When you sign up for a credit card processing account, most providers will emphasize that their service is simple and easy. A month later when you get your first statement, it may as well be in a foreign language given how difficult it is to decipher. You might find fees labeled with mysterious acronyms and/or rates that appear to be different from the ones quoted by the sales rep that processed your account sign-up. Understanding credit card processing rates is a good step toward improving your bottom line
The food truck revolution has seized the imaginations of American food lovers. The nation has more than three million of these mobile restaurants, and that number is increasing each year.
From Tampa to Seattle, San Diego to Boston, eateries on wheels are allowing talented chefs to showcase their food skills without a lot of start-up costs, staffing expenses and costly brick-and-mortar dining rooms.
Food Truck Revolution is Fueled by iPhone, iPad Credit Card Payments
Nearly 90 percent of American families give to charity, according to findings by the National Philanthropic Trust, and the average annual household contribution is $2,213. Some of this giving is to local charities. Some is to churches and some is to the arts, disaster relief and health-related charities. Clearly, America is a generous society.
Before cell phones, mobile credit card processing meant lugging a mechanical credit card machine with a supply of carbon credit card forms to your booth at the county fair or antique show. To process charges, you had to place the card in the machine and make a carbon copy of the card, manually write in the amount of the sale and tax, and have the customer sign the slip. After the show, you would bundle all of the sales slips and mail them to the credit card company, which would credit your bank account — sometimes not until 30 days later.