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Choose Your Payments Partner Wisely

Posted by Ben Kauder on Oct 4, 2017 9:42:18 AM

In our payments integration consultations with software developers, we often educate on several critical areas to consider when choosing any payments partner. These include age of the specs/APIs, certification process, acquirer control on the platform, underwriting, application/agreement workflow and payment processing pricing. In our model Payfac in a Box™, we’ve put all these goodies and more ‘in a box’ to ensure a simple, straightforward, and long-lasting integration setup that will make merchant adoption and their continued use of the service top-rate. Read on to educate yourself on these important aspects of selecting a payments integration partner, so you don’t get stuck down an expensive path that doesn’t result in the best custom payments integration for your software solution and merchant users.

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Topics: flat rate credit card processing, credit card payments, singular payments, flat rate payment processing, payfac in a box, payfac automation, custom payments integration

Yay! It’s CSDA Show Time Again

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on May 10, 2017 9:27:28 AM

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Topics: credit card processing, flat rate credit card processing, trade show, csda, charter oaks dental meeting

Bait & Switch PSA

Posted by Nina Pioletti on Mar 15, 2017 8:06:00 AM
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Topics: flat rate credit card processing, merchant service scams, merchant fees, merchant services

Singular BillPAY | Get Paid. For Real.

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Mar 1, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Singular Payments has launched an exciting new electronic bill presentment and payment platform we affectionately coined Singular BillPAY, and it’s going to rock your world when it comes to simplifying invoicing and collections.  This customizable billing and collections software is paired with your custom flat rate credit card processing service, to seamlessly accept credit card and electronic check (ACH) payments all within the easy-to-use platform. That is one of the unique advantages this new feature-rich service brings to the table for merchant billers who need to find cost-effective and efficient alternatives to traditional means of distributing invoices and collecting payments.  Read the press release here for more details about the launch.

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Topics: flat rate credit card processing, electronic payment processing, singular payments, electronic bill presentment, electronic bill payment, flat rate payment processing, ebpp

This or That – The Real Deal Between a Flat Rate and Everybody Else

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Jan 11, 2017 6:04:00 AM

Through many of our educational blogs last year we talked about the variety of fees and rates other processors charge and the hundreds of card types out there that make up your qualified and nonqualified rates when you are paying under a tiered or cost-plus pricing model. We covered reading your credit card processing statements, decoding the language in the industry which is purposefully confusing, and what makes our custom flat rate program stand out from the rest. 

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Topics: flat fee credit card processing, flat rate credit card processing, merchant services

5 Tips to Lower Your Merchant Services Overhead

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Jan 29, 2016 9:53:33 AM

Dental and medical office overhead can quickly get out of hand, especially merchant services. Accepting credit/debit card payments is essential for any busy practice to maximize profits, but the various fees and fluctuating rate structures from most processors can make it hard to keep costs low and consistent. Learn 5 simple ways to ensure your credit card processing costs will always stay in check. 

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Topics: flat fee payment processing, flat fee credit card processing, flat rate credit card processing, merchant services guarantee, save on credit card fees, dental payment processing, save on credit card processing, merchant services fees

#GOTCHIPPED? protecting your business from fraud liability

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Jan 12, 2016 3:31:45 PM

Let’s take a moment and dive into the real reason behind why you’re carrying a new type of credit card and if you aren’t part of the ‘chip club’ yet, know that it’s only a matter of time before you will be. As of October 2015, the nationwide shift to EMV became imperative when the liability, for lack of better terminology, shifted to the merchant as opposed to the credit card issuer.

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Topics: flat fee payment processing, flat rate credit card processing, credit card payments, fraud liability, protecting your business, free emv terminal, free emv equipment, emv help, emv fraud liability, singular payments, emv, free emv help, singular guarantee

One Customized Flat Rate Seeking One Small to Medium-Sized Business

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Dec 17, 2015 1:58:21 PM

Let’s be real. The payment processing industry is full of shady characters, bait and switch tactics and overcomplicated rate plans and billing statements –- all of which confuse and infuriate you—the business owner.

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Topics: custom rate payment processing, online credit card processing, payment processing service, credit card processing, flat fee payment processing, flat fee credit card processing, small business payment processing, flat rate credit card processing, electronic payment processing, medical payment processing, credit card processing fees

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