5 Things Everyone Should Know About Passing Merchant Surcharges onto Clients

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Though we at Merchant Surcharge are really happy to see so many companies curious about PassThrough technology, we’ll be the first to say that it’s a tech type that you need to be fully educated about it before you make a decision on it. After all, it’s not your typical merchant services contract and there are both perks and pitfalls to it as a result.  If you’re...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Using PassThrough

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PassThrough technology is one of the best innovations to happen to merchant services in a long, long time. This unique tech allows companies that would otherwise be unable to afford the fees to accept credit cards to pass the fees onto their customers directly. Most companies balk at the idea of using PassThrough because it’s such a new concept—not to mention the worry that customers...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get Rid of Surcharges on Your Merchant Services

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Is merchant processing eating a whole in your company’s profits? You’re not alone. More than ever before, business owners are getting fed up with having to pay hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars per week in merchant processing surcharges. For the longest time, it seemed like there was no way around it. If you didn’t accept the fees, then you wouldn’t be able to allow...

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Can Businesses Add A Credit Card Surcharge To Transactions?

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There’s a lot of things that most people do not realize about the way credit cards work – which can be surprising, considering how popular plastic is in the commerce world. Most people who aren’t business owners do not realize that credit card companies charge fees in order for people to use their cards at places of business. The reason that people don’t know about the...

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5 Ways To Save More Money in 2018

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If you’re in business, you already know that there’s always more expenses than you planned out right around the corner. Sometimes, it’s a pesky rental fee, other times, it’s something more pressing. As a business owner, part of your job is to ensure that you do what you can to save money without cutting down on quality. If you’re not sure where you can safely cut...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Merchant Surcharges

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With most companies that accept credit cards, business owners get faced with a major problem. Fees from the credit cards end up eating their profits, which in turn means that they often struggle with making ends meet. Despite these companies knowing the issues that can come with a merchant surcharge, they still eat the fee. Why? Well, they’re often uneducated when it comes to the truth...

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5 Ways to Boost Your Bottom Line Using Smart Merchant Services

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Merchant services are often maligned, called “expensive” and even considered to be money drains by some. But, this couldn’t be further from the truth. With a little strategy and the right tools, merchant services can be what you use to boost your bottom line and get out of business debt. Here are some of the smartest ways to boost your profits and keep customers coming...

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More merchants adding credit card surcharges

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After major card networks started allowing surcharges of up to 4 percent in 2013 as part of a legal settlement, big retail chains said they wouldn't annoy customers by imposing the fee - and they haven't.  But some small businesses are slapping surcharges on credit cards - even in states that prohibit such charges, state complaint records show. "It's generally a small merchant -...

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Pros and Cons of Surcharging Credit Cards

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For businesses that accept credit cards, fees to process them are a constant headache. Confusing pricing models, changing regulations and new technology often mean expenses that eat into your bottom line. To help defray these costs, more businesses are turning to surcharging, or adding the cost of processing to customers’ purchases. It’s legal, and it’s picking up steam in...

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