In the market for a mobile processing app and card reader? See how Square POS and SumUp compare in terms of pricing, features, customer support, and more.
Why PayPal’s Credit Card Processing Isn’t A Merchant Account (And Why Not Understanding The Difference Puts Your Business At Risk)
PayPal offers merchant services, but not merchant accounts. That might seem like a technicality, but the difference between them is important and the impact on your business can be significant. Learn how PayPal compares to a merchant account.
Accepting payment via American Express has long been a challenge for merchants; it used to require working with Amex directly, and the card fees were greater than what you’d pay for Visa or Mastercard. However, thanks to the OptBlue program, since 2014 American Express has offered a viable way for small businesses to accept Amex […]
It’s safe to say that merchant relations with credit card processing companies, card associations, and banks aren’t always friendly. Nor would you expect them to be, when merchants find themselves subject to all sorts of fees and limitations imposed by these organizations. Every so often, things reach a peak — for example, the massive class-action […]
If you have never encountered a credit or debit card with a chip embedded in it, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past 3-4 years. In which case, you’ve got an awful lot to catch up on and we’ll come back to chip cards after you’ve covered the important stuff. However, if […]
Are you ready for the future of payments? Business owners should learn how NFC works and adopt contactless to protect customer data — and your livelihoods. Here’s what you need to know about NFC and how it increases payment security.
Stripe Payments Not For You? Here Are The Best Stripe Alternatives & Competitors For Small Businesses
For global eCommerce and startup businesses, Stripe Payments is the obvious choice thanks to affordable pricing, international currency, and powerful tools. But if you don’t want to (or can’t) use Stripe, check out these developer-friendly alternatives instead.
Credit card processing apps can be powerful tools for merchants. Instead of investing in an expensive POS system, a credit card processing app works on a smartphone or tablet, allowing merchants to use low-cost hardware with an affordable (or even nonexistent) software fee. The terminology can be a bit inconsistent — you might have heard […]
ShopKeep and Square offer features for cafes and specialty shops, plus free software plans and affordable in-house payment processing for small businesses. See how they stack up and which is right for you!
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 […]