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What The FANF Is Visa Charging You?!

Some fees are avoidable – and some aren’t. When choosing and working with a payment service provider, you need to be able to figure out which fees they charge to make profit, and which are actually coming from the credit card networks. So where does the Visa FANF fee fit into all this? In our […]

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Jan 3, 2014 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 3
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Magento VS Zen Cart

If you’re considering using open source shopping cart software to create or migrate an existing online store, chances are you’re either a confident coder or are ready to hire a professional to develop your shop. In either case, you’ll want to consider two popular open source platforms: Magento and Zen Cart. Launched a decade ago, […]

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Dec 30, 2013 Filed under: eCommerce 0
Zen Cart vs osCommerce

osCommerce VS Zen Cart

Since they are free to download and community-powered, open source shopping carts can be attractive options for merchants, especially those of us with some coding skills. Two well-established examples of open source carts that allow you to create and operate an online store are osCommerce and Zen Cart. Best known as one of the original […]

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Dec 16, 2013 Filed under: eCommerce 0

New Reviews: We Need Your Help!

Things are going well with our current reviews, so we’ve decided to expand into other categories. We wanted to get your input on what types of reviews we should tackle next. Let us know in the survey below. Thanks!

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Sep 29, 2013 Filed under: News 0
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Get 0% Transaction Fees When You Upgrade To A New POS

Paypal is running a promotion right now that basically waives your credit card transaction fees until January 31st, 2014 when you upgrade your current POS to a modern system. The participating POS vendors are: Shopkeep Vend What this all means is that you’ll be able to integrate Paypal with either Shopkeep or Vend allowing you […]

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Jul 31, 2013 Filed under: News 0
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Merchant Maverick Turns Four!

Merchant Maverick has officially turned four! We were so busy with work that we almost forgot it’s our bday! We honestly have only you to thank for our continued success. Your support is much appreciated! Considering that you’re the most important piece of the puzzle, we’d love to hear your thoughts about where we go from […]

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Jul 17, 2013 Filed under: News 0
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The Best Shopping Carts For Artists

Whether you’ve quit your day job in order to operate a jewelry or specialty food business online or are looking to earn extra income by selling vintage clothes or merch for your band, there are several ways for your creative company to start selling online. Maybe you’ve been filling orders on Etsy for a little […]

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May 5, 2013 Filed under: eCommerce 1
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Billback & Enhanced Billback…Buyer Beware

One of the most confusing billing methods in the credit card processing industry today is the billback (BB) method. Chances are, you don’t even know what it is. What’s worse is that billback spawned itself an offspring called enhanced billback (EBB), which is even more complex than the original. To add even more confusion, the […]

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Jan 25, 2013 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 15
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What Are “Downgrades” & How Much Are They Costing You?

As a business owner – whether of a retail establishment or an online store – you know that credit card processing fees eat into a big slice of your profits. Just glancing at your merchant account statement each month could send you into a dizzying spin of frustration – especially when you see those outrageous Mastercard and Visa downgrade fees costing […]

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Jan 2, 2013 Filed under: Credit Card Processing 0

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