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Friendly fraud or cyber shoplifting? A serious problem for online sellers

  Friendly fraud or cyber shoplifting? A serious problem for online sellers   Selling online has many advantages. You can start your business on a small budget, setting up a store on an e-commerce platform in a few hours with just a payment gateway and some products on hand, and you’re in business.   You […]

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High risk merchants – why are some industries considered high risk?

High risk merchant – what does it mean? Why are some industries considered high risk?   As an online merchant you may never have thought of your business being particularly risky. You’re selling an everyday item or service, respecting all local laws, why would it be considered risky?   Often you only learn that your […]

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What’s the difference between a payment gateway, a payment processor and a merchant account?

What’s the difference between a payment gateway, a payment processor and a merchant account?     You may have heard of payment gateways, payment processors and merchant accounts and wondered exactly what the three terms mean and what you need as an online seller?   Although you could have three separate entities providing these services, […]

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PSD2 Explained – Infographic

PSD2 Explained – Infographic   The Payment Services Directive 2 entered into force in January 2016 and national governments of the European countries concerned have until the 13 January 2018 to transpose the PSD2 into local legislation.   This helpful infographic, prepared by the European Payment Council, breaks down all the most important points of the […]

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Shopping online – what are the most popular payment methods worldwide?

    Shopping online – what are the most popular payment methods? All around the world, people are shopping more and more online. This means that shoppers are no longer limited to what is sold in the local store and as a seller, the world really is your oyster. So long as you have a […]

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