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How To Accept Credit Cards For Your Taxi Business

  If you are a taxi driver, there is no shortage of options when it comes to accepting credit card payments from your customers. But the truth is, point of sale solutions don’t all offer the same type of features and benefits. And when you consider that most customers today whip out their credit card […]

ProMerchant Review

Pros No application or account setup fees Month-to-month contracts with no early termination fee Interchange-plus or subscription-based pricing available Offers EMV-compliant, Bluetooth-connected mobile card reader Cons Minimal pricing disclosures Relatively new company Overview ProMerchant is a merchant account provider headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 2018, and as of this writing has […]

What Is A Merchant Account? Your Guide To Merchant Account Processing, Fees, & Setup

Once a merchant account has been set up, business owners can start accepting payments when customers use their credit cards to pay for a product or service. But what sets merchant accounts apart from other credit card processing solutions and how, exactly, do you integrate them with your business? Let’s quickly cover what merchant accounts are, how they work, and why so many business owners use them to accept cashless payments.

Payfirma Review

Pros Powerful integrated payments platform Interchange-plus pricing available Low complaint volume No early termination fee if the equipment is purchased No PCI compliance fee Cons Long-term contract with early termination fee if the equipment is leased Uses tiered pricing Charges account setup fee The mobile payment system is magstripe-only Overview Payfirma is a Canadian merchant […]

What Is A Merchant Services Provider?

If you’ve just started your own business or you’re looking to add credit and debit cards as payment methods, you’re going to be bombarded by a bewildering variety of new terms and concepts that you’ve never encountered before. One very basic term you’ll want to familiarize yourself with is the type of business entity known […]

6 Great First Data Competitors & Alternatives That Work For Small Businesses

You are swearing First Data off forever, so it’s never getting another cent from you. You want options. We have good news — you do have options. These processors are almost as large as First Data, which means they might also not be easy to work with either. Fortunately, they also work with a lot of very good resellers that provide an excellent customer experience.

Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions Review

Pros Cost-plus pricing possible Low monthly fee possible Cons Deceptive sales tactics No pricing disclosed online Early termination fee Expensive for low-volume merchants Numerous public compliants Overview Founded in Texas in 1989, Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions (a.k.a. MCPS or Merchants’ Choice) has to be one of the older merchant service providers I’ve reviewed. Did we even […]

Team Bio Series: Amad Ebrahimi (The Fearless Leader)

The Merchant Maverick team is pretty awesome (if we do say so ourselves!). There’s so much expertise and experience on our team, mixed with plenty of personality. But we realized that if our readers frequent the same topics, like small business loans or POS software, they might not get to meet some of our other, […]

NetSuite ERP & SRP Review

NetSuite is a complete package of business management products, including CRM, eCommerce, ERP, SRP, Retail, POS, Reporting, and more. Enterprises and large-scale businesses needing complex accounting tools, project management, and inventory features could really benefit from NetSuite SRP or NetSuite ERP.

Get A Free Hardware Bundle From NCR Silver

For a limited time only, NCR Silver (see our review) is offering new customers free iPad or discounted Android hardware bundles. To qualify for this special promotion, there are just a couple of requirements: You must be a new customer of NCR Silver. Users must sign up for a two-year contract with NCR Silver or NCR Silver Pro. This […]


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