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Merchant Services Review
REVIEWS AND COMPARISONS
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Does your business currently accept credit cards?
Yes
No
How do you/will you receive the majority of your credit card orders?
Retail store (in person)
Phone or mail
Internet
Which types of cards do you want to accept?
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Discover
Diner's Club
Debit cards
What is the value of your typical credit card transaction?
$1 - 19
$200 - 999
$20 - 49
$1,000 - 4,999
$50 - 199
$5,000+
What is your current or projected monthly credit card volume?
$1 - 999
$50,000 - 99,999
$1,000 - 9,999
$100,000 - 249,999
$10,000 - 24,999
$250,000 - 499,999
$25,000 - 49,999
$500,000+
Do you want information on credit card terminals?
Yes - on terminals with printers
Yes - on terminals without printers
No - no terminal information needed
When would you like this credit card processing service to begin?
ASAP
Within one month
1-3 months
3+ months
Do you want information on portable wireless terminals?
Yes
No
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Ratings
Overall Rating
Average Approval Rating
Cost Per Month*
Startup Cost
Account Setup Time
Customer Service
Internet Based Features
Card Readers
10.00
9.80
9.15
8.98
8.95
8.77
8.25
8.05
7.88
7.60
7.53
7.35
7.15
6.80
6.53
6.45
5.58
5.00
10.00
10.00
9.75
9.75
9.75
9.38
9.38
8.75
8.75
8.13
8.75
8.75
7.50
7.50
6.88
6.88
6.88
5.00
10.00
10.00
7.50
9.25
9.00
8.75
7.50
7.50
7.50
8.13
7.50
7.50
6.25
7.50
6.25
6.88
6.88
5.00
10.00
10.00
9.75
9.38
9.38
7.50
8.75
8.75
7.50
5.00
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
6.88
7.50
5.00
5.00
10.00
9.75
10.00
9.38
10.00
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
8.13
6.25
5.00
6.25
7.50
6.88
6.88
5.00
5.00
10.00
10.00
9.75
9.38
7.50
9.38
7.50
8.75
7.50
8.13
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
6.88
6.88
5.00
5.00
10.00
8.75
7.50
9.38
7.50
9.38
9.38
7.50
8.75
8.13
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
6.88
5.00
5.00
5.00
10.00
10.00
9.75
6.25
9.38
9.38
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
2.50
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
Fees & Savings
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Keyed-in Fee
Annual Savings & Monthly Fees (Estimates)
  • Savings
  • Fees
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Transaction Fees
Transaction Fee (card not present)
$0.21
$0.21
$0.21
$0.10 - $0.26
$0.24
$0.20
$0.21-$0.29
$0.20
$0.25
$0.25
$0.20
$0.24
$0.25
$0.29
$0.25
$0.24
$0.30
$0.30
Transaction Fee (card present)
$0.19
$0.21
$0.19
$0.10 - $0.18
$0.24
$0.20
$0.21
$0.20
$0.25
$0.20
$0.20
$0.19
$0.30
$0.25
$0.25
$0.24
$0.20
 
Address Verification Fee
$0.05
$0.05
$0.05
$0.00
$0.00
$0.05
$0-$0.02
$0.05
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.05
$0.05
$0.10
$0.05
$0.05
$0.00
$0.05
Required Monthly Fees
Gateway Fee
$7.95 (If Applicable)
$5.00
$9.00 (if applicable)
$8.00 (If Applicable)
$10.00
$9.95
$10.00
$15.00
$14.95
$10.00
$10.00
$14.95
$19.95
$10.00
$16.95
$13.99
$15.00
$24.95
Statement Fee
$7.95
$7.95
$7.95
$5.00
$7.50
$7.95
$10.00
$10.00
$7.95
$10.00
$10.00
$5.00
$10.00
$10.00
$10.00
$5.00
$9.00
 
Monthly Minimum
Formula
$25.00
Formula
Formula
$25.00
$20.00
$20.00
 
$15.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$15.00
$20.00
$25.00
$15.00
$20.00
 
Application Process
Average Approval Rating
98%
99%
99%
99%
98%
98%
99%
95%
99%
99%
 
98%
99%
98%
98%
99%
98%
 
Account Setup Time
Same Day
2 days
Same Day
Same Day
2 days
1 day
1-2 days
2 days
1 day
1 days
4 days
3 days
2 days
1 day
1 day
1 day
2 days
2-3 days
Digital Application
 
 
 
 
 
 
Features
Payment Gateway Services Used for Verification
Authorize
Authorize, LinkPoint, VeriSign
Authorize, First Data Global, Charge Anywhere, Roam Pay
Authorize
Orbital, Authorize
Merchant One Gateway, Authorize, First Data
Authorize, Plug n Play, ROAMpay, QuickCommerce, Sage
Authorize
GoEmerchant, Authorize
Authorize & others
Authorize
Authorize
First Data Global Gateway
Fast Charge
Authorize
Authorize
Authorize
Authorize
Clear the Account (Days)
2
1.5
Next Day
Next Day
1-2
Next Day
1-3
2
2
1-2
2
2
2
2
2
3
2
 
Virtual Terminal
Merchant Account
P.O.S. Credit Card Swiper
 
Offers eCheck
Shopping Cart Available
 
Recurring Billing
Fraud Protection
Address Verification
Real Time Processing
SSL (Secure Socket Layer)
CVV2 (Three Digits)
Accepted Credit Cards
Visa
Master Card
American Express
Discover
Debit
Help & Support
Support Hours
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
24/7
8-5
Toll-Free Phone Number
eMail
Live Chat (Online)