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The Future Of mPOS In An EMV World

Even if you’ve never used a card swiper attached a tablet or smartphone yourself, chances are you’ve seen one. Any pop-up booth, stall, or merchandise table you see (at a theater, concert, convention, sporting event, or even along the street) that takes credit cards is probably relying on a mobile POS (mPOS) system with a […]

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Feb 21, 2017 Filed under: Hardware, Mobile Payments 0
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Unboxing The SumUp Card Reader

First things first: SumUp provided us with a free card reader for the purposes of our review. Our opinions are entirely our own.   The mPOS scene has thinned out recently, leaving only a few really great options and a smattering of so-so ones. That’s why we’ve been keeping an eye on the European mPOS […]

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Feb 17, 2017 Filed under: Hardware, Mobile Payments 1
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Square Cash Review

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 Square is rolling out feature after feature that’s taking a shot at PayPal and its supremacy in the […]

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Dec 13, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments 0

What Are Basis Points & How Do You Calculate Them?

There’s a lot that goes into negotiating with a credit card processor. You need to make sure you’re getting favorable terms and the best rates. At Merchant Maverick, that means a month-to-month agreement (or at least one with no early termination fee), affordable hardware with no overpriced leases and an interchange-plus plan with a low […]

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Nov 11, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0
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Just How Secure Is mPOS Equipment, Anyway?

We live, unfortunately, in the age of the data breach. Target. Home Depot. Sony. The IRS. ADP. Noodles & Co. Wendy’s. Yahoo. Over the past few years, all of these companies (and many, many others) have been hit with some sort of data breach that has compromised personalized data ranging from social security numbers and W2 information to credit card numbers. […]

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Nov 2, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments, PCI Compliance 0

Is Square The Best Mobile Credit Card Reader?

When it comes to mPOS card readers, functionality and reliability play a big role in choosing quality hardware. Price, features, and overall design can also influence a decision on which mobile credit card processing options to choose. Square has some of the most affordable hardware, and the biggest variety, hands down. Square started with just a simple magstripe […]

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Aug 5, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments 0

Square VS Vend

Finding a robust POS app that is also affordable is basically like ordering a really delicious cupcake with just the right amount of icing. Finding one that has mobile support and an integrated eCommerce store? Well, that’s akin to the holy grail for new and small business owners. Vend (see our review) is something a bit […]

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Jul 11, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, eCommerce, Point of Sale 5

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