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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[...]
16 09, 2019

What Is NFC and Why is it Blowing Up?

In the modern digital age, a question had formed over the years, how many people use a card to pay for everything, and how many people use cash? The first cash register was invented on January 30th, 1883 by James Ritty—a saloon keeper. He nicknamed it the “incorruptible cashier”, Ritty was being[...]
16 09, 2019

Processing For Affiliate Marketers | Pinpoint Payments | Payment Processing Solutions

By Benjamin Grossman | September 16th, 2019 | blogs
Payment Processing While on Vacation at the Beach From December 2017 to June 2018, the search frequency of the term “affiliate marketing” increased by 44%. This is an absurd and rare spike in traffic for a business category, nevertheless, it shows how quickly affiliate marketing has picked up[...]
16 09, 2019

Types of Credit Card Fraud | Pinpoint Payments | Payment Processing Solutions

By Benjamin Grossman | September 16th, 2019 | Fraud Prevention, blogs
Credit card fraud accounts for about 30% of identity theft cases. As more and more people turn to ecommerce for shopping as well as starting a business or taking their existing one online, the importance of keeping your data safe has never been more important. At Pinpoint Payments, we have[...]
10 09, 2019

Online Business Need to Knows | Pinpoint Payments | Payment Processing Solutions

By Benjamin Grossman | September 10th, 2019 | M-Commerce, eCommerce, blogs
Mobile commerce, referred to as m-commerce, is a subset of e-commerce, and one that is gaining ground every day. As of the end of 2017, 82 percent of online users in the U.S. used a mobile device for online shopping, with 35 percent being mobile-only online shoppers. Overall, m-commerce accounted[...]
10 09, 2019

Black Market that Targets Stolen Credit Cards

Did you know that there is a market for stolen credit cards? The black market is a multi-million dollar business devoted to buying and selling credit cards that cause your business to lose out on its revenue. Due to the fact that credit cards are the primary form of payment, this information can be[...]