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.

 The 6 Best Accounting Software Programs for Your Business

Posted: by Allison

The 6 Best Accounting Software Programs for Your Business

If you’re not already familiar with your business’ accounting needs, choosing the best small business accounting software program will seem more complicated than it has to be. You may ask yourself, should I go with the free plan or the paid one? Do I really need all of these features? Is there a vital feature […]

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 The Top 5 Best Chatbots to Consider for Your Website

Posted: by Allison

The Top 5 Best Chatbots to Consider for Your Website

The growth in using digital mediums such as social networking platforms (Instagram, Facebook, etc.), websites, and apps to encourage consumers purchase products or seek more information has been exponential in the past several years. The use of chatbots to interact with users through messaging, text, and speech are not an industry-specific use case, but are […]

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 Appealing to Your Audience Through Online Marketing

Posted: by Allison

Appealing to Your Audience Through Online Marketing

It goes without saying that in this digital age, you need to be actively reaching your audience online. That goes double if your audience skews younger in the way of demographics. More and more retailers are looking to the internet as an expansion of their brands. Therefore, it’s more important than ever before for you […]

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 How to Determine Your Organization’s Business Structure

Posted: by Allison

How to Determine Your Organization’s Business Structure

You’ve come up with a brilliant business idea and after some adjustments, you’re finally ready to make it official. It’s time to submit the final paperwork and take the world by storm. That’s when you hit a wall; what legal structure do you use? You’ve come to find that it’s not necessarily an obvious or […]

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 Why Your Business Needs ACH Payment Processing Now More Than Ever

Posted: by Allison

Why Your Business Needs ACH Payment Processing Now More Than Ever

Many businesses accept credit and debit cards in addition to checks and cash as payment for goods or services. While this is convenient for customers, the cost of processing credit card transactions can add up over time for the business. Additionally, checks present a whole other set of issues and can be a headache to […]

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 Tips to Launch an eCommerce Site from Your Brick and Mortar Store

Posted: by Bronte

Tips to Launch an eCommerce Site from Your Brick and Mortar Store

Are you interested in expanding your brick and mortar business by selling online? Many shop owners are excited and anxious about founding an ecommerce site. It has the potential to increase your revenue exponentially and so should be handled with care. This article will provide tips to help you launch your ecommerce site online as […]

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 What Is a High Risk Business?

Posted: by Bronte

What Is a High Risk Business?

The term “high risk business” may seem pretty intimidating to new, or even seasoned business owners. However, the term has less to do with success potential than you might think. A high risk business is any business that operates within an industry that is considered risky or unsafe, and/or any a business that has a […]

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 Do Businesses Have Credit Scores?

Posted: by Bronte

Do Businesses Have Credit Scores?

When you think of the word “credit score,” you may think of a number or a particular credit bureau. But what about business credit scores? Businesses have credit scores just like people. And just like personal credit scores, a business credit score is a measure of how trustworthy your organization is as a borrower. Lenders […]

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 How to: Get a Merchant Account in 10 Steps

Posted: by Bronte

How to: Get a Merchant Account in 10 Steps

Accepting credit cards for your business is a necessity in today’s world. In fact, research by the Federal Reserve’s Diary of Consumer Payment Choice in 2018 found that credit and debit cards made up 48 percent of the payments made in the previous year. For this reason, you will need to get a merchant account […]

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