How To Accept Mobile Credit Card Payments

Accepting credit card payments is critical for the modern business. It’s pretty rare that a company doesn’t accept credit card payments, but when you do come across a business like this, it feels very antiquated. With mobile technology developing by leaps and bounds, soon mobile credit card payments will be par for the course and any company not utilizing this exciting technology will feel antiquated as well.  However, accepting credit cards with your mobile device is surprisingly easy, and it is a great way to update your merchant services.


Setting up your merchant account on a mobile device is surprisingly simple. The first thing that you will need to do is to create a merchant account. This is a quick process – you just need to enter your bank account number and other business information. You can usually either do this over the internet or via fax. Once you’re approved (usually same day) you will be sent your mobile credit card reader device. Once you receive the device, you will hook it up per the installation instructions, then download the app for it and you are open for business.

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Shawn Douglas has joined Merchant Services as the Director of Business Development

With twenty plus years of bankcard industry acquiring experience Merchant Services is pleased to announce that Shawn Douglas has taken the position of Director of Business Development.


While studying at West Point and graduating from Boston College, Mr. Douglas began working in the industry as an intern for the President of MasterCard US for two summers.  Since then he’s held sales, management and business development positions with Unified Merchant Services, Fidelity National Bank, Moneris Solutions and Chase Paymentech.  More recently at TSYS Acquiring Solutions he was responsible for relationships with all VAR’s, Internet Gateways and Cash Advance Program providers.  In 2008, Mr. Douglas formed his own consulting company to provide business development expertise to specific channels in the merchant services acquiring industry with credit card processing software, and subsequently merged that company with Merchant First of Marietta, Georgia.


“We have found that the most expeditious way to develop merchant services business channels such as PC based credit card processing in today’s market is by partnering with Gateways and other VAR’s in a mutually beneficial relationship.  We are looking to create more relationships with the “Best of Breed” VAR channels and welcome their participation in our combined business development strategy.” says Shawn Douglas.
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Small Businesses Across America Need To Implement Their Smart Phone Merchant Services NOW!

More and more, the vital functions of our businesses and personal financial transactions are moving to mobile applications. Spurred on by our increasingly rising on-the-go culture, the consumer is demanding fast and easy payment options. Some businesses have already recognized this demand and have taken actions to meet the needs of the consumer – and they are reaping the benefits. Read more to find out why you need to implement Smart Phone merchant services immediately.


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Across the country, most vendors are recognizing the need to adopt payment solutions and merchant services that meet the demands of the consumer. Swiping your payment card is becoming increasingly passé and time consuming which is why many businesses are offering faster and easier solutions. While the customer demand is always a little behind technological capabilities, more and more people are starting to get on board with the increased functionality and diversity of payment options.
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