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Tom DeSimone
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Merchant services reviewer - so more or less a superhero
Merchant services reviewer - so more or less a superhero

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+iZettle marks our first foray across the pond into European mobile payment processing reviews – and they didn’t disappoint. Serving Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the UK, Germany, Spain, Mexico and Brazil (and, notably, not the US), iZettle provides stellar pricing alongside a capable app and honest marketing. It’s enough to earn a solid 4 stars in this initial review. Check them out! 

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Do you really need a fancy newfangled  #EMV   #chipcard  terminal? Or is your sales rep just being pushy? As someone who has nothing to gain from your upgrading or not, let me break it down for you here: http://bit.ly/1nJ34KD 

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In case you missed it, +Stripe is now offering two-day payouts to US-based users, as opposed to their former seven-day system. I love the way this company does business, and encourage e-commerce merchants to absolutely check them out, especially for services like in-app and marketplace payments. Keep it up!

#update #paymentsprocessing #reviews  

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In other news, I'm now actively using #Twitter . So, you know, follow me! #socialmedia #followmeorelse #merchantservices #reviews  

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After a whole lot of work and careful consideration, the NEW redesigned +Merchant Maverick site has launched! Please check it out and let me know what you think of it. Also be sure to report on any bugs you come across. (Don't be that person who's too embarrassed to tell your friend that he has spinach in his teeth.) As always, thanks for reading!

#webdesign   #relaunch #suave #merchantservices #paymentprocessing #reviews #whatshot  

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Check out this newly published article on +PYMNTS.com by Jeff Green. It's about the future of Visa's FANF fee and how upcoming changes will affect aggregators like +PayPal. Worth keeping on your radar, plus Merchant Maverick gets a mention in the article!
#FANF #Visa #junkfees #creditcardprocessing

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It's National Small Business Week! Did you know that over 50% of Americans are owners or employees of small businesses? These companies create two thirds our new jobs each year. Support your small businesses and they will support you back.

At Merchant Maverick our reason for being comes from the small businesses that use our reviews to make informed decisions about merchant services. Thank you for your hard work and your continued innovation. We all depend on it!

#SBW2014 #smallbusiness #recognize #merchantservices #merchantmaverick #reviews  

Happy #MothersDay ! Do your local businesses a favor and pay for lunch with cash or debit. :) #thelittlethings #momapproved  

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What will it mean for mobile processors like +Square and +PayAnywhere if/when the 3.5mm headphone jack is phased out of iPhones, with other manufacturers likely following suit? Will Bluetooth devices fill the gap, or camera-based card scanning like +Flint already offers? Check out this post on Quora by Brian Roemmele for some interesting speculation.

(For the record, I already miss the optical drive in the new Macbooks, and will definitely miss the 3.5mm jack if it's phased out of iPhones. Call me a Luddite...) #quora #headphonejack #brianroemmele #mobilepayments #creditcardprocessing  

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Here's another favorite review of the year so far. +Ethix Merchant Services will give 25% of the profit from your account to the school/non-profit/charitable organization of your choice. Think of the possibilities! They offer great interchange-plus rates, and have an interesting independent sales program (and I almost always dislike independent sales programs). Seriously, check them out. #paymentprocessing #charityfundraising #nonprofit #goodidea  
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