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.
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I can hardly believe it’s been a decade since I started feeling inundated with comments about how mobile is the future of everything. And I do mean everything. However, there is one area where that is absolutely, 100% true: credit card processing and point of sale (POS) systems. A Juniper Research study predicts that by […]
We at Merchant Maverick like Square. It’s a great service that opens up the ability to process credit card payments to many small businesses, and we’ve written a lot of articles about Square’s point of sale, payment processing, inventory, booking, and invoicing features. These articles can be prohibitively in-depth to the uninitiated, however, so you […]
If you’re reading this article, chances are that some of your customers have recently asked whether you accept Apple Pay or Google Pay. Your preliminary research has yielded the terms digital wallet and mobile wallet, but while you may have heard of these forms of payment before, you don’t yet know many of the details. […]
Tired of telling customers, “Sorry, cash only”? With a credit card reader you can take payments almost anywhere, access customers who only carry cards, and even get paid faster. Check out the best mobile card readers for small business.
When you are ready to start selling online, Square (read our review) offers a wide variety of options depending on your skill level and needs. For example, if time is of the essence or you don’t want to fuss with code, build a free online store from Square’s templates and get up and running by […]
Are you ready for the future of payments? Business owners should learn how NFC works and adopt contactless to protect customer data — and your livelihoods. Here’s what you need to know about NFC and how it increases payment security.
If your business relies on paper-based invoicing, you don’t need me to tell you about the inconvenience of printing, mailing, and waiting to get paid. Despite the hassle, many businesses still rely on printing and mailing invoices — you’re not alone. However, more and more shops are switching to online invoicing platforms to eliminate the […]
The name PayPal is synonymous with P2P payments and digital wallets for consumers, but over the years PayPal has also dabbled in creating options for users to pay with their PayPal balances in stores. Despite a few failed attempts, PayPal seems to finally have worked out the kinks in the process. PayPal users can now […]
Need a credit card reader for your iPhone or iPad? Check out our guide to the best card swipers — and the best credit card processing apps — for iOS users, including pricing and key features.