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Integrating With An Online Payment System


When you’re planning to open up an online store, sooner or later you will have to decide on a payment solution. This doesn’t just mean choosing payment methods to help your business grow by letting various customers from all over the world buy, but it also means choosing the right way to integrate.

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What Is E-Commerce? (An Infographic)


To ease into the weekend and let your minds breathe, we have a wonderful infographic by Miva Merchant. Most “normal” people have an idea of what e-commerce is and what it does, but what is it REALLY capable of? Read statistics and definitions that will explain (with great design, of course) exactly what goes into e-commerce.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Transaction Descriptors


Whenever a customer reads their card and/or bank statements, they most likely see dates and amounts of transactions, perhaps the account balance after each of them, and – depending on the bank – maybe some additional information as well. But among this data, they surely see transaction descriptors. As the name suggests, a transaction descriptor is meant to describe a particular payment in order to help to identify the transaction.

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What is Worth Knowing About the Rolling Reserve

Rolling reserveWhen you apply for a merchant account at an e-commerce bank, sooner or later you will hear about a rolling reserve. Since you may then urgently need to clarify this term, please let me explain in advance what it refers to.

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Card payments – glossary

If you are an online payments newbie, no doubt you’re getting lost in all the new expressions, phrases and definitions. That’s why we come to your rescue with this 3-part introduction to payments safety. Today, we set off with CVV2.

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