Guidelines to Save Money on Merchant Account
Check for a security match
Check for a security match for the signature on the back of the your customer card whenever you process point of sale payments with your merchant account. If a signature is not provided, ask for additional verification to prevent scams. This small step can preserve you a fortune on your credit card processing statements. Fraud, price backs and disputes take into dramatic increases in costs to the owner.
Process every sale you receive on the day of transaction
For point of sales stores using credit card processing terminals you do not want to wait to batch out your transaction for the day. Your processing fees increase for transactions older than 24 hours typically and can increase the percentage you pay in fees per transaction.
Swipe the Card Only
For the lowest discount rates for negotiations at a POS location, avoid typing manually in the credit card numbers; rather swipe it with your terminal. If it is not read successfully by the machine then swipe it again. Swiped cards are usually given cheaper rates per transaction.
Accurate Zip Value
Acquire an accurate zip value for the billing address of the card. Your transaction cost increases if the zip code does not validate with billing address of the credit card owner.
Clear Information for Your Business
Provide clear information for your business, and be sure to have your support number appear on the line item of the credit card statement. Customers often do not recognize the line item description of products for a buy, offering information to contact you rather than the card company.
Follow Directions Carefully
Follow your credit card terminal directions carefully when using it. It will prompt you for information and will also provide you with particular instructions for the processing of some credit cards.
Merchant Account Statements
Watch your merchant account statements attentively. If you already accept a lot of certain types of transactions you might be liable for a change and a reduction in your costs.
To save money you must follow these guidelines and we assure you a substantial rise in profits There is no reason why you should be paying more than you need to for your merchant account services.