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 a High-Risk Merchant Account?

Top 10 Online Shopping Cart Solutions

How to Get the Cheapest Credit Card Processing & Lower Fees

Using Venmo for Business: Is It a Good Idea?

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

The Complete List of ACH Return Codes



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 2024: 12 Steps to Success



What Is a Payment Facilitator? What You Need to Know

With more than 470,000 business applications submitted per month in the United States, new entrepreneurs are seeking payment processing partners to handle customer credit card…

A customer using their watch to pay at a terminal thanks to a payment facilitator

What Is Shopify? A Comprehensive Platform Overview for Businesses

Global eCommerce will constitute over one-fifth (21.5%) of retail sales in 2024, not in small part due to platforms like Shopify, Squarespace, and BigCommerce. [footnote]…

Someone using Shopify to online shop.

Braintree vs A Comprehensive Comparison

The online payment gateway landscape, including Braintree and, has a plethora of options for merchants. This variety demands careful consideration of the leading players…

A customer pays online at a business who chose between braintree vs

Cash App vs Venmo for Business: Which One Is Better?

Though their relative flexibility, security, and speed make them appealing to businesses, not all payment apps are equally suitable for every business type and size.…

A phone scanning Cash App vs Venmo for business.

Top Zelle Alternatives for Businesses: Which Is Best for You?

Zelle has become a household name in P2P payment transactions, so it’s no wonder that many businesses also turn to Zelle business accounts. But a…

A person paying for a product or service with their smartphone through an alternative to Zelle

Apple App Store To Enable Outside Payments with Stipulations

In-app payment methods addressed in the Epic Games lawsuit. The Epic vs. Apple App Store dispute has been the source of dramatic high-profile drama in…

A woman researches the Apple app store payment policy on her iPhone.

Best Mobile Credit Card Readers for iPhone and Android

As the demand for quick, convenient payments increases, the global mobile credit card reader market is expected to grow by a 15% compound annual growth…

A mobile credit card reader, smarphone, and stack of credit cards on an orange background.

Google Expands Real-Money Gaming on Play Store

In a landmark move, Google has announced it will begin to support more real-money games (RMG) in the Google Play Store. This shift will begin…

Colorful game controllers that will be used with real money gamining on Google.

Venmo Account Frozen? Here’s How to Unfreeze It in 5 Steps

Having your Venmo account frozen can be incredibly frustrating, especially as a business owner. The inability to send or receive money can have a significant…

A person toggling a phone to fix their suspended Venmo account.

How to Set Up Zelle for Business

Providing customers with convenient and secure payment methods is essential for any business, regardless of size. Although Zelle is a popular P2P payment platform, in…

Two phones exchanging money at a business that set up Zelle for business.
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