Feb 15, 2018

The Best Merchant Account For Your Ecommerce Shop

Paying with cash is a rarity. Cashless transactions are quicker and more convenient and vital for shopping online. The only way ecommerce businesses can thrive is if they accept credit and debit card payments. To do this, you must obtain a merchant account services. Whenever a payment is made with a credit card it involves the transfer of funds to...

Dec 08, 2017

Three Cutting-edge Trends in E-commerce and What They Mean For Credit Card Fraud Prevention

The way we do business is gradually shifting towards fast, simple and convenient methods. While this is undoubtedly good for merchants and shoppers alike, it has also introduced new challenges regarding security and fraud. Here are three trends in e-commerce, and how they’re influencing the raging fight against online fraud. Instant Gratification These days, the one thing shoppers can’t tolerate...

Aug 04, 2017

Three Cutting-edge Trends in E-commerce and What They Mean For Credit Card Fraud Prevention

The way we do business is gradually shifting towards fast, simple and convenient methods. While this is undoubtedly good for merchants and shoppers alike, it has also introduced new challenges regarding security and fraud. Here are three trends in e-commerce, and how they’re influencing the raging fight against online fraud. Instant Gratification These days, the one thing shoppers can’t tolerate...

Aug 01, 2017

Five Ways To Protect Your Business From E-commerce Fraud

According to American Express, 60 percent of internet-based retailers reported experiencing some form of fraud in 2016; a 25 percent jump from the previous year’s records. With the threat growing at such an alarming rate, the need to protect your business has never been more pressing. Here are five ways to keep your online enterprise from becoming an easy target...

Jun 29, 2017

Choose The Best E-Commerce Credit Card and Payment Processing

The e-commerce industry is growing with rapid advances. In the US, the industry grew by 15.6% to account for $394.86 billion in 2016, with e-commerce making up 42% of all retail growth. Today’s consumers prefer shopping for your products or services online. If your business can’t offer secure, convenient online shopping, it’s missing out on significant sales revenue. That’s why...

May 10, 2017

How to Give Your E-Commerce Website an Edge

Starting a brand new e-commerce website can be an exhilarating and thrilling experience for any ambitious entrepreneur. It’s also something, however, that comes with many expectations. If you want your new e-commerce site to be a big hit, these useful and practical tips can get it moving in the right direction. Take Your Time Steer clear of the rather common...

Apr 27, 2017

Blockchain To Fight Counterfeit Fraud

China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has teamed up with PwC, a multinational professional services network, to develop a system that could help minimize food fraud with the help of blockchain technology. As you know, the blockchain technology underlies Bitcoin. If Alibaba’s pilot program succeeds, blockchain is going to be used against a type of fraud that affects online marketplaces, specifically food....

Mar 07, 2017

How to Grow Your Home-based Online Business with a Merchant Account

The number of merchants currently conducting their operations in the comfort of their homes has rapidly risen in recent times. Unlike more established enterprises, home-based businesses are less regulated, cheaper to run, and offer more flexible working hours. However, merchants that choose to work from home face the problem of limited payment options. A home-based retailer entirely depends on credit...

Feb 20, 2017

How to Build a Successful E-commerce Website

If you’re thinking of starting a business, the internet is a vast sea of customers waiting for you to take a dive. Unfortunately, launching an online store from scratch is never easy. Of course, you could get someone to build the site for you, but then comes the issue of marketing and getting some customers. Nevertheless, the tips below can...

Feb 16, 2017

Why You Should Use a Separate Merchant Account for Each E-Commerce Website

Statistics show that the majority of multiple business owners use one merchant account for all their payment processing needs, and we don’t blame them. After all, it is simpler and much easier to manage. However, smart entrepreneurs choose to open a separate account for each new business. Why? Let us elaborate. 1. Different levels of risk A merchant account is...

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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 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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