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Chris Motola

Senior Staff Writer

8+ Years At Merchant Maverick

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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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

PaySimple Review

PaySimple combines merchant services with tools merchants can use to manage a base of customers with complex, detailed needs, such as legal offices, medical services, educational services, and so on. In the process of signing up for PaySimple’s payment gateway and cloud-based software suite, you will also be assigned a dedicated merchant account with a separate processor on the back end.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews, Online Payment Processing Reviews