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Doing the Right Thing With Your Processing Fees Has Instant Rewards

Published 08/16/2017

When you choose to process with Swipe for a Cause, a portion of every single credit/debit transaction you run automatically goes to hospice. So instead of all your processing fees simply helping people live the good life, you will be helping those who are terminally ill live there final days in peace.

Tags: Customer Service, Point of Sales, Credit Card Processing Fees

Just When You Thought Burgers Couldn't Get Any Better

Published 08/09/2017

It's finally here. Burger lovers rejoice. Uptown Burger Bar is opening in South County Commons on Thursday, August 10 and we burger lovers at Swipe for a Cause couldn't be more excited.

Tags: Point of Sales

Don't Get Trapped By High Early Termination Fees

Published 07/28/2017

Almost all processors charge an Early Termination Fee (ETF) if you leave before the term of your contract. They do this because they are obligated to keep your account on file for 6 months afterwards, just in case there are any chargebacks. The early termination fee needs to cover this cost and any other administrative costs involved with closing your account.

Tags: Credit Card Processing, Merchant Services

Why You Always Get What Our Agents Promise

Published 07/26/2017

If you are like most merchants, you have a steady stream of credit card processing sales agents parading into your businesses on a weekly basis, all promising to improve your processing. In an industry that is not always known for its integrity, how can you know if you can believe any of them?

Tags: Customer Service, honest pricing

Why Did Swipe Partner with Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island?

Published 07/21/2017

Swipe for a Cause was founded with the mission of supporting hospice.  That is it's first misson.  Our hospice donation comes out before bills are paid or payroll is met. We only exist to support hospice.  So deciding what hospice to support could have been a very difficult decision. It wasn't.

We met with Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, then Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, and knew they were the one.  We shared so many common values and goals.  Like us, they looked at their industry as needing change and took an entrepreneurial approach to making that change happen. 

Tags: Hospice RI

How Brick and Mortars Are Fighting The On-Line Goliaths.

Published 07/19/2017

How many times has it happened?  A customer of yours doesn't have time to get to your store, so instead they go online looking for the same merchandise you sell. That hurts.

Tags: Clover, Clover Flex, ecommerce, clover mobile, clover online

How Switching Processors Can Help Increase Your Sales.

Published 07/18/2017

You see it at charitable silent auctions and retail/restaurant events that donate a portion of that day's sales to a cause. People justify spending more because it is for a good cause.

Tags: Hospice, Hospice RI, Free Marketing, Credit Card Processing Fees

Credit Card Processing Fees

Published 07/13/2017

WE ALL HATE THEM

Hate credit card processing fees? We all do, including us, and we're a credit card processor! There are so many fees, so many claims about pricing, and really, isn't it your money? It is, but the service you're paying for is magically getting that money into your bank account in 24-48 hours. It takes a wide, sophisticated network to make that happen. Within this network personal information and money is flying all over the place. We all take for granted getting paid from credit cards, it takes a lot of work and highly technical processes to ensure your money gets into your account safeley.  We take it for granted because of the solid, efficient network that has been built to protect you, the consumer, and the financial institutions involved. Unfortunately, at each stage of this network, someone is taking a little slice to help you securely and quickly make your sale.

Although there are fees that you will pay no matter what, you may be paying too much. Especially if you don't know what to look for. In our experience at Swipe for a Cause, 75% of businesses do not understand their pricing and fees at all. And of the 25% that do, there are less than 1% that really, completely understand it. In other words, you're not alone. Here is a list of some things to consider when looking at your credit card processing fees.

Tags: Interchange Plus Pricing, Cost Plus Pricing, Credit Card Processing Fees, Tiered Pricing

Running Your Business With Clover

Published 07/13/2017

The Clover suite of products are specifically designed to take things off your plate, automate the busy work and free you up for what you really want to do every day.

Tags: Clover RI, Bookkeeping, Point of Sales, POS, Clover Flex

Top Five Reasons to Process with Swipe

Published 07/11/2017

1. We give 5% of our gross proceeds to charity.

We support Hope Hospice and Palliative Care in RI and MA and can support other charities as well. This means that every time someone makes a credit/debit purchase at your business, whether it is in person or online, a portion of the fees you pay are going to do something good for others. Many merchants use the marketing we provide to tell their customers this. They know customers love it when a portion of a sale goes to charity. We do all the work. You get all the credit.

Tags: Merchant Services RI, Credit Card Fees, Credit Card Processing RI, Customer Service