Originally, Dwolla was a P2P bank transfer platform that also catered to businesses. The company has since transformed from a PayPal-like service that both merchants and consumers could use into a platform that will mostly be a good fit for very large businesses that handle a lot of B2B transactions or need some of the company’s specialized services, such as support for mass payouts.
How good would it feel to not have to pay any interchange fees? You know, that 2-7% that you pay your credit card processor every time you run a transaction. Well, Iowa based Dwolla can help with that. Founded in 2009 by Ben Milne and growing at an enormous rate, Dwolla is looking to become […]
Square Payments and Point of Sale from Square.com earn a perfect 5-star rating for ease of use, astounding feature set, transparent and affordable pricing, and overall status as a powerhouse for merchants. While Square’s payment processing service is not appropriate for all business types and lacks the stability and negotiability of a standard merchant account, many small businesses enjoy the predictable pricing and the lightning-quick setup.
Pros Requires no hardware Predictable flat-rate pricing In-app invoicing No monthly minimums Cons Expensive pricing Limited features Account stability issues No phone support Limited support materials Overview Flint Mobile used to be our favorite mobile POS system (an honor now held by Square). Then it shut down — very unexpectedly and with virtually no warning […]
If you want to accept payments online, here are the best online credit card processing companies. Plus, check out our list of must-haves and major concerns for eCommerce businesses.
There is a lot to consider when it comes to taking credit cards online for your business. We’ll guide you through the decision-making process and then offer several types of payment processors for you to consider so that you can find just the right fit.
All growth comes with growing pains; the growth of an online store is no exception. As your online business grows, you may find yourself being stretched in new ways. You now know more geeky-internet stuff than you ever wanted to know, and you can speak a new language: basic HTML. In fact, you’re starting to […]
After four years of anticipation, the October 1st EMV liability shift deadline has come and gone. If you’re like most merchants, you aren’t quite ready to get on board and are going to be a tad late to the party. Fortunately, it’s fashionable to arrive late and we’ve still got the information you’ll need to […]
If you’re considering using open source shopping cart software to create or migrate an existing online store, chances are you’re either a confident coder or are ready to hire a professional to develop your shop. In either case, you’ll want to consider two popular open source platforms: Magento and Zen Cart. Launched a decade ago, […]
Since they are free to download and community-powered, open source shopping carts can be attractive options for merchants, especially those of us with some coding skills. Two well-established examples of open source carts that allow you to create and operate an online store are osCommerce and Zen Cart. Best known as one of the original […]