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The Truth Behind Free Credit Card Processing

Free. Free as a bird. Free as in beer. Whatever saying you associate with the word “free,” the idea of getting something for nothing always has a special appeal. Of course, most of us have learned by now that almost nothing that’s advertised as being “free” comes without a cost of some kind. Whether it’s […]

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Aug 31, 2017 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 13
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The Complete Guide to American Express Interchange Fees and Processing Rates

American Express’s credit card processing is something of a mystery to a lot of people. There’s a reason for this, of course. Unlike Visa and Mastercard, which are open networks where anyone can issue cards, American Express is a closed network where the company issues cards and offers merchants methods to accept those cards. Because of this closed […]

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Aug 31, 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

PayPal vs. Merchant Account

When you’re just starting a business, or switch from cash-only to also accepting credit cards, you need to consider your payment processor. There’s no shortage of options available, but your short list will probably include a merchant account and the juggernaut of commerce, PayPal (see our review). Surely they’re not all that different, are they? Isn’t […]

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Apr 24, 2017 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 1
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The Best Clover POS Service Providers

Clover is everywhere these days. All the hip new stores seem to have this modular, Apple-esque point-of-sale system. In fact, both of the coffee shops I regularly write from use Clover (including the one I’m working from right now), and as a freelancer, Clover’s “email receipt” option makes calculating meal expenses a breeze come tax […]

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Apr 3, 2017 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Point of Sale 4
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Your Complete Guide to Credit Card Surcharges

It’s safe to say that merchant relations with credit card processing companies, the card associations, and the banks, aren’t always friendly — nor would you expect them to be when merchants find themselves subject to all sorts of fees and limitations imposed by these organizations. And every so often, things reach a peak — say, […]

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Feb 7, 2017 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 34
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Square Cash Review

I thought, for a long time, that PayPal was invincible, a behemoth that couldn’t be taken down by anyone, and certainly not by an underdog like Square. I’m a lot less sure of that these days, because Square is rolling out feature after feature that’s taking a shot at PayPal and its supremacy in the […]

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Dec 13, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments 0