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Why Flat-Rate Credit Card Processing Works Great For Some Businesses (And Not Others)

So, you’re a first-time small business owner, and you want to be able to accept credit and debit cards from your customers. After all, you’re bound to get a lot more sales – and make more money — right? Well, this is generally true. However, credit card processing is also a mysterious and rather complex […]

What Is A Merchant ID?

Some credit card industry terms can seem innocuous or self-evident but are actually quite specific to how payment processing works. One such term is the merchant ID, which is often abbreviated as MID. It is also sometimes just called a merchant number. Not every merchant who accepts credit cards has an MID, but for those […]

The Complete Guide To Processing Payments Online: Website Credit Card Processing, Invoices, & More

There is a lot to consider when it comes to taking credit cards online for your business. We’ll guide you through the decision-making process and then offer several types of payment processors for you to consider so that you can find just the right fit.

What Is a Digital Wallet? Everything You Need To Know About Digital, Mobile & Electronic Wallets

A digital wallet is an electronic method for securely storing various types of sensitive information, including credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, electronic cash, tickets, and IDs. Not every wallet stores every type of payment information. While terms such as digital wallet, mobile wallet, and e-wallet all mean roughly the same thing, they technically cover slightly different services.

Looking For The Best Credit Card Reader For Small Business? Try These 7 Options

Tired of telling customers, “Sorry, cash only”? With a credit card reader, you can take payments almost anywhere, access customers who only carry cards, and even get paid faster. Check out the best mobile card readers for small businesses.

Virtual Terminal Credit Card Processing Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Whether you run a service business that mostly interacts with clients over the phone, a retail or restaurant business that regularly takes phone orders, or you just want to offer your customers more ways of settling billing with you, a virtual terminal may be a savvy choice.

Are You Paying A Credit Card Refund Fee?

When it comes to refunds, the interplay between a merchant and customer can be a tense one, or it can be an opportunity to build trust. What most merchants and customers alike may not be aware of is that merchants often have to deal with extra costs with every return. A merchant may be on […]

How To Start & Fund A Coffee Shop

Want to start a coffee shop, but aren’t sure where to start or get the funds? Learn everything you need to know in our step-by-step guide!

7 Top POS Systems For 2021: Find The Best Retail Point Of Sale System For Your Business In This List

In retail, your POS system isn’t just a cash register. It’s your lifeline to sales reports, inventory management, customer loyalty, and a whole lot more. These 7 retail POS systems make running your business less stressful and more profitable.

Brex Review

With scalable rewards that grow with your business and an ultra-quick approval process, the Brex corporate credit card is an attractive innovation for the startup founder prepared to take advantage of it. Find out if it’s right for your business.


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