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Bevel in Canada!


 December 12, 2017


Since we launched Bevel, by far the most frequent piece of feedback we received was: Bevel is great, but you need to make it possible for people outside the US to accept payments. Starting today, Bevel is publicly available for use by any individual or business based in Canada. It’s the exact same Bevel that we offer in the US: instant approval, all  »

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Discover the Next Generation of Payment Terminals With Clover


 November 27, 2017


Cutting-edge hardware meets state-of-the-art security. As one of the most flexible payment terminals around, Clover gives customers the convenience of paying with multiple payment types and protects their sensitive information–as well as your own–all without the hassle of a big business system. Less clutter. More productivity. Say goodbye to crowded counters and say hello to getting more done. Clover is  »

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Three New Tips to Improve Credit Card Processing Costs


 October 15, 2017


As a business, each expense counts, including credit card processing costs. Credit card processing is a necessity to businesses today, but it comes at a price, is very complex, and complicated to understand. Furthermore, for online businesses and companies with recurring customers the threats of fraud and loss are very high. To improve your company’s profit margin and reduce risk,  »

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Bevel’s eCommerce Solution Is Giving Businesses New Customization Control


 August 1, 2017


The Bevel Hosted Payment Page is more customizable than ever. Earlier this year we announced the release of our latest Bevel Hosted Payment Page. This month, we’re happy to report that we’ve added even more value to the e-commerce solution we love so much. For businesses looking to sell online and need simple credit card acceptance functionality added to their pages, it’s  »

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Advantages of ACH for businesses – 5 Reasons why businesses should use ACH


 June 22, 2017


Next to cash, credit cards and debit cards have become the most popular form of payment. According to the Federal Reserve Payment Study, the number of transactions for debit cards and credit cards is 47bn and 23.8bn, respectively; both will continue to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 6.5 percent. If debit cards and credits cards  »

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Accept EBT At My Business


 June 11, 2017


Around the United States, millions of people use electronic benefits transfer (EBT) to participate in the economy. This system allows for instantaneous transfer of government funds to pay for groceries, utilities and many other vital necessities. EBT is one of the most effective and widespread systems for providing relief to ordinary Americans with financial difficulties. Implemented in all states since  »

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What is the Difference Between an Authorization Fee and a Transaction Fee?


 May 18, 2017


Whether you’ve had a merchant account for a year or a decade, you may not completely understand each and every rate and fee that’s listed on your merchant statement. From PCI compliance and chargeback fees to interchange and batch fees, there’s a lot to learn, and trying to do so on your own may leave you scratching your head. One  »

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Never Lease A Credit Card Terminal


 May 4, 2017


Would you pay $4800 for a $300 terminal?  One merchant that we spoke to did exactly that.  She had a $99/mo lease for 48 months on a terminal that could have been purchased for under $300.  Terminal leases are great for processors and horrible for merchants.  You can guarantee that any Credit Card Processor that pushes a lease on you is  »

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Is Square a good Credit Card Processor for Every Business?


 May 2, 2017


Square reported earnings and one thing from the report really caught my eye. They reported that a higher percentage of revenue is coming from large merchants. Square offers a simple pricing structure of 2.75% per transaction (or 3.5% and $0.30 if Keyed In). This is a great deal for some merchants but a bad deal for others. At Bevel we  »

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What Merchants Can Do to Keep Processing Safe


 April 19, 2017


Keeping payment card transactions secure is a shared responsibility. Merchants, credit card processors, card-issuing banks and the major card brands all have a role to play. Visa provides the following suggestions for actions merchants can take to help make payments as secure as possible on their end. Make the switch to EMV terminals. EMV technology encrypts each transaction so the  »

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Google Enables Mobile P2P Payments via Gmail in U.S. for Android Users


 March 21, 2017


Android users in the U.S. can now send money to other users via Gmail. Last week, the company unveiled its solution for its mobile app on Android devices that will enable U.S. users to link a debit card or bank account and send money for free via Gmail. Once the bank account is linked, users simply open a new email  »

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Are iPad POS Systems The Future For Retailers?


