The Miura M010 might just be my favorite card reader of all time, but you might not have heard of it before. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it: The mobile EMV hardware scene is pretty fractured. Some companies don’t have EMV yet, some companies have EMV but not NFC, etc. Most consumers to […]
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 […]
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. […]
Are you an artist, crafter, or small business owner deciding between Etsy and Square? We’ll compare both software options in terms of pricing, features, usability, and more so you can choose the best option for your business.
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 […]
We spent a lot of time talking about the October 2015 EMV liability shift, even long before it even happened. We did our best to encourage merchants to educate themselves and then make the switch over. And we’re still talking about it. To us, there’s no question that adopting EMV is the right thing. It’s […]
Square (see our review) is finally a publicly traded company. The whole affair generated quite a bit of buzz for a lot of reasons — what it means for investors, what it means for other tech companies (and payment companies) that want to go public…and what it means for merchants. Since its founding, Square’s kept rather mum […]
Square VS Merchant Account: How Does Square’s Credit Card Processing Compare To A Good Merchant Account?
Square’s merchant services are powerful and well priced — but they aren’t the same as having your own dedicated merchant account to accept credit card payments. See how Square’s credit card processing compares to top-tier merchant accounts in terms of pricing, support, overall value, and more.
If you pay attention to Internet buzz at all, you’ve probably heard the word “mobile” thrown out a lot. Just about everything’s gone mobile — gaming, marketing, shopping, and yes, even payments. With the rise of apps like Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay, more shoppers are finding it convenient to ditch the card all together and […]
In 2012, the PewResearch Internet Project found that 65 percent of respondents in its survey believed that by 2020, mobile payments will have almost entirely replaced the need for cash or even credit cards. And if you’re a merchant who’s not accepting mobile payments yet, you’re already behind the curve. Now is a good time to take a […]