Apr 12, 2021

Pandemic Transforms Mobile Apps Into The New Storefront

Without a doubt, the pandemic has made dramatic shifts in consumer shopping behavior. Shopping almost exclusively online from the comfort, safety, and convenience of their home, consumers have pushed a new normal, driving countless retailers to move their operations entirely online in order to survive. Outside of the already ubiquitous online shopping experience, mobile shopping in the form of apps...

Aug 28, 2020

China Sidesteps Credit Card Cash Advance Controls and Limits

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China has been struggling with mounting credit card debt. Regulators have once again turned their attention to an illegal operation consisting of third party payment companies that allow both businesses and individuals to access credit card advances at lower than normal costs.  They enable this by allowing merchants to falsify these transactions as fake credit card...

Aug 26, 2020

The Pandemic Effect: Growth Opportunities & Challenges facing the Dating Industry

More and more people are turning to online dating sites amid a pandemic thanks to the lockdowns and stay-indoor rules. In mid-March, websites like Dating.com announce in a Press Release in PRNewswire.com that it had recorded a surge in the number of new signups at the start of the month. But more new customers often come with excessive chargebacks, fraud and...

Aug 25, 2020

Payment Providers are Changing Rules: Is Your Money Safe If Payment Processing Hits Rock Bottom?

Merchants who process payments through acquirers and payment processors must worry about what would happen if payment processing faces hiccups. While losses are unlikely, the current COVID-19 recession has had negative impacts even on large financial institutions like banks and may cause panic among merchants who rely on them for various services. Payment processors are now tightening rules and making...

Aug 21, 2020

4 Ways to Integrate eCommerce into Your Small Business in 2020

The more technology has become commonplace, the more important ecommerce has become for businesses. In order to ensure long-term growth and sustainability, businesses today really need to consider incorporating ecommerce. Due to the rapid changes and challenges COVID-19 has thrust upon business owners, ecommerce options have even become critical for business survival. If your business needs an ecommerce solution to...

Aug 21, 2020

A Deeper Look at the Future for Digital and Mobile Wallets

North America has been known for their preference for plastic for some time, with credit cards being the top consumer payment method. Recently, however, the spotlight has begun to shift to mobile-payment methods. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, these trends are beginning to pick up even more speed. As consumers become more open to new methods of payment, more and...

Aug 21, 2020

Already Growing E-Commerce Payment Trends Pick Up Speed with COVID

E-commerce and other payment trends have been gaining speed for some time. However, these trends are now being fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic and the flames are spreading fast. New debit card transaction data released early this month by Houston-based Pulse electronic funds transfer network confirms this. It is safe to say we are living in unprecedented times. As stay-at-home...

Aug 07, 2020

WhatsApp Launches Digital Payments In Brazil

After a “closed” beta launch in India back in 2018, WhatsApp announced the launch of digital payments in Brazil. According to WhatsApp’s blog, users will be able to safely send money or purchase something from a local business without having to leave the chat feature.  Brazil is the second-largest market after India, with over 120 million “individual users”.  With more...

Aug 06, 2020

Contactless Payments Ensure Safety And Convenience

The future of payments is facing monumental changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Where in the past, businesses were more cautious about implementing contactless features to receive payment from customers, now many are realizing that not adopting contactless could mean the end of their existence.  Days of simply swiping credit cards could become a thing of the past as new...

Jul 24, 2020

How To Know If Your Business Needs eCommerce Integration

A report released by eMarketer is predicting that e-Commerce sales are projected to hit $4 trillion by 2020. That comprises 14.6% of the sum total of retail spending this year. In the middle of this pandemic, the number of new online shoppers are continuing to rise and retailers are perking up to the financial potential that e-Commerce presents.  Something 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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