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Chris Motola

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Expertise: Business Payments, Crytocurrency, Business Funding

Education: MS Interactive Media, University of Central Florida

Chris has been writing about small business topics since 2003. In 2015, he joined Merchant Maverick, where he writes about business financing, payment processing, and demographic trends in entrepreneurship. Chris has been featured in Fox Business, ABC News, Yahoo Finance, GoBankingRates, Newsweek, BizJournals, and other publications. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Writing Arts from SUNY Oswego, and a Masters of Science in Interactive Media from the University of Central Florida. He currently resides in the Hudson Valley region of New York.

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Guide To Accepting Mobile Payments

Why You Need to Accept Mobile Payments The fact is, business owners can’t afford to work on cash-only systems. Even if you’re just a small-time crafts business and attend a few shows a year, if you don’t accept card payments, you are missing out on a massive amount of potential income. According to a 2012 […]

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Oct 8, 2019 Filed under: Mobile Payments
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The Complete Guide To Accepting Apple Pay For Business: What You’ll Need & How Much It Costs

Apple Pay, along with other digital wallets, is becoming widely adopted. Apple users are notoriously brand loyal, so once they start to use Apple Pay, they tend to stick to this particular digital wallet. If you don’t yet take digital wallet payments, is it time to provide that convenience to your customers and start taking them?

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Jan 24, 2023 Filed under: Digital Wallets and Alternative Payments

Payanywhere Review

Payanywhere is a mobile processing service that was established in 2010 by merchant services provider North American Bancard. Does Payanywhere really live up to its name, allowing you to pay and accept payments from anywhere? Find out everything you need to know about this mobile processing app and its hardware in our in-depth review.

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Jan 23, 2024 Filed under: Mobile Credit Card Processing Reviews
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FIS Worldpay Review (Formerly Vantiv)

What is sure to remain the same is that for most smaller businesses, Worldpay From FIS will continue to operate mostly behind the scenes. You’re much more likely to be using Worldpay for your credit card processing through a smaller merchant services provider. That company’s level of service and value in managing your merchant account is what you’ll really see coming through. Nevertheless, it’s always worth taking a look at the processor behind your transactions.

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Feb 15, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews

CardFellow Review

CardFellow is a comparison shopping engine for merchant accounts. The idea is to save you some haggling and headaches by having CardFellow solicit processor bids on your behalf but then ultimately give you complete control over the final decision.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews

Wells Fargo Merchant Services Review

Large banking organizations such as Wells Fargo have little motivation to offer competitive terms or prices on payment processing. Customer service is also subpar, and the promise of quicker deposit times is rarely fulfilled, with many competing providers now capable of getting your money to you even faster. Read more in our review of Wells Fargo Merchant Services.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews

Costco Merchant Services Review

Costco as a payment processor has some significant problems — namely its misleading tiered pricing rates, some hidden fees, and some potential contractual concerns. And you will need to be a Costco Executive member to reap what savings it offers. Read on for a full look at Costco Merchant Services.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews
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Braintree Payments Review

With everything Braintree has accomplished, it’s poised to continue as one of the most important providers in the eCommerce and mobile processing worlds. Considering the enormous number of unique features and services you get at no additional charge, and for no monthly fee, Braintree may have the best value in the entire eCommerce processing industry.

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Feb 15, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews, Payment Gateway Reviews