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Clover Credit Card Machine Scams: Everything You Need To Know To Avoid Getting Fleeced

There is a lot of buzz surrounding First Data’s tablet-based POS products: Clover Station, Clover Mini, and Clover Flex. Now there’s even Clover Go, a mobile POS solution. But unlike with most iPad POS systems, you can’t just download the app and test out the POS. You have to buy the complete hardware package to see Clover in action. This has led many merchants to places like eBay, looking for a deal. Unfortunately, it has also led predatory merchant services companies to sell business owners more than they bargained for.

Merchant One Review

Merchant One has a number of features that help it stand out from its numerous competitors in the merchant services industry. However, the company’s standard three-year contract and the potentially expensive early termination fee that comes with it are not so great.

What Is Shopify & How To Use Shopify In 2021

If you’ve just begun looking into shopping cart software, chances are you’ve run into Shopify. Shopify is an all-inclusive online selling platform. For one monthly rate, you can create and develop an online store that you can use to promote, sell, and ship your products. Shopify is an excellent solution for many merchants, although it’s not perfect. Keep reading for more information about what comes included in a Shopify subscription, the merits and disadvantages of the software, and how to set up a Shopify store.

What Is A Kitchen Display System & Do You Need One For Your Restaurant?

If you’ve heard the term “KDS” floating around the industry and have found yourself at a bit of a loss, you’ve come to the right article! Short for “Kitchen Display Systems,” these digital screens replace the need for receipt printers or handwritten orders (although some point of sale systems do still require a traditional thermal printer be used in conjunction with their KDS screens). But is this something your restaurant needs?

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With An mPOS

Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) systems make it possible for virtually any business to set up shop and start taking payments almost right away. They’re flexible. They’re affordable. And these days, they’re also feature-rich, delivering capabilities that can, at times, rival a traditional or iPad-based POS system. Are you getting the most out of your […]

25 Must-Have Accounting Software Integrations For 2021

Updated August 31, 2018 to verify data and update the best integration selections. Is your accounting or invoicing software missing something? Does your current feature set not quite meet the mark? You may be tempted to throw in the towel, but before giving up on your software completely (and dealing with the hassle of transferring […]

How To Choose A Merchant Service Provider: 7 Things To Look For

We’ve identified seven different features that you need to look at very carefully in selecting a merchant account provider. They’re all equally important, and you’ll want to examine each of them when evaluating any merchant account provider you’re thinking of signing up with. While it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to come up with a precise estimate of your overall costs, you should be able to get a pretty good idea by evaluating these seven features.

What Is EMV Compliance?

You may have noticed that your most recent credit card looks a bit different than your last. That conspicuous computer chip embedded in the plastic represents a new security standard, EMV Compliance. The new standard is being rolled out in the United States this year and it will slightly change the way we use credit/debit […]

FiveStars VS Belly

Fivestars was launched by Victor Ho and Matt Doka in the winter of 2011. It services SMBs (small and medium businesses) with a customizable loyalty program. The Fivestars Loyalty program uses a universal card (which works for any business using Fivestars), and a customer’s phone number to track and incentivize purchases made at your business. […]

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?


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