Sep 22, 2017

Christie’s Auctioneers Focused on Online Sales

Christie’s, a famous British auction house founded in 1766 by James Christie, is now focusing its efforts on online sales. In summer, Christie’s closed its South Kensington salesroom, after 42 years of ancillary sales of objects, antiques, and design pieces there. Many of those sales will become online-only. Online Field for Auction Houses Though the online field is still in...

Aug 15, 2014

Do Not Let a High Risk Label Keep You From Having a Penny Auction Merchant Account

For the customer who joins your site and bids on outstanding offers, there is excitement in the bidding and joy in the winning. Those looking for exceptional deals will spend hours on one site watching the bidding taking place and raising the stakes when it seems appropriate. If a potential customer has difficulties in having his credit or debit card...

Jul 31, 2014

The Good And The Bad: Penny Auctions

Penny auctions have seen a decrease in their popularity due to the potential fraudulent activity which some of these sites were choosing to participate in. Some penny auction sites have stood the test of time, and have moved forward with the business concept. Looking at ways to ensure their customers have the correct information and the process involved in winning...

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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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