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Who are the parties involved in the whole system?
Who are our processors?
Who are TSYS/TransFirst, Global Payments, Elavon and First Data?
What is a Processor?
What is an acquirer?
What services does Straightline offer besides unbeatable rates on merchant accounts?
Who do I call for support?
Who pays for airline miles and other rewards?
Who can qualify for accepting credit cards?
Who should I trust in this very confusing industry?
Who has the best rates?
What are the fees involved with accepting credit cards?
What is a Downgrade?
What is a Virtual Terminal?
What is a Terminal?
What type of terminal do I need?
How can I get the best possible rates while processing cards?
Can I surcharge my customers who pay with a credit card?
Sometimes we need to store credit card numbers, so how do we do it?
How long does it take for my deposits to become available in my checking account?
What do I do to get started?
What is the turnaround time for getting everything set up?

Processing
Who is not allowed to accept credit cards?
What is a Chargeback?
How do Chargebacks work?
What is an Authorization Fee?
What is an Assessment Fee?
What is a Settlement Fee?
When will my money be available in my checking account?
How can I determine my True Cost?
  • How many terminals can I use simultaneously?
  • You can use multiple terminals at the same time. Think of terminals as telephones in your house. You have one telephone number (account), but you can use a variety of different types of phones to make calls such as cordless phones, speaker phones, maybe software, hard-wire phones, etc. For example, you might use a terminal machine along with some software on your PC at the same time. If you need to take internet payments, then you might need to get a second account depending on where a majority of the percentage of transactions are being sourced from. Internet transactions require a different level of risk and systems checks to be in place which is why processors sometimes prefer that you have a second account to separate the risk exposures. Please call to discuss your situation.
Customers payments with gift cards are not processing
How can I secure my wireless connection?
Can I charge a surcharge fee for those who use credit cards?
Can I offer a discount for those that don/'t use a credit card?

Securing Customer Credit Card Data
What is PCI Compliancy?
What does PCI mean?
Do I have to comply with PCI?
What information does Visa offer about payment applications and PCI compliancy?
How do I contact the payment card brands?
What are the consequences to my business if I do not comply with the PCI DSS?
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