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 […]
Tired of telling customers, “Sorry, cash only”? With a credit card reader you can take payments almost anywhere, access customers who only carry cards, and even get paid faster. Check out the best mobile card readers for small business.
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.
The name PayPal is synonymous with P2P payments and digital wallets for consumers, but over the years PayPal has also dabbled in creating options for users to pay with their PayPal balances in stores. Despite a few failed attempts, PayPal seems to finally have worked out the kinks in the process. PayPal users can now […]
Need a credit card reader for your iPhone or iPad? Check out our guide to the best card swipers — and the best credit card processing apps — for iOS users, including pricing and key features.
Honestly, every time I turn around Square has introduced something new. (As I’m the person who maintains our Square review, you can see why I might find this just a tad frustrating.) On the one hand, it is absolutely amazing that Square is so committed to rolling out new features for merchants. On the other, just […]
Square and PayPal offer powerful software for small businesses, plus affordable pricing and no long-term contracts. Check out our comparison to see how they compare in terms of features, pricing, user reviews, and more!
It feels sometimes like Apple dominates the field as far as availability of credit card reader apps. After all, there are plenty of iOS exclusives, but I can count on one hand the number of Android-exclusive POS apps. It hurts my Android-loving heart, in some ways. In part, the difficulty with Android-based mobile processing […]
Venmo has earned its status at the top mobile wallet and P2P payments app, ranking along with PayPal and Square Cash as easy, free, and trusted ways to move money around and pay back friends or family. Venmo launched in 2009 and was eventually acquired by Braintree and then PayPal. Despite being owned by PayPal, […]