Pull Annual Sales Tax Reports from Your Helcim Account
Helcim merchants are now able to pull a sales tax report that includes the sales tax data for a full calendar year.
How Your Role in a Credit Card Transaction Changes Your Risk
Understanding where the unique risks lie for each entity involved in a transaction can help you better understand the fees you pay as a merchant, the processes - both apparent and hidden - you’re involved in each time you process a credit card, and your business’ general place in how it all works.
Introducing the Merchant’s Guide to Credit Card Processing
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.
Small Business Center
Payment Tools Retail Merchants Often Overlook
With today’s technology, businesses of any size are now able to access innovative tools that used to only be available for large enterprise size businesses with bloated budgets. While you may have just needed to accept card payments initially, there is a whole host of options that are opened up to you once you sign up for a merchant account that can really help you save time.
Merchants of Helcim – Zoran Dobric
To reach more customers across Canada and abroad, Zoran uses Helcim for his online store and ecommerce sales. As a niche designer, the ability to reach more customers in different regions and countries is very beneficial for Zoran and allows him to expand his customer base beyond just his local hub. He describes Helcim’s online store as being amazingly easy to use and that the sleek aesthetic aligns well with his fashion brand.
Understanding Declines for Credit Card Processing
When a credit card is approved during a transaction, it is the customer’s issuing bank, not the processor or the card network, that is approving the card. Similar to how a transaction is approved, when a credit card is declined, it is typically declined by the cardholder’s issuing bank, as they are the entity that decides the outcome of the transaction.
Choosing a Payment Processor
How Do I Know Which Payment Provider is Right for My Business?
An Overview of Credit Card Processing Transaction Types
Here is an overview of the different types of transactions you might process if you accept credit card payments.
Visa and Mastercard Announce Rate Adjustment for January 2019
Visa and Mastercard have both announced rate adjustments effective January 1, 2019. Visa has announced that their base assessment fee will increase to 0.09% from the current 0.08% and Mastercard has announced a reduction to the Mastercard interchange rates.
Choosing a Payment Processor
Ways Some Payment Processors Mislead Merchants
By knowing that these payment tricks exist, you can ask the right questions to see through the facades and select a payment processor who is committed to being a good partner for your business.
Merchants of Helcim – FMI Professional Locksmiths
The Helcim Team met up with Fumi from FMI Professional Locksmiths to learn more about his business and get an inside look at what his day looks like. Fumi runs FMI Professional Locksmiths primarily as a mobile business out of his van because, as a locksmith, he needs to be able to meet people and businesses wherever they might be located.