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What Are “Downgrades” & How Much Are They Costing You?

As a business owner – whether of a retail establishment or an online store – you know that credit card processing fees eat into a big slice of your profits. Just glancing at your merchant account statement each month could send you into a dizzying spin of frustration – especially when you see those outrageous Mastercard and Visa downgrade fees costing […]

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Jan 2, 2013 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0

Merchant Maverick Turns Three!

Another year down for Merchant Maverick = Another year that went by way too fast. As always, we want thank all our readers for making this site what it is. Our goal from day one has been to educate, inform and allow room for open discussion. Hopefully we’ve met that goal. In the past year we’ve… […]

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Jul 9, 2012 Filed under: News 0

Merchant Maverick Adds New Team Member; Launches POS Software Reviews

I’m happy to announce that Merchant Maverick is no longer a one-man show. I’ve added a new team member (shout out to Justin) who’s going to be tackling the wonderful world of POS (point-of-sale) for us. It’s a lot of work, but somebody’s gotta do it. I’m glad it’s him, because I’m already way too […]

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Apr 17, 2012 Filed under: News 0
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The Bad Credit Merchant Account

Have poor credit? These days it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t. I can’t count how many emails I’ve received from merchants desperate to get the best merchant account, but unable to do so because of their low credit score. The truth is that they can get a merchant account…they’re just not looking in the right […]

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Oct 9, 2011 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 2
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Is The New 1099-K “IRS Reporting Fee” Justified?

As 2011 comes to a close, and credit card processors scramble to get their 1099-K documents filed, some of them are trying to recoup their administrative costs by passing on a fee to the merchant (You). Some are even using this opportunity to profit off of these regulatory requirements, charging as much as $3.95 per […]

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Sep 7, 2011 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 3

Interview With Merchant Account Consultant Mike Shatz

Mike Shatz is the owner of His website offers both content and services for those that are interested in learning more about merchant account fees. He has a book called “Understanding Merchant Account Fees in Card Not Present Environments” which I’ll be reviewing soon. I invited him over to give us a rundown of […]

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Jun 10, 2011 Filed under: Interviews 2

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