May 19, 2020

Changes To Interchange Fees Will Impact U.S. Merchants

High risk merchant accounts will be directly impacted by upcoming fees. Visa and Mastercard have decided to postpone interchange fees until July as it comes to grips with the rampant economic crisis fueled by the coronavirus pandemic. As governments struggled to lessen the impact and spread of the virus, their decisions have led to many retailers, hotels, and restaurants having...

May 14, 2020

Despite Pandemic, Some Businesses See an Increase in Sales

Businesses with a high risk merchant account can still be profitable if they pivot their business. The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted the US economy as many businesses were forced to close due to strict social distancing measures. The hardest hit were the small businesses where some had to temporarily halt operations, while others tragically had to close their doors...

May 13, 2020

How Business Owners Can Keep Business Productive During Covid-19

What can a business owner do during this difficult time? As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, so do the number of companies mandating that their employees work from home. As of mid-February 2020, it was estimated that 46% of American businesses rolled out remote-work policies. While working from home has enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent years, it is...

May 07, 2020

The New Normal of eCommerce Merchant Accounts

Efficient and secure eCommerce Merchant Accounts are critical during our present crisis.  The Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed consumer behavior. With lockdowns and social distancing orders in place across the country, eCommerce, once just another option for consumers and businesses to buy goods, has become an absolute necessity for everyday life in the current health crisis. More than ever before,...

May 05, 2020

Coin Dealer Merchant Accounts

Coin dealer merchant accounts alleviate complexity and facilitate payments . Investing in gold and silver has proven throughout the ages to be highly profitable. However, it is also highly risky. The market is always volatile and laws and regulations are in constant change as well. This constant change gives rise to instability. Luckily, gold and silver do not fluctuate in...

May 05, 2020

How To Secure A Gold and Silver Coin Dealer Merchant Account

A gold and silver coin dealer merchant account will satisfy all your credit card processing needs. Finding a reputable coin dealer merchant is no small task. Customers want to ensure that they are purchasing products that are genuine and from legitimate dealers. In order for businesses to process payments, whether it’s by phone, online or in-person, they need to ensure...

Oct 01, 2019

High Risk and Low Risk Account Merchant: Know The Difference

If you have been a business owner for any length of time, you have discovered very quickly the importance of taking either debit or credit cards as a form of payment.  Although more Americans are carrying less paper dollars on their person, they are still making their everyday purchases in the form of plastic. Since more people are leaving their...

Oct 01, 2019

Increase Your Sales By Accepting These Payment Options

Are Americans becoming more “cash-averse”? According to Bankrate.com, 1 in 10 Americans do not carry cash on a daily basis. A survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates discovered more telling data that said 78 percent of Americans carried less than $50 in paper money and 49% carried less than $20 daily. Those that choose not to carry any money...

Jul 17, 2019

Aggregate vs Direct Merchant Accounts Finally Explained

A merchant’s ability to accept credit card transactions is not created equally. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all account for every business. This is why is imperative that businesses understand aggregate vs direct merchant accounts. What is an aggregate merchant account? The best way to describe an aggregate merchant account is to consider it a shared account in which acquirers place...

Jul 16, 2019

How Does Merchant Account Load Balancing Work

Merchant account load balancing gives merchants the ability to divide transactions across multiple accounts. It is an account management tool that helps merchants minimize risk and increase processing volumes. Preparing for Challenges Frozen or terminated merchant accounts can dramatically impact your bottom line. Load balancing helps. By juggling transactions across a few merchant accounts, you can still can continue to...

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Having a merchant account allows an account holder to take advantage of merchant cash advances. When a merchant is approved for an advance, the business agrees to receive a lump sum of cash in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future credit card sales.

Pricing varies depending on the merchant’s industry, past credit card processing history, the type of business seeking the account, average ticket sales, and average transaction volumes.

Yes, EMB works with merchants who are building their credit, as well as those who have poor credit. EMB also approves merchants that have no credit card processing history and businesses that have lost their merchant accounts due to high chargebacks.

Several factors influence a merchant’s risk level. Though only one factor likely will not get a merchant classified as high risk, a combination of these may: business size, location, and industry, credit score, credit card processing history, a industry’s reputation for excessive chargebacks, a prior history of high chargeback ratios, and whether a merchant exclusively sells online.

Virtual terminals are stationed on a merchant’s website, making it easy for customers to make a payment or purchase online. Merchants or a payment processor can easily set up virtual terminals, so online businesses can accept credit and debit card and e-check transactions.

A merchant account is a business account with an acquiring bank. Without this business account, which actually works more like a line of credit, a merchant cannot accept and process credit and debit card transactions. Businesses need a merchant account to accept major credit cards via a static point-of-sale terminal, mobile card reader, or through a virtual payment gateway.

After filling out EMB’s simple online application and submitting any necessary, requested documents, many merchants get approved within 24 and 48 hours.

EMB specializes in working with high-risk merchants. EMB works with many merchants, including but not limited to businesses in these industries: gambling and gaming, adult entertainment, nutraceuticals, vaping and e-cigarettes, electronics, tech support, travel, high-end furniture, weight loss programs, calling cards, e-books and software, and telecommunications.

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