I had the pleasure of interviewing merchant account consultant Adam Pflaumer over the weekend. Adam and I have worked together since the early days of Merchant Maverick. I featured him in one of my earliest articles, and we’ve hit it off ever since. He’s actually helped me out with some of your accounts and inquiries, […]
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Despite intense demand from consumers to be able to use their credit cards at a marijuana dispensary, there is currently no legal, secure method to accept credit cards for cannabis sales. There are, however, viable alternatives to operating on a cash-only basis, which this article will discuss in detail.
That’s right people! Merchant Maverick is now a toddler. Today is the one-year anniversary of the launch of this blog, and I can’t even begin to tell you how fast it has all gone by. I still remember buying the domain name like it was just yesterday. It’s amazing how time flies when you’re writing […]
Just wanted to give you a heads up about some new things that are going on here at Merchant Maverick this month. Review Updates I’m almost finished updating all of the merchant service provider reviews. They should all be updated by the end of the month, so stay tuned! Live Chat and Toll-Free Number I […]
Last week Bankcard Empire was raided by federal authorities for allegedly running a get rich quick scheme….Big surprise! If you had done any of your research on Bankcard Empire, you would have seen the countless consumer complaints both on the Better Business Bureau and RipOffReport.com. I reviewed them back in November 09′, and hopefully you […]
The short answer is yes, but there’s more to it than that… Table of ContentsThe StatisticsThe DilemmaThe Third-Party Payment Processor The Statistics According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there will be a projected 181 million credit card holders living in the country this year. That’s over half the population. I could get into even more […]
In an effort to avoid the user review and complaint pollution that some of these other ratings sites face, I’ve decided to enforce a strict commenting policy. I think it’s for the greater good of our community on both sides of the fence. You can read the policy in its entirety here. You’ll notice a […]
I decided to create a Q&A page where you can ask merchant account related questions that you’d like me to answer. Check it out here.
The other day I was reading an article over at Transaction Trends called “Managing Problem Merchants.” If you feel like putting yourself in your ISOs shoes for a bit, give it a read. As much as we like to think that we’re always 100% right, and that we should do everything in our power to […]
I’m happy to see that merchant account providers are beginning to take Merchant Maverick’s ratings seriously. I think that as I refine and better my reviews, that trend will continue. Up until now, TopTenReviews and the BBB have been the only two review and mediation platforms by which to judge an MSP, and from what […]