Merchant Maverick has come a long way since July of 2009. Back then I was afraid. I was afraid that my idea would fail. I was afraid that I’d run up my credit cards and that I’d go broke. I thought I’d have to sleep in my car, and would eventually be homeless. Fear is […]
No other phrase instills fear and anger into the hearts of merchants like the word, “chargeback.” Although a pain in the ass, chargebacks are an essential part of any modern-day business that accepts credit cards. Way back when, the chargeback system was created by creditors to protect consumers from fraudulent charges, as well as to […]
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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 effort to understand them. That way, you can dispute any costs you think are unfair or get […]
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 not lost. Luckily there are plenty of high risk merchant account providers that […]
It’s contest time again! This time, we’re giving away a VeriFone VX520 terminal. The VX520 is a portable, EMV-compatible card reader that can also handle NFC and contactless payments. This reader allows you to swipe normal magstripe credit cards, but it supports chip-and-PIN and chip-and-signature cards as well. As an added bonus we’ve ensured that […]
If you’re one of the many American merchants who currently accepts credit cards, you’re probably aware that things are changing, slowly but surely. Chip cards are already used as a matter of course in many other countries around the world, and though the U.S. has been late to get on the EMV bandwagon, the […]
Credit card processing fees are hard to understand, but we don’t think they should be, so we set out with the goal of creating the most easy to digest and visually appealing infographic on the subject. You be the judge. 😉 Share this Image On Your Site <a href=’http://www.merchantmaverick.com/a-visual-guide-to-credit-card-processing-fees-and-rates-infographic/’><img src=’http://cdn.merchantmaverick.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/A-Visual-Guide-to-Credit-Card-Processing-Fees.png’ alt=’A Visual Guide to Credit […]
For the first five years of running this business I felt like a fraud. It was as if I was working on a pet project which happened to last a little longer than I expected it to. But year six has changed everything. I feel like Merchant Maverick is officially…well…official, and I’m extremely proud to say it. […]
We’ve teamed up with Shopify for an awesome giveaway this month. One lucky winner will get three months of Shopify Professional (online and in-store), and $250 in cold hard cash to spend on your business! The contest ends August 16th so enter today to win! Merchant Maverick’s Giveaway!