The First Three Things to Do When Faced with a Chargeback

June 2, 2017 by Kenzie Earle ACH, credit cards, merchant fees, Billing Portal, eCheck

Credit card charge disputes, or "chargebacks," are unfortunately a part of doing business. Reasons for chargebacks are numerous, from stolen credit cards to dissatisfaction with goods or services, and everything in between. Understanding chargebacks, and how your company should respond when faced with one can help make the process easier.

Solutions for Slim Margins in the Solar Industry

January 12, 2017 by Kenzie Earle ACH, eCheck, Solar Industry, PV, Increasing Margins, DSO Solutions, Tech Finance Solutions
Solar Power & Renewable energy is one of the most promising new technologies of this century to sweep the nation.  A positive change to the legacy energy sector, solar aims to improve the environmental impact, lower cost for customers, and provide a new source to the aging grids.  With this growth, over the last decade solar has turned into a highly competitive industry, with each company eager to outbid the next to establish brand and become the dominant player as the nascent industry grows.  With this competition, the key question as a solar operator becomes how can you adopt a competitive advantage to improve efficiency and lower your costs.

Ensuring You Get Paid: Business to Business Strategy for Steady Cash Flow

April 29, 2016 by Scott Campbell ACH, eCheck, electronic checks, B2B, e-invoicing

While you may be a billion dollar enterprise with a dedicated accounts receivable team, or you may be on your own as one of 54 million freelancers, it doesn’t necessarily mean that getting paid on time is easy. According to a study conducted by Censuswide, nearly 81% of businesses have received late payments despite having completed their work within the time agreed upon.

The Top 5 Myths about Accepting Paper Check Payments

November 17, 2015 by Scott Campbell ACH, eCheck, electronic checks, B2B

Here in Silicon Valley it’s easy to forget that not every business process has been transformed by tech’s magic wand. Case in point: over half of all business-to-business payments still take place by paper check, sent via snail-mail. Even more surprising is that many of the companies we talk to are perfectly satisfied with a process that works exactly the same as it did 75 years ago. Are check payments a perfect example of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Or has the gospel of digital payments just not reached the traditional business world yet?

How to Quickly and Simply Accept Legal Payments Online

September 24, 2015 by Kenzie Earle ACH, eCheck, law firms, legal payments

Blockchain Tech Could Save Global Business $550 Billion Per Year

August 31, 2015 by Jeremy Almond eCheck, B2B, blockchain

This article originally appeared on CoinDesk.

How to Use WooCommerce to Email an Invoice with a “Pay Now” Link: A Step-by-Step Guide

August 16, 2015 by Scott Campbell WooCommerce, eCheck, e-billing, e-invoicing
Get paid for one-off sales and services using the WooCommerce plug-in with a payment gateway

Beyond Paper Clips: The Pros and Cons of B2B eCommerce

July 27, 2015 by Jeremy Almond ecommerce, business, eCheck, B2B

Think about the last time you bought a computer or office supplies for your business. Did you buy them online, through a printed catalog, or in person at a big-box store? Increasingly, business buyers are just as comfortable using the Web for company purchases as they are using Amazon or for personal shopping. A Forrester report found that 74% of B2B buyers use the Web to research over 50% of their work purchases, and 30% complete at least half of those purchases online.

What are eChecks and How Do You Accept Them?

June 20, 2015 by Scott Campbell Payments, ACH, eCheck, electronic checks
Credit cards are the default payment method for online businesses, but a new alternative is emerging to give them a run for their money.  eChecks enable your customers to pay you directly from their bank account, using their secure online banking login. Your customer can authorize a one-time or recurring payment as quickly as a credit card transaction.

How B2B SaaS Companies are Changing How Work Gets Done in the Heartland

June 10, 2015 by Jeremy Almond SaaS, eCheck, B2B, Enterprise payments

…and giving big business a new lease on life