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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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Stripe VS Square Vertical

Stripe VS Square: Features, Cost, & Key Differences For Small Business

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.

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Sep 29, 2023 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Payment Gateways
Where can I use PayPal

How To Use PayPal In Stores

PayPal is synonymous with P2P payments and digital wallets for consumers. Over the years, though, PayPal has also dabbled in creating options for users to pay with their PayPal balances in brick-and-mortar stores. PayPal users can now use NFC technology to spend their balances at shops in the offline world.

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Sep 19, 2023 Filed under: Digital Wallets and Alternative Payments
Stripe fees

Stripe Pricing & Costs

Are you curious about how much Stripe costs, and what makes it different from other processors? In this post, you’ll learn about Stripe fees and features, so you can find out if this is the right fit for your small business.

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Jun 7, 2023 Filed under: Credit Card Processing

What Is PayPal Credit & How Does It Work?

PayPal Credit is a line of credit issued by Synchrony Bank. Approved PayPal users can use this virtual line of credit which functions similarly to a credit card, letting you pay for online purchases in installments rather than upfront in full. Wondering if you should sign up for PayPal Credit? Learn what you need to know about its terms, fees, and how it works here.

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Mar 7, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans, Mobile Payments