Payment Security News: Trustwave’s 2017 Global Security Report

The payment security landscape is always changing, so we are proud to share our partner, Trustwave’s 2017 Global Security Report. Integrity is dedicated to protecting our merchants and their customer data. Education is an important first step in cutting off cybercrime at the pass. One of Trustwave’s most important goals is to “stay ahead of […]

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Payment Security News: Trustwave’s 2017 Global Security Report

The payment security landscape is always changing, so we are proud to share our partner, Trustwave’s 2017 Global Security Report. Integrity is dedicated to protecting our merchants and their customer data. Education is an important first step in cutting off cybercrime at the pass. One of Trustwave’s most important goals is to “stay ahead of […]

Seasonal Security: Three Ways to Keep Your Business and Customer Data Safe this Summer

With the longer days and vacation season upon us, it is a great time to make sure your business is following the best practices to stay safe. Experts predict a stronger season for summer hiring than we have seen in years.1 Business owners can safely incorporate these seasonal employees into their operations with training in […]

PCI Compliance: Merchants, It’s Time to Check In

Protecting your business from fraud and keeping your customer data secure is always a priority. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS or PCI) is governed by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover to protect their cardholders’ account information. These card providers work together to recommend the best practices to protect merchants and […]

5 Tips for Establishing a Returns Policy That Reduces Chargebacks

Even before the holiday shopping rush ends, merchants are already managing refunds and exchanges while trying to keep customers happy and loyal. Without a crystal clear refund policy, businesses run the risk of confusing both customers and employees who are processing refunds. Remember, how your business handles returns sends a mighty message about your overall […]

Merchants, Protect Your Point of Sale System from Cyberthreats with Best Practices

As cybercrime targets POS systems, merchants are at risk from sophisticated attacks by hackers. With each report of a new attack or security threat, keeping up with security best practices at the Point of Sale becomes more apparent. We encourage all merchants to take precautions with their POS systems that include protecting the software and […]

Best Practices to Reduce Credit Card Risk and Fraud this Holiday Season

As businesses prepare for the busy holiday season, it is also time to check in with credit card security measures. Best practices will thwart fraud during this important shopping season. As we noted last year, you can help protect your customers and business by monitoring your credit card transactions carefully. Wherever customers are shopping, merchants […]

Get Ready for American Express Small Business Saturday

It is time to prepare for Small Business Saturday! This special shopping day dedicated to supporting local small businesses takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26. Since American Express launched Small Business Saturday in 2010 as part of their Shop Small movement, the event has grown into a nationwide celebration of our independently-owned […]

Is It Working? Why Merchants Need Marketing Analytics

With 90% of Americans online, marketing through the Internet has become a necessity. From your website, email marketing, social media, and pay-per-click ads, there are many avenues to promote your business. How do you know your efforts are the best and most effective? Marketing analytics simply means measuring and evaluating the performance of your online […]

Increase Your Profit Using Data – 4 Quick Tips

Are you making the most of the detailed information your sales reports and notifications provide? The latest technology gives merchants impressive tools for tracking sales to increase profits and get paid on time. Help your business prosper by tracking sales data to evaluate performance and find where your business could improve. The day to day, […]

Your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN): The Requirements for Merchants When Processing Credit Cards

Attention merchants! The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has enacted rules that require all merchants to provide all credit card processors and third-party payment processors with a valid Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) that matches up correctly with their business name. Failure to comply now leads to a mandatory 28% backup withholding on all credit card sales […]