What’s an ACH Payment? How Does ACH Benefit My Business?

The year 2000. That’s when I moved out of my parents’ house, and into the real world. I remember a big part of my adulting was setting aside an hour or so once a month to “pay the bills”. Paying the bills required my checkbook. (Not a real book, a small 3” x 6” — usually pleather […]

Global Payment Perspectives: Key Considerations that Can Make or Break Your POS Software Global Expansion – Part 1

I recently held a webinar on Constellation Payments’ global payment capabilities. And while it’s extremely exciting to provide our partners with the opportunity to expand into different markets, I encourage our partners to be aware of the challenges they may face when expanding. And I encourage them to have a plan to overcome those challenges. My […]

Global Payment Perspectives: The First Step in Taking Your POS Software to International Markets

I’m so excited … and I just can’t hide it. At Constellation Payments, we’re expanding our global payment processing capabilities at a rapid pace. It’s a unique opportunity we can offer our POS software provider partners. For example, if a partner wants to enter the European market, they don’t have to go with another gateway […]

Payments Around the Globe: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Selling Products and Services Internationally

It’s 2017 and one thing’s for sure: Businesses are growing internationally. Franchises are opening more and more locations overseas. Companies that sell online are extending their reach into new and often emerging markets. While profitable for many, these types of expansions can be complicated, particularly when it comes to payment processing. Each region has its […]

How to Read a Monthly Credit Card Processing Statement

In the payments industry, it’s common practice to analyze credit card processing statements to help merchants understand what they’re paying — and where they could possibly save. But, reading monthly credit card processing statements isn’t as clear-cut as one would hope. Fortunately though, once you have some basics down, the review process becomes much less daunting. […]