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Square Appointments VS BookingBug

One of the big things to consider when you’re looking at booking software is whether you want to use the program as a platform for other, tangentially related tasks – stuff like inventory control, point of sale, and maybe even some CRM and marketing. There’s a definite appeal to the idea of not having to […]

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Jul 1, 2016 Filed under: Booking 0

Acuity Scheduling VS Appointy

  One of the most common pieces of advice you’ll get from anyone on how to become more productive and reach your goals is: get organized. Great, wonderful, piece of advice, but what exactly does that mean? Where do you begin? However you answer these questions, you should definitely begin by taking a look at […]

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Jun 22, 2016 Filed under: Booking 1

The 4 Best Alternatives to GetResponse

Maybe it’s been bothering you for awhile, or maybe you just stopped during a lull in your day to think about it: is “GetResponse” a good name for an ESP (email marketing service provider)? Is it just a little too on-the-nose, or is it subversively sincere about the service it offers? What if you had […]

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May 13, 2016 Filed under: Email Marketing 0

Top 4 Alternatives to iContact

You and iContact (see our review) have been together for a while, maybe even moved in together, bought a couch. It’s been a good relationship, but now it’s starting to look like you and your ESP (email marketing service provider) are having different ideas about where your business is going and what its needs are. The […]

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May 6, 2016 Filed under: Email Marketing 0
Alternatives to AWeber

Top 4 Alternatives to AWeber

AWeber (see our review) may not have quite the high profile of MailChimp (see our review), but it’s a popular email service provider (ESP) choice for small businesses looking for an accessible program that can quickly get their marketing campaigns up and running. If, however, you find yourself running up against AWeber’s limitations, you might be curious […]

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Apr 29, 2016 Filed under: Email Marketing 0

What is EMV Compliance?

You may have noticed that your most recent credit card looks a bit different than your last. That conspicuous computer chip embedded in the plastic represents a new security standard, EMV Compliance. The new standard is being rolled out in the United States this year and it will slightly change the way we use credit/debit […]

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Oct 8, 2015 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0
Alternatives to MailChimp

Top 4 Alternatives to MailChimp

On paper, monkeys look like a lot of fun. They make adorable faces. They delight with their human-like intelligence and mischievousness. Who wouldn’t want a monkey? Unfortunately, many people aren’t cut out for a pet smart and devious enough to wreck your house and blame it on the dog. While popular email marketing service MailChimp (see […]

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Jul 15, 2015 Filed under: Email Marketing 1

The Mobile-Plastic Dilemma

As payment technology—as well as payment liability law—advances, merchants will soon be faced with increasingly complex POS transactions. These changes will affect not only mobile payments, but traditional plastic transactions as well. Navigating the evolving payment landscape will present some costs as well as potential benefits to merchants. Hardware/Software Adoption The mobile wallet industry is […]

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May 16, 2015 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments, Point of Sale 0