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It’s Chargeback Season: Safeguard E-Commerce Merchant Accounts with Communication

It’s Chargeback Season: Safeguard E-Commerce Merchant Accounts with Communication

While we’re all (hopefully) sticking to our New Year’s resolutions, we’re offering a challenge to our network of competing partners and acquiring banks. When providing e-commerce merchant accounts, there is nothing like direct, one-on-one communication. Sure, we get inquiries through every conceivable medium of communication: e-mail, Skype or live chat, and even social media. And…

In Global Credit Card Processing, Merchants Often Need to Work With Customers

In Global Credit Card Processing, Merchants Often Need to Work With Customers

We’ve been a global credit card processing provider since 2001, and, having provided high risk payment processing to thousands of e-commerce businesses worldwide, we’ve just about seen it all. In the current climate, half the battle for an e-commerce business (or any business, for that matter) to surviving and thriving is finding the balance between…

A first for high risk merchant accounts: Is CBD no longer considered high risk?

A first for high risk merchant accounts: Is CBD no longer considered high risk?

Being a provider of high risk merchant accounts, we think this may be a first: A high risk industry reclassified as low risk. We’re talking about CBD, the healthy component of the cannabis plant with barely traceable levels of THC. It is proven effective treatment in pain management, PTSD and anxiety, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease and…

The Farm Bill Passes—What Does it Mean for Cannabis Payment Processing?

The Farm Bill Passes—What Does it Mean for Cannabis Payment Processing?

Over the last few months, U.S. cannabis proponents are seeing the cannabis movement building, moving toward legalization, watching and reveling in the several small ‘victories’ that have taken place: Cannabis legalization in Canada States legalizing recreational cannabis (most recently Michigan, and many more considering) States legalizing medical cannabis (Missouri, ditto) One of those small victories…

With No Cannabis Credit Card Processing, Cannabis Merchants Will Always Be Vulnerable to Hackers

With No Cannabis Credit Card Processing, Cannabis Merchants Will Always Be Vulnerable to Hackers

We’re thrilled at how far the cannabis industry has come and there seems to be a world of good things ahead for the industry. But we’ve got some grave concerns about the fact that, at least in the U.S., there is no cannabis credit card processing. This is a big concern, on several levels. Transactions…

How Cannabis Payments and Banking Would Profoundly Impact Other Industries

How Cannabis Payments and Banking Would Profoundly Impact Other Industries

We often think of the difference robust cannabis payments and banking solutions would make. Sooner or later, that day is coming. Back in the 1980s, we distinctly recall a music video by John (Cougar) Mellencamp titled ‘Rain On the Scarecrow,’ which opens with three farmers discussing the fractured state of farming in the U.S. at…