eCommerce has exploded across the business world like few other technological developments
With eCommerce you can accept credit card payments, have a catalogue of your products
available online, process orders automatically, increase the visibility of your
brand, track shipments, market your company to the far reaches of the world wide
web, and keep it all updated without needing any computer training at all. Your
product is available to the consumer 24/7, 365 days a year, reaching a potential
customer base of millions- that's what ecommerce means to your business.
From a downloadable product catalogue to a virtual store, complete with sale announcements,
newsletters, instant credit card processing, bulletproof shopping cart software,
and custom-created back-end administration tools that are a breeze to use - AlphaDog
can make your ecommerce business a reality, or take an existing online business
and fine-tune it so that your expectations meet demand.
Opening your very own merchant account offers a wide variety of benefits. All of
them contribute to your income and profits.
1. It's Easy
Accepting credit card orders online is convenient for customers, and is the way
they prefer to do business. Period.
2. It Builds Trust
Having a merchant account also gives customers a sense of confidence in you as a
seller. Due to the fact that you are authorized to take credit card payments, customers
automatically trust that you are an honest business, and are more willing to place
3. You Get Paid Faster
Credit card transactions are deposited into your bank account within 24-48 hours
– much faster than the time that it takes to receive checks in the mail and then
wait for them to clear.
4. You Save Time
You'll have secure, real-time credit card processing that allows you to authorize,
settle, refund, and manage credit card transactions online.
5. You Save on Bank Fees
Stores that accept credit cards reduce or eliminate the volume of bad checks returned
for "non-sufficient funds" (NSF) and the associated bank fees, penalties, and collections
6. You Make More Money
As stated earlier, more customers will buy from you when you take credit cards –
as many as 10 times more. But, they also make larger purchases. Data indicates that
credit card purchases are, on average, about 20% larger than non-card purchases.
By using a credit card, customers often make additional impulse, upgrade, or extra
purchases that they might not otherwise have made.
7. You Create a Professional Image
By accepting credit cards, your check-out process is more seamless, and appears
to be processed directly on your website. You look legitimate, honest, and professional.
In summary, obtaining your own merchant account is, literally, money in the bank
for you. Although you may hear some merchants complaining about fees they pay on
card transactions – they are actually making much more money and many more sales
because they accept credit cards.