transactions once we notify you. The key to fighting chargebacks is to supply compelling information to prove the cardholder participated in the transactions, received the goods or services, and benefited from the purchase. Ways to prove this information includes supplying any documents that contain the cardholder’s authorization or signature. You can use a signed invoice, electronic signature, or signature from a shipping service.

When you dispute chargeback transactions, you will need to email all of your supporting documents to the Instabill Customer Service Department. We will forward these documents to your acquiring bank, which will forward them to your customer’s credit card issuing bank.

When gathering the documents that support your dispute, you will need to make sure they are in TIFF format—this is a requirement from both Visa and MasterCard. The page sizes must also be set to legal 8.5″ by 14″. Lastly, based on the credit card type, each document must begin with either a V for Visa or M for MasterCard as well as the pay ID number. For multiple documents, separate each file with an underscore and sequential number (e.g. V123_1, V123_2, V123_3).

For more information, contact us online or call us toll-free at 1-800-318-2713.

Learn More About Chargebacks

Instabill has been specializing in e-commerce payment processing solutions for more than a decade. Because of this, we are also experts in the field of chargebacks. Our complete online guide over at Instabill.org contains much needed information for merchants and consumers alike—it is our goal to make sure everyone is educated when it comes to chargebacks, from the overall process to the toll it takes on businesses, banks, and people.