Sep 01, 2020

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Online Gaming and Gambling Payment Solutions

The worldwide gambling industry is booming, with an estimated global gross yield of nearly $500 billion in 2019 – nearly ten percent of that amount flowed through online gambling sites. The valuation of active players also reached 2.3 billion worldwide last year. Where does the U.S. sit in all of this? Despite being incredibly hesitant to embrace the industry when...

Aug 27, 2020

What You Need To Know About High Risk Merchant Accounts

Whether you are a fledgling business or one that has been in operation for several years, your ability to take both credit and debit card payments is imperative to long-term profitability and even survival. In order to accept payments, you will need to have a merchant account. The type of merchant account issued will largely depend on the type of...

Aug 24, 2020

5 Ways AI is Transforming the Ecommerce Experience

The answer to ecommerce success is the same as brick-and-mortar: delight your customers. Simple and straightforward, or is it? Thanks to technology, the landscape grows more and more competitive every day. How can your online business keep up, while also impressing its customers through your service? Artificial intelligence (AI) might be the answer you are looking for. Here are 5...

Aug 24, 2020

What You Should Know About Merchant Accounts and Services

As of April 2020, online payment methods accounted for more than 58% of payments processed:  merchant accounts were the only means to handle that. To learn more about merchant accounts and services and discover a unique merchant processor, keep on reading this post. Merchant Accounts and Services Don’t think of a merchant account as a service: it’s a collection of...

Aug 14, 2020

What Is A High Risk Industry?

What do the following industries have in common: e-cigarettes, sports betting, online firearms, and cannabis? All these industries fall under the high risk category. These industries typically need to ensure that they are in compliance with local, state, and federal laws. Compliance can usually translate into extra costs for all types of “compliance-related resources”.  What Does It Mean To Be...

Jul 02, 2020

EMB Fraud Protection – Feel Empowered, Fight Back

In 2018, the highly anticipated “True Cost of Fraud Study for the Retail Sector by LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, was released, revealing the true challenges that fraud is posing for retailers nationwide.  Some of the fastest growing incidents of fraud keep stemming from card-not-present and mCommerce fraud. The 2018 study also demonstrated that losses due to fraud were up 6% from...

Jun 24, 2020

Five Things About High Risk Merchants And Credit Card Processing

When it comes to accepting credit and debit cards online, you will need a merchant account provider to act as a mediator to work with the merchant, the banks, as well as the credit card networks.  Most merchant account providers in the payments industry limit their work to “low-risk merchants” due to their lower risk for chargebacks and, overall, a...

May 28, 2020

Establishing Your CBD Merchant Account

A CBD Merchant Account is key to staying within legal limits, offering security. What’s all the buzz about CBD oils?  You may have seen these initials scattered throughout many strip malls’ storefronts, displaying a particular green plant as their logo. Don’t worry, it’ s legal. Let’s get the 411 on this mysteriously popular product.  What Is CBD? CBD is an...

May 27, 2020

Securing An Online Dating Merchant Account

Online dating merchant accounts serve as a safeguard in a high risk industry. The stigmas tied to online dating is nothing new. In fact, personal ads, the forerunner to the modern-day online dating profile, are where it all started, the stigma that is.  In 1727, a woman by the name of Helen Morrison was considered a pioneer, posting the first...

May 23, 2020

How To Secure A Nutraceuticals Merchant Account

You need a dependable high risk merchant account provider for your nutraceutical merchant account. The global dietary supplements industry was estimated at $123.28 billion in 2019, according to Grand View Research. The main drivers of this growing demand include increasing health concerns as well as changes in dietary lifestyles.  The demand for dietary supplements is also fueled by the growing...

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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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