Toll Free: 888.325.7640   Apply Now
25 02, 2020

[2020 GUIDE] The Best Chargeback Prevention Plan

By Benjamin Grossman | February 25th, 2020 | blogs
Offense is the Best Defense – Why you need to plan for Chargebacks ahead
13 02, 2020

The Importance of Proactive Fraud Prevention

By Benjamin Grossman | February 13th, 2020 | Fraud Prevention
Operating a business in the modern world is full of challenges and opportunities. Along with producing great products and services, it’s important to protect yourself financially. The reality is, businesses lose money through fraud all the time, so you’ll want to stay on your toes when it comes to[...]
03 02, 2020

What Is a Direct Merchant Account, and How Is It Different than PayPal?

By Benjamin Grossman | February 03rd, 2020 | blogs
Any business that wants to accept credit and debit card e-commerce payments must have a merchant account. There are two options—a direct merchant account (DMA) or a third-party account, such as PayPal. To make an informed choice for your business, you’ll need to know what a DMA is and how it’s[...]
21 01, 2020

Considering Stripe to Process Credit Cards? A Direct Merchant Account Is Better

By Benjamin Grossman | January 21st, 2020 | blogs
As an e-commerce business, you need to be able to accept credit and debit card transactions. You have several options, including Stripe, a third-party type of account, or a Direct Merchant Account (DMA). There are many benefits to processing credit cards, in addition to risks and costs. Let’s look[...]
21 01, 2020

Payment Processing for Vaping Industry

By Benjamin Grossman | January 21st, 2020 | blogs
Photo credit: BlackNote
06 01, 2020

e-Commerce Consumer Trends for 2020

By Benjamin Grossman | January 06th, 2020 | blogs
Staying on top of trends is vital to any e-commerce business. Each trend should be carefully analyzed and adapted to fit your specific business model and customers. By ignoring trends, you could find yourself falling behind your competition. With a strong economy, consumers will continue to spend.[...]
18 12, 2019

How Technology Is Transforming the Dining Industry: What to Know for 2020

By Benjamin Grossman | December 18th, 2019 | eCommerce, blogs
With the number of restaurants across the US falling by around one percent , dining industry professionals need to know how to stay competitive in an increasingly challenging sector. Below, we consider the main problems facing the dining industry and the ways in which technology will transform the[...]
12 12, 2019

Setting up a direct merchant account-What you need to know

By Benjamin Grossman | December 12th, 2019 | blogs
If you plan on accepting mobile payments and/or credit card payments, then the first thing you need to do is set up a merchant account. These accounts are what allows you to accept payments from customers, whether it be online or in a retail environment. Here’s what you should know about merchant[...]
06 11, 2019

Vaping/E-Cigarette Industry Facing Huge Backlash

As of September 4th, Michigan became the first state in the nation to ban flavored e-cigarettes. The governor went on record to state that the change was needed to protect young people from the unknown but potentially harmful effects that vaping may have. For Pinpoint Payments, this news comes as[...]
20 09, 2019

The Visa Dispute Monitoring Program

What’s Changed With Visa Chargebacks? The Visa Chargeback Monitoring Program was renamed to The Visa Dispute Monitoring Program. As such, the VRPT application (Visa Risk Performance Tracking) will now show VDMP instead of VCMP. April 2018 saw Visa change the term chargeback to dispute, and now[...]