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How to Spot a Shady Credit Card Processor

If you want to get me on a rant, just start talking to me about the dishonest people in the credit card processing (CCP) industry. These individuals give all of us honest CCPs a bad name. So, if you’re in the market for a CCP, […]

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3 Tips to Drive Customers to Your Small Business Website

Let me ask you a question: How important is a website to the success of your small business? For most of us, having a website is essential to our company, whether our business is online or a brick and mortar store. Now, here’s another question: […]

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What are You Waiting For? 3 Reasons to Accept Mobile Payments for Your Business

Technology often outpaces our ability to accept and implement it. A case in point: mobile payment technology. Here’s how it works: consumers link their credit or debit cards to an app on their iPhone or Android device. Terminals that utilize near-field communication (NFC) are able […]

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Employee Performance Evaluations are Good for Your Company, and Your Employees

Everybody likes to hear good things about themselves. Hearing bad things about yourself is another matter. Yet, as a businessperson, you should become comfortable providing positive and negative feedback to your employees. One of the most important aspects of managing employees is establishing a clear […]

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Reward Repeat Customers: Develop Your Own Loyalty Program

Let me ask you something: What keeps your customers coming back? Would you like them to come back more often and increase the amount of money they spend with you? A well-designed loyalty program can accomplish both of these goals. There are several ways to […]

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Prevent Lost Data During a System Crash with a Thorough Backup Plan

Imagine having your business running smoothly, and then your computer system has a total meltdown. I’m talking about losing all your files, computer programs, and the customer information you’ve spent years acquiring. It’s all gone and you basically have to start from scratch.   A […]

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4 Business-Savvy Ways to Grow Your Company

Usually, when you keep doing the same things, you get the same results. Sometimes we get stuck in old habits with our business strategy. Is it holding you back? Maybe it’s time to give your business model a kick in the pants and try something […]

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Tips to Deftly Handle Billing Disputes

It happens to all of us from time to time. A customer calls you up to complain about their bill. Perhaps there’s a discrepancy between the bill and the products or services received or they weren’t satisfied with the quality of the item in question. […]

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It’s Time to Get on Board with EMV Credit Cards

If you’re not accepting EMV chip cards at your business, my question is, what are you waiting for? EMV cards aren’t the wave of the future, they’re part of present-day transactions in thousands of businesses around the world. That’s right, the U.S. was one of […]

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Why EMV Cards are Slower for Approvals, and How That’s Changing

One of the complaints I sometimes hear from merchants who switch over to the EMV cards is that it slows down their transactions. That can be a big deal if you’ve got a line at the checkout counter. The EMV cards need a little extra […]

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Try These Tips to Rev Up Your E-Commerce Site

When I talk to people about our e-commerce gateway solutions, they invariably ask me how they can increase sales on their website. Now, I’m not a web developer, but I’ve been around long enough and seen enough websites to have a good idea of what […]

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Protect Your Business from the Threat of Ransomware

Cyber-criminals are always coming up with new ways to cheat you out of your money. A growing scam is known as ransomware, where the criminals literally hold all of your computer data until you pay a ransom for it. Businesses are especially hard-hit by this […]

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Credit Card Use Shows Positive Outlook for Holiday Shopping

Retailers always hope for a busy holiday shopping season. That’s because Christmas shopping accounts for approximately 30 percent of their annual sales. Black Friday sales always signal the official start of the holiday shopping, and in 2016, a legion of 154 million people descended on […]

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Protect Customers and Your Business with Point of Sale Security

Companies of all sizes can experience a security breach. In fact, hackers may target small businesses since they may not employ the latest security measures. One point of entry for hackers is your point of sale (POS) system. A data breach can cost your business […]

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Ensure Service, Satisfaction with a Professional Credit Card Processor

It’s an ugly truth, but one that needs to be discussed. There is a reason why credit card processors (CCP) have a dubious reputation. A few unscrupulous companies make us all look bad. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to make Swypit the most […]

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Know Your Options When Selecting a Credit Card Terminal

No two businesses are alike. Whether you’re a large or small business, your company has unique needs to make it run smoothly. An important part of your business is choosing the right point-of-sale terminal that meets the requirements of your business. There’s a myriad of […]

