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Is ACH Crucial To Future Payments Innovation?

Is ACH Crucial To Future Payments Innovation?
I define omnipayments as the ability for merchants to accept payments in a variety of ways under one merchant account. Today, many merchants want to accept payments ubiquitously in multiple ways, leveraging tools whether they be tablets, mobile phones, …
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VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa Group Announce Master Agreement for

VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa Group Announce Master Agreement for
20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — VeriFone Mobile Money and Airtel Africa, part of the Bharti Airtel Group, today announced that they had reached an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money's merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across their 17 …
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Social E-Commerce App Drives Traffic to Your Online Store
To further drive sales for merchants, Bestie also gives users product recommendations based on their favorites, accounts they follow, browsing histories and user preferences. The service also functions as a deal-finding platform that automatically …
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Best Credit Card Offers for Retirees: Which Should You Choose?

Best Credit Card Offers for Retirees: Which Should You Choose?
There's also a killer signup bonus: Earn 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $ 3,000 or more on purchases in the first 90 days from account opening. … Please note that NerdWallet has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned here.
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Are 'Pull' Credit Card Transactions Making You Overly Vulnerable?
… trust all the parties involved? When you swipe your credit card at a retailer, potentially hundreds, if not thousands, of people could be involved in that transaction. How is that possible? Isn't money moving directly from your account to the …
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Atlanta-based BitPay hooks up with PayPal to expand bitcoin adoption

Atlanta-based BitPay hooks up with PayPal to expand bitcoin adoption
Merchants using Payments Hub can create a BitPay merchant account. PayPal customers with a bitcoin wallet will then be able to pay with bitcoin for games, music, videos, news, ebooks, and other digital content. “PayPal's Payments Hub is the ideal first …
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Payments Processor Braintree Confirms Bitcoin Integration Rumors
In its blog post regarding the announcement, Coinbase indicated that Braintree businesses will need to open a new merchant account with Coinbase in order to complete the integration upon its release. However, Braintree merchants that want to get in …
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How Main Street Will Pay for Home Depot's Data Breach
When a credit-card company identifies fraud, it wipes the payment off the cardholder's account and notifies the merchant. Unless the store can prove the payment was authorized, the credit-card company debits money from a merchant's checking account, …
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5 Things the Catalog Ninja is Doing Right Now
As you're looking at item-level usage forecasts, don't forget to adjust your items per thousand orders factors to account for these new items. If you had a $ 49.95 item that will now be priced at $ 52.95 and you've introduced a new $ 49.95 item that might …
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African Markets – Factors to watch on Sept 9
SOUTH AFRICA – Rand Merchant Bank releases quarterly business confidence index for the third quarter, compiled by the Bureau for Economic Research. … EMERGING MARKETS For the top emerging markets news, double click on AFRICA STOCKS For the latest …
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iWatch from Apple may mean the end of plastic credit cards
Apple is expected to announce a new iWatch this week, and along with it new mobile payment platform that would be cheaper and easier to use than today's credit-card system. Apple's agreements with MasterCard, Visa, and American Express would allow …
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5 Cornerstones of Managing Your High-Risk Business – By Heather Petersen
A merchant services provider that specializes in high-risk accounts will stay proactive in notifying you of protective measures, fraud prevention programs, and the condition of your merchant account. This partnership can benefit your company immensely. 3.
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When Digital Meets Traditional Banking: A New Concept in Senegal

When Digital Meets Traditional Banking: A New Concept in Senegal
Washington DC — With only six percent of the adult Senegalese population having an account in a formal financial institution, commercial banks in Senegal have so far shown little interest in contributing to financial inclusion by serving this vast …
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GDF Suez Shares Should Get Re-Rated (GDFZY)
The company's target regions account for over 80% of global energy growth over the next 20 years. The latest guidance implies power capacity growth … The IPP model is tried and tested and merchant risk very low. GDF Suez has a very good track record …
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Google PLAs Get Automatic Item Updates

Google PLAs Get Automatic Item Updates
Google announced the launch of automatic item updates for Product Listing Ads. This enables changes made on your website to be reflected automatically in your ads. With the holiday season approaching, and businesses preparing to offer numerous deals …
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American Express OptBlue: Negotiating Processing Rates
In “American Express OptBlue Program May Reduce Processing Cost,” my article in July, I explained how the new OptBlue program could reduce processing rates for ecommerce merchants, as it allows merchant account providers to set the rates and fees …
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The new Bitcoin ATM: No cash in, no cash out
Instead, the account opening process involves purchasing an NFC-enabled Bitcoin debit card for 5 Australian dollars ($ 4.36). While purchasing a Bitcoin card, Diamond Circle ATM users can also purchase bitcoins to put in it using a credit … The …
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Alaric Introduces New Version of Fractals to Modernize Payment Fraud Detection
“The latest version of Fractals arms fraud teams with the best possible technology to protect their account holders and, ultimately, their bottom line.” The latest release incorporates new features designed for merchant acquirers, developed in …
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DataPath Provider Payments Simplifies Reimbursements for Workers
How it Works: DataPath manages the entire payment process, including provider registration. Once registered, providers are reimbursed for services by entering a secure account number on their merchant terminal. Through a customized portal, payers can …
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Android Apps for Mobile Payments Will Make Processing Simpler for Your
Like Square and PayPal though, you will need to buy the card reader and open a merchant account with them. Its strengths are support for many payment gateways and reasonable transaction fees. You can either pay them per transaction or a monthly fee …
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e-commerce merchant account shopping cart question?

Question by lindsay g: e-commerce merchant account shopping cart question?
If i set up a merchant account, will I get software to put a shopping cart in my site? i built my site with dreamweaver, and they have a shoppingcart, and i use hostmonster.com for a host and THEY have a shopping cart/merchant account package… but i also have a friend that sells merchant accounts.. what should i do>???

Best answer:

Answer by drachma
This is a complicated question —
It depends on the merchant account package.
Sometimes the merchant account gives you access to eCommerce packages i.e. Miva Merchant or open source osCommerce. You get full functionality but will not have the ability to customize it fully – but some you might.

Some times merchant accounts only provide SSL and ability to install shopping carts easier…through 1 click button as opposed to your own installation.

My advice is get to know eCommerce packages if you’re going that route. Any web host can add SSL and you yourself can install packages like Miva/osCommerce/XCart/ZenCart etc…

Get a Merchant account only if they take care of software installs, upgrades, etc. Or better – go with an e cart solution like goecart.com for example.

Hope that helps.

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