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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 6

How To Analyze Your Credit Card Processing Statement

Here at Merchant Maverick, we’ve received countless questions over the years from concerned business owners regarding their merchant account statements. In fact, our website owes a large part of its very existence to the complex pricing, convoluted statements, and hidden markups that are hallmarks of the card processing industry. This is the unfortunate state of […]

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Jul 22, 2018 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 2

The Complete Guide To Credit Card Transaction Fees

Are there days when you wonder if it’s even worth it to accept credit cards at your business? Do those days happen to correspond with the days you receive your monthly card processing statements? Hmm…interesting coincidence. We know that accepting plastic is usually worth the cost in the end, whether or not you occasionally fantasize […]

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Jan 29, 2018 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 2
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The Complete Guide To Card Brand Fees For Merchant Accounts

In this guide, we’re tackling a surprisingly tricky and supremely detail-oriented topic in the world of card payment processing: card brand fees. Navigating these fees on your merchant account statement can feel like you’re on a scavenger hunt you didn’t sign up for — and not the fun kind. There’s no avoiding the fact that […]

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Dec 15, 2017 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 5

8 Insights On The Cashless Revolution At The Portland Food Carts

Simple and streamlined to the core, it’s no wonder the ancient art of street food vending has blossomed with the increasingly fast pace of life. The humble food cart fully launched into the modern era with the introduction of mobile payment processing solutions offered by companies like Square. With pricing and equipment tailored for low-volume/low-ticket […]

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Apr 26, 2017 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments 0

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