If you’ve just started your own business or you’re looking to add credit and debit cards as payment methods, you’re going to be bombarded by a bewildering variety of new terms and concepts that you’ve never encountered before. One very basic term you’ll want to familiarize yourself with is the type of business entity known […]
If you’re a business owner searching for a merchant account provider, you’re going to hear about First Data sooner or later. They’re rather hard to ignore, as they’re the largest provider in the United States. The company currently processes 45% of all credit and debit card transactions in the US, either directly or through a […]
With so many payment processors available, how do you pick the one that’s right for you? We at Merchant Maverick believe that the best processor for one type of business is not always the best for another type of business. In this article, we’ll highlight a few great processors for just the retail sector, so at least you have a good place to start in your search.
In a rush? Check out our top credit card processors that offer interchange-plus pricing. Accepting credit cards in your business is something of a two-edged sword. On one hand, they’re extremely convenient for your customers, which generally translates into more sales. At the same time, processing a credit card transaction costs money, and the fees […]
No one likes paying extra fees, especially merchants who have to pay them as part of maintaining a merchant account so their customers can use credit cards. Extraneous, poorly-disclosed fees are the bane of the processing industry, and it seems like the various entities involved in credit card processing come up with a new way […]
Free credit card processing sounds great, but the fact is, it’ll never be completely free. You’ll always have some fees to cover on your own, plus you need to consider whether it’s actually a good fit for your business model. Here’s what you need to look for.
Apple recently unveiled their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones, and their reception has been decidedly different than it was for previous models. Rather than praise or condemn the phone’s new features (such as the faster A10 processor or the 7 Plus’s dual cameras), discussion has focused on the company’s controversial decision to […]
Unless you’re running a purely eCommerce business, you’re going to need a credit card terminal to accept credit cards. If your business is large enough, or if you operate out of multiple locations, you might need more than one. Credit card terminals come in many shapes and sizes, from simple wired terminals that aren’t much […]
We’ve identified seven different features that you need to look at very carefully in selecting a merchant account provider. They’re all equally important, and you’ll want to examine each of them when evaluating any merchant account provider you’re thinking of signing up with. While it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to come up with a precise estimate of your overall costs, you should be able to get a pretty good idea by evaluating these seven features.
The Complete Guide To Surviving Rolling Reserves (Plus, 4 Smart Tips To Manage Your Cash Flow In A Crisis)
If you accept credit card payments, at some point you’re going to encounter the term “rolling reserve” — read on to find out what a reserve fund is, how likely you are to face one, and how to keep your business afloat in the worst-case scenario.