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Top 7 benefits of accepting credit cards for your business

Posted by Alex Neir on Thu, May 19, 2011 @ 02:12 PM
Accepting Credit Cards

Top 7 benefits of accepting credit cards for your business

Credit cards are one of the most accepted payment systems for the purchase of goods and services that add ease and convenience for both buyers and sellers. Lets look at how businesses can benefit by accepting credit cards as a mode of payment.

  1. According to the researchers on consumer’s habit, people using credit cards to make purchases are mostly impulsive by nature. The average credit card user buys 2.5 times more than people who use other forms of payment. The obvious conclusion, any business that offers the convenience of credit cards as a form of payment can increase their revenue.
  2. When you accept credit cards as a way of transacting payment, it creates a sense of security in the mind of your customers. If the product does not live up to the standards for which it was advertised, there is a dispute process in which the customer can get their money back.
  3. It has been proven that credit cards help to enlarge the sales of a business by embracing a wider customer base. The ease and convenience of using a credit card to pay, plays a significant role in generating greater sales.
  4. Companies that offer an online purchase option from their websites enable greater hours of operation. Credit card payment from the website allows for business automation that results in greater sales with less expense.
  5. International sales become easy with an international merchant account. An off shore international account allow for sales to be completed in native currency with deposits linked to a single account in any desired country.
  6. Credit card transactions are processed in real time. So settlement is quick and easy without the need for complicated account receivable management.
  7. Setting up a credit card merchant account takes less than 24 hours. 

Tags: Merchant Account, Accepting Credit Cards, Payment Processing