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    Patricia Carlin

    Patricia Carlin

    Patricia Carlin is co-founder of MerchACT, a card-not-present payments consultancy. MerchACT specializes in establishing merchant accounts and risk mitigation tools for global online merchants that have complex or dynamic business models and that are not well understood by traditional banks.

    Since 1999, MerchACT’s clients have included Time.com, Sony Music, CNET, and StarWars.com and have processed billions of dollars in ecommerce and call center transactions.

     

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  • Management

    4 Ways to Reduce Credit Card Chargebacks

    4 Ways to Reduce Credit Card Chargebacks
    July 12, 2017 •

    Credit card chargebacks — wherein shoppers purchase products with a credit card and then contest the charge from the credit card issuer — are an always-present threat to ecommerce merchants. In ... Read More »

  • Management

    Are Static Fraud Tools Obsolete?

    Are Static Fraud Tools Obsolete?
    June 12, 2017 •

    Card-not-present fraud leads other types of payment fraud in countries that have migrated to the EMV standard. That is according to U.S. Payments Forum, a nonprofit organization that includes global ... Read More »

  • Management

    Navigating International Payment Methods, for Ecommerce

    Navigating International Payment Methods, for Ecommerce
    May 23, 2017 •

    Many ecommerce retailers desire to expand internationally. Understanding the preferred payment methods in other countries is a key component. In this post, I’ll explore some of the issues involved with accepting ... Read More »