While mobile payment apps aren’t everywhere (yet), small business owners should be aware of what they are & how to accept mobile payments online and in-person.
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Don’t Fall Into The Trap Of Leasing Credit Card Machines & Terminals: 4 Smart Alternatives For Getting Payment Processing Hardware
Payment processing hardware can be expensive. But when you’re ready to start shopping for credit card machines or terminals, you need to know the pitfalls and your best alternatives. And please, whatever you do, don’t lease.
Why PayPal’s Credit Card Processing Isn’t A Merchant Account (And Why Not Understanding The Difference Puts Your Business At Risk)
PayPal offers merchant services, but not merchant accounts. That might seem like a technicality, but the difference between them is important and the impact on your business can be significant. Learn how PayPal compares to a merchant account.
With so many services and recent pricing changes, figuring out all of Square’s rates and fees can be a bit overwhelming. We’ll break down your costs for Square’s credit card processing as well as other software services.
If you want to sell online, you need more than a website. A payment gateway connects your payment processor to the internet and conveys the transaction information so you can get paid.
Merchant services is a broad term that encompasses pretty much any software or hardware a business owner uses to accept payments. We’ll show you how to compare merchant services & find the best option for your needs.
Why Tiered Pricing for Credit Card Processing Is The Most Expensive Option (And How To Avoid Overpaying)
Tiered pricing was supposed to simplify the costs of accepting credit cards but more often than not it’s an opportunity for processors to charge merchants more than they would pay with other pricing models. Here’s what you should know about tiered pricing and the best alternatives to it.
Negotiations aren’t just the realm of lawyers. As a business owner, you can negotiate with merchant account providers to get a credit card processing agreement that works for your needs.
Wondering how to accept credit card payments without a merchant account? Learn what third-party payment processing is, and the pros & cons for small businesses.
A free credit card swiper can be tempting for small businesses, but some are better than others. Check out our rundown of the best free card readers.