Dharma Blog

Dharma Launches New Website

Posted in Customer Support, Industry News.

Dharma staff

Dharma Launches New Website – After many months of conversation, consultations, coding, and copywriting, we have finally launched our new website. I think that websites should always be evolving to best define and reflect the most important qualities and intentions of a company. We chose to work with a like-minded and sustainable web design and …

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Merchant of the Month – A Wild Soapbar

Posted in Industry News, Social Responsibility.

A Wild Soapbar

A Wild Soap Bar – You may not know it but Dharma is a Green America Gold-Certified green company and a family owned business, just like this month’s merchant of the month, A Wild Soap Bar. Since 1995, Maggie, Jory and Mike Hanus have been providing truly non-toxic, organic natural soaps and body care products …

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Protect Your E-Commerce Biz from Fraud

Posted in Industry News.

Data Breach graphic

To protect your e-commerce business from fraudulent activity, set your fraud filters in Authorize.Net. If you’re taking credit card payments through a website, it’s very important that you regularly monitor your sales for potential fraud. Fraudsters are smart and their habits are ever-changing, so it’s always a good idea to review your day’s sales to …

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Gravity Payments Does the Right Thing

Posted in Industry News.

Dan Price

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

Posted in Industry News, Social Responsibility.

B Corp Best logo

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

Posted in Industry News, Social Responsibility.

Jeff Marcous

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

Posted in Uncategorized.

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

Posted in Uncategorized.

 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

Posted in Uncategorized.

• 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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