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Jason Vissers

Senior Staff Writer

8+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Payments, Small Business Lending

Education: BA Political Science, San Diego State University

Jason has been writing about small business software platforms, services, and financing since 2015. Jason’s expertise has been featured in Yahoo Finance, Time/NextAdvisor, Home Business Magazine,, GoBankingRates,, and other publications. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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credit card processing

How Much Are Online Payment Processing Fees?

When it comes to processing payments online, there is no such thing as a free lunch — transaction fees will be assessed. We hope that this guide has given you some understanding of the types of fees you’ll have to pay and the different pricing models used by merchant service providers to charge you for the cost of taking payments online.

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Mar 14, 2024 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
How to choose a card reader for your small business.

How To Choose A Credit Card Reader

If you have any experience with selling at farmers’ markets, craft fairs, or other large gatherings, you know that internet availability can be spotty at best in these settings. If your card reader’s mobile POS has a good offline mode, you can take payments while offline, then process them once you establish a connection.

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Nov 3, 2023 Filed under: Mobile Payments
Types of credit card readers can be handheld or a terminal

Types Of Credit Card Readers

Choosing the right card reader for your business is a good first step towards meeting your customers’ needs. Making the right choice involves knowing how a card reader works and understanding the different fees and rates involved.

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Nov 3, 2023 Filed under: Mobile Payments
benefits of a credit card reader

How A Business Can Benefit From A Credit Card Reader

Mobile credit card readers offer flexibility and efficiency for businesses of all sizes and types. From saving on processing fees to enhancing customer experience, the advantages are clear. And as technology continues to evolve, staying updated with tools like these can significantly benefit your business’s bottom line. Before making a choice, it’s wise to explore the best credit card reader options tailored to your business needs.

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Nov 3, 2023 Filed under: Mobile Payments, Small Business
credit card reader fees

Do Credit Card Readers Have Fees?

Small, mobile credit card readers — the kind that need to be paired with a smartphone or tablet running POS software — generally cost between $29 and $120. Most of these devices can take EMV (chip card) and NFC (contactless) payments, and some can still take magstripe payments.

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Nov 3, 2023 Filed under: Mobile Payments

What Is A Credit Card Reader & How Does It Work?

In today’s world, consumers are less likely than ever to carry cash. They expect to be able to use credit or debit cards to make purchases, no matter where they happen to be. In short, credit card readers allow merchants to meet customers where they are and allow them to pay with the modern payment methods they increasingly prefer, even in settings that make a full register setup impractical.

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Nov 3, 2023 Filed under: Mobile Payments

8 Best Business Credit Cards For LLCs

The best credit card for your LLC depends on your needs and business circumstances. Many LLCs will find Chase’s Ink Business credit cards to their liking. LLCs facing credit challenges will want an LLC credit card for fair credit or a secured business credit card. And if your LLC has iffy credit but strong financials and/or equity investment, a corporate credit card like Ramp or Brex may be what you need.

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Aug 15, 2023 Filed under: Business Credit Cards, Corporate Cards

How To Transfer Money From One Bank Account To Another

From mobile payment apps to wire transfers to good old-fashioned checks, the right money transfer method for your situation will depend on how much money you want to transfer and how quickly you need the transfer to be made. Let’s go through your transfer options. Afterward, check out our guide to business banking if you’re curious about other aspects of business financial management.

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Jun 15, 2023 Filed under: ACH and Check Processing, Business Banking
Expensify alternatives

Best Alternatives To Expensify

Expensify offers a corporate card that gives you cash back that scales with your level of business spending (up to 4%). Expensify also offers $75K+ in partner business discounts and perks, numerous business software integrations, card controls, spend tracking, bill payment, and a mobile app from which you can manage all of the above.

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Mar 24, 2023 Filed under: Corporate Cards