Determining the Value of Credit Card Processing for Your Business

When starting your own business, it is important to have the infrastructure in place to support and foster growth. Whether you own a permanent retail location in a strip mall, run a food truck in the city, or sell to customers using a mobile setup at a farmer’s market, you need a comprehensive plan in place so you can get paid. Mobile credit card processing is growing in popularity as customers want to be able to use their credit and debit cards, as well as cash, when making a purchase.

In addition to managing inventory and balancing your books, your ability to accept and process payments goes a long way toward your having sustained success. While you may firmly believe that “cash is king,” you must be able to implement new payment technology so you can reach more customers than ever. This includes the ability to accept cards as payment, both in-store and online. In order to make the best decision for your business, it is important to determine the value of credit card processing and weigh it against the costs and risks.

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What is PCI Compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to companies of any size that accept credit card payments. If your company intends to accept card payment, and store, process and transmit cardholder data, you need to host your data securely with a PCI compliant hosting provider.

According to the PCI Security Standards Council, there are 12 PCI compliant requirements that meet a variety of security goals.

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