Monthly Archives - June 2013

Merchant Spotlight: Kinsmans Bridal

Located in downtown Archbold, Ohio, Kinsmans Bridal is a family-owned and operated bridal shop that has everything you and your wedding party need for your big day! Kinsmans carries several lines of international designer dresses, some that are even featured in bridal magazines across the country!  They can accommodate all types of budgets and even help you custom order dresses based on your style preference and size. Kinsmans has the guys in your life covered, too!  They carry a line of [...]

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Address Verification (AVS)

For merchants who key-enter transactions, it is important to remember the extra steps that need to be taken to verify the cardholder.   This can be the case for merchants who take card numbers by mail, over the phone, or even in person in the case that the magnetic stripe on a card is unreadable.  One of the steps that must be taken is address verification. When using a physical credit card machine you will select Mail/Phone Order and enter in [...]

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PCI Compliance Part Two: Data Scan

Welcome to PCI Compliance Part Two!  Last week we gave you an overview of PCI Compliance Part One, the Self Assessment Questionnaire–read it here: PCI Compliance Part One For those of you who process credit cards via a virtual terminal, your Web site, or a credit card terminal running over an Internet connection, you are required to complete a Data Scan on your IP address.  After you complete the questionnaire, whether online or over the phone, you will be asked [...]

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PCI Compliance Part One: Self Assessment Questionnaire

As a merchant, you are probably aware of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards  (PCI DSS), but may not know all the details and steps to compliance.  For an introduction, check out our first article here: PCI Compliance The first step in becoming compliant is completing the Self Assessment Questionnaire, or SAQ.  There are a few different ways to complete the SAQ: online, on paper, or by calling your merchant service provider’s PCI department.  There are several categories of [...]

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