Despite what Visa and Mastercard’s advertising would have you believe, most businesses accept American Express cards. However, for merchants looking to add Amex to their repertoire of payment options, the company has been a challenge. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at American Express’ fees and processing rates.
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Is there anything you can do to get your funds from your payment processor more quickly? Yes, but if you think being able to accept credit cards instantly means you’ll get paid instantly, it’s time to think again.
So you’ve signed up with a credit card processor that offers an mPOS app. Great! Time to download the app and get started. So you head over to the app store of your choosing and search by name. You find the app and are getting ready to download it to your phone or tablet. But […]
First, a confession: I am still pretty new at reviewing merchant service providers. MSPs, that is–I’ve got the lingo down now. But it wasn’t too long ago that I had no idea what that term even meant. No one is born with knowledge of merchant accounts, and the first thing I learned when I began […]
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 […]
So many processing companies offer Clover POS products that trying to wade through them and pick one can seem very daunting. We’ve put together a list of the best and worst companies so you know what to look for — and beware of!
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 […]
The Miura M010 might just be my favorite card reader of all time, but you might not have heard of it before. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it: The mobile EMV hardware scene is pretty fractured. Some companies don’t have EMV yet, some companies have EMV but not NFC, etc. Most consumers to […]
Welcome to another round of the POS integration Hunger Games! Previously, we witnessed the battle of many POS systems’ add-ons: Revel, Shopify, Vend, Breadcrumb, ShopKeep, and NCR Silver. This week, Lightspeed POS (Restaurant edition) will join these hallowed ranks. Founded in Montreal, Lightspeed is an established POS provider that offers two distinct systems: Lightspeed Retail (which we […]
Apple recently unveiled their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones, and their reception has been decidedly different than it was for previous models. Rather than praise or condemn the phone’s new features (such as the faster A10 processor or the 7 Plus’s dual cameras), discussion has focused on the company’s controversial decision to […]