Monthly Archives: January 2012

Title: What’s a Qualified Rate?

In the dizzyingly confusing and sometimes convoluted world of credit card transactions, there are different tiers or levels of percentage rates that merchants pay their merchant account provider to process each transaction. There are three different rate levels commonly in … Continue reading

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SSL Encryption Is More than Just a Matter of Trust

When asked, most online shoppers will tell you that their main concern is the security of their private information. Identity theft is a concern that should be front and center to all decisions made by online merchants and web designers … Continue reading

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Web Development Dos and Don’ts: Hiding Pertinent Information

The argument for keeping a simple, uncluttered layout on your client’s website is a compelling one. Websites are like two-dimensional shops, minus the annoyance of other shoppers. Everyone can pretty much grasp the importance of maintaining a clutter-free brick-and-mortar store … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Hard Sell: Tips on Building a Relationship with Your Clients

As a web developer bringing your clients together with Merchant Focus, you’re one of a growing breed of value added resellers who are helping online merchants achieve previously unrealized levels of success, and at the same time helping to transform … Continue reading

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How the iPhone Credit Card App Can Help Fight Fraud

When it was first introduced, the iPhone mobile credit card terminal was greeted with open arms by some, and with suspicious sneers from others, splitting the merchant account community in two in their estimation of a cell phone application that … Continue reading

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How You Can Set Up Recurring Payments for Your Clients

As most web developers know, not all online merchants who accept credit card payments actually sell merchandise. There are plenty of websites that offer free services, but rely on the generous donations of philanthropic individuals to pay for their bandwidth … Continue reading

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What to Look For in a Good Merchant Service Provider: Support

As a sales tactic, it’s not enough to proclaim that your clients will get the best possible merchant account service in the known universe. If you take that approach, you run the risk of coming off both juvenile and insincere. … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire with Fire: Using the Internet to Fight Music Piracy

Whoever said they wanted to grow up to be a rock ‘n roll star might be having seconds thoughts right about now—bands these days have it tough. With the advent of online file sharing and the widespread impact of piracy, … Continue reading

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The iPhone Credit Card Reader Application: Saving Trees and Impressing Customers

Credit card receipts are annoying. They have a tendency to bunch up in your pocket, and if you’re even slightly paranoid about someone thieving your identity, you’re probably loathe to toss them in the garbage. Even if you do end … Continue reading

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