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Gravity Payments Does the Right Thing

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Referencing the recent New York Times article, I wish to commend Dan Price of Gravity Payments for his remarkable decision to offer a more sustainable salary to his employees – we see this as a rare gesture given the credit card processing’s reputation for principally maximizing shareholder profits above all else. Anytime an industry player …

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Dharma Named to B Corp Best for the World

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For the second year in a row, Dharma Merchant Services has been named as an honoree in the B Corp “Best For The World” awards in the category of ” Best for Workers”.  The Best for Workers honorees are recognized for creating the most positive worker impact. These companies have earned a worker score in …

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Dharma Founder Interviewed About B Corp Status

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When you do business with B Corps, you support a unique sector of the economy that is focused on doing well while also doing good. B Corps solve social and environmental problems while also turning profit. The more profitable they are, the better they can support their workers, their communities, and their social or environmental …

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Merchant of the Month – Impact HUB

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Impact Hub – Dharma has had a relationship with the San Francisco Hub for over 5 years now and have since added the Seattle and Los Angeles locations to our community. Now called Impact Hubs, they provide work space and office facilities for companies and individuals who are about making an impact for social change. …

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Email Phishing Scam

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 We have recently been made aware of an email phishing scam that is circulating to merchants for which we need to alert you. It appears to be sent from either a generic domain of merchantservices.com or from a network provider as firstdata.com. The message directs a merchant to call a number with their MID (merchant …

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What’s New – Marketplace Fairness Act

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Marketplace Fairness Act – if you haven’t heard of this legislation yet, this will soon impact every merchant that sells goods and services online.  This bill was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate and will likely be approved by the House soon.  When in effect, all ecommerce companies will be required to assess, collect, and pay …

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Support Tips — Protect Your Account From Fraud

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• If you are not currently signed up for online access to your account, we recommend doing so as this is invaluable in tracking the flow of transactions, settlement, and funding to your checking account, thereby eliminating the need to call or write to support departments. Best way to get this set up is an …

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Right Action – Seafood Watch

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Dharma’s name comes froms a sanskrit word meaning “right action.” This new section is designed to share ways that we can all make more sustainable choices. Worldwide, the demand for seafood is increasing. Yet many populations of the large fish we enjoy eating are overfished and, in the U.S.,we import over 80% of our seafood …

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Merchant of the Month – EO Products

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EO® Products is a family owned and operated, certified organic manufacturer of personal care products using the highest grade natural and certified organic ingredients. EO creates products that are natural, gentle, effective and free from animal testing. At EO, they know that providing a product with integrity and sustainability is a choice and they make …

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Gift Credit Cards and AVS with Authorize.net

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Many gift credit cards (stored-value cards with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express logo) do not include a billing address on file at the issuing bank. As many shoppers love using these cards for their purchases, you may need to update your default Address Verification Service (AVS) filter settings in order to accept these …

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