North American Bancard

North American Bancard has grown to become the leader in the credit card processing services for two decades, offering the lowest rates with the highest security.
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The peace of mind to focus on your success.

North American Bancard has been providing safe, secure, and reliable credit card processing services for more than 180,000 merchants nationwide.
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North American Bancard has been on the forefront of technology and modern business thinking, consistently offering highly-competitive pricing, and best-in-class customer service.
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6 Ways to Engage Customers With Your Website

Posted on 24, Feb | Posted by admin

Getting customers to engage with your business website can be a struggle – even if you are providing great content and have a vibrant blog. To help you get the engagement you want, Small Business Trends recommends doing the following six things:

1. Quote clients

Actively quoting clients and customers on your site can be a great way to get them to engage with your blog. They will come back frequently to check the site and are more likely to share information about your company.

2. Answer their questions

A great way to answer popular questions from your customers is through written blogs or videos. In addition to making your customers happy, this provides quality content for your website.

3. Link to your website in your email signature

This one might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised by the number of people that don’t do this. Your email signature is a highly viewed piece of real estate – by linking to your site here you can drive big traffic and get more engagement.

4. Share links from your site on social media

Social media is a great tool for sharing links and driving traffic to your site. Sharing links through social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be a powerful way to drive more traffic to the content you want your customers to see.

5. Invest in design

Use tools to see what your website’s load time and bounce rate is. Many times, low engagement can come from poor website design and long load times. If you invest in a great design, you will be able to create a better user experience resulting in more traffic and engagement.

6. Send email notifications

If you want more people to read your website’s blog, consider sending a weekly email to your customers with summaries of your blogs and links. As long as you are creating interesting, relevant content your customers will click through the newsletter to read the full posts on your site.

To read more tips from Small Business Trends, click here.

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5 Ways to Promote PayPal Offers

Posted on 17, Feb | Posted by admin

If you use a PayAnywhere Storefront device at your business, your customers should be receiving a $10 offer coupon from PayPal to use in your store.  Make the most of this PayPal offer by promoting it on social media using these tips:

1. Use the hashtag #paypalit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Using the hashtag #paypalit will increase the visibility of your posts to all customers who follow PayPal, broadening your audience and reaching new potential customers.

2. Highlight popular items from your store, and mention the PayPal offer.

Attract customers to your store by posting about a popular or featured item, and reminding them of the $10 coupon they can use towards the purchase.

3. Use a photo or image in your social posts about the PayPal offer.

Photos can help posts stand out on social channels and help customers recognize the items you sell in your store.

4. Add a link to your website in all posts.

If you post about the PayPal offer, don’t forget to link to your business’s website. Driving traffic to your site can help bring in customers you might not reach otherwise.

5. Have fun!

It’s important to have a voice on social media and engage with your customers in a professional, but fun manner. So get creative and help bring customers to your store.

Learn more about your PayPal offer, here.

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Improve Your Business’s Speed With Phone Swipe 3.0

Posted on 13, Feb | Posted by admin

Don’t slow your customers down at the register; instead use the new and improved Phone Swipe checkout process. Phone Swipe 3.0 for iPad users is equipped with innovative new payment options that will speed up the transaction process and help you get your happy customers on their way.

The first feature, Swipe to Sell, makes it so you don’t have search through inventory and scan payment options to find the item. Instead, while on the Sell screen, you can swipe a card, enter the amount owed for the merchandise and move on to the next sale. This feature is always present in a Phone Swipe 3.0 transaction – just swipe the card and the app does the rest.

The second feature, Express Sale, allows you to tap on a previous sale amount to instantly add an express sale, or enter a custom amount for those one-off items you might be stocking for the season.

Split tender, the third new feature, allows you to accept multiple forms of payment on a single transaction. After you ring a sale, you simple tap “More Payment Options” and then “Split Tender.” Enter in the first payment amount and the payment method. After the first payment the app will calculate the amount still owed and you can continue by entering the second payment amount and method – continue this process until the amount due is $0. Tap “Proceed” and complete the transaction.

If you are using Phone Swipe on your iPad, an update is available for download in the Apple App Store. Have comments or questions about Phone Swipe 3.0? Call 877-957-9473 or email custservice@phoneswipe.com.

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Improved Reporting to Better Your Business With Phone Swipe 3.0

Posted on 11, Feb | Posted by admin

It’s now easier than ever to measure the success of your business with Phone Swipe 3.0’s detailed reporting. Whether you want to look at total sales for the year, or transaction-specific data, it’s all there on your iPad. To access your reports, just tap the Gear icon on the Sell screen and get started.

Phone Swipe 3.0 for iPad users also includes sales trends reporting. Now you can see an informative overview of sales, average ticket amount, number of transactions, top items and payment method. You can also create custom date ranges or filter by preference.

