AbanteCart is a free, open-source shopping cart that was built by developers with a passion for free and accessible software. Abante is a Filipino word that means “to move forward” or “to lead,” and while I don’t see AbanteCart as an outright industry leader, it does provide an intriguing option with its own special twist on the ecommerce genre.
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Pros No setup or application fee Good customer support Cons Expensive hardware leases Early termination fee Deceptive advertising Deceptive sales tactics Overview What is the first tab you click on a company’s website if you want to learn more about it? (Hint: there’s big clue in the previous sentence). That’s right: the classic “about” tab! […]
Payment Alliance International was acquired by Clearent in January 2017 and no longer directly boards new merchants under the PAI brand. This review will no longer be updated. Check out our reviews of the best high-risk merchant account providers, or compare our highest rated all-around processors. Overview Established in 2005, Payment Alliance International is a popular […]
Pros Transparent cost-plus pricing Improved website & advertising No early termination fee Cons No pricing disclosed online Expensive for low-volume merchants Numerous public complaints Overview Once upon a time, there was a company called ElitePay Global (EPG). This merchant services provider had a poor reputation for non-cancelable leasing agreements, bait-and-switch rate offers under a tiered pricing […]
Leaders Merchant Services offers the Clover POS suite and a variety of other tools for merchants, but it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of transparency, pricing, and overall ethical practices.