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Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Expert Analyst & Reviewer
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.
how to accept android pay

How To Accept Android Pay

Back in September 2014, Apple finally did what technophiles have been clamoring for it to do for ages: It added an NFC chip to its newest-generation smartphone, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Suddenly, you could just tap your phone to complete a payment, with no need to dig through a wallet, using the Apple Pay […]

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Aug 14, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments
PayPal eBay split

PayPal & eBay Call It Quits: Split Coming In 2015

eBay is almost single-handedly responsible for championing PayPal (see our review) and transforming it into the world’s premier online payments option. The online auction marketplace scooped up the fledgling company back in 2002, and after more than a decade together, they’re ready to call it quits. Later this year, PayPal will spin off from eBay and become […]

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Jun 3, 2015 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, eCommerce, Mobile Payments, News
MCC 7995

What New MCCs Mean For Online Gambling Sites

Any online gambling site is likely familiar with the problem of the 7995 — the merchant category code (MCC) that has been associated with gambling transactions since the days when all online gambling was banned. Now, with New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware allowing it to various degrees, the lack of distinction has been a problem for […]

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Mar 6, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing

Salesforce VS Zoho CRM

A robust CRM suite that gives you access to analytics and enables communication with clients is a must-have. Our deep dive into Salesforce and Zoho determines which one is best.

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Jan 9, 2020 Filed under: CRM
Flint mobile review

Flint Mobile Review

Pros Requires no hardware Predictable flat-rate pricing In-app invoicing No monthly minimums Cons Expensive pricing Limited features Account stability issues No phone support Limited support materials Overview Flint Mobile used to be our favorite mobile POS system (an honor now held by Square). Then it shut down — very unexpectedly and with virtually no warning […]

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Nov 4, 2022 Filed under: Mobile Credit Card Processing Reviews

TSYS Merchant Solutions Review

In May 2019, Global Payments, another very large direct processor from Georgia, announced that it was acquiring TSYS for $21.5 billion. The combined organization will operate under the Global Payments brand name, and the TSYS name will eventually disappear. However, mergers of this size take a long time to complete, and as of May 2020, TSYS still has its own website, which lists the company as ‘TSYS – A Global Payments Company.’ We haven’t received any indication of how Global Payments plans to transition existing TSYS customers into its system, but we expect that you will probably be switched over to a Global Payments contract at some point. If you’re a merchant looking for a new provider, now is not the time to sign up with TSYS.

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Jun 3, 2022 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews
Capital One mobile processing app

Spark Pay Review

Note: Capital One has announced that as of January 31, 2018, its mobile credit card processing services have been discontinued. If you are in the market for an mPOS system, we recommend you take a look at our mobile payments comparison chart for our top-rated solutions! Overview This review is for Capital One’s Spark Pay […]

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Jun 3, 2022 Filed under: Mobile Credit Card Processing Reviews

Phone Swipe Review

Pros Numerous features 24-hour funding available Supports receipt printer and cash drawer Cons Buggy app Untransparent surcharging practices Not suitable for high-risk businesses Overview This mobile processing service, Phone Swipe (stylized as phoneSWIPE), is owned and operated by North American Bancard (NAB), a company I’ve reviewed in detail here. I gave them an average rating, […]

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Nov 4, 2022 Filed under: Mobile Credit Card Processing Reviews

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