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FiveStars VS Belly

Fivestars was launched by Victor Ho and Matt Doka in the winter of 2011. It services SMBs (small and medium businesses) with a customizable loyalty program. The Fivestars Loyalty program uses a universal card (which works for any business using Fivestars), and a customer’s phone number to track and incentivize purchases made at your business. […]

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Aug 14, 2019 Filed under: Loyalty Rewards
basecamp vs smartsheet

Basecamp VS Smartsheet

When people think of project management tools, Basecamp is often the first name that comes to mind. This simple task management software is one of the oldest and most popular programs of its kind. With over a decade of success and more than 9,000,000 current users, it’s not hard to understand why Basecamp is held […]

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Dec 28, 2017 Filed under: Project Management

The Mobile-Plastic Dilemma

As payment technology—as well as payment liability law—advances, merchants will soon be faced with increasingly complex POS transactions. These changes will affect not only mobile payments, but traditional plastic transactions as well. Navigating the evolving payment landscape will present some costs as well as potential benefits to merchants. Hardware/Software Adoption The mobile wallet industry is […]

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Jan 9, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments, Point of Sale

Seven Things To Look For When Choosing Inventory Software

Getting a small business off the ground is an enormous amount of work, so it’s a good idea to choose your tools carefully. Inventory management is a crucial part of any retail operation, and thankfully there are many cloud-based software solutions available for a reasonable price. But what features should you look for? Here are […]

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Dec 28, 2017 Filed under: Inventory Management
MCC 7995

What New MCCs Mean For Online Gambling Sites

Any online gambling site is likely familiar with the problem of the 7995 — the merchant category code (MCC) that has been associated with gambling transactions since the days when all online gambling was banned. Now, with New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware allowing it to various degrees, the lack of distinction has been a problem for […]

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Mar 6, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing

Restaurant POS VS Standard POS: Which Is Better For Your Restaurant?

Once a week I visit the sandwich shop in my neighborhood for a post-hike meal. The first thing I’m greeted with at the register is a stand-mounted iPad running a slick point-of-sale (POS) app. If you’ve used one of these systems before, you know they’re changing the way the food service industry operates. And if you’re opening a restaurant […]

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Mar 27, 2020 Filed under: Point of Sale

Is Your POS System Secure?

Watch out, merchants: Dubbed “PoSeidon” by Cisco Security Solutions, this malware is a new type of trojan that specifically targets POS (point of sale) systems, nabbing the credit card information of your unsuspecting customers. Cisco stated in a March 2015 report that POS malware attacks are on the rise, affecting businesses both large and small. […]

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Jan 9, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance, Point of Sale

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

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