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The 5 Most Hated Words & Phrases In Payment Processing

After browsing hundreds of pages of payment processing contracts and sales information, and having heard from hundreds of confused and frustrated merchants, there are some choice words that really grind my gears. These words and phrases are commonly used in the payments industry, and most new business owners (and some seasoned owners) get thrown off […]

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Nov 18, 2014 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 1
Salesforce alternatives

Top 5 Salesforce Alternatives

In the world of CRM (customer relationship management) solutions, or even the wider arena of cloud-based software, Salesforce is a freaking giant. With revenues of more than $3.05 billion in 2013 and an even bigger sales figure expected for 2014, this cloud-computing veteran is still a growing force to be reckoned with, 15 years after […]

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Nov 7, 2014 Filed under: CRM 3

How To Accept Apple Pay

When Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced the release of Apple Pay in September, the retail and banking worlds responded immediately. It was as though no other form of mobile payment had ever existed when, in fact, Google Wallet was released earlier. Apple has that effect on technology. Table of ContentsAn Overview of Apple PayWhy […]

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Nov 7, 2014 Filed under: Mobile Payments 0
Invoicing software

How To Choose Invoicing Software

So. You’ve decided that Excel and Word just aren’t cutting it anymore. Maybe, like FreshBooks founder Mike McDerment, you accidentally saved over an old invoice in Word and lost important data. Maybe you have trouble keeping track of which clients haven’t paid yet and you want an easier way to do it. Or maybe you […]

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Sep 4, 2014 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing 0

Invoicing Software: Free Or Paid?

Everything is better free, right? There’s a certain appeal to not having to pay for the basic tools you need to keep your business running, especially when you’re just starting out. This fact comes as no surprise to software developers, who have responded to the market demand with a variety of free invoicing programs. But […]

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Aug 25, 2014 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing 0
How to Choose Accounting Software

How To Choose Accounting Software

Choosing accounting software isn’t easy. There are a lot of options, and (despite what the advertisers may say), there is not a single program which is best for all businesses. Far from it. So how do you figure out which small business accounting software program is the best for you? If you’re serious about finding a […]

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Aug 16, 2014 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing 2

Five Years & Counting!

It’s unreal to me that Merchant Maverick has been around for what is now a half a decade. Our continued progress is due in large part to our readers (YOU) who have helped us improve our process throughout these past five years. We cannot thank you enough for spreading the word about our site and […]

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Jul 14, 2014 Filed under: News 0

New Logo: We Need Your Help!

We’ve decided to give the Merchant Maverick website a revamp, and along with that we’re freshening up our logo as well. We’d love to get your opinion on which logo you prefer. Original Logo New Logo Please leave your answer below:

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Feb 19, 2014 Filed under: News 0
selz vs wazala

Selz VS Wazala

If you plan to sell a few items online or offer digital downloads through your website or Facebook page, feature-flooded shopping carts may be more than you need. If you don’t want to take the time to set up a completely new online store you have options: Selz and Wazala allow you to sell physical and digital products on websites, blogs, or social media pages by embedding simple “buy now” buttons.

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Feb 4, 2014 Filed under: eCommerce 2

X-Cart VS Zen Cart

If you’re launching or migrating an ecommerce site you’ll want to decide which category of shopping cart best compliments your store’s scope and your level of technical knowledge. Maybe you’re on the market for a platform that includes hosting like Shopify and BigCommerce. These cloud-based carts don’t require you to know any code but offer […]

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Jan 7, 2014 Filed under: eCommerce 0

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