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Payments & processing

Payments & processing

What is POS (point of sale) software?

Why your business needs POS system software Many merchants often use point...

Crisis support

How to keep your customers close—at a social distance

This year has been particularly challenging for merchants across the country. But...

Crisis support

Scan to Order helps make dining in safer—and enjoyable again

This Scan to Order feature creates a fully contactless ordering and payment...

Payments & processing

BluePay is now Clover

BluePay, a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for North American merchants,...

Guides

What is a POS system and how do I choose one?

Point-of-sale (POS) systems help businesses accept and process payments as well as...

Guides

Should I upgrade my cash register to a POS system?

Cash registers have a certain nostalgia about them. They can remind us...

Guides

Contactless Payments

Contactless payments are a fast, secure, and hygienic way to make purchases...

Guides

What is PCI compliance?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance refers to a security standard designed to...

Guides

Merchant Services

Whether you’re about to start using merchant services for your business for...

Guides

Credit Card Processing

If you’re interested in taking credit card payments for your small business...

Money management

Clover Rapid Deposit: Get your money instantly at no cost

We at Clover want to help support our merchants as best as...

Payments & processing

Maintain safe distancing with Virtual Terminal

Need to process payments on the go? Virtual Terminal is available through...

Covid-19

Keeping your sales safe & sanitary

In the midst of the COVID-19 emergency, we discuss three areas of...

Payments & processing

How to give restaurant guests more control over getting the check

58% of frequent restaurant diners say a slow payment process has ruined...

Security

How to help detect and prevent merchant account fraud

Credit card fraud continues to rise as criminals develop even more inventive...

Mobile

4 tips for mobile credit card processing at trade show events

There are multiple reasons why any business owner would exhibit at a...

Payments & processing

Merchant account vs. business bank account

What is a merchant account? A merchant account is a special type...

Payments & processing

Payment gateway vs. payment processor: What is the difference?

Let’s start here: There are four parties involved with every credit card...

Payments & processing

How different age groups prefer to pay

Although cash is convenient for smaller one-off transactions, using paper money carries...

Payments & processing

What is peer-to-peer transfer? What are the pros and cons?

Though in recent years, the definition of P2P transfers has evolved to...

Security

6 best practices for securing your eCommerce website

How eCommerce fraud happens When customers pay for goods or services on...

Payments & processing

4 benefits of a merchant account

As today’s consumers are increasingly using credit and debit cards to make...

Payments & processing

Accept recurring payments to reduce costs and boost sales

No matter what industry you serve, automated recurring billing services can help...

Security

Minimize security risks with fraud management tools

Fraud management tools have always been important within the payments industry. Yet...

Mobile

Mobile credit card processing for Android & iPhone

As a business owner, you can begin accepting credit cards anytime and...

Payments & processing

What is EMV credit card processing?

Short for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, EMV card processing leverages fraud-reducing technology...

Payments & processing

Electronic billing services, invoicing & online payment software

Avoid lost bills and late payments by sending digital invoices and reminders...

Mobile

Apple Pay for business – what will it cost me?

Apple Pay® is one of the top mobile payment and digital wallet...

Security

What is a dynamic CVV?

Shopping online or via mobile offers important advantages for consumers and merchants...

Payments & processing

Accept payments with secure wireless credit card processing

Wireless payment processing technologies continue to evolve and take the worry out...

Payments & processing

Understanding your credit card machine options

No matter what type of business you operate, there are credit card...

Payments & processing

Virtual credit card machine for online efficiency

A virtual terminal enables you to manually enter, swipe, or dip credit...

Payments & processing

Expand your sales opportunities with debit card processing

Debit card payments are growing in popularity for consumer purchases and have...

Ecommerce

E-commerce merchant account & payment processing solutions

Today’s consumers increasingly prefer shopping and paying bills online. Any business unable...

Payments & processing

What is an EFT payment?

An electronic funds transfer moves money from one account to another. The...

Payments & processing

ACH payment processing

Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment processing services allow you to accept electronic...

Security

What is credit card skimming?

Credit card skimming is one of the most damaging forms of card-based...

Security

How to detect in-store credit card fraud

With data security breaches in the news all the time, consumers and...

Payments & processing

What is the difference between a chargeback and a refund – and how to avoid them

In the retail world, chargeback and refund are two terms often used interchangeably to...

Security

How to detect and prevent Account Takeover (ATO) fraud

As more businesses move their operations online, customers are increasingly required to...

Security

How secure are NFC payments?

Short for “near field communication,” NFC allows devices in close proximity to...

Insights

Pros and cons of using a credit card when traveling abroad

When traveling abroad, cash is definitely a viable option. Almost every merchant on...

Insights

How soon until wallets and cash are a thing of the past?

Roughly 30 percent of Americans don’t carry any type of cash at all, and...

Security

Entering your zip code helps prevent credit card fraud

Have you ever used your credit card at a retail store and...

Mobile

4 different types of mobile payment systems

Mobile phones no longer function exclusively as communication devices. From alarm clocks...

Payments & processing

6 tips to speed up checkout with faster credit card processing

As convenient as credit card processing is, bottlenecks still exist. Long lines...

Payments & processing

Is ACH secure?

The Automated Clearing House (ACH) is a federally-regulated electronic network used by banks...

Payments & processing

How to choose a merchant account provider

It’s technically possible to sustain a business on cash-based sales alone. Though...

