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Restaurant Trends: Make your restaurant online order capable

  • September 30, 2009
According to the September 2009 Technomic American Express Market Brief, consumers of all ages have already embraced online ordering. Their research shows online ordering from a computer …

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Interchange ruled to be Interest

  • September 22, 2009
According to Bloomberg, after a decade-long battle, a U.S. Tax Court ruled in favor of Capital One Financial Corp. saying that the bank’s income from Interchange fees that merchants pay on …

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The future of peer-to-peer currency?

  • September 20, 2009
A digital currency for Microsoft Outlook? Social Networks? WSJ's Andy Jordan talks to currency renegades tired of big-government centralized cash, and desperate to make their own (legal) money …

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The Merchant Interchange Debate Continues

  • September 20, 2009
This week the National Retail Federation and the Merchants Payments Coalition released a 14-page report, entitled, “’Swipe Fee’ Reform--International Lessons” lobbying in …

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Prepaid Visa Payroll Cards Replace Expensive Paper Checks

  • August 22, 2009
Thousands of employers currently offer Visa payroll cards to employees and for companies looking to go green, streamline payroll operations and lower costs, paycards are only gaining in popularity. …

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Tabs, Tips and Chargebacks -- Best Practices for Restaurants, Bars and Night Clubs

  • August 16, 2009
A common problem in F&B industry is dealing with payment card issues related to running tabs and adjusting tips. Recent developments require F&B establishments (F&B) to evaluate their …

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Merchants Go with Prepaid Wireless

  • August 15, 2009
GPRS prepaid wireless plans are becoming popular alternatives for merchants using fixed wireless (wireless terminals that require a power outlet). With SIM chips costing less than $10 and one- …

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The Complete B2B Payment Solution Seminar

  • August 14, 2009
Vantage will be conducting an in-depth training seminar for its Payment Analysts in San Jose, CA on August 28th. The focus of this seminar will be to provide insight into business-to-business (B2B) …

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Don't Be Afraid of Accounts Receivable

  • August 03, 2009
Many small and midsize businesses (SMB) we consult with are afraid of implementing policies and procedures to better manage their accounts receivable (A/R) because they are scared of losing customers. …

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B2B suppliers accepting commercial card payments

  • July 24, 2009
As reported in a recent U.S. Banker article titled P-Cards Have Promise, approximately 16 percent of B2B suppliers accept commercial cards for U.S. B2B payments citing Interchange fees as a factor …

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