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Eliminate Interchange Fees With Dwolla; The Merchant Account Alternative

How good would it feel to not have to pay any interchange fees? You know, that 2-7% that you pay your credit card processor every time you run a transaction. Well, Iowa based Dwolla can help with that. Founded in 2009 by Ben Milne and growing at an enormous rate, Dwolla is looking to become […]

Dwolla Review: What Is Dwolla & How Does It Work?

Originally, Dwolla was a P2P bank transfer platform that also catered to businesses. The company has since transformed from a PayPal-like service that both merchants and consumers could use into a platform that will mostly be a good fit for very large businesses that handle a lot of B2B transactions or need some of the company’s specialized services, such as support for mass payouts.

osCommerce Review

Pros Free to download Numerous integrations Strong user community Cons Limited features Difficult to use Developer skills required Outdated design templates Overview Sure, we all know some things get better with age. Unfortunately, osCommerce is not one of them. The German-based open source shopping cart launched by Harald Ponce de Leon back in 2000 gets […]

Real Time Payments VS ACH: How Long Does ACH Transfer Take?

A real-time payment is a transaction made through the Clearing House’s RTP network. Though more limited than ACH, payments made through the RTP Network settle almost immediately.

Magento VS Zen Cart

If you’re considering using open source shopping cart software to create or migrate an existing online store, chances are you’re either a confident coder or are ready to hire a professional to develop your shop. In either case, you’ll want to consider two popular open source platforms: Magento and Zen Cart. Launched a decade ago, […]

osCommerce VS Zen Cart

Since they are free to download and community-powered, open source shopping carts can be attractive options for merchants, especially those of us with some coding skills. Two well-established examples of open source carts that allow you to create and operate an online store are osCommerce and Zen Cart. Best known as one of the original […]

The 10 Best Online Credit Card Payment Processors For Small Business

If you want to accept payments online, here are the best online credit card processing companies. Plus, check out our list of must-haves and major concerns for eCommerce businesses.

10 Reasons To Upgrade To Shopify Plus

All growth comes with growing pains; the growth of an online store is no exception. As your online business grows, you may find yourself being stretched in new ways. You now know more geeky-internet stuff than you ever wanted to know, and you can speak a new language: basic HTML. In fact, you’re starting to […]

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.

The Retailer’s Guide To Chip & Pin Cards

After four years of anticipation, the October 1st EMV liability shift deadline has come and gone. If you’re like most merchants, you aren’t quite ready to get on board and are going to be a tad late to the party. Fortunately, it’s fashionable to arrive late and we’ve still got the information you’ll need to […]


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