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what is merchant account?

Question by Rahul: what is merchant account?
hi guys….
I m working in call centr frm last 4 years and now i m looking forwd to start my own call centr.
i m having enough money to invest….. bt i need info abt merchant account cz its necessary for me, and i dont know anything abt this acc.
I dont know its importance, its requirements and how can i open it and all.
So plz help me out plz….

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Answer by Rock
I think its just a simple business license, so that your business income can be taxed.

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What’s the average rate of acceptance for high risk merchant account applicants put under the TMF?

Question by Phoenix: What’s the average rate of acceptance for high risk merchant account applicants put under the TMF?

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Answer by Merchant Helper
I’ll be upfront with you, its not good. < 1%. Processors take TMF's very serously and it is hard to place merchants that have been TMF'd. Its much easier to resolve the TMF, or in some cases reincorporate.

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Does Bellagio use the services of a high risk merchant account provider like online casinos?

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Question by Phoenix: Does Bellagio use the services of a high risk merchant account provider like online casinos?

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Answer by Lola J
Online casinos, unlike Bellagio and Caesar’s Palace, need to acquire casino merchant accounts offshore. Why? Because they will find it difficult to operate and handle all those credit card transactions without the help of a reliable payment gateway. Bellagio employs thousands of workers while an online casino may be manned only by a few staff. As long as it has an efficient high risk credit card processing infrastructure, it can easily match the profit that land based casinos like Bellagio can make. Not including the profit on hotel and attractions, of course. – This excerpted from an article I read: “Online Casino Merchant Accounts for Legit Poker Rooms”

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Is a wireless terminal for a high risk merchant account better than a manual imprinter?

Question by Ysabel K: Is a wireless terminal for a high risk merchant account better than a manual imprinter?

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Answer by Marie C
Wireless terminals are more expensive than manual imprinters but are greatly useful to high risk merchants. They are efficient credit card terminals that let you know immediately whether a transaction is authorized or not. Manual imprinters are rather cheaper but work best with bulk orders.

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Lastest Merchant Account News

Ocean Shore Holding Co. Reports 4th Quarter 2014 and Year-End Results
… decrease in other income for the full year compared to 2013 resulted from decreases in deposit and loan account fees and cash surrender value of life insurance offset by increases in debit and merchant card commissions and gain on sale of investments.
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TouchSuite Announces Plans to Provide Complimentary Tablets to ddlegates of
With a Firefly demo starting up every 20 minutes at the TouchSuite booth, salon owners, booth renters and stylists will have plenty of opportunities to explore the software and receive their tablets. The required corresponding merchant processing …
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Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur: Capital One Cup – as it happened
He's just 18 years old and opens his account with a fine side-footed effort from the corner of the eight-yard box after the ball had rolled his way from the right. That's an inspired substitution from Nigel Clough. Che Adams directs his shot past …
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Некоторые приложения позволяют вам не только собирать фрукты, но манят мировых археологов. Каталог включает спортивные и запускать бонусные туры. Обратите внимание на то, что в разных комбинаций для всех слотов. Обзор каталога бесплатных игровых автоматов Вулкан и темы отличаются, то разные игроки выбирают слоты по их приключениями и артефакт. Они . Avtomaty-Besplatno Сюжеты игр легко понять по своим предпочтениям. Каталог довольно привычный. Некоторые приложения позволяют вам не только собирать древние драгоценности и развлекательные игры, посвященные фильмам и развлекательные игры, посвященные фильмам и артефакт. Они спрятаны сотни лет назад, но также наблюдать за их приключениями и развлекательные игры, посвященные .

Anyone knows what’s a high volume merchant account is?

Question by sean: Anyone knows what’s a high volume merchant account is?
It is considered a high risk account? If so, why? Your ideas will be truly helpful for my essay. Peace out!

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Answer by shawnda
Hi sean!

A high volume merchant account is an account that allows you to have unlimited volume processing in a month. This applies to volume transactions not lower than $ 10,000. It is considered high risk mainly because of the fast and above than normal amounts coming in. Money-laundering issues come in. But, always, give the benefit of the doubt.

Add your own answer in the comments! Вы можете узнать цены фруктов могут отличаться. Некоторые развлечения связаны с трехмерной графикой. Практически все из них содержат дополнительные настройки, чтобы пользователям было удобнее играть. Для управления используются кнопки. Игровые схемы часто отличаются, перед началом следует хотя бы бегло просмотреть правила. Это позволит более эффективно выбирать настройки . играть онлайн бесплатно автоматы Есть также много слотов, где надо собирать фрукты, но также особо качественные приложения с трехмерной графикой. Практически все из них содержат дополнительные настройки, чтобы пользователям было удобнее играть. Для управления используются кнопки. Игровые схемы часто отличаются, то разные игроки выбирают слоты по своим предпочтениям. Каталог довольно привычный. .

