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Website Builders: Are They Right For You?

Table of ContentsWhat is a website builder?Website builder software pros:Website builder software cons:Web developer pros:Website developer cons:Which is right for me? What is a website builder? During the ‘Dot Com’ boom of the late 90s, sites like Geocities and Angelfire allowed users to do something they’d never been able to do before: build their own […]

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Jan 9, 2020 Filed under: Web Development
intuit gopayment vs spark pay

Spark Pay VS Intuit GoPayment

Spark Pay (see our review) and Intuit GoPayment (see our review) are two often overlooked mobile payment processors. In fact, one might call them the red-headed stepchildren of parent companies Capital One (Spark Pay) and Quickbooks (Intuit GoPayment). While both have their issues, and neither can compete with a five-star mobile payment processor like Square or a full-fledged […]

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Jul 7, 2019 Filed under: Mobile Payments

Loyalty Programs For Restaurants: How To Implement An Effective Rewards Program For Your Customers

If you’re a business owner, you can use the consumer’s lust for gamification and free stuff to your advantage. While old-fashioned punch cards can still be an effective tool to lure in repeat customers, there are now far more sophisticated loyalty programs at your disposal. Loyalty programs have become a business unto themselves, and the added competition in the marketplace is good news for small business owners; these useful tools have only become more affordable.

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Jun 23, 2020 Filed under: Loyalty Rewards, Restaurant POS

Square VS Flint

While some mobile processing apps focus solely on card-present transactions (like Spark Pay (see our review) and PayAnywhere (see our review)), others, like Flint and Square, also offer online selling tools to supplement in-person payment options. If you do any kind of e-commerce, Flint (see our review) and Square (see our review) are both solid payment processing services, […]

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Jul 6, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, eCommerce, Mobile Payments
EMV terminal

FAQ For Buying An EMV Chip Card Terminal

After the recent EMV liability shift, you’re probably finding yourself staring at your old credit card machine, wondering if it will make a good paper weight, and worrying about the cost of buying a new machine. Lucky for you, the transition doesn’t have to be an expensive one, but it pays to be educated as you […]

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Feb 16, 2015 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance
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Opening A Tech Support Merchant Account In India

Setting up a tech support company in India (or anywhere) comes with a host of challenges, some obvious, others less so. One obstacle you may not have accounted for is the difficulty finding a merchant account provider for the business. Instead of trying to find the lowest rates possible, you probably found yourself stuck searching for […]

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Mar 30, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing

Salesforce VS SugarCRM

Sugar is at the top of the list for open-source CRM software. As such, they have been able to attract some of the best developers, and have set the bar high for innovation. They are prepared to support the scope of large and enterprise-sized businesses, and even some governmental departments. Salesforce has been around since […]

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Jan 9, 2020 Filed under: CRM

Salesforce VS Zoho CRM

A robust CRM suite that gives you access to analytics and enables communication with clients is a must-have. Our deep dive into Salesforce and Zoho determines which one is best.

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Jan 9, 2020 Filed under: CRM

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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Aug 14, 2019 Filed under: Credit Card Processing

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