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Clover Flex Review

The Clover Flex is a handheld POS terminal backed by the full power of the Clover POS, but how well does that translate to a supposedly mobile device? Check out our review to see if the Clover Flex actually delivers on its promise of flexibility.

SwipeSimple Review (From Payment Depot)

Looking for a stable, cost-effective mobile processor? Payline Depot’s mobile plan, with the SwipeSimple app & card reader, ticks all the boxes. Check out why it’s one of our favorite Square alternatives & all-around mobile POS apps.

The 10 Best Restaurant Management Software Apps

It’s almost 2019, if you can believe it, and more than fall leaves or pumpkin spice lattes, tech fans like myself relish the smell of a freshly unboxed smartphone (thanks to Apple’s annual September unveiling). But it’s not just consumers who love mobile tech; businesses do too.  As mobile technology becomes more powerful, businesses — […]

Shopify Review

If you’re researched setting up an online store for more than about 30 seconds, you’ve probably encountered Shopify. You’ve likely already learned that Shopify is a fully-hosted ecommerce platform specializing in ease of use. Reasonably priced, with a solid feature set and round-the-clock customer service, Shopify is one of the best shopping carts on the market today, as many independent Shopify reviews can attest.

Square Credit Card Processing Review (Square Payments)

Square Payments and Point of Sale from earn a perfect 5-star rating for ease of use, astounding feature set, transparent and affordable pricing, and overall status as a powerhouse for merchants. While Square’s payment processing service is not appropriate for all business types and lacks the stability and negotiability of a standard merchant account, many small businesses enjoy the predictable pricing and the lightning-quick setup.

NPC (A Vantiv Company) Review

This is NOT a review of National Processing, which is a completely unrelated company that just happens to have a similar name.  National Processing Company now does business under the Vantiv brand. This review is archived. Check out our comparison chart to see our favorite merchant account providers. Overview National Processing Company (NPC) is a […]

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.

The Best Holiday Sales For Small Businesses In 2021

Looking for new software, hardware, or services to help your business run better? We’ve collected the best small business Black Friday deals, offers, and savings.

ShopKeep VS Lightspeed

I like to think iPad point of sale systems provide a kind of happy medium between mobile POS and traditional POS systems. In many cases, they offer all of the functionality of the older, more expensive point of sale systems, along with cool web-based features and mobility when you need it. ShopKeep (see our review) and Lightspeed (see […]

Square Capital Review

Square Capital is a convenient and relatively inexpensive source of financing. This company has streamlined the lending process, so it’s almost completely hands-off.


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