The Entire History of Payment Processing

Square is virtually everywhere. It’s in restaurants, stores, service centers and so much more so it’s no wonder so many flock to Square when it comes to needing a point of sales system and a payment processing system. But, truth be told – Square, while it’s great for those with little understanding (or care) of […]

Why Small Businesses Should Skip Square

Square is virtually everywhere. It’s in restaurants, stores, service centers and so much more so it’s no wonder so many flock to Square when it comes to needing a point of sales system and a payment processing system. But, truth be told – Square, while it’s great for those with little understanding (or care) of […]

Master Guide to Merchant Account Services

In this master guide on merchant account services, we’ll explain what merchant services are, how merchant services work and how having merchant services can benefit your business. If you don’t know anything about merchant account services – do not worry. We’ll run through everything you need to know! What are Merchant Services? Merchant services are services […]

6 Ways to Reduce Credit Card Processing Fees

Credit card processing fees are the fees that businesses are charged for the privilege of accepting credit and debit cards. For example, when a customer swipes their credit card, the merchant doesn’t always get all of the money from the purchase. Sometimes the merchant has to pay a fee for allowing the customer to use […]

Challenges with Payment Processing: How to Overcome Them

Small business owners have to wear a lot of hats. You’re the CEO, the marketing director, the salesperson and the accountant. The last thing you want to have to worry about is payment processing issues! After all, selling things and getting paid is the whole point of being in business to begin with, right? You […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Credit Card Processing

Are you a business owner trying to wrap your head around credit card processing? Wish there was a book on credit card processing for dummies? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Navigating the complexities of merchant services can be a little confusing, but only until you get the hang of it! And with so many […]

What is PCI Compliance? Do You Need It?

PCI compliance refers to the 12 security standards that businesses must abide by in order to process transactions securely without data exposure to the naked eye. PCI compliance is an important part of any business whether they’re in retail or they’re in an enterprise corporate business – PCI compliance is vital. Do You Need to […]

What is a Merchant Account?

Merchant accounts are a big topic in the world of payment processing and PayHawk has all the answers to your questions about merchant services! In fact, we came up with a few below, then provided the answers to each, just for you. Hopefully, this article acts as a guide and walks you through everything you […]

How to Reduce Credit Card Chargebacks

When you’re running a small business, every penny counts. So if you’re hit with a chargeback – which is when a credit card company takes money back from you for a purchase that was disputed by the customer – it can really hurt your bottom line. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to […]