Retail

Should my Coffee Shop Accept Credit Card Payments?

Coffee shops aren’t always used just for coffee. Instead, they may become social hubs and meet-up spaces that just happen to serve a bit of java. So your regular clientele could be locals that order a single large mug then hang around for a few hours. You probably don’t mind – it’s all part of…

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Credit Card Processing for Pilates Studios

Pilates is a form of exercise invented by Joseph Pilates, a German fitness enthusiast born to a naturopath mum and a gymnast dad (which explains a lot). He says the focus is in Contrology – slow, calibrated body movements. It is said to be good for strength development, because it tones and stretches your muscles,…

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Paddleboard Designers Benefit from Credit Card Processing

Every few years, a new fitness craze comes along, and while its enthusiasts gush about it, the rest of the world may feel a little puzzled. CrossFit, SoulCycle, recreational boxing, fitness drumming, goat yoga (and now beer yoga) are examples. Criteria for a successful fitness craze can include calories burned, availability of equipment, and celebrity…

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Credit Card Processing for Your Comic Book Store

Once upon a time, people thought comic books (and videogames) were just for kids. But, just like Generation X before them, the millennial generation have also carried many of their childhood loves into adulthood. So it’s just as common to see a thirty-, forty-, or fifty-year-old in a comic book store as a teenager or…

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What Credit Card Processing Equipment do I Need for My Shoe Repair Business?

As skilled artisans, passionate about their craft, small business owners who have set up a shoe repair business occupy a special niche. Traditionally, this sector has been a highly individualized one, with relatively little organizational capability and group support. It offers customized, bespoke, personalized services mainly to local customers. However, with some business strategy inputs,…

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Does My Small Business Need a Credit Card Machine?

When you’ve decided to start accepting credit card payments for your small business, it’s important to make certain decisions early on in the process. Small business owners are often rightly focused on marketing, profitability, sustainability, product or service improvement, enhancing the customer base, and dealing with the competition. Of course, these aspects are vital to…

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Credit Card Processing for your Fast Food Restaurant

They say the food business is a good business, because people will always have to eat. By this standard, fast food can be the most lucrative type of all. People flock to you for quick, convenient food, whether it’s a busy mother’s post-day-care drive-by, or partying college kids in search of late-night fries. Fast food…

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Credit Card Processing for Restaurants

The service business in the US is interesting. We embrace our tipping culture, but we struggle over the amount. Meanwhile, from the business owner’s perspective, receiving payments is a bigger hurdle than ensuring our staff get their ‘good service bonus’. Credit card processing can help, in several key ways. For starters, many restaurant staff earn…

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Why Accepting Credit Cards is Good for Small Businesses

Business size is driven by lots of different factors. Maybe you’re just starting out, with an eventual eye on growth. Or maybe you prefer the lifestyle afforded by your cozy boutique business. It might even be a hobby you’re running on the side that you want to keep manageable and untainted by “capitalist expansion.” Whatever…

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