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 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.

What is Churn? The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Churn Rates

Churn rates are a crucial metric for any subscription services company. Understanding what churn is and how to measure it can help you make better…

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What Is Invoice Discounting and How Does It Work?

Does your business need a more predictable flow of cash? If so, the way to increase the stream is to consider an invoice finance solution.…

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What is Payment Processing and How Does it Work?

Most companies accept credit cards, but many business owners do not think much about payment processing unless there’s a problem. You may have heard of…

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How to Become a Bookie and Start a Sportsbook Business

How can you become a bookie? This article will explain everything you need to know about becoming a bookie and starting your very own sportsbook…

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What Is a Virtual Terminal for Processing Credit Cards?

If you're in the business of credit card processing, then you might be familiar with the term virtual terminal. What exactly does it mean? In…

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Interchange Fees Explained: Definition, Rates, and Common Questions

If you're shopping for a merchant service provider that will help you accept credit card payments, you'll undoubtedly come across interchange fees. Interchange rates are…

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What is Business Debt Consolidation and How does it Work?

If you're having trouble managing multiple loans, you may consider business debt consolidation. If you own a business, you likely rely on multiple funding streams…

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Dropshipping 101: The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping

As eCommerce grows and more customers than ever turn to online shopping, one type of business that's exploding in popularity is dropshipping. Dropshipping is a…

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What is a Micro Business? Everything You Need to Know

Thousands of new businesses open in the United States every single day, many of which are micro businesses. This kind of business, also called a…

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How to Start an eCommerce Business in 2021: The Ultimate Guide

Starting your own eCommerce business has never been easier. With the myriad of platforms available, you can start your own store with little to no…

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