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Contributing to Wikipedia Again

Sunday, October 1st, 2022

Just like we did for Merchant Accounts, we’ve contributed to Wikipedia once again. Wikipedia now features an article for

It was surprising that an article did not exist for them prior to this entry but while trying to create this article it became apparent why. We first submitted this article a few days ago and was writing a blog post about it when it got marked for “quick deletion”. They cited too much of the information matched the content on the website. That’s a fair enough reason to delete it so it was rewritten to not include any content from the website. It didn’t make a difference. Whomever deleted the article didn’t bother to check to see if the content was corrected (in Wikipedia you can provide notes for an article so editors can collaborate and discuss an article. The notes for this article clearly explained what happened but apparently the editor whom deleted the article didn’t read it or didn’t care).

Well, you can’t let one lazy person ruin it for everyone so we resubmitted the article with original content. It got marked for “quick deletion” again. This time it was cited as not showing that was a worthy enough company to warrant an article about it. So we did some research and found that if you can provide enough evidence, usually through media reports, then the listing can stay. So we added media reports showing the importance of (and we added a note of course). Didn’t matter. The editor deleted it instantly.

Fortunately we’re persistent here and were going to allow a couple of lazy editors to ruin a good thing. So, armed with more experience, we wrote the listing to include the media reports. It has been published and now the powers that be at Wikipedia seem to be happy with our submission. Naturally we’re going to keep an eye on it to make sure they don’t delete it from under our feet but if they haven’t marked it for deletion yet I feel pretty good about our chances.

In the future it would be good to have a time line of the company’s history listed. They have one on the website but we can’t use it as it copyrighted material. One day maybe we can go through their press releases and news stories to make our own time line.

SitePoint to Feature Another MAS Article

Friday, June 16th, 2022

SitePoint, the premier webmaster community on the Web, has agreed to publish its third merchant account related article written by Merchant Account Services. The article, which compares a true merchant account and gateway to third party providers, will be published on June 14th, 2022 . It includes a special calculator that allows readers to compare any true merchant account to the three largest third party providers. It is similar to the recently published True Merchant Account vs Third Party Comparison Calculator.

Previously featured articles include Put your Money where your Mouse Is: 6 Payment Gateways Reviewed and The Chargeback Challenge. Both were highly rated by SitePoint’s large reader base.

Another Calculator Published by MAS

Monday, June 12th, 2022

Merchant Account Services is pleased to announce the launch of yet another calculator designed to empower merchants. The Debit vs Credit Calculator allows merchants to determine what the size of a transaction will be for the two to cost the same.

Why is this important? PIN-based Debit cards typically have a fixed rate associated with them. Thus, unlike credit cards, even though your transactions get larger, your costs stay the same. This makes PIN-based debit great for large transactions. However, this is bad for small transactions as your debit fee also does not contract as your sales shrink in size. For these transactions, credit cards and check cards tend to cost less. By knowing the point where the two costs converge you can then encourage your customers to pay using your preferred method of payment.

Checkout the Debit vs Credit Calculator today!

New Comparison Calculator Published by MAS

Monday, June 5th, 2022

Merchant Account Services is pleased to announce the launch of yet another calculator designed to empower merchants. The True Merchant Account vs Third Party Comparison Calculator allows merchants to compare the costs of owning a true merchant account combined with a gateway (such as versus the costs of owning a merchant account provided by a third party processor.

The calculator saves merchants the time and effort of discovering the costs of third party processors by automatically including the rates and fees of the most popular third party processors: Paypal Basic, Worldpay, and 2CheckOut. A merchant only need to enter the rates and fees quoted to them by a true merchant account provider and gateway provider and the comparison is then completed.

Checkout the True Merchant Account vs Third Party Comparison Calculator today!

List of Ecommerce Shopping Carts

Tuesday, May 30th, 2022

Merchant Account Services is pleased to announce we have simplified the search for shopping carts. We have compiled a list of ecommerce software and organized it by type for you. We even included the price as well. You can view the list in our Resources section or directly on our shopping carts page.