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The Complete Guide To Debit Card Transaction Fees: Can You Save Money With PIN Debit?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of whether debit card merchant fees are worth the cost, but for the majority of retailers, the answer will probably be yes. Due to a combination of regulation and fraud protection, debit card transactions are frequently cheaper for merchants to process than credit cards.

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!

Stripe VS Square: Comparing Features, Pricing, & Key Differences In 2021

Both Stripe and Square offer powerful, full-service third-party payment processing APIs. Square has a pretty clear edge when it comes to processing in-person payments and being ready to go right out of the box. Stripe’s robust multicurrency and payment method support, on the other hand, can give it an edge in international eCommerce. Read on for a full comparison.

Merchant Account Solutions Review

Merchant Account Services offers a strong lineup of processing hardware from Clover and other reputable companies. However, there are hundreds of other companies that can offer these same products. There isn’t a single product or service available through Merchant Account Solutions that you can’t get elsewhere.

Understanding Cloud Accounting For Small Businesses

Learn about cloud accounting, the benefits of using cloud-based accounting software, and the key differences between cloud-based and locally-installed accounting software.

How To Start & Fund A Catering Business: The Step-By-Step Guide

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

How To Use Square To Accept Credit Cards In Person

Square has carved out quite a spot for itself in the world of payment processing. When it comes to accessibility, there are few rivals. With no credit checks, sign-up fees, monthly fees, or cancellation fees, and a very transparent pricing model, it’s no wonder that Square remains the go-to option for business owners who want […]

How To Start & Finance An Auto Body Shop Business

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

The Best Mobile Credit Card Readers For iPhone & iPad Credit Card Processing

Need a credit card reader for your iPhone or iPad? Check out our guide to the best card swipers — and the best credit card processing apps — for iOS users, including pricing and key features.

Shopify VS Etsy: Which Is Better To Sell Online In 2021

Whether you’re a maker, crafter, or artist, if you want to sell your wares online, you’ve probably wondered whether you should start selling on Etsy or a platform like Shopify. While Etsy is great for hobbyists, we’ll show you why you might want to reconsider when you grow.


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