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How paying with a credit card helps small businesses

For entrepreneur Winnie Sun, paying her contractors with a credit card is a no-brainer. “It’s all about the travel points!” says Sun, who runs a wealth management firm and media production company with under 20 employees.

The conundrum is while small businesses understand the benefits of sending payments via credit card, vendors may simply not have the technology in place to support B2B credit card payments, or might prefer payment methods such as checks or wire transfers to avoid paying fees.

Don’t Give Up Your Credit Card Benefits

Some of the perks of using credit cards include rewards, which in the form of points can be used by your business whether for travel, cashback, or to purchase equipment, which saves your company money.

Credit cards also offer fraud protection. According to a report by the Association for Financial Professionals, 71% of companies experience check fraud or attempted check fraud. Using a credit card to pay supplies offers an extra layer of protection.

Paying with credit cards can also serve as a loan. Because cash isn’t taken out of your account right away and you have some time to pay off your balance, your credit cards act as an extended line of credit. And of course, paying with a credit card enables you to control when cash leaves the bank.

While there are obviously many benefits to your company for paying with a credit card, you may need to accommodate your vendors preference…

Melio: A Solution for Both Parties

The magic? You can pay with a credit card even when the vendor prefers to get paid another way. Yes, even with checks.

Melio is a simple tool, made for small businesses, to handle all aspects of vendor payments digitally.

Melio is a win-win situation, you don’t want to go through the trouble of persuading vendors to opt for a credit card payment especially if they’re not interested in paying credit card fees. They can have it their way, and you can have it yours. The best part? There are no monthly subscription fees. That’s right, it’s entirely free to sign up and open an account with Melio.

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*This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended as financial advice.
**Melio does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice, and you should consult with a professional advisor before making any financial decisions.