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So you want to know about card payments.

Well, this is the Bumper Guide for Complete Beginners. If you're a merchant (if people buy things from you by card) this guide is for you.

List of Payment Provider Logos

The Very Very Basics

1
Understand Card Fees In 5 Minutes
Learn what you’re looking at when you read your payments bills.
3
Other ways of taking payments
Accept cards over the phone and by invoice.

Getting The Lingo

5
Acquirers (+ISOs) WorldPay First Data Bluebird
When would an acquirer be better?
6
Card Networks, The Interchange and all that
The academic view: how do payment actually work?

For The Growing Merchant

7
When Can I Negotiate?
How to get on better rates than your mates
8
E-Commerce 101
Ready for the next frontier?