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 Forecasting: The Planning Strategy Your Business Needs

If you want to secure the continued success of your business, it's important that you practice business forecasting. Successful organizations have a lot of time…

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How Does Wireless Credit Card Processing Work?

Merchants and their businesses have been transformed by the advent of wireless credit card processing. In the last year, more consumers are looking to pay…

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What is a CPA: What Does a Certified Public Accountant Do?

If you've ever curiously Googled "What is a CPA?" when researching accounting information, you're not alone. Many are confused over the difference between a regular…

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Accounting Equation: The Basics You Need to Know for Your Small Business

An accounting equation is a tool businesses of all sizes must use to help keep a handle on their financial health. Even if you have…

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Profit Margin Formula: How to Calculate It

A business measures its earnings by its profit margin, which it can calculate with the profit margin formula. Unfortunately, you cannot measure your earnings by…

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What is a CDFI?

If you're looking for business funding, you may come across the term CDFI in your research. For people who come from a low-income or otherwise…

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What is an Asset?

When you are looking into business funding options, you may ask yourself the question "what is an asset?" and wonder if you currently have any…

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Understanding How Cash Flow Works

If you run a business, you need a healthy cash flow to maintain your operations. But what is cash flow? Cash flow is vital to…

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Return on Investment (ROI): Formula and How to Calculate It

When you invest in a business, one of the ways you can mark your progress is by measuring your return on investment (ROI). This is…

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Reviewing Error Codes: What Does Error Code 28 Mean?

It's possible that when you are running a credit or debit card, you'll receive error code 28. While credit card payment processing makes life a…

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