The PaymentCloud Blog

Our merchants are important to us, that’s why we go out of our way to educate and inform them on the ins and outs of the payment processing industry. We understand merchant services can be a confusing space for new businesses (and old companies too!). So please continue reading for an insightful blog on the industries we serve best.

Top Content

Reviewing our top content is the best place to begin when navigating business ownership for high risk, mid risk, and low risk businesses. Here, we strive to inform and give you the tools to grow your business- No matter if you’re a small company or a large enterprise.

Do Businesses Have Credit Scores?: Business credit is a powerful tool for business owners. Learn what it is, how it differs from personal credit, and ways to utilize it to help foster success.

3 Steps to Simplify Your Shopping Cart Checkout: Cart abandonment is a side effect of an ineffective checkout experience. Simplify the process to retain customers and increase cash flow.

What Do Chargeback Management Tools Actually Do?: Find out why chargeback protection for merchants is imperative to help you run your business.

Product Sourcing for Your eCommerce Business: Think of this article as a free class: Product Sourcing 101. You’ll learn everything you need to know for your eCommerce business.

Where To Start

Still figuring out where to start? We can help. If you’re just beginning a business, you may be wondering how to set yourself up for success. Well, we have tailored information to help you with your business plan, marketing initiatives, and go to market strategy.

Your Complete Guide to Credit Card Processing: Please check out this post first as it covers many of the basic questions regarding credit card processing from a beginner standpoint.

Ultimate 2020 Guide: Credit Card Processing Fees Explained: A classic resource for all business owners and accountants alike, here is your guide to what, why, and how credit card fees are assessed on your payment processing statement.

Which Credit Card Machine Is Right For You?: Selecting your credit card machine sets a precedent for your business. Ensure you find the right credit card terminal for your operations.

How Can My Business Accept Credit Card Payments?: So you want to start taking customer credit card payments for your store, but you’re not sure where to start. Follow this guide to show you how to prepare your business, get approved, and start swiping cards right away.

Business Tips

What Is a Merchant Account? | Feb 18

A merchant account is a familiar term if you're a business looking to accept credit card payments. Before the development…

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Tax Preparation

EIN Lookup: How to Find My EIN | Feb 13

An EIN lookup is necessary for more occasions than one might think. Just as every citizen in the U.S. has…

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Business Tips

Which Credit Card Machine Is Right For You? | Oct 22

When planning your business out it's likely that deciding which credit card machine you'll use is not at the top…

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Fees

Ultimate 2021 Guide: Credit Card Processing Fees Explained | Aug 13

To run a business in today’s world, it's inevitable that you will need to pay credit card processing fees for…

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Business Tips

Credit Card Authorization Form: Do You Need One? | May 12

Deciding to accept credit cards is a no-brainer when you have a business, but do you need a credit card…

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Business Funding

How to Get a Small Business Loan in Just 6 Steps | May 12

As a business owner looking for funding, you may find yourself researching how to get a small business loan. Entrepreneurs…

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Firearms

Waiting Periods: How Long Does it Take to Buy a Gun? | May 11

If you're looking to purchase or even sell firearms and ammunition, you've probably wondered, "How long does it take to…

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Business Funding

The Length of Average Business Loan Terms | May 10

When it comes to business loans, it's important to take all aspects of the loan into consideration, especially the business…

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Business Tips

Loyalty Programs That Work: eCommerce Tips | May 07

For decades, loyalty programs have been touted as a way to ensure repeat business. While the concept is the same…

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Business Tips

Break Even Analysis: A Helpful Tool for Businesses | May 06

Every good business starts with a good business plan, including a break even analysis. As a business owner, especially when…

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How To Guides

Pricing Strategy: Your Guide on How to Price a Product | May 05

More than ever, pricing strategy plays a huge role in the way eCommerce businesses operate. How and why you price…

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Marketing & SEO

How to Make a Newsletter that Attracts Customers | May 05

It may seem a little outdated, but learning how to make a newsletter is a useful marketing tactic that can…

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Firearms

Gun Laws in the US: The Basics You Should Know | May 04

Gun laws in the united states determine who is and isn't eligible to buy, sell, or trade firearms. Firearm sales…

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Business Tips

What is a Business Impact Analysis (BIA)? | May 03

Just as you plan for things to go right, it's important to have plans like a business impact analysis in…

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