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Everything You Need To Know About Accepting ACH Payments

When it comes to payment acceptance, both businesses and consumers like having options. More payment options mean more opportunities for commerce, and business owners especially appreciate options that carry relatively low overhead. One such payment option is ACH, or Automated Clearing House payments. ACH is a type of electronic fund transfer (EFT) between financial institutions, […]

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Apr 18, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 14

Shopify VS Etsy

If you’ve arrived at our comparison of Shopify and Etsy, I’m guessing you’re an online seller (or an aspiring one) of the “artsy” or “craftsy” variety. Perhaps even “artsy-craftsy.” Whichever identifier you prefer, you’ll be pleased to know that both Shopify and Etsy can help you sell all sorts of unique, handcrafted, and/or vintage items. […]

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Feb 6, 2019 Filed under: eCommerce, Small Business, Web Development 0

WooCommerce VS Shopify

WooCommerce and Shopify are both wildly popular software systems that can help you build a thriving online store. Behind-the-scenes, however, the two platforms work quite differently from one another. Before we jump into comparing these juggernauts of the ecommerce software realm, let’s quickly get oriented on the basics of each. At its core, Shopify (read […]

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Jan 30, 2019 Filed under: eCommerce, Web Development 0

BigCommerce VS Shopify

Shopify and BigCommerce are two of the best-known shopping cart solutions in the ecommerce industry. Both platforms boast impressive ease of use, competitive prices, beautiful web design, and reliable customer service. When both services have so much to offer, how do you choose between the two? That’s where we come in. Here at Merchant Maverick, […]

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Jan 25, 2019 Filed under: eCommerce 12

A Quick Guide To Shopify Pricing 2019

When it comes to shopping cart platforms, Shopify (see our review) is the one to beat. This hugely popular ecommerce platform serves over 600,000 merchants worldwide and has facilitated $72 billion of sales since its founding.  Shopify’s easy-to-use design and affordable price make it a highly accessible choice for small business owners who want to expand […]

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Dec 6, 2018 Filed under: eCommerce, Web Development 1

Wix VS Shopify

Shopify and Wix are both software platforms that we frequently recommended to small business owners, so it’s worth comparing the two in-depth. But, you might be wondering: is this a true apples-to-apples comparison? Or, more like apples-to-oranges? If you’ve conducted some of your own research on these platforms prior to landing upon this article, you’re […]

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Nov 16, 2018 Filed under: eCommerce, Web Development 2

Shopify VS Squarespace

Right away, Shopify and Squarespace both score points in my book for their names. Shopify is all about helping you build an online store where customers can shop — “shop-ify-ing” a regular website, as it were. Squarespace, by comparison, is a more traditional website builder, allowing you to create a literal “square space” (or series […]

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Nov 1, 2018 Filed under: eCommerce, Web Development 1

How to Avoid Overpaying for Credit Card Processing

One of the first things that I do when I analyze a merchant account statement is calculate the “effective rate.” The effective rate of a credit card processing statement is the total processing fees divided by total sales volume. It’s usually expressed in the form of a percentage, and in my opinion is one of […]

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Aug 21, 2018 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 4