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5 Tips for Fraud Management

During times of uncertainty, bad actors will take advantage of the fear and vulnerabilities of consumers. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, nearly 50,000 scams related to COVID-19 have been reported. From travel and online shopping to phony small business loan sites and coronavirus miracle cures, scammers are collecting personal data and…
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The Small Business Guide to Account Reconciliation

Small business owners get busy and fall behind with maintaining accurate accounting records. But it’s critical that the closing amount in your bank account matches the closing balance on your account records. Account reconciliation allows you to catch errors in your journal entries and general ledger for small business. If they don’t match, then the…
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Same Day ACH Expansion and Limit Increases

As the volume of financial transactions increases through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network, the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) continues to scale up its services to meet the demands of the market. NACHA recently announced the new dollar limit for Same Day ACH will now be $100,000. The increase quadruples the previous amount…
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4 Ways Payment Processing Supports Business During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted daily life and disrupted how many of us do business. Due to stay-at-home directives, the focus in our industry has turned to processing payments through automated clearing house (ACH) processes, credit cards, phone, web and other applications.  We know of the capabilities of ACH payment processing for bill pay like…
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How to Optimize Your Checkout as An Independent Software Vendor

You’ve spent your time getting to know your software and how it specifically benefits your customer. When you work in a niche market, it’s critical to understand how your customers will benefit from your services, as well as how you can deliver that information to them.  You know the idiosyncrasies of your customer base inside…
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How to Keep Your eCommerce Customers Happy

When you’re in eCommerce, you don’t have the brick and mortar element of customer service checking you out, so electronic checkouts should always be customer-centric and easy to use.  You’ll also want to be sure that your customers’ important information is protected, as data breaches can significantly damage your reputation and customer loyalty. It’s no…
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ACH On Your Website Benefits Customers and You

ACH processing fees are far less expensive than typical credit card transactions. Since ACH bypasses the debit and credit card networks, interchange and assessment fees are eliminated entirely. With layered security protections, easy, automated solutions for customers, and the potential to save loads of money, ACH processing should be seriously considered if you don’t already…
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How Does ACH Work for My Business?

In 2018, the ACH Network transferred 23 billion payments, or $51 trillion. Within the same year, internet payments went up 14.2 percent, valuing $2.9 trillion.  According to NACHA, consumers are certainly becoming more comfortable with internet payments via ACH. More and more merchants, especially small businesses and eCommerce merchants are capitalizing on the benefits that…
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3 Ways to Optimize the Online Checkout Process

You want to design and structure your payment process with the customer in mind. If customers stumble upon issues when checking out, they may give up and cut the purchase short, or not make a return purchase while knowing that they may run into the issue again. You’ll want to be sure to employ the…
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Ensuring Security with the ACH System

The National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA) is the organization that administers ACH payments. Due to the vast amount of sensitive information that is transmitted via ACH payments, the NACHA has set specific security regulations that must be followed by any business that conducts ACH transactions. These security rules protect customers and establish the requirement of…
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ACH Processing for Small Businesses

Through the National Automated Clearing House Association (NAC), 25 billion transactions are processed per year securely.  An Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network will allow for funds to be transferred between two bank accounts, whether through direct payment or direct deposit. Payroll, refunds, government benefits, and any other types of electronic transactions can be completed using…
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2019 Holiday Shopping Trends and Benefits of ACH Processing

It’s no secret that cyber threats are a risk nowadays, as we hear continually about yet another cyber attack. Even years after the fact, cyberattacks are uncovered and we learn that our data was compromised during the holiday season or another time. Of course, as major online spending dates like Cyber Monday increase revenue exponentially,…
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