So, you’re looking to start an online store? Chances are, your plans are already lined up. You know what you’re going to sell, how your store is going to look, and the little personal touches you’ll include to make your brand shine. Now you just have to make it happen!
You may see your home office as the place you take important business calls, the place you meet new clients, the place you focus best on crafting your products — but what about the place you save money on your taxes? The home office deduction can save entrepreneurs a significant sum on their taxes. Here, […]
Unlike interchange fees, markup fees are charged by a payment processor, which is how the processor makes money. As Merchant Maverick, an online publication for merchants explains, “With the right processor, these fees will be modest. With the wrong processor — you’re in trouble … Markup fees are different from processor to processor and are what […]
“The best way to save money on processing fees is to pick a reputable processor who has few, if any, additional fees beyond processing costs,” says Melissa Johnson, a writer with online payment comparison site Merchant Maverick.
Bianca Crouse is a Small Business Loan Reviewer at Merchant Maverick, a website that reviews services used by small businesses. “A lot of business owners don’t have the time or the option of going through the SBA application process, either because they do not meet the basic requirements to get an SBA loan due to […]
Payments comparison site Merchant Maverick posted the text of that note: Tuesday, February 16, 2016: We will send instructions on how to connect your account to Stripe. It will be immediately available for use as a replacement processing platform with the Flint app. 6 PM PST Thursday, February 18, 2016: Payment acceptance on Flint’s current […]
Amad Ebrahimi runs a website called Merchant Maverick, which reviews mobile payment companies. He’s had hundreds of complaints about Square on his site. He doesn’t see a good reason for the lack of communication. “There should be some investment in a risk department that focuses exclusively on phone communication and getting these issues resolved as […]
Hidden costs: Tom DeSimone of Merchant Maverick estimates that the cost of a new EMV-compliant terminal is between $250 and $300. For one that can also take near-field communications payments — such as Apple Pay — the cost is between $350 and $450. But merchants would do well to research whether the card reader they […]
If you are looking for a single place to see reviews of various merchant service providers, take a look at Merchant Maverick. I came across this site while searching for information on CardFellow, and I read a few reviews. I liked the format. I have no idea whether it is doing a good job, but […]
Find out what others think. Read customer reviews at processors’ websites, and check out ratings at independent sites such as Merchant Maverick.