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The Benefits of Electronic Payments for B2B Transactions

In the digital age, businesses are increasingly moving away from traditional payment methods such as checks and cash, and adopting electronic payment methods for B2B transactions. Electronic payments offer numerous advantages over traditional payment methods, making them an ideal choice for businesses looking to streamline their payment processes and improve cash flow. What are the benefits of electronic payments for B2B transactions? Faster payment processing Electronic payments are processed much faster than traditional payment methods. With electronic payments, the payment is transferred directly from the payer's bank account to the payee's account, eliminating the need for physical checks or cash. This significantly reduces payment processing time, allowing businesses to receive payments faster and improve cash flow. Increased convenience Electronic payments offer increased convenience for both the payer and the payee. With electronic payments, businesses can make and recei

Tokenization for dummies

The word tokenization of credit card data is being passed around more and more these days. The payment card industry is cracking down on businesses large and small, forcing them to find an alternative ways work with credit card data to protect cardholders. What is tokenization? Tokenization simply takes a credit card number and turns it into a token. This can be done a number of ways depending on your service provider. A good example is an e-commerce web site hosted by the merchant where the customer can enter a credit card. Behind the scenes the credit card number is turned into a token and returned to the merchant. Tokens can be stored at the merchants e-commerce site because they are not credit card numbers. When the merchant would like to re-bill the customer (with their authorization of course) they can simply send the token to the service provider. The main benefit being if the token is compromised it cannot be used. Obviously this is not the case with the credit card. Tokenizati

PCI's July 1st Deadline

Here is an interesting article in American Banker about the Payment Card Industries July 1st deadline. "You have to presume that by July 1, probably 20 percent of retailers are still not going to be compliant," says Paul Martaus , a leading payments industry consultant, adding that many of the terminals in use today are too old to manage the PCI-compliant applications. Read More