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.

What is an EIN Number? Everything You Need to Know

22 Product Ideas Worth Considering for Your Business in 2022

What is an FFL and How Can You Get a Federal Firearm License?

The Complete List of ACH Return Codes

Top 8 Accounting Software to Use in Your Business

How to Qualify for a Business Line of Credit: List of Requirements


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.

What Are Merchant Services?

How to Accept Payments

What Is a Merchant Account?

Which Credit Card Reader is Right For You?

The Ultimate Guide to eCheck Payment Processing

How to Start a Business in 2022: 12 Steps to Success



What Is an AVS Check? A Quick Guide to Address Verification Service

If you accept credit cards to make purchases online, you may have used Address Verification Service (AVS) and not even realize it. Every time you…

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What Is a VAR Sheet & Why Do You Need One?

Within the payments industry, VAR sheets are of extreme importance. These documents carry all of the information regarding your merchant account and communicate said information…

A computer screen with a sheet of data on it as a business owner reviews their var sheet.

Can You Sell CBD on Amazon? The Harsh Truth

With so many merchants using Amazon to sell their products, it's easy to assume that selling CBD on Amazon is allowed. While the eCommerce giant…

The word Amazon written with a bright green background to represent selling CBD on Amazon.

Can You Sell CBD on eBay? Understanding eBay's CBD Policies

Boasting over 159 million active users in the United States, eBay is one of the most popular online marketplaces.[footnote]Business of Apps. "eBay Revenue and Usage…

CBD products from a merchant figuring out if they can sell CBD on eBay.

2018 Farm Bill & Hemp: What Is It and Does It Make CBD Legal?

The 2018 Farm Bill was a pioneering piece of legislation for the production, sale, and distribution of CBD products. Among other changes, the bill adjusted…

Magnifying glass on top of a farm bill hemp plant.

BigCommerce CBD Payments: How to Set Up & Integrate Your Gateway

If you're interested in selling CBD online, BigCommerce can help streamline the process. Because of the CBD industry's high-risk consideration, most eCommerce platforms have restrictions…

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How to Get a CBD Payment Processor for Your WooCommerce Store

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the sale of CBD products in the United States, but confusing regulations throughout the country have led to financial institutions…

CBD products sold on WooCommerce on a white background

The Square CBD Program: The Only Review You'll Ever Need

While many payment service providers do not provide payment support for products within regulated industries, Square has emerged as a popular provider to many CBD…

A CBD product on a white countertop that a business owner can sell via the Square CBD program

Can You Advertise & Sell CBD on Facebook in 2023?

With CBD projected to be a 22 billion dollar industry by the year 2030, many business owners may now be wondering if they can utilize…

A business owner's phone with Facebook on its screen as they're trying to advertise CBD on Facebook.

Why Is CBD High-Risk? Tips for Your Business

While booming in popularity across the United States, those operating within the CBD industry are actually considered high-risk businesses. And booming in popularity is not…

High-risk CBD products against a millennial pink background


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