Overview of Credit Card Processing
Consumers expect to be able to pay for anything with plastic. Our guide to credit card processing makes it easy for you to make this happen.
There’s a television commercial for a major credit card
company that shows people zipping through a checkout
line to make purchases. Then along comes some guy
trying to pay with cash, and everything slows down,
causing the cashier considerable angst’not to mention
the customers at the back of the line.
These days, almost everybody uses plastic to pay for
even the smallest items. There was a time when you
couldn’t use a credit card to buy anything under $10.
Now, you can buy a pack of gum and put it on your
card. Consumers are so used to the convenience of
credit and debit cards that it’s no longer an option for a
merchant to take plastic-it’s a necessity.