If you want information on your customers, Phone Swipe 3.0 reporting has it. You can now see a complete listing of customers with quick access to contact information and history. When it comes to transactions, you can sort and filter everything, view details or issue a refund or void.

More Control

Phone Swipe 3.0 offers business owners more control over the app. You can manage and switch among multiple accounts, lock down your app, enable tips, create tax amounts and connect with external devices like printers and cash drawers – all just a tap away on the Settings screen.

Want to customize your receipt? Now you can preview your receipt and update it, in real-time, to customize it to each customer.

If you are using Phone Swipe on your iPad, an update is available for download in the Apple App Store. Have comments or questions about Phone Swipe 3.0? Call 877-957-9473 or email custservice@phoneswipe.com.

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Customized Inventory, Discounts Now Available With Phone Swipe 3.0

Posted on 9, Feb | Posted by admin

We’ve heard your suggestions, and we are pleased to announce the introduction of inventory customization for Phone Swipe users. Have a customer that likes a side of pickles and extra mayo on their otherwise normal turkey sandwich? Not a problem. With Phone Swipe 3.0 for iPad users, merchants can now customize each inventory item with an endless array of variations – everything from size to flavor to color.

Setting up Item Option Sets is easy:

  • Enter Edit Mode.
  • Create a new set.
  • Add available choices for that item.

Using Item Option Sets you can now allow one or multiple selections within Inventory, and create options with additional costs, all on a single item. Item Option Sets are global and can be applied to any or all inventory items.

Phone Swipe 3.0 for iPad also includes the new multiple pricing feature. To access this, just tap an item on the Sell screen to view an available list of Prices and Item Options, then select what your customer wants and add it to the cart.

Do you want to add discounts to either an entire cart, or a single item? You can with the new Phone Swipe. You can also organize inventory in easy-to-access categories and create favorites for inventory items allowing quick access.

With the new categories and favorites, you can open and close the Categories menu right from the Sell screen, or you can keep it open all the time. You can also use favorites to group items together – simply add items from any category to your favorites by tapping the Heart icon in the Item Details. Grouped items will appear together as you switch between selections.

Phone Swipe 3.0 for iPad is available now in the Apple App Store. For more information, visit www.phoneswipe.com. Happy swiping!

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Get Express Sale, Inventory Customization and More With Phone Swipe 3.0

Posted on 6, Feb | Posted by admin

If you’re a Phone Swipe merchant using an iPad, today is your lucky day. Phone Swipe is happy to announce the launch of Phone Swipe 3.0 – a features rich update to the app you love, aimed at helping you better your business and customer relationships.

Phone Swipe 3.0 is full of several updates you’ve been asking for, including:

Dashboard

  • Now you can see an informative overview of sales, average ticket amount, number of transactions, top items and payment method.
  • You can create custom date ranges or filter by preference; or check out a complete listing of customers with quick access to contact information and history.
  • You can manage multiple accounts, lock down your app by setting a PIN, enable tips, create tax amounts and connect with external devices like printers and cash drawers.
  • You can preview your receipt and update it, in real-time, to customize it to each customer.

Checkout

  • Swipe to Sell makes it so you don’t have search through inventory and scan payment options. Instead, you can swipe a card, enter the amount owed for the merchandise and move on to the next sale.
  • Express Sale allows you to tap on a previous sale amount to instantly add an express sale or enter a custom amount for those one-off items.
  • Split Tender allows you to accept multiple forms of payment on a single transaction.

Inventory

  • You can now customize each inventory item with an endless array of variations through Item Options.
  • You can add discounts to either an entire cart or a single item; organize inventory in easy-to-access categories; and create favorites for inventory items allowing for quick access.
  • You can open and close the Categories menu right from the Sell screen, or you can keep it open all the time. You can also use favorites to group items together.
  • With the new multiple pricing feature, you can tap an item on the Sell screen to view an available list of Prices and Item Options. Just select what your customer wants, and add it to the cart.

Have comments or questions about Phone Swipe 3.0? Call 877-957-9473 or email custservice@phoneswipe.com.

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Introducing New Payment and Item Options for PayAnywhere Storefront

Posted on 4, Feb | Posted by admin

We’ve heard your suggestions, and we are pleased to announce the introduction of inventory customization for PayAnywhere users. Have a customer that likes a little cinnamon in their otherwise normal coffee? Not a problem. With PayAnywhere Storefront 3.2, merchants can now customize each inventory item with an endless array of variations – everything from size to flavor to color.

