1. 10 Jan 13

    The Complete Guide to Credit Card Processing Rates & Fees

    Credit card processing fees are extensive, complicated, and somewhat overwhelming. Nevertheless, you have to pay them if you want to process credit cards through your business. Rather than paying these charges blindly, you might as well make an...


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    5 Nov 14

    Top 7 Square Alternatives

    Designed by none other than Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, Square is an innovative mobile payment system allowing your business to accept credit card payments via an iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Coupled with the free Square Reader, a small...


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    7 Nov 14

    How To Accept Apple Pay

    When Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced the release of Apple Pay in September, the retail and banking worlds responded immediately. It was as though no other form of mobile payment had ever existed when, in fact, Google Wallet was released...


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    24 Sep 15

    The Ultimate Guide to Accepting Mobile Payments

    In 2012, the PewResearch Internet Project found that 65 percent of respondents in its survey believed that by 2020, mobile payments will have almost entirely replaced the need for cash or even credit cards.Now is a good time to take a look at...


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    3 Nov 15

    Xero VS QuickBooks Online

    Intuit has dominated the accounting software market for years. Depending where you get your numbers, estimates put the company at 80-90% market share for small business accounting in North America. QuickBooks is a household name, with a...


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    27 Sep 15

    Volusion VS Shopify

    Shopify and Volusion are two of the most popular shopping carts on the market. Both are web-based solutions that allow you to create and maintain an online store. Shopify claims more than 175,000 customers and counting, with notable businesses...


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    24 Sep 15

    Do You Really Need an EMV Chip Card Terminal?

    “The chip cards are coming! The chip cards are coming! By land and by sea. Organize the merchant militia!”If you haven’t already heard, the instatement of EMV cards is imminent in the US. Suddenly all of those sales pitches from agents...


  8. 2 Aug 11

    Are You a High-Risk Merchant?

    In the processing world, some business types and industries are considered "risky." Are you one of them? Have you already been turned down by a few credit card processors? Did they tell you that you're deemed a "high-risk merchant?" Well, all is...