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 […]
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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. […]
Square (see our review) is finally a publicly traded company. The whole affair generated quite a bit of buzz for a lot of reasons — what it means for investors, what it means for other tech companies (and payment companies) that want to go public…and what it means for merchants. Since its founding, Square’s kept rather mum […]
There are a huge number of network guidelines issued for accepting card payments, and merchants are expected to understand them all. Yet, few business owners ever actually read these manuals. Unfortunately, this is a pretty significant source of avoidable issues down the road. Although the extensive fine print and technical jargon in credit card guidelines […]
Ingenico is a French-based company with one goal: “to provide merchants with a comprehensive and innovative range of services and solutions to eliminate payment complexity and make the consumer purchasing experience seamless and secure, whatever the sales channel or payment method.” To that end, Ingenico offers a number of different POS and mobile hardware products, […]
Square VS Merchant Account: How Does Square’s Credit Card Processing Compare To A Good Merchant Account?
Square’s merchant services are powerful and well priced — but they aren’t the same as having your own dedicated merchant account to accept credit card payments. See how Square’s credit card processing compares to top-tier merchant accounts in terms of pricing, support, overall value, and more.
The EMV liability has officially shifted, and plenty of businesses have not switched over to fancy new terminals yet. If you’re one of those businesses, we understand. You want the best EMV terminals for your business, but you don’t have enough time to ensure that 1) you’re getting the best hardware, and 2) you’re getting a […]
With so many different types of credit card readers available these days, it can be a nearly Herculean task to determine which kind is right for your business. There are such a lot of factors to consider – does the card reader accept contactless payments, is it EMV compatible, can it take gift cards, is […]
If you’re one of the many American merchants who currently accepts credit cards, you’re probably aware that things are changing, slowly but surely. Chip cards are already used as a matter of course in many other countries around the world, and though the U.S. has been late to get on the EMV bandwagon, the […]
Chances are, if you run a small business, you’ve heard something about the EMV liability shift that takes effect in October 2015. The shift will affect the retail industry in obvious ways, but businesses that offer services rather than tangible goods will be equally affected. Exactly how much you’ll be affected depends on how you […]