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Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson has been writing about payment processing and mobile payments since 2014, and has been quoted in articles for Credit Karma and The Next Web, among others. She graduated from The University of Kansas in 2010 with bachelor's degrees in English and journalism.
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SwipeSimple B250 Reader Review

The Swift B250 card reader, available with the SwipeSimple mobile app, is an all-in-one reader (meaning it accepts swipe, chip, and contactless/NFC transactions) available for a very reasonable price. The mobile app is solid, providing all of the features you need to take payments on the go, plus a little bit of extra value.

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Jul 13, 2021 Filed under: Credit Card Reader Reviews 0
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Venmo Review

Pros Higher starting limit than Square Cash Free to use Live phone support available Instant transfers available Cons Social element may not appeal to everyone Only available in the US Overview My mobile wallet of choice is PayPal, and has been for years. To be honest, Venmo has only appeared on my radar in the […]

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Jul 13, 2021 Filed under: Mobile Payments Reviews 1

9 POS Systems With Great Mobile Apps

I’ll be honest. Excluding trips to the grocery store, I’m always a bit surprised when I see a business with a clunky old POS. I just about cringe when I see one of the really old systems. And maybe that’s because my job is reviewing mobile processing apps, but in 2018 there’s really no reason you […]

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Jul 7, 2019 Filed under: Point of Sale 3

Square Cash App Review

Overview I thought, for a long time, that PayPal was invincible, a behemoth that couldn’t be taken down by anyone, and certainly not by an underdog like Square. I’m a lot less sure of that these days, because it’s hard to call Square an underdog when it’s a huge company in its right. And Square […]

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Jul 13, 2021 Filed under: Mobile Payments Reviews 3
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PayPal Chip & Tap Credit Card Reader Review

Pros Supports all-in-one payments Bluetooth connection Solid design Charging dock available Cons Expensive compared to other options Overview in February 2018, PayPal introduced two new (and affordable) readers to its lineup of PayPal Here-compatible hardware: its entry-level Chip and Swipe Reader and the full-featured Chip and Tap Reader. Both are EMV-enabled so that you can […]

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Jul 13, 2021 Filed under: Credit Card Reader Reviews 5

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