Determining The Best Merchant Service Provider For Your Business: Do Your Research And Ask Around

Merchants are being bombarded almost daily by phone calls and emails from payment processors trying to win their business. Processors may offer rates that seem lower than what you are currently paying. Be sure to read the fine print before changing processors. We have had merchants leave us for “the better deal” only to return […]

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Changes in Farm Bill Affect Retailers Processing EBT Cards

In April of this year, all retail merchants who traditionally accepted Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) transactions from customers through the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) were advised that, as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill, FNS will no longer underwrite their processing costs or provide EBT credit card terminals. Starting September 21st of […]

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Montana Hospital Association selects Big Sky Commerce as Preferred Merchant Service Provider

Missoula, MT — The Montana Hospital Association (MHA) based in Helena, Montana has selected Big Sky Commerce as the preferred Merchant Service Provider for its members. MHA member hospitals and clinics in Montana will be able to enjoy significant savings in payment processing services with Big Sky Commerce. “Recommending a local solution for merchant services […]

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COURT CAPS CREDIT CARD SWIPE FEES

COURT CAPS CREDIT CARD SWIPE FEES NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION DISAPPOINTED   A federal appeals court has agreed with a Federal Reserve rule that placed a 21-cent cap on swipe fees that banks charge retail stores for each debit card transaction.  After initially proposing to limit fees to 12 cents, the central bank issued a final […]

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Big Sky Commerce Sponsors Made In Montana Tradeshow For 9th Year In A Row

Big Sky Commerce is a local Montana business.  We believe in and support Montana’s entrepreneurial spirit. BSC is proud to have sponsored the annual Made In Montana Tradeshow since 2005.   The two-day trade show connects wholesale store buyers from across the region with over 100 members of the Made in Montana program. Montana artists, designers, […]

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Montana Medical Association Press Release

Montana Medical Association selects Big Sky Commerce as its preferred Merchant Service Provider Missoula, MT — The Montana Medical Association (MMA) based in Helena, Montana has selected Big Sky Commerce as the preferred Merchant Service Provider for its members. MMA members will be able to enjoy significant savings in payment processing services with Big Sky […]

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Big Sky Commerce merchants were unaffected by the recent data breach involving URM Stores, Inc.

Recently, a cyber-attack affected approximately 160 grocery stores in Montana, Washington, and Idaho. Over twenty cities and towns in Montana were affected, including some businesses in our own backyard. Payment systems utilized by URM Stores, Inc., a retailers’ cooperative, were temporarily compromised, revealing some customers’ credit and debit card data. As a result of the […]

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Factors to Consider When Choosing your Merchant Service Provider

We were pleased to be mentioned in this week’s CardNotPresent.com featured article as follows: November 7, 2013 The Card-Acceptance Conundrum: ISO or Gateway? Where Do Growing CNP Merchants Turn for Merchant Services? By CardNotPresent.com Staff Every day, many small merchants reach a tipping point. They’ve outgrown their current method for accepting payment and it’s time to […]

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Help End Polio Now

October 10, 2013 Sign up your business, or refer a client to Big Sky Commerce who activates in October, and help END POLIO Now! For each new and referred account to Big Sky Commerce in October, Big Sky Commerce will send $100 to Missoula Rotary’s END POLIO NOW campaign. Help us support END POLIO NOW […]

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Ten years in business, our first blog and our redesigned website!

For ten years now, Big Sky Commerce has been serving the payment processing needs of clients in almost every industry.  We are proud to be serving clients all over the country and in other parts of the globe.  With many other options available in our industry, we are humbled by what we often hear from […]

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