Dec 28, 2017

EMVco Announces Release of Framework for Secure Remote Commerce

EMVco, which facilitates worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure payment transactions, has successfully released a technical framework for the online payments environment. In an effort to standardize online payments for greater security and interoperability, EMVco recently announced this first step toward technical specifications for companies operating in the “remote commerce environment”. What does remote commerce involve? It refers to the...

May 09, 2017

Accepting Online Payments

2017 will continue making customers choose to live a digital life. Year by year, more and more people are choosing different forms of online billing and looking for ways to accept payments. The 2016 Annual Billing Household Survey shows each month customers pay their bills choosing an average of 3.6 different payment methods. Customers are increasingly using mobile payments: 33%...

Jun 15, 2015

Time to Add Online Payments to Your Business

It is apparent that consumers are currently living their lives online. Whichever way you understand this, the reality is that people spend most of their lives today surfing the internet. The days when you would only visit the internet to look for a rare information are long gone. Today you spend your social life online. You make calls to distant...

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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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