Setting up Item Option Sets is easy:

  • Tap “Add Item Option Set.”
  • Create a new set and give it a name. If you’d like to limit one option to be added per item, make sure to turn on “Customer can select only one option.”
  • Add all options, as well as the prices for each option, if applicable.
  • Hit “Add Item Option Set” to save.
  • To add an item option set to a single item, tap on the item. Under “Item Option Set,” select the set you’d like to apply, like colors for example, and hit the back arrow then “Save.”

All Item Option Sets are global and can be applied to any or all inventory items.

In addition to Item Options, we’ve added a new payment option – Split Tender. Split Tender allows merchants to accept multiple forms of payment on a single transaction. Multiple payment methods include splitting an amount onto separate cards, cash, or PayPal photo check-in.

To use Split Tender follow these steps:

  • Tap “More Payment Options” after you ring up a sale.
  • Select “Split Tender.”
  • Enter the first payment amount, along with the payment option.
  • The app will now calculate the amount still owed. Continue by entering the second payment amount and method.
  • Repeat the process until the amount due is $0.
  • Tap “Proceed” to complete the transaction.

Finally, you can now offer customers their receipt through SMS text messaging in addition to email or a printed receipt.

If you are using PayAnywhere on a Storefront unit, there’s no manual update needed, you will receive the new features automatically. Have comments or questions about PayAnywhere Storefront 3.2? Call (877) 387-5640 or email custservice@payanywhere.com.

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Paying with PayPal Pays Off for Customers, Businesses

Posted on 30, Jan | Posted by admin

If you offer PayPal photo check-in on your PayAnywhere Storefront device, your customers can now receive a $10 offer coupon from PayPal to use in your store.

Accepting PayPal payments in-store is easy:

  • Customers simply launch the PayPal consumer app on their mobile device and find your business within the “Shop” tab. They can then check-in to pay.
  • Starting Jan. 27, 2015, PayPal customers will now see a $10 coupon when they locate your business. When they tap on “Save This Offer” they can save the coupon to their PayPal digital wallet and use it the next time they shop in your store.
  • The offer requires no redemption steps by you, and you will receive the entire amount of the purchase.

About PayPal customer offers:

  • PayPal is funding up to $500 total in offers, per location, with the goal of driving new customers to your business.
  • PayPal consumers with saved or unredeemed offers will received an automated email reminder from PayPal encouraging them to visit your business.
  • There is no cost to you, the business owner. PayPal’s consumer app will display the offers starting Jan. 27, 2015. The offers are good for up to 90 days, or until the $500 of available funds are used up – whichever come first.
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Learn to Sell More in Less Time

Posted on 20, Jan | Posted by admin

Time is a valuable commodity, especially for anyone who works in sales. You never want to waste time on projects or prospects that are unlikely to yield big returns. To help you learn to sell more in less time, check out these great tips from Entrepreneur:

1. Make the first move – the sooner you get in touch with a prospect, the greater the chance they will become a customer.

2. Don’t sell to the unmotivated – If they aren’t ready to buy, don’t waste time trying to sell to them.

3. Make use of the prospect’s best time – get an idea of when the best time to call or talk to them is. Making the calls convenient for them will work to your benefit.

4. Qualify your leads – jumping at any chance to sell will waste your time, resources and energy. Realize that not every person who shares their contact details with you will turn into an actual sales lead.

5. Plan for tomorrow – be sure to follow up with people and plan ahead.

6. Make it personal – try to forge a genuine connection with your prospect, but don’t force the conversation.

Happy selling!

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Purchases You Shouldn’t Put on Debit Cards

Posted on 15, Jan | Posted by admin

Do you ever alternate between credit and debit cards when making purchases? If you are like most people, the answer is yes. But did you know that there are some purchases you shouldn’t put on debit cards? Here are five purchases that you should never put on debit cards, according to Daily Finance:

1. Online Purchases

According to the article, it’s best to leave online purchases off your debit card and to use a credit card instead. In the event that your card number is stolen, you then only need to worry about the amounts charged to the credit card and not about losing any and all available funds in your bank account.

2. Gas

When using a debit card for gas, a short-term monetary hold ranging from $50 to $100 is often put on the funds in your account. This can cause issues, especially if you have a low account balance to begin with.

3. Hotels

Similar to gas stations, hotels will usually apply a $100 to $200 hold on funds in your bank account in addition to the actual hotel cost. Again, this can be an issue for anyone with a low balance in their account.

4. Large Purchases

According to the article, if you make a large purchase with a debit card you are often unable to stop payment if the product is defective. It can take longer to resolve the issues with the merchant and, in the mean time, the merchant will have your money. With a credit card, you can stop payment and the situation can be remedied fast.

5. Dubious Places

You should never, ever, use a debit card at any place that looks questionable. If you are worried about paying for something in a dubious place – using a credit card can be a good way to protect you and your money.

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