Do I always need a merchant account for merchant services?

Do I need a merchant account for merchant services? Yes.

People generally think that credit card processing is new but the concept was used 200 years ago in the early 1800s. Modern plastic credit cards were not used, but financial institutions provided merchant services to extend credit to merchants. That was the start of merchant accounts. Merchant were able to provide credit to their most […]

Hotels and Lodging Get Better Payment Processing With Reopening

Hotel payment processing with Clearly Payments

The world is reopening. People are starting to explore again. People are traveling and starting to stay in hotels once again. This is great news and this reopening is a perfect time to revisit the payment processing in your hotel, motel, resort, and bed & breakfast. Credit card processing is integral to hotels Hotel, travel, […]

Payment Processing for Accountants and Accounting Firms

Payment Processing for Accountants and Accounting Firms

Accountants generally have a few top priorities when looking for a payment processor. This includes 1) the ability to let clients accept credit cards online, 2) the ability to send and track invoices easily, and 3) really low credit card processing rates. Let Clients Accept Credit Cards Online The most convenient way for clients to […]

Integrating Payments into B2B SaaS and Software Companies

Clearly Payments offers integrated payments for SaaS and software companies

 Online software services have been on the rise since the advent of the internet. Online services built specifically for businesses have been growing significantly since 2010. In 2020, the global pandemic, unfortunately, forced many businesses to cut in-person or physical contact. This required businesses to adapt. It created new opportunities for online businesses to emerge. […]

Payment Processing in Canada

Payment processing in Canada with Clearly Payments

Payment processing is very geographical. Each country has its own regulations with their own banking system. In Canada, any payment processor that offers a merchant account needs to be approved by the card brands they offer in that country, such as Visa, MasterCard, and AMEX. In addition, each payment processor needs to have a sponsoring […]

Gross vs Net Funding in Payment Processing. You Choose.

EMV credit card with a chip for chip-and-pin transactions

When you accept payments, funds get automatically deposited into your bank. This generally happens within 3 business days. By the way, Clearly Payments deposits your funds in less than one day. The funds being deposited into your account is also called settlement. One of the options that our merchants get to choose is whether they […]

Contactless Payment Options that Make Credit Card Checkout Safer

Contactless payments are safer with Clearly Payments

People are now expecting the checkout process to be touchless. The concerns of health, safety, and minimizing the transmission of disease are top of mind. Consumers want to minimize what they touch when shopping. This includes touching the credit card machines.  Thankfully there are several credit card processing options to bring touchless checkout experiences. Contactless […]

The Simplest Way to Add eCommerce to your Website

Online shopping and eCommerce is quickly becoming the new normal. Consumers have started to comfortably make purchases online from their computers or mobile devices. All the large retailers have deployed online shopping. It’s imperative that the medium and smaller businesses maximize their online exposure to compete. Thankfully, adding eCommerce to your website is simple and […]

Generate revenue from payment processing

Generate revenue through payment processing by partnering with Clearly Payments

Payments is an industry that is evolving quickly. The rise of online and mobile shopping is one of the reasons for this rapid transformation. With this change, comes opportunity to generate revenue and create new forms of value for your customers.  Clearly Payments has a partner platform for businesses to capitalize on payment processing. The […]

Top Payment Processors in Canada in 2021

Top payment processors of 2021

There is no “one size fits all” in payment processing. If you’re looking for the top payment processor, figure out what is important to you. The main things you’ll want to consider are the ways you accept payments such as online, physical storefront or office, or mobile. The second thing you’ll want to consider is […]