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What Are Basis Points & How Do You Calculate Them?

There’s a lot that goes into negotiating with a credit card processor. You need to make sure you’re getting favorable terms and the best rates. At Merchant Maverick, that means a month-to-month agreement (or at least one with no early termination fee), affordable hardware with no overpriced leases and an interchange-plus plan with a low […]

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Nov 11, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0
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Just How Secure Is mPOS Equipment, Anyway?

We live, unfortunately, in the age of the data breach. Target. Home Depot. Sony. The IRS. ADP. Noodles & Co. Wendy’s. Yahoo. Over the past few years, all of these companies (and many, many others) have been hit with some sort of data breach that has compromised personalized data ranging from social security numbers and W2 information to credit card numbers. […]

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Nov 2, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments, PCI Compliance 0

The Top 5 Most Common Merchant Account Complaints

When it comes down to choosing which credit card processor to go with, merchants have their work cut out for them. Determining value goes beyond dollars and cents. Going with what seems to be the lowest price quote you can find might end up producing the lowest value, too. When a processor creates problems for […]

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Aug 16, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0
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The Top 7 Things To Look For In A Merchant Account

While credit cards have existed in one form or another in the United States for almost a century, it’s only been during the last few decades that their use has become commonplace. It wasn’t all that long ago that most people made just about every purchase with either cash or a personal check. Today, most […]

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Aug 5, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0

Is Square The Best Mobile Credit Card Reader?

When it comes to mPOS card readers, functionality and reliability play a big role in choosing quality hardware. Price, features, and overall design can also influence a decision on which mobile credit card processing options to choose. Square has some of the most affordable hardware, and the biggest variety, hands down. Square started with just a simple magstripe […]

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Aug 5, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments 0

Square VS Vend

Finding a robust POS app that is also affordable is basically like ordering a really delicious cupcake with just the right amount of icing. Finding one that has mobile support and an integrated eCommerce store? Well, that’s akin to the holy grail for new and small business owners. Vend (see our review) is something a bit […]

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Jul 11, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, eCommerce, Point of Sale 5
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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. […]

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Feb 16, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments 2

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