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With so many credit card processing companies available to pick from, it can be a daunting task to find the one that is the perfect fit for your business. You want to make sure you find one that will have all the features and services you are looking for. Additionally, you want to make sure you pick a company that is solid and reputable
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With rates starting at 0.38% and 19 cent transaction rates, Flagship offers some impressively low prices that should be attractive to most merchants. The company also promises free set-up, which gets you up and running without breaking your bank at the hands of expediency. In addition, with the application process being so quick and easy, it's no wonder why Flagship services so many merchants across various industries. This type of flexibility and dependability are what many people look for in a payment processor, making Flagship one of our premiere processing solutions here at Be sure to check out the video below for a full review of of the company's services and see if it is the right solution for your business needs. Read more

During the time a business is shopping for a credit card processing provider, that business is in a powerful position. Multiple vendors are often vying for a retailer’s business, giving the merchant the ability to negotiate. Once the contract is signed, it will be too late to get a better deal, especially if your business commits to a three-year contract. But for many merchants, knowing exactly which items can and cannot be negotiated can be tricky. Although not all items are up for negotiation, providers are often willing to lower prices on items and, in some cases, remove terms completely from the contract. Here are three things you should negotiate before you sign on the dotted line. Equipment Costs Whether you’re planning to buy or lease your processing equipment, this is one area that can be negotiated with the processing provider. If your business promises to bring in a high monthly transaction volume, throwing in a piece of equipment for free is a small investment that will give the provider a big return. Realizing the value of that small investment,… Read more

A business’s relationships with its vendors and providers are essential to successful operations. Business owners have enough to worry about without dealing with repeat calls to customer service and frustrating outages. When a merchant finds itself unable to get the service it wants from its payment processing provider, it may be time to make a change. Getting out of a relationship with a processing service can be complicated, though, especially if you’re tied to a long-term contract. Termination fees can be devastating, especially if you cancel early in your contract and fees are calculated based on the number of months remaining. Even if you aren’t under a binding contract, there are steps you should take before canceling your service. Review Your Contract You may think you know exactly what your contract with a payment service says, but it’s always helpful to read through the fine print, especially if you didn’t review it carefully before signing. Is it a long-term contract with hefty termination fees, determine the cost you’ll be forced to pay to get out of the contract before proceeding.… Read more

Since they're more well-known for being a payment gateway, most people don’t realize that Authorize.Net also offers their own credit card processing solution. The primary convenience is that you can consolidate your fees, which could equal fewer bills and a lower cost overall. Read more

By offering a billing model drastically different from many competitors, Payment Depot hopes to help small volume merchants accept credit cards at profitable rates. The company does this by charging a general monthly subscription rate and a per-transaction flat rate, which makes the cost of processing with the company undeniably easy to figure out. Read more