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Lightspeed
By Skye Schooley | October 18, 2021

Lightspeed is the best iPad POS system because its pricing is competitive, the system is fully mobile, and you have a choice of integrated payment processors.

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Credit Card Machines: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
By Jennifer Dublino | October 15, 2021

Looking for a credit card machine? Here are answers to some common questions.

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What Is a Merchant Account, and Do You Really Need One?
By Jennifer Dublino | October 15, 2021

Most customers expect you to accept debit and credit card payments. To do so, you need a merchant account. Here's what to expect when opening a merchant account for your business.

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How to Accept Credit Cards
By Lori Fairbanks | October 15, 2021

As consumers switch to credit cards over cash, your business must be able to conduct transactions for both debit and credit cards.

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Shoppers Still Prefer In-Store Over Online Shopping
By Chad Brooks | October 12, 2021

Research says shoppers prefer shopping in-store over online.

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Square
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 12, 2021

Square is the best credit card processor for small businesses because it is easy to use, packed with features, and usable as an iPad or Android POS system.

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Vend
By Lori Fairbanks | October 11, 2021

Vend is our top pick for the best retail POS system. It's affordable, easy to use and packed with features for all types of retail businesses, including fashion boutiques, car washes, computer shops,...

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Upserve
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

Upserve is a strong choice for restaurants that want full reports on their data, competitive pricing and excellent customer support.

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TouchBistro
By Skye Schooley | October 11, 2021

TouchBistro is the best POS system for the food service industry, with key features for restaurants, cafes, food trucks, pubs and more.

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Toast
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

Toast works equally well for a small restaurant that's just getting started and a large chain looking to service multiple sites. It has also done a great job of pivoting in the midst of the pandemic,...

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Epos Now
By Skye Schooley | October 11, 2021

Epos Now is the best all-in-one POS system for small businesses because it is affordable, versatile and adapts to your business.

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Clover Point of Sale System
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

Clover offers a range of hardware options that outshine the competition and give businesses flexibility in customizing a POS system that works for them.

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How to Turn Your iPad Into a POS System
By Anna Attkisson | October 11, 2021

Wondering how you can set up your iPad as a POS system? Here's what you need to know.

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7 Credit Card Processing Tools You Should Be Using
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Being able to accept credit and debit cards is a must for businesses today. Here are several services you should consider using.

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Oracle NetSuite Accounting Software
By Nicole Fallon | September 21, 2021

Oracle NetSuite is a popular cloud-based ERP that offers a comprehensive suite of integrated business management solutions. Capabilities include accounting, CRM, e-commerce, inventory, payments,...

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Fiserv
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

Fiserv, formerly known as First Data, provides merchant services and Clover equipment to businesses of all types and sizes, including banks and independent sales organizations that resell them to...

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Stripe
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

Stripe is the best online credit card processor because it's easy to use and has transparent pricing, extra features, and custom options.

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PayPal Credit Card Processing
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

PayPal is our pick as the best credit card processor for freelancers and solopreneurs because of its budget-friendly, pay-as-you-go terms no matter how you accept payments: in person, online or over...

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Helcim
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

Helcim is the best credit card processor for established small businesses because of its transparent rates and rate-lock guarantee.

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Merchant One
By Jamie Johnson | September 21, 2021

Merchant One offers processing solutions for small businesses that accept card payments in-store, online, on the go, or by mail and phone order. It approves a high percentage of applicants, can set...

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ProMerchant
By Jamie Johnson | September 21, 2021

ProMerchant is a credit card processor that offers transparent interchange-plus rates and multiple pricing plans. If your business is considered "high risk," such as a check-cashing service,...

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Clover Credit Card Processing
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

Clover is an advanced POS system for businesses that require highly customizable software. You can start with the basic features, then add apps for advanced capabilities such as staff scheduling,...

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National Processing
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

National Processing is the best credit card processor for low transaction rates because of its low interchange-plus rates and rate-lock guarantee.

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Payment Depot
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

Like other top processing companies, Payment Depot uses interchange-plus pricing, but it's membership-based, so there's no percentage markup, just a per-transaction fee and a monthly membership fee....

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Flagship Merchant Services
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

Flagship Merchant Services is our pick for the credit card processor with the best flexible terms, because it offers customers month-to-month service with no early termination fee.

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Upgrading Your Credit Card Terminals? Things to Consider
By Pamela S. Stevens | September 21, 2021

Upgrading your credit card terminals? Here's what you need to know before you buy one.

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Sage
By Sean Peek | June 07, 2021

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is our choice as the best accounting software for freelancers and the self-employed because it is affordable and simple to set up and use.

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FreshBooks Accounting Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 07, 2021

FreshBooks is our pick for the best small business invoicing software application for its ease of use, advanced features and competitive pricing.

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Intuit QuickBooks Online
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 07, 2021

Quickbooks Online is our favorite accounting software for small businesses because it can grow with your business.