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PayPal was launched in 1998 by a group that consisted of Elon Musk and Peter Thiel.  It had its beginnings as a solution to pay for products online when most of the population was still purchasing its goods and services by paper check or cash.  Fast forward to 2021, and the company had amassed over 400 million users. Its famous...

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PayPal vs. Merchant Account: Which Is Right For Your Business?

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A PayPal Alternative For High-Risk Businesses

PayPal is without a doubt the most popular, most ubiquitous payment provider worldwide. Its impact continues to grow so much that a survey conducted by Statista indicated that in the third quarter of 2018, Paypal had amassed 254 million accounts from around the world, a far cry from its humble beginnings of only 84.3 million in the first quarter of...

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Alternative Option To A PayPal Merchant Account

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Why Not Use PayPal for High Risk Processing?

While PayPal is one of the common options most retailers consider when looking to process credit card payments, there’s always the question of whether you can use it for your merchant account for high risk business. Unfortunately, you can’t, because they don’t accept merchants like you. Along with other payment aggregators like, Stripe and Square, PayPal is not willing to...

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Interested in an PayPal eBay Merchant Account Alternative?

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EMB Can Take Over Your PayPal Merchant Account

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Interested In An eBay Merchant Account? Turn To EMB

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Alternative Payment Methods To PayPal

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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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