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Moneris Review (Canada)

Moneris offers an impressive lineup of products and services for Canadian merchants. It provides just about every kind of hardware and software product you would need to run either a retail or online business. However, the company’s lengthy contracts and hefty early termination fees bring it down a notch.

Global Payments Review

With a company such as Global Payments, the name speaks for itself. It’s common knowledge that Global runs a large, successful, highly capable payment processing business. This is not a fly-by-night operation. However, just because a business is successful does not mean that it’s a good proposition for all of its customers.

Does Your Merchant Account Have An Early Termination Fee?

We’ve all done it–scrolled to the bottom of a user’s agreement and clicked I Agree or signed a paper contract without looking through the many pages of small print. We know it’s wrong, but we’re busy and the print is so small…and we are thankfully often protected by consumer protection laws that work quietly in […]

QuickBooks Self-Employed Review

QuickBooks Self-Employed is a tax software with a few accounting features thrown in. However, QuickBooks Self-Employed still has a way to go as the software has several gaps. It is suitable for freelancers.

Stax By Fattmerchant Review

You may find that the total value provided by Stax’s platform — including credit card terminal sales, centralized invoicing, data analytics, inventory management, and other features — makes the service worthwhile, especially combined with the stability of a full-service merchant account.

Payline Data Review

Payline Data offers interchange-plus pricing for all its merchants, with discounted rates for nonprofits and medical organizations. On top of that, every plan includes a gateway and virtual terminal, with no long-term contracts. What’s not to love?

Lightspeed Retail POS Review

Lightspeed is one of the most robust and easy-to-use solutions in today’s POS market. If you’re looking for a retail system that will likely have every option you could dream up in a POS in both the front and back end and pricing isn’t a major consideration, Lightspeed Retail should be fairly high on your list.

pcAmerica Review

Pros Feature-rich Employee management suite Cons Upgrades cost extra High upfront costs Interface has multiple bugs Very poor tech support Overview: Unlike most of the POS software reviewed on Merchant Maverick, pcAmerica’s Cash Register Express (CRE) and Restaurant Pro Express (RPE) are old-fashioned software that need to be purchased and locally-installed on a computer operating […]

How To Negotiate The Perfect Credit Card Processing Deal

Negotiations aren’t just the realm of lawyers. As a business owner, you can negotiate with merchant account providers to get a credit card processing agreement that works for your needs.

14 Types Of Alternative Financing For Small Businesses

Small business financing is notoriously difficult to procure. Traditional loans became more difficult for small businesses to access during the pandemic, as banks were hesitant to lend to small businesses that might be at risk of closure. As a result, alternative “fintech” lenders were busier than ever. Could one of them be right for your business?


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