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Top 3 Alternatives to Shipstation

In the world of web-based shipping applications, ShipStation is the eight hundred pound gorilla. With a large customer base, a wide array of integrations, and a huge advertising reach, you (the small business owner) have likely heard of it by now. While ShipStation (see our review) has a lot of great features, and a big community surrounding it, […]

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May 4, 2016 Filed under: Shipping 0

4 Critical Integrations For Your Inventory Management Solution

Inventory Management applications have become a lot more affordable in the last five years, and the number of options available to entrepreneurs right now is pretty exciting. At Merchant Maverick, we’ve reviewed 11, and will be adding more in the next few months. As you look for the right solution for your business, it’s important to […]

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Apr 22, 2016 Filed under: Inventory Management 1

SaaS or Onsite Software? A Comprehensive Guide

Business tools have changed a lot in the last ten years. Given the ubiquity of the internet, and with increasingly low barriers to entry for software development, an army of startups have been pushing subscription-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications out to the public at a steady rate. One of the dilemmas entrepreneurs face is deciding which school of […]

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Feb 8, 2016 Filed under: Web Development 0

Seven Things to Look For When Choosing Inventory Software

Getting a small business off the ground is an enormous amount of work, so it’s a good idea to choose your tools carefully. Inventory management is a crucial part of any retail operation, and thankfully there are many cloud-based software solutions available for a reasonable price. But what features should you look for? Here are […]

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May 12, 2015 Filed under: Inventory Management 2

Restaurant POS vs Standard POS: Which is Better For Your Restaurant?

Once a week I visit the sandwich shop in my neighborhood for a post-hike meal. The first thing I’m greeted with at the register is a stand-mounted iPad running a slick point-of-sale (POS) app. If you’ve used one of these systems before, you know they’re changing the way the food service industry operates. And if you’re opening a restaurant […]

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Apr 30, 2015 Filed under: Point of Sale 0

Website Builders: Are They Right For You?

What is a website builder? During the ‘Dot Com’ boom of the late 90s, sites like Geocities and Angelfire allowed users to do something they’d never been able to do before: build their own simple websites. Features were limited, though, and the results were often crude. Fortunately, website builders have come a long way in […]

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Apr 26, 2015 Filed under: Web Development 0