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Gene is a 19 year veteran of the electronic payments industry and has consulted with countless companies of all sizes. He has overseen large underwriting portfolios, directed IT staff, and currently serves as the Director of Business Development. Gene has appeared before the U.S. Congress to provide expert opinions regarding developing technology and transaction risks towards solutions for the payroll industry. You can find him on LinkedIn>.
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What are Some Advantages to an ACH Payment Gateway?

It’s no secret that ACH Payments are cheaper to process than credit card transactions. The reason for that can partly be found in the fact that the ACH network is not real-time like the credit card networks, thus don’t have the ability to “reserve” funds for a given transaction. ACH transactions that are originated are […]

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SMS Payments Increase Customer Satisfaction

For any company that receives inbound calls to live agents for payments being remitted, many times those who call are placed into a long wait queue. Nobody likes waiting on hold, especially when you’re giving money away. The fact of the matter is that incoming calls are not evenly spread out over any given time-frame, […]

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Does an SMS Payment Solution Reduce Labor Hours?

Of course it does, but I think you knew the answer to that question before you opened the page. But let’s take a look at how and potentially how much an SMS Payment Solution could amount to in savings if implemented. Potential savings are dependent on the business type, the size of the customer base […]

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ACH Payment Gateway Advantages

The ACH network beginnings can be attributed to various associations forming NACHA in 1974. Rules were established for the various participants operating within the network to comply with. The ACH network began as a batch network and continues as such to this day. The term payment gateway is generally used in connection with credit card processing. […]

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Integrating ACH for a Website

If you have come to the realization that your website needs to integrate for acceptance of ACH payments, there are a number of methods that you can decide from. Commonly, the driving factor for a website ACH integration is the reduced processing costs in comparison to credit card processing costs. Websites that only accept credit […]

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Should You Integrate for ACH and Credit Cards?

Software applications serving a vertical base of using organizations and businesses that have a payments component requirement will no doubt integrate to a processing API at some point in time. Usually sooner rather than later. One question they often face is should we integrate for ACH as well as credit cards? Credit cards are the […]

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ACH Website Payments – Is PCI Compliance Required?

The short answer is no, but that needs some explaining. If your organization or business has a website and seeks to accept ACH website payments from users on your website, it would definitely be best practice to see to it that the method you employ would be a PCI compliant one. While NACHA doesn’t mandate […]

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What is an ACH Payment Gateway?

Everyone that has anything to do with selling anything online has heard the term payment gateway. So exactly what in an ACH Payment Gateway and what does it do? We need to understand that the ACH Network, which is administered by NACHA, is a batch network. It doesn’t provide the ability to reserve funds like […]

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ACH Payment Gateway Decision Making Tips

Transaction origination, management and reporting tools and methods to an ACH Payment Gateway. The first decision your organization will likely conclude on is whether you will require an API integration method or whether you can rely on pre-built software tools. Generally speaking, the larger the organization, the greater the likelihood that an API integration will […]

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Subscription Payments for Websites

For websites that sell products or services that are of a subscription nature and involve recurring payments, adding functionality for ACH website payments can be extremely beneficial. The primary reason being that ACH payments are far less expensive in processing costs than credit cards. Subscription based products and services are generally valued and relied upon […]

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