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What You Should Know Before Committing to a Credit Card Processing Company

Let me say it upfront, the cheapest credit card processing company won’t be your best option. Credit card acceptance is vital for businesses today. Sure, there may be a mom-and-pop diner that’s been around for 40 years that only takes cash, but they are few […]

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Mobile Wallet Popularity Continues to Grow

They go by several names – mobile wallets, e-wallets, digital wallets. Whatever you choose to call them, their popularity with consumers is growing by leaps and bounds. Approximately 15 percent of consumers currently use mobile payments from a portable electronic device. Industry experts expect transactions […]

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Find the Funding Solutions to Grow Your Business

It can be one of a business owner’s biggest frustrations. You want to keep growing, but a lack of funds is holding you back. Whether you want to expand by increasing staff, adding inventory, or whatever can help your business thrive, we can solve many […]

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Fraud Decrease Shows EMV Cards Are Working

When EMV cards were first issued, they promised to reduce the cases of credit card fraud. For an idea of what we can expect, we just need to look north of the border. Canada saw a 73 percent reduction in debit card fraud between 2009 […]

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Building Trust with Your Customers in the Age of Digital Payment

Given the ubiquity of online shopping and ordering, it’s likely that your small business has at least some presence on the internet, if not a fully functioning online operation for selling your product or service. Because online payments are processed remotely by transmitting sensitive data, […]

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Creating the Perfect POS Experience For Your Customers

Among the most important aspects of a customer’s visit to your shop or store is his or her POS experience. If you think about it, the POS is your last chance to make a good impression on your customers before they leave your shop or […]

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Is Your Small Business Ready for the Mobile Payment Revolution?

It’s no secret: mobile devices have transformed how we communicate, interact, receive news, and, perhaps most importantly for merchants, how we conduct business. Mobile payment technology allows customers to pay via their mobile device, smart phone, or tablet instead of using cash, checks, or credit/debit […]

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Visa’s “Quick Chip” Software Addresses Biggest Customer Compliant About EMV® Transactions

Though the U.S. has been more reluctant to adopt EMV®-enabled debit and credit cards, this payment technology has become virtually ubiquitous around the world. And U.S. card issuers are quickly rolling out these cards to consumers. Now, 70 percent of cardholders use EMV®-enabled cards. However, […]

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5 Tips for Reducing the Risk of a Data Breach and Fraud for Your Small Business

If your business processes customer’s electronic payment information, which virtually every business does nowadays, then you’re vulnerable to a data breach, leaking sensitive information, or fraudulent charges. And small businesses are particularly susceptible. Fraudsters often target smaller businesses because their security defenses are easier to […]

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100 Generic Gift Cards FREE for Your Business when You Switch to Swypit for Your Merchant Services!

The gift card has become a hallmark of American retail over the past few decades. In 2015, gift card sales soared to $130 billion nationwide. So, it’s safe to say that gift cards remain a very lucrative commodity in today’s retail landscape. More personal than […]

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The TRUTH About Credit Card Proccessing

“Secrets The Processors Don’t Want You to Know” Pricing Games: Most Processors offer a pricing modle known in the industry as “tiered pricing”. Tiered pricing gives the Processor a great amount of leverage in the relationship with the merchant. A competitive “Rate 1” or “Qualified” […]

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Social Media Marketing & Building Rapport Online

It’s no news that since the rise of social media platforms, the landscape of online marketing has completely changed (Not to mention e-commerce, as well)! There are now infinite ways to promote and grow your business online these days, but perhaps the most effective strategy […]

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Merchant Services and Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

Your merchant services are a major component of your business. You know this. After all, how would you conduct business if you weren’t able to accept payments? Now, that being said, because your merchant services constitute such a vital aspect of your day-to-day business, you’ve […]

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Growing Your Online Presence, Growing Your Online Orders

E-commerce is the new business frontier. More and more consumers are opting to do business online as opposed to conducting in-person transactions at places of business. And it makes sense: the convenience and variety provided by online shopping and business offers consumers more options, chances […]

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Detection & Prevention: Safeguarding Your Business Against Credit Card Fraud

The truth is that the only surefire way to completely protect your business from credit card fraud is to not offer credit card payment options at all. But this, as you know, is not a viable approach. Although there are risks involved with accepting credit […]

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Co-Author Interviews Kevin Hodes Swypit.com Founder/CEO Kevin Hodes

Chicken Soup for the Soul Co-Author Jack Canfeld Interviews Swypit.com Founder/CEO Kevin Hodes about Hodes’ unique and personal approach to servicing clients in the credit card transaction industry.