Payments & processing

What are credit card processing fees?

Any business owner that accepts credit cards can expect to pay certain...

Payments & processing

Credit card processing in 8 simple steps

New to the world of credit card processing? It may seem like...

Gift cards

4 advantages of gift cards

A great way to acquire new customers while retaining the loyal ones...

Payments & processing

What Is PIN on Glass technology?

As a brick-and-mortar retailer, it doesn’t take much to begin accepting credit...

Ecommerce

Payment gateway vs. shopping cart

If you are building an online presence to sell your goods or...

Ecommerce

Payment gateway vs. virtual terminal

We hear it all the time: “Payment gateway vs. virtual terminal…what’s the...

Payments & processing

Merchant account vs. payment gateway: what’s the difference?

A merchant account is a type of bank account that lets your...

Payments & processing

An overview of P2P payment networks: Apple Cash, Zelle and Venmo

Since launching in 1998, PayPal has dominated the peer-to-peer (P2P) payments space....

Insights

The pros and cons of a universal currency

There is approximately $80 trillion in circulation worldwide, but only $5 trillion of this...

Payments & processing

Stay competitive with omni-channel payment processing

The retail landscape is becoming more fragmented as merchants increasingly design their...

Payments & processing

Government payment processing made easy

Do you supply products or services to government agencies? With a reliable,...

Security

How does tokenization work?

Tokenization is one of the most popular security measures that merchants, payment processors,...

Payments & processing

Gas station credit card processing

Gas stations and convenience stores can simplify the payment process with PCI-compliant...

Payments & processing

B2B made easy with Level 2 credit card processing

Level 2 (L2) payment capabilities can help you generate more sales, reduce...

Payments & processing

Large ticket credit card processing

Many business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) customers require unique payment options when...

Payments & processing

Credit card processing for churches

As payment technology evolves, many places of worship continue to explore innovative ways to...

Payments & processing

Credit card processing for nonprofits

PCI-compliant donation forms make it easier than ever for donors to contribute...

Mobile

How does Apple Pay compare to Google Pay?

Apple Pay® and Google Pay™ are two popular mobile payment technologies. Apple...

Mobile

How do NFC and MST differ? What do I need to know?

There are countless payment options out there — from credit cards to...

Ecommerce

What is a payment gateway?

When accepting credit and debit cards at your brick-and-mortar store, a POS system is...

Payments & processing

The value of accepting credit cards for B2B transactions

With average revolving credit card debt at nearly $7,000 per household, it’s...

Security

What is Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)?

Point-to-point encryption (P2PE) is an advanced security tool that helps protect the...

Payments & processing

Car & truck rental credit card processing made easy

Accelerate your business by offering simple, efficient vehicle rental payment processing to...

Payments & processing

Property management merchant services

Allow tenants to pay their rent in the way that’s most convenient...

Payments & processing

Save time with credit card batch processing

Batch credit card processing allows you to process multiple transactions at one...

Payments & processing

Tablet POS software for a convenient checkout experience

A mobile tablet POS solution allows users to process payments from anywhere....

Payments & processing

B2B payment processing & corporate payment systems

Corporate and B2B payment solutions allow you to offer your business and...

Payments & processing

Accept credit card payments with an iPad POS system

With a mobile app and a small, portable credit card reader, you can...

Payments & processing

What is OptBlue by American Express®?

When businesses decide to accept credit cards, they typically sign up for...

Mobile

What are closed loop mobile payments?

Have you ever bought a gift card or prepaid phone card? If...

Payments & processing

Is MOTO credit card processing obsolete?

The convenience of today’s online services has many consumers wondering what they...

Payments & processing

Why do some consumers prefer ACH payments?

Is remembering to send your mortgage payment or car payment on time...

Payments & processing

Why do so many businesses still use paper checks?

All across the country, paper checks are on the decline. Back in...

Mobile

Google Pay vs. Google Wallet: What’s different?

There wasn’t a whole lot of fanfare surrounding the 2011 launch of Google...

Mobile

Mobile deposits carry higher fraud risk

Depositing checks has evolved over the years. Self-service ATMs removed the need...

Payments & processing

Why can’t my business accept ACH payments?

As a business owner, your goal is to find convenient, time-saving, and...

Mobile

How does Apple Pay® compare to EMV® (chip & PIN)?

Credit card fraud continues to rise, and data breaches are more common....

Security

Improving cybersecurity

While big companies have teams to help them recover, 60% of merchants...

Money management

7 best practices to get your business paid on time

Small businesses lose out on $285 billion every year due to unpaid...

Payments & processing

Should your business go cashless? Pros & Cons

Going cashless is not a decision an owner should take lightly. Here...

Money management

13 must-read money management tips for small businesses

Cash flow may sound simple—just make more money than you spend—but for...

Payments & processing

Two Clover feature upgrades you should try now

Clover’s Virtual Terminal and Dashboard got great feature upgrades. Here’s what’s new...

SMB

What small businesses should look for in a POS system

Run your business smoothly with POS system software. Clover lists key features...

Payments & processing

Clover clocks in at less than three seconds for EMV transactions

Let’s face it. EMV hasn’t been easy. This week marks the one-year...

Money management

Getting your funds faster

Let’s say you had a great day today—high foot traffic and lots...

Security

Protect yourself: PCI, EMV, and You

This post will give you a quick glimpse into what you need...