A recent survey revealed that 40% of American workers have considered starting a business, but many fail to pursue their dreams due to funding constraints. While there are people who invest thousands of dollars to launch their businesses, there are just as many businesses that were started with just a few hundred dollars and some ingenuity.
I had to show that I had no debts at all, so my parents offered to loan me the money to pay all the debts off. It actually worked out best for me because I no longer had to pay monthly interest charges. Each month, I pay a modest portion of the loan back to my parents. My credit past showed that all my debts were paid off so this helped towards making it a terrific score.
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On the surface this makes perfect sense. Those horrible banks won’t be charging a penny for credit card processing interchange, the swipe fee on a High Risk Merchant Account. So because the merchant won’t pay their merchant account services fees – voila, we the consumer can negotiate a lower price and reap the “benefit!” Regretfully, nothing could be further from the truth. The past decades of credit card processing growth were because it made it easier and quicker for us to purchase everyday items. Going back to cash entirely disregards this value proposition, both for us and the businesses we shop at.
The discount rate is the fee charged by the acquirer to the merchant to process each transaction. This rate is dependent upon several factors, but usually the rate is either a retail (card present) merchant or a MOTO/Internet (card not present) merchant. (If the business owner is set up on a three tier system) Retail Rates are lower because they present less risk than card not present transactions. Card not present rates are high risk merchant account due to the increased risk exposure to the bank.
Offering gift cards is a great way to get any new business up and running. It makes perfect sense that when someone has a good experience at your establishment you should give them the opportunity to share that with their friends and family.
What if you can’t get a merchant account or the fees are just too obnoxious? Many businesses look for aggregators that will handle the transactions for them. Online examples include groups like PayPal and Google Checkout. In truth, these groups are often the only access to credit card processing and the like for many businesses.