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Swypit Tribute to American Sniper Chris Kyle

Swypit honors  American Sniper, Chris Kyle at Military Appreciation Night, where his family received a special painting by The American Fallen Soldiers Project at the Texas Legends game. Let’s Remember Fallen Soldiers Who Protect Our Freedoms!

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Can Your Business Process Online Orders?

Since the advent of the mobile device revolution, many people are doing more and more shopping online. The new conveniences of online shopping allow customers to peruse a wider range of products and pay for goods and services with credit cards from their smartphones, tablets, […]

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EMV® Gets a Foothold in the U.S.

Over the past decade, EMV® chip-enabled cards have become the new global standard, replacing magnetic strip cards, to combat card theft and fraud and provide more secure transactions. The U.S. market, however, has been slower to adopt the standard of payment. Incidentally, many merchants have […]

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VIDEO: Kevin Hodes, Swypit Honor Chris Kyle at Military Appreciation Night

Honoring Chris Kyle from Alin Bijan on Vimeo.

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Helping Customers Transition to EMV® Cards

  Helping Customers Transition to EMV®  Cards Across the board, reports and surveys seem to indicate that the greatest customer complaint concerning EMV®  cards is the processing time, which may often lead to lengthy lines and check-outs at the POS. You, as the merchant, can […]

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VIDEO: Swypit CEO/Founder Kevin Hodes Awarded at the 2015 Best Seller’s Summit

Video of Swypit CEO/Founder Kevin Hodes Receiving a Quilly Award at the 2015 Best Seller’s Summit hosted by the National Academy of Best Selling Authors! Congrats, Kevin!

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3 Ways Your Business Benefits From Having EMV®-Compliant POS Systems

EMV® is quickly becoming the standard for credit and debit card payments not just in the U.S., but also the world. Consequently, many businesses are currently in the process of upgrading their POS terminals to be EMV®-compliant. Read on to find out some of the […]

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Businesses Should Choose Credit Card Processing Services That Are Both Reliable and Affordable

Frisco, TX – Nov. 30– Kevin Hodes, CEO of Swypit has published a new blog entitled “3 Tips for Choosing a Credit Card Processing Service Wisely.” In the blog post, he discuses how business owners can find a reliable and affordable credit card processing service […]

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3 Tips for Choosing a Credit Card Processing Service Wisely

Whether you’re a long-time business owner or just beginning your business, you understand the importance of finding a reliable and affordable credit card processing service. In fact, with more and more customers preferring to pay with credit or debit cards, your business depends on it. […]

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The Best Part of Being Successful is Being Able to Give Back.

Philanthropy is one of my all time favorite words. I always loved the sound of the word as a kid and I always wanted to be a Philanthropist even though I didn’t fully comprehend what it embodied. I did however know it was something good. […]

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What Happened to the Good Old Fashioned Handshake?

What if I was a frequent customer of your sub shop? I become a regular and pretty soon you are making my sandwich before I even get to the door. We develop trust and pretty soon start exchanging information about our work, family, and interests. […]

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Tips for a successful office move

Change is good. SWYPIT is in the process of moving to a new office space. While change is good, it can also be daunting, confusing, and labor intensive. I am looking at this move as a process and just like all processes it is important […]

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Reset Your Password

Security breaches have become a common occurrence in our society. From Target to Home Depot, it seems that the news feeds are filled with victims of data hacks. With credit cards being the lifeline in many lives, it is important to change your password frequently […]

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Organizing Your Digital World

Running a credit card processing company, the digital world is a critical part of my business. It is easy to get caught in a trap of information all over the place (I am looking at you with 100 documents saved on your desktop). There are […]

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Philanthropy Wins. Giving Back and Steps to Getting Involved.

Philanthropy to me is very much in line with starting a credit card processing business. It is personal. I take pride in providing the best customer service available when it comes to my business. I also take pride in doing good for others. Not because […]

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