Square has some businesses singing its praises and others railing against it. Despite allowing almost anyone to open an account, Square isn’t actually a good fit for every business. Here’s how to tell if it’s right for you.
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With our favorite mobile and low-volume processor Flint Mobile (see our review) officially down for the count, we’re all researching and scrambling like mad to find the best replacements and alternatives on short notice. To help you in your search and comparisons, we’ve put together a couple of handy charts. The first chart looks at the stats […]
Did Square Kill Flint Mobile? What Flint’s Processing Shutdown Means For The Future Of Mobile Payments
If you’re looking for a Flint replacement for low-volume or mobile processing, see our comparison article. After the recent, shocking news about the discontinuation of Flint Mobile‘s (see our review) payment processing service, many mobile-based and low-volume merchants are reeling, wondering how to transition and what this means for the future of mobile payment processing. […]
Anyone who’s taken a loan out knows that the name of the game is interest. You want the lowest interest rate possible, and the bank wants the best return on its investment. This is not necessarily because the bank is greedy or trying to take advantage of you. The fact is that maintaining a financial […]
Since Square launched back in 2009, the credit card industry has, in many ways, been turned on its head. Credit card acceptance is more prevalent and less expensive than ever. But with the nationwide switch to chip cards coming in October 2015, we might see another major shift in the way we conceive of in-person payments, and […]
There is a lot of buzz surrounding First Data’s tablet-based POS products: Clover Station, Clover Mini, and Clover Flex. Now there’s even Clover Go, a mobile POS solution. But unlike with most iPad POS systems, you can’t just download the app and test out the POS. You have to buy the complete hardware package to see Clover in action. This has led many merchants to places like eBay, looking for a deal. Unfortunately, it has also led predatory merchant services companies to sell business owners more than they bargained for.
Square (see our review) led the way for the mobile processing boom, so it’s no surprise that the company was the first to market with a headphone jack chip card reader ahead of the October 2015 nation-wide shift to chip cards. While most other mobile processors are biding their time and telling customers that a chip card solution […]
Overview: Instabill is a merchant account provider and credit card processor headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The company was established in 2001 and, with about 12,000 merchant accounts, rates as a relatively small provider. What makes them unique, however, is that they specialize primarily in providing services to high-risk merchants and processing offshore payments for […]
After the recent EMV liability shift, you’re probably finding yourself staring at your old credit card machine, wondering if it will make a good paper weight, and worrying about the cost of buying a new machine. Lucky for you, the transition doesn’t have to be an expensive one, but it pays to be educated as you […]
Setting up a tech support company in India (or anywhere) comes with a host of challenges, some obvious, others less so. One obstacle you may not have accounted for is the difficulty finding a merchant account provider for the business. Instead of trying to find the lowest rates possible, you probably found yourself stuck searching for […]