Comparison of Credit Card Processing Companies

 

We know that deciding on which of those credit card processing companies to choose can be a complete pain in the neck. That's how we came up with a Google spreadsheet that lists for you the top options and compares the charge rate plus some of the key features.

There are some big picture decisions to make: Do you need recurring payments? Braintree could be a good option for this. Do you need a mobile device reader to physically swipe cards? Perhaps you might want to try Squareup. Or are you a developer and looking for a really easy way to integrate payments to your site? Stripe.com could be a fit. Paypal is also an easy option for many because there are a lot of people that have a Paypal account, and this can make it easier for those people to transact with you.

You also need to make the decision if you will go for the more traditional (and more difficult) route of getting a separate merchant account and payment gateway, or an easier method of getting an account which does it all for you.

If you would like to add other credit card payment processing options that you are aware of, just let us know so we can edit the sheet.

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Hiring Strategies of Google, Facebook, Apple and other Tech Giants

You might have heard of Google’s incredible focus on hiring talented intelligent people, or if you watched the Facebook movie you would have seen the coding competitions where elite coders would compete against each other while chugging alcohol.

I wanted to see what we can really learn from these tech giants especially their hiring strategies.

  Eric Schmidt, Google

“You are going to have to deal with the odd people. Not every single one of these incredibly smart people is a team player… Even if people don’t want them around, we still need them.”

Eric Schmidt
Chairman and former CEO
Google

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Offshore Outsourcing: Which Country Should You Hire From?

This week I had a friend ask me about setting up a team of python developers in the Philippines. I advised her not to choose the Philippines specifically.

Why? Simply because of the depth and availability of talent.

I searched on LinkedIn for the keyword "python" in the Philippines and there were 952 results:

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Comparison of the Best Email Marketing Software Options

  Here is a Google spreadsheet of the top email marketing software options, along with their pricing and a comparison of their features. To view the full list, proceed to this spreadsheet: Read More