Why Should Your B2B Business Accept Credit Cards?

February 9, 2017

The most compelling reason is that many of your clients prefer doing business that way. This is especially true with smaller and start-up businesses, as they tend to rely heavily on corporate credit cards. Accepting B2B card payments helps connect your business to these customers.

Today online and electronic payments comprise only a fraction of B2B sales. However, that volume is growing — and quickly. Forrester Research reported that 2015 online sales totaled $780 billion, a figure that is expected to increase to $1.13 trillion (with a T) by 2020. There is great potential in the industry and you can start tapping into that revenue NOW by accepting credit card transactions.

And that’s not all….. consider these additional advantages.

  • Payment integration: Credit cards allow for payment integration, while cash, checks and money orders must be manually processed and entered into your accounting system.
  • Faster deposits: Credit card payments post much more quickly than checks.
  • Interchange savings: Level 2 and 3 card processing allow for increased security and lower interchange rates.
  • Increased security: Debit cards, ACH payments and checks are all tied to a customer’s bank account. Credit card transactions allow for additional fraud protection (for both parties) and easier customer returns.

Ready to reduce risk, attract new customers AND streamline your B2B accounting operations? Contact OMEGA Processing Solutions today for an account analysis. www.omegap.com

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OMEGA VT Product Overview

January 20, 2016

Our secure, web-based Virtual Terminal (OMEGA VT) allows merchants to process transactions without having to purchase expensive processing software programs or countertop terminals. OMEGA VT resides on an off-site server and is accessible through a secure web portal from any PC with an internet connection, day or night. No software upgrades are ever necessary, and no worries about storing cardholder data on your PC. OMEGA VT eliminates the need for constant PCI upgrades to stay compliant and reduces your exposure to compromised card data. All card and cardholder data is stored on our secure PCI-audited server, not on your PC.

  • Customizable Sales Templates: Eliminate the clutter of fields you don’t use. Simple template customization for disabling unwanted fields.
  • Twenty Custom Fields: We know every business is different. Along with that comes the need to capture industry or business-specific information, so we have included the ability for you to create up to 20 custom fields that you can tailor to your specific needs.
  • Robust, Full-Function Reporting: Historical transaction information is stored for up to three years and can easily be accessed via the OMEGA VT Reporting Tool. Robust transaction search criteria options allow you to quickly find the data you are looking for, without having to sift through a filing cabinet or match up receipts and settlement reports.
  • QuickBooks: Formatted reporting
  • Batch Upload: For sending and authorizing large numbers of transactions simultaneously.

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Recurring Billing

Setting up recurring billing payments for membership, service or rental fees has never been easier. The OMEGA VT Recurring Billing utility is user-friendly, flexible and ‒ best of all ‒ comes with your Virtual Terminal account at no additional cost.

Customer Vault / Online Customer Database

The Customer Vault picks up where Recurring Billing leaves off by allowing you to store customer and card information securely off-site, without having to assign a specific payment plan. If you frequently do business with the same customers, but not always on the same days or for the same amounts, then the Customer Vault is a perfect fit for you.

eCommerce Gateway

OMEGA VT can be integrated with your website for accepting payments directly from your web store. Transactions are securely captured and processed in real time and generate a receipt that can be displayed and emailed. All transactions are recorded in the Virtual Terminal Reporting and can be quickly retrieved for performing voids and refunds.

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Retail Swipe/Card Present Processing

Do you process card present transactions but still want to take advantage of OMEGA VT’s other services such as mobile processing, recurring billing, customer vault or invoicing? You can, simply by using OMEGA VT’s        Retail Swipe program and a USB card reader.          Utilizing the Retail Swipe service gives you                      the best of both worlds, and there’s no need                                 to purchase an additional terminal.

Invoicing

Electronic Invoicing allows you to generate invoices with line-by-line detailed information. Invoices are automatically converted to PDFs, attached via email and sent to customers’ billing addresses. Customers simply follow a link in the email to pay their open invoices

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Level II and Level III Processing ‒ B2B

Earn lower interchange rates on B2B transactions with Level II and Level III Processing. Do you mainly process B2B transactions with an occasional consumer transaction? Level II Processing can mean a 0.50% -1.50% savings on interchange rates, and it’s built in to every OMEGA VT account. Level III Processing provides an even better interchange rate savings opportunity but is most appropriate for merchants who primarily process B2B transactions using government or corporate purchasing cards. Level III Processing requires a number of extended data fields and is limited to certain processing networks.

iSpy Fraud Security Suite

Stop fraud before it happens! iSpyFraud adds additional layers of security when using the OMEGA VT and payment gateway for processing transactions through your web store. iSpyFraud is a rule-set based, fraud-management utility that allows you to configure extensive filters to help you detect and screen suspicious transactions. The thorough reporting system gives you a quick and easy way to review transactions, block suspicious activity and zero in on malicious users. iSpyFraud looks at transactions both before and after processing and can decline them both before and after authorization. This security suite increases security, decreases chargebacks and reduces product lost from fraudulent transactions.

QuickBooksTM SyncPay

QuickBooks TM SyncPay plug-in provides support for synchronization and payment processing from directly within QuickBooks ProTM, QuickBooks PremierTM, and QuickBooks EnterpriseTM (version 2007+) . Not compatible with POS and Online versions.

Quickclick Integration and Shopping Cart

Quickclick is a quick and easy way to integrate the OMEGA VT and Gateway with your web store without having to hire a web designer. Quickclick is a 2-in-1 HTML generator that first allows to you create and customize products on your website and then create customized payment buttons and fields ‒ all without having to write a single line of HTML code on your own.

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VT Product Manager

The VT Product Manager is a virtual database that you    can use to store frequently sold items for quick recall  when making transactions. Also, you can create Item Packages that bundle multiple items. An Auto-Calculate tool totals the order total and auto-populates the information onto the screen. There is no additional cost   for the VT Product Manager.

Payer Authentication (VbV/MCSC)

Also known as Verified by Visa (VbV) and MasterCard® SecureCodeTM (MCSC), Payer Authentication allows consumers to shop online more securely. VbV/MCSC enables cardholders to create a PIN and assign it to their credit or debit card. During checkout, the customer is prompted to enter their PIN. The cardholder’s identity can then be confirmed by their Card Issuing bank. Visa and MasterCard reward merchant adoption of these programs by providing chargeback protection for domestic and international transactions.

Mobile Payments

Accept payments anywhere with the free iProcess Mobile Payment app. In addition, you can purchase an encrypted mobile swipe to swipe credit cards and obtain card- present rates.

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