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Covering the Basics: ID PCI Insurance From AVPS

As we get ready to transition our website and blog to a new design, one thing has been a constant in the old format, and will — alas — be the same after our makeover: Hacks and data breaches are becoming more common, and are something every business needs to protect itself against. Indeed, just […]

Force-Sale Fraud, and How to Protect Against It (Pt. 2)

Force-Sale Fraud, and How to Protect Against It (Pt. 2)

A couple of weeks ago, we posted the first part of an overview from Visa on how to spot, and guard, against Force-Sale Transactions. Sometimes called a “force capture” or “offline transaction,” these transactions let a merchant bypass the usual authorization process by manually entering a code. The transaction is then routed through clearing and settlement, […]

If It's Wednesday,  It Must Be SID4B Training Day! (WebEX Link Inside!)

If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be SID4B Training Day! (WebEX Link Inside!)

We’re excited here at AVP Solutions, as Wednesday, April 19th rolls around! Not because it’s the day after Tax Day (well, maybe a little because of that), but because it’s our long-talked about SID4B Training Day, at last! Our mission at AVP Solutions has always been to equip our merchants with the most comprehensive services […]

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Credit Card Processing Risk Management Solutions

Busy Seasons and Transaction Security—Are You Putting Your Customers at Risk? With summer only a couple of months away, now is a good time for seasonal or tourism-oriented businesses to give additional thought to secure payment processing. This hectic season brings an opportunity for profit and brand-building, but it also entices word-be thieves to take […]

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How Your Small Business Can Benefit By Adding Mobile Processing

In the past, the AVPS team has talked about how mobile credit card processing has revolutionized innovative small business models. From food trucks to seasonal businesses, mobile processing removes the typical restrictions that keep entrepreneurs chained to traditional brick and mortar storefronts. This week, we want to look beyond even those innovators to the hidden […]

Fraud Prevention. Why This Issue Affects All of Us

Fraud Prevention. Why This Issue Affects All of Us

Credit Card Processing Risk Management The issue of secure payment processing is obviously a longstanding battle between banking institutions and thieves, but this is a problem that affects both business owners and customers as well. We often think of the effects of fraud on a singular level—how it affects us. However, with thieves and hackers […]

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How Mobile Credit Card Processing Can Boost Efficiency

A Mobile Processing Performance Check-up to Help You Launch into 2017 If you’ve been reading the AVPS blog for the past few months, you know that we’re firm believers that mobile processing can boost efficiency. However, we also know how many small business owners feel about change or incurring a new cost. With the busy […]

Breaches Predicted; Help is Coming

Breaches Predicted; Help is Coming

The CIO website is rife with predictions on coming cyber threats and data breaches for the coming year, laid out across several different articles.  In one on Five Data Breach Predictions for 2017, they list, among the quintet of threats, a “focus on payment-based attacks despite the EMV shift taking place over a year ago.” […]

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Discover Wireless Payment Solutions

Don’t Let a Remodeling Project Derail Your Business—Discover Wireless Payment Solutions If you are planning a significant remodeling project for your business, you probably face a common dilemma: Should you close for the duration, or should you attempt to remain open during construction? While remaining open is ideal for keeping financial continuity, it also creates […]

How Small-Scale Start-Ups Can Help You Create a Blueprint for Success

Small Scale Start-Ups Mobile Credit Card Processing

How Small-Scale Start-Ups Can Help You Create a Blueprint for Success For many people, this time of year brings out that inner-yearning they have for taking their entrepreneurial ideas to the next level. They want to start a business but are hesitant to jump into a significant investment when they have so little experience. However, […]