PayPal (see our review) and Stripe (see our review) are tools you can use to handle online payment processing, but they’re also so much more. With its slew of interconnected products ranging from mobile payments to financing services, I think it’s safe to say that PayPal is a household name. And Stripe — while more […]
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The Best Merchant Account Providers For Canadian Small Businesses (And The One Company You Should Avoid At All Costs)
Finding a credit card processor is a challenge no matter what country you’re in. Canadian business owners should check out these great options — plus learn which merchant account company they should avoid at all costs.
Credit card processing apps can be powerful tools for merchants. Instead of investing in an expensive POS system, a credit card processing app works on a smartphone or tablet, allowing merchants to use low-cost hardware with an affordable (or even nonexistent) software fee. The terminology can be a bit inconsistent — you might have heard […]
The concept of a punch card is nothing new; coffee shops the world over have been slinging their punched out business cards alongside foamy espresso beverages for decades. Likewise, the concept of companies offering rewards to returning companies goes way back into the annals of entrepreneurship. But as the business sector dives further into the […]
If you’re a business owner, you’re probably already aware of just how important it is to be able to accept credit and debit cards as payment methods from your customers. Although we’re still quite a way off from becoming a truly cashless society, today almost all American consumers have either a debit card, a credit […]
Navigating the world of payment processing services can be confusing for a small business owner, and it’s easy to make a mistake that can have a negative impact on your bottom line. With fast-talking sales agents lurking around every corner, waiting to sign you up for a lengthy, expensive contract, you need a good understanding […]
Square is the most powerful free mPOS out there (and it probably will be for a long time coming). But if you’re exploring all the options for mobile processing, you might come across Clover Go. It’s part of the Clover suite of products, which is owned by First Data and resold by a very large network […]
It all started with the telegraph. Invented in 1837, this technological advance enabled nearly-instantaneous communication across vast distances for the first time ever. Its introduction into commercial use disrupted a courier system that had been the only available method of communicating from one distant place to another for thousands of years. In 1861, the completion […]
Ordinary payment processing is complicated. But finding good offshore, international, or high-risk payment solutions can be a real nightmare. If you fall into one of these categories, you’ve likely had your merchant account applications denied at least a few times. Even worse, perhaps you’ve had your processing service terminated and your money withheld from you […]
ShopKeep and Square offer features for cafes and specialty shops, plus free software plans and affordable in-house payment processing for small businesses. See how they stack up and which is right for you!