Basing Your Merchant Account on Your Laptop


A frequently-asked question here at TransFirst® is, “Who offers a laptop-based merchant account?” We’re happy to respond, “We do!”

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Payment Gateways and the Future of Point-of-Sale in The Cloud


You may have heard about “the Cloud” but don’t really know what it means. The Cloud is a metaphor for the Internet — its name derived from the abstract nature of both the Internet and clouds. Cloud computing is the use of multiple server computers over a digital network as if they were one. The tremendous growth in Cloud computing over the past five years has lead to the increased development of web-based software. All signs indicate the future of point of sale will reside in the Cloud.

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Merchant Services Alert: Why Hackers Target Small Businesses


The bad news is that cyberthieves and hackers are increasingly focusing on small businesses because they’re an easier target that larger companies with more assets to protect themselves. The good news is that by working with a merchant services provider like TransFirst® that’s committed to secure credit card processing, you can cut your risk of a data breach that can be devastating to your business and your customers.

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Merchant Services: Processing Volume vs. Ticket Size


When applying for a merchant account from a merchant services provider, you will be asked for information pertaining to your business and your credit card processing needs. Some of the information is pretty straightforward, including the name of your company and its owner, contact information, your TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) and recent tax returns. The application also asks you to provide your credit card processing volume and average ticket size, which may require some additional effort on your part, especially if you haven’t accepted credit cards in the past.

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Merchant Services Alert: Protecting Against Identity Theft


Identity theft is an experience we’ve all heard about and none of us want to experience. As a merchant who accepts credit cards, you are one of the first lines of defense against identity theft, although you may not realize it. By the time you finish reading this, however, you’ll hopefully have a better understanding of this crime and how it can be prevented by working with your merchant services provider.

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