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Gene Krause

Gene has been consulting businesses of all sizes for 18 years and providing them with strategic payments and gateway integrations.

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What is a Merchant Account?

By Gene Krause on Feb 23, 2015 8:10:43 AM

Companies with a need to accept credit cards or debit cards require a Merchant Account. Sometimes the term Merchant Account gets confused with Payment Gateway. They are separate components to accepting cards, but are often provided in a bundled package. If you're set on a particular company for providing the payment gateway, check to see if their gateway services are agnostic towards back-end processors, allowing you to switch merchant account providers at a later time.

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