The kids have long been back to school, there’s a nip in the air and the holidays are right around the corner — which means holiday shopping will soon be on everyone’s mind. If you are a small business owner, it’s something you should give thought to as well. Now is the perfect time to kick off the season by preparing to participate in Small Business Saturday. It’s on November 29th this year, falling on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. In recent years it has become the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season.
Achieving and maintaining PCI compliance is critical and mandatory for businesses that accept credit cards. Without it, merchants face a greater risk of experiencing security breaches that can have devastating consequences for its customers and for the business.
When you are ready to accept credit cards for your business it makes sense to choose a full-service merchant account provider such as TransFirst® which offers over 19 years in the industry, with payment solutions for mobile, register, wireless and Internet-based processing.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures, intended to optimize the security of credit and debit card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information.
No matter what type of business you’re in, accepting credit cards can help boost sales and expand customer reach. Companies and their customers also find that payment processing with recurring payments has its advantages — namely, convenience.