When you own your own business, you find out pretty quick that there are more little things to be taken into consideration than most people realize.

It is more than selling a product or service to a customer base, and there is the matter of establishing a headquarters (which includes renting or buying a space, insurance, etc.), building up your inventory if you need one, finding employees, developing payment systems, and much more.

Beginning a business from scratch takes a lot of work, and it can be helpful to have a merchant services provider that can assist in the essentials.

What are merchant services?

Merchant services are just what they sound like: services for business owners (merchants) to aid in the daily operations of their business. This can include setting up payment systems to accept different forms of payment from customers, setting up suppliers, providing security, and a litany of other services.

Merchant services are there to provide assistance for merchants who are either just starting out or in a transition phase in their business. Merchant services come at a cost but can be immensely helpful for the infrastructure of a business.

I need a cash advance or loan to give my business a cash infusion.

We understand that sometimes, cash flow can falter and having a lack of ready capital can be a significant hindrance when some supplies or improvements need to be made to your business.

That's why Riverside Payments offers cash advances for merchants from $5,000 to $1,000,000. That infusion of capital can be a huge help towards increases in inventory, making improvements, purchasing new equipment, or accommodating for deficits. Being able to take care of significant financial commitments in one transaction can secure the future of your business much smoother.

What about e-commerce?

E-commerce is one of the essential aspects of owning a business these days. The internet plays such an integral part of our daily lives that it is impossible for a company to survive without an online presence. This is especially true for those who run retail establishments. Giving your customers a smoother, more convenient way to access your products will only help in the survival and success of your business.

Riverside Payments offers e-commerce services through First Global Gateway and eProcessing Network Authorize.net. This allows you to customize your online presence to fit the needs of your business. Riverside Payments offers a wide array of features including Online Gateway, Virtual Terminal, Automated Recurring Billing, Advanced Fraud Detection Suite, Online BillPay, ePN Plug-In for QuickBooks, and more.

Your online presence can be covered from top to bottom when using Riverside Payments.

I want ATM services at my business.

Having ATM on the premises of your business can be beneficial for two reasons: it is proven to improve foot traffic and adds additional revenue from ATM surcharges. We offer a comprehensive ATM service that includes equipment, installation, processing, and cash replenishment. It is a no-fuss installation that adds cash to your business with little to no upkeep or attention paid. That is a win-win for your business.