 February 28, 2017


A lot of retailers may want to, if they have not already, think about installing and implementing a new Point Of Sale (POS) system whereby iPads replace the traditional cash register. I got to experience this not long ago myself as I went out to buy a yogurt and when I went to pay, there waiting for me was a clerk  »

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Get More Done With Less Work


 February 28, 2017


If you’ve been thinking about upgrading, now is the time. Liability as a result of fraudulent chip card transactions on non-EMV-compliant terminals are shifting to the merchants. This Clover Station has a lot.. from managing employees and inventory to serving customers and promoting your business, you’ve got a lot going on. Clover Station lightens that load. It’s the complete business management  »

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Charitable Merchant Services for Non-Profits


 February 28, 2017


For a non-profit organization, saving money on all aspects of operating is an ongoing effort. Yet, we are shocked to see the number of 501(c)3 organizations in the New York, Washington DC Metropolitan area (DC, Maryland & Virginia) that are unaware of the Charity Rate Bankcard Program that is available to them, even when they are actively shopping for a  »

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What is PCI Compliance?


 February 23, 2017


The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to companies of any size that accept credit card payments. If your company intends to accept card payment, and store, process and transmit cardholder data, you need to host your data securely with a PCI compliant hosting provider. According to the PCI Security Standards Council, there are 12 PCI compliant  »

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Multi-Currency Merchant Accounts


 February 23, 2017


There are several common scenarios in which a business can benefit from accepting international payments or multiple currencies. Most frequently, a domestic e-commerce or MOTO merchant might develop an unexpectedly large customer base in a foreign country. In another case, a large retailer or distributor may need to establish a payment channel with a foreign manufacturer. In a less common  »

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What is a High Risk Merchant?


 February 23, 2017


At Bevel Payment Solutions we realize that some merchants fall into “high risk” categories. This means that it can be harder for the business to obtain a merchant account. Other times, businesses may be able to obtain a merchant account but the rates will be exorbitant and the customer service will be cut rate. We believe that just because a merchant is in a  »

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Do I qualify for Small Ticket Processing?


 February 21, 2017


Small Ticket Programs may be the best way for merchants to save money on fees when accepting credit or debit cards for smaller transactions. Bevel Payment Solutions is committed to bringing its clients the lowest fees in the industry. Our Small Ticket Program is a feature that helps us do just that for those merchants who process transactions at $15 or less. Many  »

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5 Things Most Small Businesses Don’t Know About Payment Processing


 February 16, 2017


What you don’t know can hurt you when your small business handles sensitive payment data. In fact, being unaware of the risks and responsibilities you inherently assume in payment processing can expose your business to fines, fees, and operational upheaval. Here are five things most businesses don’t know about payment processing. Processing Type Impacts the Level of Payment Protection Most  »

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Why Is EMV More Secure?


 February 16, 2017


First off, magnetic-stripe cards are pretty outdated, they’ve been around since the 1960’s. And surprisingly, the United States is one of the last countries to still have them around. EMV has been the standard in most parts of the world for decades (you may have noticed that chip cards are the norm when you travel to places like Europe, for example).  »

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Why Your Business Should Consider EMV Compliance


 February 16, 2017


It’s been a little more than a year since the October 2015 EMV liability shift took place. While major retailers like Macy’s, Walmart and Target have adopted the new technology, other businesses have hesitated to follow because they’re either afraid their customers will be frustrated by a slower checkout experience, they think the new equipment will be cost-prohibitive, or they’re content  »

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Credit Card Processing Explained


 February 12, 2017


If you’re running a business, you could be leaving a lot of money on the table by not accepting credit card payments. According to Intuit, not accepting credit cards can cost the typical business $7,000 in annual sales. That said, a lot goes into setting your business up for credit card processing. Between numerous middlemen and different rate plans, there’s  »

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What’s Better for the Merchant: Debit or Credit?


 February 12, 2017


If you’re a merchant who accepts both credit and debit cards, you’ve probably heard customers respond, “I don’t care” when asked if they’d like their card ran as credit or debit. If your customer doesn’t care how their card is ran, should you? The answer is yes. You should absolutely care. How Credit Transactions Work When a customer pays with  »

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What You Need to Know About a Merchant Account


 February 8, 2017


Are you in the process of finding a merchant account provider and setting up credit card processing services for your new business? Congratulations! You’re one step closer to success. If this is your first business, you’ve likely learned a lot as you progressed through the monotonous series of steps and procedures required to get a business up and running. You’ve  »

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