ShipStation is one of the largest names in shipping and fulfillment software, and we rate it pretty highly at Merchant Maverick. However, there is never any one-size-fits-all solution. We’ll show you some of the best alternatives to ShipStation in the post below.
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A buy-now button is a flexible way to make products more accessible and shop-friendly to your customers, fans, or readers. It’s a small piece of code that you can copy and paste into different areas of your website, blog, or even the body of an email. The code holds information on what the product is, how the button looks, what it says, and even tracking information to sync inventory and keep accurate sales reports.
Many email marketing software providers do what they promise but many struggle to stand out from the crowd. That’s just not the case with Mad Mimi. With its very distinct style, a welcoming design, and a focus on simplicity, there’s only one Mimi.
How do you find the right CRM solution for your type of small business? The first and most important thing is to define what your business needs are before you start looking. This post will help you get a general lay of the land when it comes to CRM software so you can shop smarter and find the best option for your small business.
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 Transparent subscription pricing Good for restaurants Excellent customer support Inexpensive hardware Multi-location inventory management Cons Expensive for low-volume merchants Early termination fee Overview I approached this review with healthy levels of cynicism and genuine curiosity because it became clear from the start that Upserve is in a class of its own. For the past […]
Pros No early termination fee No setup or application fees No gateway setup fee Cons Numerous public complaints Limited pricing disclosed online Overview Flagship Merchant Services is a merchant account provider headquartered in Charlestown, Massachusetts. First established in 2001, the company was later acquired by iPayment in 2012. Today, Flagship operates mostly as a reseller for […]
AppStar Financial has built a somewhat notorious reputation for itself by relying almost entirely on independent sales agents. In the processing industry, this leads to a poorly-trained, highly expendable workforce of salespeople. Unfortunately, this company represents the “old school” business model of relying heavily on sales and somewhat veiled pricing and contract terms.
Finding a trustworthy merchant account for credit card processing is one of the most important things you can do for your business. And that’s why there is a lot to consider. We’ll show you what to look for and how to set up a merchant account for credit card payments so that you can find the right fit for your small business.
When it comes to Charge.com, we highly suggest all merchants approach with caution. That’s because this merchant account provider offers no transparency with fees and rates in credit card processing, and you might even get locked down in a contract if you take the “free” reader.