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Shawn Hessinger - Editor

Shawn Hessinger Shawn Hessinger is the Executive Editor for Small Business Trends. A professional journalist with more than a decade of experience in the traditional newspaper business, he has another 10 years of experience in digital media for trade publications and news sites. Shawn has served as a beat reporter, columnist, editorial writer, bureau chief and eventually managing editor with responsibility for nine weekly newspapers, the Berks Mont Newspapers.

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  1. Shawn, really good stuff. Most of payment processor support both VISA and MasterCard but I think an ecommerce store should also have PayPal as about 30% of buyers use paypal for online purchasing, its must 🙂

  2. Aira Bongco

    Always include hidden fees in the computation. I do that even when I receive payments.

  3. Our firm, and many of our business clients, use Braintree thru Freshbooks. There is no charge for the first $50K in transactions so it’s a good route for small business owners. Their free offer is here: http://bit.ly/15Lujl2

    Michael Raanan, MBA, EA
    Former IRS Agent
    Landmark Tax Group

  4. I once had a payment processor bring my business to a standstill by freezing funds due to a fraud allegation, the one we work with now (and most I’ve seen in the market) have a much more streamlined process, but I’m sure there are a few processors out there that still don’t handle the process well. Just make sure you fully understand their process before signing on. Thanks for the info!

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