Chris Reid.

Chris is Helcim's videographer. He films helpful tutorial videos, onboarding videos, and merchant case studies. His passion for storytelling began over a decade ago and has seen him succeed at the Alberta and Canadian Skills Competitions, as well as winning his hometown's Emerging Artist award. Chris attended Calgary's Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and graduated with honors in the field of Film and Video Production. Chris’s understanding & passion for small business was established first-hand as he owned and operated his own production company, Vital Productions for over 8 years. Prior to joining Helcim, Chris substantiated his corporate video and business knowledge through work experience with Poole Construction Limited(PCL) and Mercedes-Benz.

Helcim Insider

Helcim Merchants | InkJi on Starting Her Business

By Chris Reid on Mar 19, 2021

Meet Ji, the owner and founder of InkJi, a cosmetic tattoo company that helps men and women look their best. Ji walked away from her 9-5 to start her business a

Understanding Payments

Beware the Costs of Instagram Shop and Facebook Pay

By Chris Reid on Jan 12, 2021

Taking the time to read the fine print can help protect your bottom line when you invest in a new sales channel. Tools like Instagram Shop and Facebook Pay can

Helcim Insider

Helcim Merchants | Floral and Field on the Value of Supporting Local

By Chris Reid on Dec 17, 2020

We are a boutique floral design studio and styling company located in Langdon, Alberta. At Floral & Field, our goal is to create artful floral pieces, inspi

Understanding Payments

The Merchant's Guide to Fees, Rates, and Pricing

By Chris Reid on Dec 9, 2020

In addition to the payment processing fees you will be charged for each payment you accept, there are several per occurrence fees that you may need to pay. Itâ€

Small Business Post

Creative Ways to Serve Customers

By Chris Reid on Dec 4, 2020

If you're looking for creative ways to serve your customers, consider options like curbside pickup, taking orders over the phone, hosting outdoor events, and us

Understanding Payments

Don't Fall for This Overpayment Scam

By Chris Reid on Jul 22, 2019

There's been a recent resurgence of the popular Overpayment Scam. The con involves fraudsters paying for a purchase with a stolen credit card, then requesting t

Understanding Payments

Debunking 6 Myths About Accepting Chip Credit Cards

By Chris Reid on May 24, 2019

If you’re new to accepting payments, or if your business operates in a region where swiping cards is still in fashion, then you may have heard some myths or m

Small Business Post

Online Payment Trends for 2019

By Chris Reid on Apr 16, 2019

As ecommerce sales continue to increase and customers become more familiar with what a good online customer experience is, it’ll become more important than ev

Understanding Payments

Understanding the Different Payment Processing Pricing Structures

By Chris Reid on Feb 12, 2019

One of the most important considerations when selecting a payment processor for your business is which pricing structure they offer, or simply, how they bill yo

Understanding Payments

An Overview of Credit Card Processing Transaction Types

By Chris Reid on Jan 22, 2019

Here is an overview of the different types of transactions you might process if you accept credit card payments.

Merchant Bulletin

Rezgo Integration Now Supported on Helcim Commerce

By Chris Reid on Dec 26, 2018

Recent updates to the Rezgo platform now allow Helcim Commerce users to use the integration.

Understanding Payments

What is Friendly Fraud?

By Chris Reid on Oct 26, 2018

If you’re running a business that offers online sales, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of friendly fraud so you can put the nec