- Even though digital transactions are processed quickly, funds aren’t always readily accessible
- Delays in the movement of funds from customer accounts to merchant accounts cause inefficiencies
- Payment processors who can enable next-day deposits for businesses offer significant advantages
Optimizing the cash flow in your business is a critical factor in its success, but lengthy delays in the payment settlement process can make this difficult and frustrating for business owners. Some merchant services providers offer faster reconciliation and settlement times than others, so choosing the right payment processing partner can make a big difference in how efficiently funds move to your account and become accessible.
From the perspective of a customer, once they complete a transaction at one of your business’ POS terminals or on your online e-commerce store, their money is out of their account and the payment process is completed. In actuality, there are many behind-the-scenes processes occurring that customers never see. These processes are what verify, authorize, and approve the movement of funds from the customer bank account over to that of the business. Depending on the number of intermediaries involved in a particular transaction and the specifics of their policies on the movement of funds, this process can take significantly more time than one might expect.
In some cases, it can be several days before the final payment settlement step is completed and the funds become officially available for the business to access. As you’d expect, this multi-day delay can be a major obstacle in many aspects of business management, as prompt access to funds that rightfully belong to your company is the key to achieving efficient cash flow optimization. Here, we’re going to explore the key benefits of switching to a merchant services provider that can enable next-day settlements, and explain how that rapid access to funds can be a competitive advantage for your business. Let’s start by defining what a ‘next day deposit’ or ‘next day settlement’ really means.
How is Payment Processing Different with Next-Day Deposits?
Traditionally, payments made with credit cards or debit cards were often subjected to a holding period by the issuing banks and credit firms that could take anywhere from 3-5 days before the funds from a customer account were officially released to the merchant. As you can imagine, the possibility of waiting up to 5 business days for your business to actually get paid for a sale is not very appealing, but for a long time there wasn’t any other way around it. That was just how things worked.
Now, many issuing banks and credit card companies realize the importance of speeding up the settlement process. To this end, next-day deposits are now possible through established merchant services providers who are trusted to verify and authenticate transactions using the most up-to-date technology and advanced PCI-compliant payment processing solutions. MONEXgroup provides next-day deposits for our clients to help ensure that funds are available as quickly as possible in their business accounts, and avoid excessive delays in the settlement process.
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What are the Business Advantages of Next-Day Settlements?
For a business, there are several benefits that can be realized by moving to a next-day deposit approach to payment processing. Operational efficiencies can be achieved and cash flow bottlenecks can be alleviated, leading to an overall improvement in the day-to-day workings of your business. Here are some of the key advantages your business will see with next-day settlements.
Timely Management of Operational Costs
Let’s face it, just like you want to be paid on time, your suppliers and service providers do, too. However, when bills are due and you’re stuck waiting for funds to be released, it can be a real cause for concern. Maintaining positive relationships and reinforcing trust with essential business partners, suppliers, and service providers is crucial for long-term success for your company. Next-day deposits make it easier to have a more predictable flow of cash into your business accounts, thereby allowing you to pay expenses and settle outstanding bills before payment terms are exceeded and keep your business partners happy. Building a solid reputation of reliability and consistency is an important part of creating lasting, long-term relationships with the companies you depend on the most.
Better Control Over Stock and Inventory
Inventory control is always a challenge, and it can be tough to strike the best balance between maintaining the right amount of stock without taking up excessive space, and ensuring you always have enough to sufficiently meet the demand. To do this, you must have the flexibility to replenish inventory at the right time, and this means having access to funds exactly when you need them. A three-to-five day delay in accessing much-needed financial resources can have a huge impact on your business’ ability to replenish inventory efficiently, and could result in lost sales, reduced productivity, and higher costs if you need to resort to expedited shipping to address these types of delays. Next-day deposits into your merchant business account let you better anticipate changes in stock levels before they become critical issues, and take proactive steps to deal with inventory problems before they occur.
Improved Efficiency of Employee Payroll
One of the most costly things a business can experience is excessive employee turnover. The costs of hiring and training new team members can be substantial, and one of the things that can definitely influence valuable employees to seek other opportunities are payroll delays. Employee satisfaction needs to be a top priority for any business, and that includes recognizing the severe effects that delays in getting paid can have on morale and employee loyalty. If the difference between making payroll on-time and hitting a delay comes down to the lag in payment settlements as you wait for funds to be released, then this is absolutely a reason to choose a payment processing partner that can enable next-day deposits for your business.
Accurate Sales Reporting and Business Intelligence
Another advantage to next-day deposits is that it can give your business the edge in making key strategic decisions, and the ability to be more nimble in acting on rapidly changing market conditions. When things change quickly in the markets your company serves, the last thing you want is to have to wait for accurate business data to conduct an analysis and develop a new strategy. Being able to act and react promptly to fluctuating business conditions can be the factor that will decide which company wins and which lags behind when an opportunity presents itself. For this reason, next-day deposits are a great benefit in obtaining accurate sales data to make intelligent business decisions, as well as making cash resources available to fund quick-to-deploy marketing initiatives to capitalize on opportunities at a moment’s notice.
Bring the Benefits of Next-Day Deposits to Your Business with MONEXgroup
Not all merchant services providers are capable of offering next-day settlements to their clients, which is why it’s so important to find the right payment processing partner for your business who can deliver the types of services that you need to succeed. MONEXgroup equips your business with the payment processing tools, customer support, and technical service resources that are so crucial to achieving growth in highly competitive markets.
Our comprehensive suite of payment processing solutions ensures that your company will be set up with the best in POS technology, e-commerce platforms, unattended payment systems, and mobile point-of-sale tools to suit all types of business applications. With MONEXgroup POS technology, your business will be able to securely accept all types of payment types, including cash, credit and debit cards, digital wallets, tap-to-pay cards, and more.
Choose from full-featured point-of-sale systems like the Clover Station Duo and Clover Mini, which are ideal for a wide range of in-store point-of-sale applications, or take your POS on the road with the Clover Flex, a compact mobile payment terminal that can go anywhere.
We also provide complete e-commerce payment solutions to integrate into any existing website, as well as virtual terminal payment systems to enable secure transaction processing on any smartphone, connected tablet, laptop, or PC.
Self-serve businesses like car washes, parking lots and garages, vending machines, EV charging stations, and remote payment kiosks can be equipped with MONEXgroup’s powerful unattended payment terminals to allow for quick, secure, and convenient payment processing using a variety of contactless and card-based payment methods.
Plus, with MONEXgroup as your merchant services provider, you’ll be backed by our top-tier technical service team and customer support representatives to ensure that you’ve always got the best help whenever you need it. Our ultimate goal is to make sure our clients are prepared with the most capable payment solutions, configured and optimized for their unique business applications to give them the strongest competitive advantages in their markets.
Get Started with Next-Day Deposits Today
There’s no time like the present to take the next step towards next-day deposits with MONEXgroup. With our proven track record of client success, we’re confident that we can help your business improve efficiencies, gain more consistent cash flow, and boost your bottom line with advanced payment processing technology and next-day settlements.
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Author: Layal Scheirich, Head of Sales at MONEXgroup
Bio: With 18 years of experience in payment processing and merchant services, Layal has seen in-store POS technology evolve from its humble beginnings to contactless, unattended, mobile and online alternatives. Today, Layal is an inspiration to the MONEXgroup’s team and a go-to source of information related to payment processing. She is enthusiastic to share her knowledge with audiences interested in cutting-edge technologies available today, such as unattended payment for self-serve kiosks, e-commerce online payment gateways, virtual terminals, and contactless and mobile payment solutions.
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