Accepting secure online payments for your consulting firm

Should your consulting firm accept payments online? These resources offer more information about letting clients pay for your services on your site.

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Accepting secure online payments for your consulting firm

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Key quotes:

  • "This also means, however, accepting the form of payment that the customer wants to use."
  • "You may think the majority of your customers are fine with cash or credit, but you would be surprised by the amount of business you could be turning away by not accepting new payment technologies like Apple Pay or Google Wallet."
  • "Consumers might be a little slower to adopt some of the newer payment methods like Apple Pay or Google Wallet, but business owners need to be aware of these in order to stay competitive in the future."
  • "The following is a list of payment methods that your customers could be using, and that you should be aware of for your business."
  • "With 52% of American consumers “extremely aware” of contactless payments and 18% using them on a recurring basis, it will pay off in the long run to make sure your payment technology accepts NFC now, before your competition."
  • "Accepting the type of payment your customers want to use is a vital part of doing business."
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Key quotes:

  • "Since eChecks processing is affordable, fast, secure, and easy-to-use, both businesses and customers are embracing it."
  • "At the same time, for you to reap these benefits, you first need to find an eCheck payment partner."
  • "The last thing that you want is to jeopardize the future of your business because you went with an eCheck company who wasn’t legit."
  • "Do a little comparison shopping before settling on an eCheck payment partner to make sure you’ve found one with the best fees available for your circumstances."
  • "As noted by NerdWallet, “Bank-to-bank transfers typically process within three business days, though some banks and credit unions are faster.” If you want to be certain that the funds will be available in your account, most companies will charge you a “next business day” fee."
  • "But, you still want to double-check and make sure that the money is in your account ASAP."
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Key quotes:

  • "Not only do credit card transactions cost you money, but they can expose you to dangerous security risks that may compromise your company’s operations and stability."
  • "But if you know how to accept credit card payments in a safe and efficient manner, that will go a long way toward establishing your firm as a successful player in your industry."
  • "As with any payment method, there are some potential disadvantages and risks; for example: The pros of accepting credit cards typically outweigh the risks, but your company needs to understand what it’s getting into."
  • "It’s not as simple as deciding you will accept credit card payments, period."
  • "Regardless of how you accept credit card payments, you need to make sure you’re doing so safely, securely, and efficiently."
  • "It’s not enough to select the best software/equipment and avoid storing payment card data."
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Key quotes:

  • "Nowadays, people are equipped with contactless cards, NFC-enabled smartphones and wearables, and look for faster and more convenient ways to pay for goods and services."
  • "Businesses of all types and sizes should keep up to speed on new technologies and innovative payment solutions, including contactless payments, in order to retain customers and grow their business."
  • "As a business owner, you should be able to meet your customers’ demands and provide them with a convenient way to pay for your services or goods."
  • "If you haven’t yet thought about the benefits of accepting contactless payments, here we come to give you some insights on the subject."
  • "Efficiency when it comes to operations and processing Recent researches show that contactless transactions are much faster than the cash transactions or those with conventional cards."
  • "Contactless transactions take 12.5 seconds, while the processing time for conventional card transactions is 26.7 seconds and 33.7 seconds for cash transactions."
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