Let’s get right into things. Today we’re looking at Shopventory vs. Square for Retail. Why? Because if you need more inventory support than the basic Square Point of Sale app offers, they are your two best bets. Square (see our review) has been a pivotal force in the mPOS space since its beginning, but lately […]
Say you have a small retail business. You don’t have a lot of money to invest in a super-complicated POS, and you don’t want to deal with a multi-year processing contract. Frankly, the idea of trying to narrow down the options in both categories at the same time is a little bit daunting. But enter […]
It’s time to upgrade the POS for your coffee shop, but you haven’t got a clue what to look for. Maybe you’re not sure you need a full-fledged POS, or you’re worried about the cost — or you don’t want to be locked into a multi-year credit card processing contract. Where do you even start […]
We are commonly asked whether Square is the cheapest credit card processor for a given business. Sometimes the answer is clear, other times it’s more complicated. If you have a higher-volume business (say, $10K per month or more in card payments), then you can almost certainly find a better pricing plan than Square offers. But what […]
Unhappy with PayPal’s merchant services? Looking for a new processor? Whatever your reason for not choosing PayPal’s credit card processing, there are plenty of other options. Check out our choices for fair, affordable and practical alternatives to PayPal.
Credit card fraud, for most people, conjures up one of two scenarios. First, there are data breaches à la Target or Home Depot, where thieves access the system and steal credit card numbers, names, and other data. Beyond that, you might think of online card fraud, where shady people use stolen card numbers (sometimes acquired […]
American Express’s credit card processing is something of a mystery to a lot of people. There’s a reason for this, of course. Unlike Visa and Mastercard, which are open networks where anyone can issue cards, American Express is a closed network where the company issues cards and offers merchants methods to accept those cards. Because of this closed […]
Is there anything you can do to get your funds from your payment processor more quickly? Yes, but if you think being able to accept credit cards instantly means you’ll get paid instantly, it’s time to think again.
So you’ve signed up with a credit card processor that offers an mPOS app. Great! Time to download the app and get started. So you head over to the app store of your choosing and search by name. You find the app and are getting ready to download it to your phone or tablet. But […]
Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) systems make it possible for virtually any business to set up shop and start taking payments almost right away. They’re flexible. They’re affordable. And these days, they’re also feature-rich, delivering capabilities that can, at times, rival a traditional or iPad-based POS system. Are you getting the most out of your […]