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 […]
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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=’https://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. […]
Bitcoin is fast becoming a new payment method for both online and brick-and-mortar stores. Although it has a long way to go, the resilience of the cryptocurrency proves that it may be here to stay. There are several companies that offer the ability to accept Bitcoin payments, but not all of them are reputable. My […]
It’s unreal to me that Merchant Maverick has been around for what is now a half a decade. Our continued progress is due in large part to our readers (YOU) who have helped us improve our process throughout these past five years. We cannot thank you enough for spreading the word about our site and […]
We’ve decided to give the Merchant Maverick website a revamp, and along with that we’re freshening up our logo as well. We’d love to get your opinion on which logo you prefer. Original Logo New Logo Please leave your answer below:
If you plan to sell a few items online or offer digital downloads through your website or Facebook page, feature-flooded shopping carts may be more than you need. If you don’t want to take the time to set up a completely new online store you have options: Selz and Wazala allow you to sell physical and digital products on websites, blogs, or social media pages by embedding simple “buy now” buttons.
If you’re launching or migrating an ecommerce site you’ll want to decide which category of shopping cart best compliments your store’s scope and your level of technical knowledge. Maybe you’re on the market for a platform that includes hosting like Shopify and BigCommerce. These cloud-based carts don’t require you to know any code but offer […]