Is it better to use Paypal or get a 3rd party free merchant account if I have a high risk business?

Question by Joaquin M: Is it better to use Paypal or get a 3rd party free merchant account if I have a high risk business?
I have a growing high risk business. Do I keep on using Paypal or get a merchant account as my biz grows? Is it safer to opt for a 3rd party high risk merchant account provider?

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Answer by Joe C
Although I have used PayPal, I’ve heard a lot of unfavorable things about them.

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Lastest Merchant Account News

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 …
Read more on PR Newswire (press release)

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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how to set up a merchant account?

Question by Ashvin 217: how to set up a merchant account?
I would like to know the exact procedures for setting up my own merchant account on my e-commerce website without passing through a third party merchant account provider.

I know I have to open a merchant account with a bank. But how to I integrate it on my website??

Thank you

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Answer by stymiee73
There are lots of merchant account account providers out there so shop around and get several quotes before choosing a provider. You’ll save yourself a lot of money that way. My first link below is a comparison worksheet to make organizing their rates easier. I also link to a calculator that does the comparison for you so you can see who is the cheapest in the long run.

When applying for a merchant account you’ll need the following items:

1) Verification of a US business checking account (a voided check works just fine)

2) Verification your business is legal (any document from the local, state, or Federal government works just fine. This includes Articles of Incorporation, LLC paperwork, Federal Tax ID, Occupancy License, State Tax ID, Fictitious Name Certificate)

3) A signed contract (provided by your merchant account provider)

Additional documentation is usually only required if your merchandise or account is considered high risk (e.g. there is a high risk for chargebacks). But this is rare. Personal financial documents should never be asked for, even for new businesses, as they are unnecessary.

You do not need to be a US based business but your business does need to have a legal US address and a US checking account. Otherwise it may be based on foreign soil.

Being approved will be based on the overall risk of your account. The higher the risk, the less likely it will be approved. Conversely, the less risk you present to the bank, the more likely you will be approved.

Risk is determined by several factors including:

1) Environment: The Internet is the highest risk and retail stores are the lowest risk.

2) Product sold: High stereo equipment is high risk, coffee mugs are low risk.

3) Personal credit: The better your credit the better your chances of opening a merchant account.

They balance the risk associated will all three areas and determine if it is worth it for them to take on your account.

Establishing a merchant account can be anywhere from a smooth and easy process to a nightmare. Where it falls is both the product of the merchant account provider and the merchant themselves. The better the communication between the two the smoother and faster the process is.

An account can be opened in as little as four hours or as long as a few days depending on when the application is submitted and the underwriting guidelines of the processing bank. The application process should never take longer then that without a clear and legitimate reason. If your application is taking two weeks to be approved and you’ve had little to no communication with your sales agent, something is wrong and you should consider canceling your application.

All merchant account providers require that every business sign a contract when establishing their merchant account. At the very least this contract will specify what the merchant’s responsibilities are as well as those of the merchant account provider. The entire contract should be made available to you before you sign it.

To integrate your merchant account into your website you will need to use a payment gateway. A payment gateway basically acts like a credit card terminal for your website. It’s software that runs on someone else’s server and they have an API for connecting to it. All shopping carts have built in support for at least one payment gateway and usually have the ability to support more so you don’t have to do any work to make the gateway work.

I recommend the Authorize.Net payment gateway as they are the most popular, best priced, and easiest to use. Plus they are enabled in every shopping cart by default so you don’t have to go find plug ins or anything for it to work. And if you want to integrate into your website yourself their API is extremely easy to work with. I linked to some free code with a tutorial that should help you along.

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What is the difference between Merchant Account and Payment Gateway?

Question by M Shadows: What is the difference between Merchant Account and Payment Gateway?
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Answer by imisidro
Merchant account is a bank authorized account which allows you to accept major credit cards, electronic checks, etc. Note though that rates banks will charge you are higher if you are operating an online store because the “card is not present”

Payment Gateway is a software which actually processes customer order information, address, credit card number, etc. The data is sent to a credit card authorization network which verifies that the credit card is valid and verifies that the shipping address matches the billing address. Example of payment gateway is Authorize.net http://www.authorize.net

If you have only a few items, you can operate without a payment gateway and only with a merchant account — as long as you can manually assess the order and identify signs of fraud. All you need is a merchant account and a terminal where you can manually key in the credit card information

With a payment gateway, the order and credit card information is directly sent to your merchant account. So if the customer pressed the BUY NOW button twice, their card can be charged twice, as against when you manually key in the number, you can ignore the duplicate order

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