Archive for the ‘PCI / Credit Cards’ Category

Why Do PCI Scanning Companies Make Things So Difficult?

PCI – The 3 letter word that is a 4 letter word to most merchants.

PCI Compliance has become a mandatory event for any business that accepts credit cards. But even after years of refinement and streamlining, it’s still an arduous task for many merchants. Especially the small business owners.

It doesn’t have to be this way…

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Are PCI Scanning Companies Becoming Lazy Fat Cats?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance is a big thing for ecommerce merchants. Becoming and staying compliant when handling credit cards through your website is mandatory now. It’s such a big deal that overnight, a whole new industry was born to “help” merchants become compliant by providing scans and questionnaires – Approved PCI Scanning Vendors (ASVs).

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How To Boost Conversions 30% For Declined Cards In Your Ecommerce Store

Every online merchant is familiar with customers whose credit cards get declined when they try to finalize an order. There are a variety of reasons this can happen. And it happens often enough to be important.

It’s important because customers often do not know why the purchase did not go through. Many times they simply give up, or go somewhere else to buy the item.

Don’t let this opportunity to close the sale slip by…

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The Basics – Online Credit Card Processing

One of the topics that customers often ask about when they are new at starting a business or just new at starting an online store – is credit card processing. While we’re all familiar with the process of using a credit card as a customer, the process for a merchant is a mystery to many.

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Mastercard And Discover Relax Requirements for Debit and Pre-paid Cards

Mastercard and Discover have relaxed the requirements they set previously for debit, gift, and pre-paid credit cards. We’ll take a look at what was initially required and what is now actually required.

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New Mastercard and Discover Rules Concerning Debit, Pre-paid and Gift Cards

Mastercard and Discover recently announced new rules concerning how merchants process, handle, and refund debit cards, pre-paid cards, and gift cards. Here is a summary of what’s changing, when it’s required to be implemented, and how it may affect merchants and customers.

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Ditch PayPal Standard For PayPal Express

If you are running an ecommerce store, accept PayPal as a payment option, and are still using “PayPal Standard” as the integration method, you may want to consider switching to PayPal Express Checkout. The Express method offers many advantages, and is just as easy to implement as PayPal Standard.

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Five Reasons Your Business Should Have a DUNS Number

A DUNS number is a special number issued by Dun & Bradstreet to track a business so that information about that business can be reported to other institutions. Why would a business want one?

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Taming THE PCI Beast – 7 Steps For Easier Compliance

Payment Card Industry (PCI) security compliance requirements are quite thorough, and can be very confusing for merchants. Although there is a centralized resource for PCI matters (The PCI Security Standards Council website), the actual rules to follow when trying to achieve compliance are often misunderstood. We’ll take a look at some simple steps to help you achieve PCI compliance without too much pain.

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PCI And Its Predatory Practices – What Went Wrong?

PCI (Payment Card Industry) Compliance is a confusing topic for merchants (to say the least). We’ve seen a lot of problems and hurdles to overcome by our clients when dealing with PCI issues. We’ll explore a few of these, talk about the problems being encountered, and offer a few suggestions for improving the process.

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