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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 the perfect fit.

Our favorite feature yet is the ability for our merchants to create a unique shopping experience for their customers by taking advantage of the complete control of the design and settings of their Bevel Hosted Payment Page account. Online shops can add their business logo, choose a color scheme, pick the accepted payment types, select and arrange data fields, build receipt templates and more. For a full list of features available with Bevel HPP, visit our Support Center. Bevel HPP provides a highly customizable experience that’s truly easy to navigate, so businesses can get up and running in no time. It’s also seamlessly integrated with the Bevel Payment Gateway, shielded by the protection of BevelSecure, our combination of PCI-validated point-to-pointe encryption (P2PE) and patented tokenization. What that means for our businesses is that their PCI audit scope is minimized and the cost and time put into managing compliance is reduced. Let’s also not forget that the Bevel HPP is completely complimentary to all of our Bevel users.

If you’ve already been using the Bevel HPP to process your online payments and want to see what’s new, we want to make sure you’re loaded with the right information, so you can get the most out of your account. Visit our Support Center for more details on the features of your Bevel HPP and you won’t miss a thing.

Our merchants processing with the Bevel Payment Gateway can log into their accounts and visit the Marketplace tab to get setup with a Bevel HPP account.
If you’re aren’t yet processing with us, to get signed up for your own Bevel HPP, visit www.bevelpayment.com/contact-us/.
Happy customizing.

 




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 more cost-effective solution to accepting credit card payments as part of their fundraising. As mentioned by Ms. Ayda Sanver, a Certified Fundraising Consultant to non-profits, offering credit card payments to donors is a must in today’s fundraising efforts:

Businesses wish to appear as giving back to their communities for goodwill reasons, and this is a win-win for non-profits when the partnership is crafted for mutual benefit. The business will always ask, “What’s in it for me?” So making the approach to a business to support your non-profit means the non-profit must do its homework! Over the years, the method in which many corporations, entrepreneurs and individuals use to give back to their selected charitable organization has changed. These donations are being made in form of a credit card payment, as the donor will reap his/her cardholder benefits at the same time.

Visa introduced the Consumer Credit Card Charity Interchange Rate Program for charitable organizations in October 2011, which specifically refers to charitable and social service organizations. With proof of non-profit status, an organization can be approved for a “non-profit wholesale” rate program, which Visa offers at 1.35% + $0.05, and Discover offers at 1.45% + $0.05. The caveat to this program is that a merchant processor is not required to pass these reduced, charitable rates onto their non-profit merchants.

Non-profit organizations that have been referred to us have saved from 25% to more than 50% each year after being properly placed on the charitable rate program with Bevel. Since Visa and Discover combined can easily amount to anywhere between 50% to over 70% in all cards presented for donations and payments to a typical non-profit organization, the savings realized with this program can be quite significant. For a local, youth sports non-profit entity in Fairfax County that recently came on board with Bevel, for example, this translated into an annual savings in excess of $50,000 per year.

If you are a non-profit organization that is going through a sudden growth, this is the perfect time to check with your trusted advisors and/or your tax accounting firm to have your merchant services reviewed to make sure you are on this program. If you are not already on a Charitable Rate Bevel Program, can you afford to continue draining more money away?

For more information or for a complimentary consultation with no obligation email us at info@bevelpayment.com or call us at 888-650-6444.