Card Declined

Card Declined

Here at Banquest Payment Systems we often get calls from our merchants asking why a specific credit card transaction was declined.  They entered all the information correctly and it still came back as declined.  Why?   Most ..
Credit Card Surcharging

Credit Card Surcharging

You’re about to give your credit card to make a payment when the merchant says, “Credit card transactions are an extra 3%.”   This is called a credit card surcharge. Though it’s annoying, there’s a reason merchants add ..
Charging your own card?

Charging your own card?

I debated with myself before writing this blog: is it really necessary?  Is there anyone out there that doesn't already know this information?   Unfortunately we and our colleagues in the payment processing industry deal with this ..
Paying Online

Paying Online

Every month without fail we get an invoice by mail from our waste disposal company who comes around weekly to empty the garbage dumpster outside our office.   As there is no URL on the invoice (where ..
Motivation.  The responses!

Motivation. The responses!

Last week I asked my blog readers what they do to get themselves motivated and charged on those blue days.   Motivation helps us perform better, achieve our goals, and live a much happier and productive life.   Here ..
Demotivated?

Demotivated?

Did you ever wake up in the morning and just feel blah... not in the mood?   Motivation is rather elusive, isn’t it? Some days you feel it, and other days you can’t grab a measly corner of ..
A Complete Failure!

A Complete Failure!

Yesterday a good friend (and client) and I celebrated the 3 year anniversary of the day he came to the realization his business was a complete failure!   You see, my friend had a successful printing business for ..
We got a bad review…

We got a bad review…

Last week I received an email from a member of my team with the following words:  "We got a bad review on Google".   Turns out, it was even worse than I thought.  Much worse.   It was the one ..
Is It Really Urgent?

Is It Really Urgent?

Yes, I'm back!  After a 2 month hiatus I return to my weekly blog to ask you, my dear readers, for advice.   Earlier today I was sitting in on a weekly sales meeting at one of ..
Banquest Client Spotlight: Superior Uniform Services

Banquest Client Spotlight: Superior Uniform Services

21 years old, having just left the Army, Michael Newby started out as a route driver for a small uniform company in Bayside NY. Knowing nothing about the industry, his job was to pick up soiled clothing and deliver ..