AVP Solutions Launches "SID" (SmartIDentity for Business) Training; Join us on April 19th

AVP Solutions Launches “SID” (SmartIDentity for Business) Training; Join us on April 19th

Our mission at AVP Solutions is to equip our merchants with the most comprehensive services and the highest level of customer service available.  In that tradition, we are proud to announce the addition of SmartIDentity for Business (SID4B) to our core suite of services! You have received a product overview and notification letter and we […]

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How Mobile Processing Encourages Innovative Entrepreneurship

Mobile credit card processing is revolutionizing how our economy operates, allowing more people to break away from the risk associated with carrying cash. For years, places like farmers markets, food trucks, sports concessions and a slew of others all operated on a cash-only basis, which in turn, limited their customer base. Those days are fading […]

Better Credit Card Deals Can Be Yours For the Asking  

Better Credit Card Deals Can Be Yours For the Asking  

Who knew that a better deal on credit card rates and fees was simply yours for the asking? Well, evidently everyone who picked up a telephone and dialed up and asked for it! And by “telephone” and “dialing,” we actually mean tapping the number pad on that little computer in your pocket. CreditCards.com, according to […]

PCI Oh My: New Study Shows Compliance Can “Make or Break” Merchant Relationships

PCI Oh My: New Study Shows Compliance Can “Make or Break” Merchant Relationships

A  new ControlScan survey making the rounds of the financial press, showing that “one in four acquirers say that how they approached Payment Card Industry security standard compliance caused them to lose merchant accounts.” As one ControlScan exec said, “Easing their merchants’ PCI compliance pain is certainly to the acquirer’s competitive advantage, but for risk […]

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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 […]

Record “Green” Predicted for St. Paddy’s; Eyeing Payments on Other Side of Rainbow

Record “Green” Predicted for St. Paddy’s; Eyeing Payments on Other Side of Rainbow

“Americans,” according the National Retail Federation, “will spend more than ever as they put on their favorite green outfits to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year.” As the above-linked summary states, “spending for St. Patrick’s Day is expected to reach $5.3 billion, an all-time high in the survey’s 13-year history. The total is up dramatically […]

The Two Types of Credit Card Users: Churners and Chuggers

The Two Types of Credit Card Users: Churners and Chuggers

There are numerous pieces of philosophical shorthand floating around about there being “two types of people” in the world — those that like a certain type of entertainment or music, say, or those that don’t. Perhaps a kind of food, or a political philosophy. While this kind of binary redaction may not be the most […]

Beyond the Antivirus Software, Pt. II

Beyond the Antivirus Software, Pt. II

As we write this morning, the internet is recovering from a partial loss of “the cloud” as Amazon’s S3 server had gone out, resulting in the shuttering of numerous websites and services.  Since we posted last week, a massive potential breach to numerous websites has made headlines, as the Cloudflare security service used by many […]

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Are You Using The Best Card Processing Solutions?

Make Sure Your Merchant Account is the Best for Your Business At AVPS, we believe that continued discernment is what sets great entrepreneurs apart from the rest. As we approach tax time, now is the perfect time to take a second look at your options to see if you can get better rates, better service, […]