Melissa joins host Steve Boland to discuss the evolving state of accepting donations and payments, from traditional online credit card processing to contactless payments (such as Apple Pay or Google Pay with a phone), to app-based donations or payments. Melissa shares her insight on costs of processing (hint: there is going to be some), integrating data […]
Merchant Maverick: In-Depth Reviews on Credit Card Processors, Payment Platforms, and Other Valuable Merchant Services
Merchant Maverick reviews an assortment of products that businesses need including merchant accounts and business software. Amad Ebrahimi founded this site in 2009 after searching in vain for a decent merchant account provider, discovering the need for a resource that details the features, rates, contracts, transparency, and overall customer friendliness of top companies in the industry. Now Merchant […]
How to Use Instagram To Dramatically Improve Your Business: “Entertain as well as inform” With Candice Georgiadis & Amad Ebrahimi
Entertain as well as inform. Who doesn’t like a little chuckle at work? We like to throw in a few humorous memes here and there to mix things up, but they’re not random. They pertain to relevant topics to small businesses owners, like the need for coffee or being self-employed, or working remotely. We consistently […]
When you run a small business, funding needs can arise out of nowhere, leaving you scrambling for quick cash. This is often true during the holiday shopping season — like now! — when additional expenses, extra inventory, shipping costs and promotion can eat into cash flow. The good news is that it’s possible to get a […]
While it’s best known for its free mobile processing app, Square Inc. is increasingly moving into the POS space with innovative and affordable hardware. Square Terminal, is a portable, all-in-one card reader and receipt printer that will be available within the next 3-5 weeks.
Consumers aren’t the only ones to benefit from holiday sales; small business owners can find plenty of Black Friday deals this holiday season on business products. Whether you’re in the market for a new POS system, a great deal on a merchant account, or discounted accounting software, there’s a little something for everyone this year. […]
No doubt, there is cause for concern about the effects of Trump’s tariffs on the U.S. economy. Recently, the Tax Foundation created a model that revealed the tariffs planned and enacted to date would reduce long-term GDP by 0.12 percent ($30 billion) and wages by 0.08 percent, as well as eliminate over 90,000 full-time jobs.
Years ago, banks were the go-to sources for business loans. If you needed financing to expand your business, you walked into your local bank branch, filled out an application, and most of the time, walked out knowing that you would soon have the money you needed. And if you didn’t qualify? In most cases, you […]
Contrary to popular belief, the most valuable resource for entrepreneurs isn’t money. Instead, it’s information. Think about it — you won’t see a penny of investment funds or revenue if you don’t know what you’re talking about. In the world of ecommerce, understanding your market and knowing what your competition is doing is critical.
MerchantMaverick discusses both the old rates and new rates and makes the point that the additional 25-cent transaction fee (in addition to the percentage fee) can add up if you mainly process small transactions. The review was written before Intuit released an EMV solution to accept chipped cards, but that is now part of its offerings.