The Helcim team has compiled our years of experience and knowledge about the payment processing industry into one place.

Now anyone who is looking to get a complete overview of how payment processing works or wants to know what goes into selecting a payment processor can download our comprehensive free guide to Understanding Payments.

The Understanding Payments guide includes valuable insights into:

  • How the credit card processing industry works
  • What to consider when choosing a merchant account provider
  • How the fees and pricing work and what the different pricing structures are
  • The equipment and software options that you can choose from
  • How accepting payments work, for both card-present and card-not-present transactions
  • Tips for dealing with risk, fraud, and PCI
  • An overview of why chargebacks occur and how to protect your business
  • Commonly used industry terms

We hope you find this guide useful and we encourage you to share it with anyone you know who is looking to accept payments for the first time, or who are frustrated by a lack of resources for the payments industry. You can download the Understanding Payments guide here.

If you’d like to learn more about Helcim or get started with payment processing contact the Helcim Gurus who are always happy to help in any way they can. We provide rate comparisons and honest advice about what might be best for you and your business.