If you process over $2,000 in credit card payments, it is more cost-effective for your business to be with Helcim!

There are number of no-monthly-fee providers offering mobile processing services to small businesses, including Square and PayPal. For micro-merchants processing a small number of transactions periodically, some of these solutions can be ideal for their budget.

With our Cost+ pricing, our solution becomes more cost-effective for merchants processing a steady amount of transactions and looking for more advanced functionality such as multi-user support, multi-device support and an included web-based virtual terminal.

For more information on how Helcim compares to Square, refer to the full comparison page here.

Square Cost Comparison (Canada)

The table below shows the break-even point for when Helcim becomes a more cost-effective solution for your business:

Credit Card Volume (Monthly)Helcim Total CostSquare Total CostSavings
$500$25.19$14.37$(10.83)
$1,000$35.39$28.73$(6.65)
$1,500$45.58$43.10$(2.48)
$2,000$55.77$57.47$1.69
$2,500$65.97$71.83$5.87
$5,000$116.93$143.67$26.73
$10,000$218.87$287.33$68.47
$25,000$524.67$718.33$193.67
$50,000$1,034.33$1,436.67$402.33
$100,000$2,053.67$2,873.33$819.67
*estimates are based on 20% keyed vs. 80% card-present with an average ticket of $75. Helcim costs are based on an estimated 1.91% effective rate for card-present and 2.02% for card-not-present, 8 cents per transaction and $15 per month. Square costs are based on 2.75% card-present, 3.5% card-not-present + 15 cents.


Sqaure Cost Comparison (US)

The table below shows the break-even point for when Helcim becomes a more cost-effective solution for your business:

Credit Card Volume (Monthly)Helcim Total CostSquare Total CostSavings
$500$25.11$14.37$(10.75)
$1,000$35.23$28.73$(6.49)
$1,500$45.34$43.10$(2.24)
$2,000$55.45$57.47$2.01
$2,500$65.57$71.83$6.27
$5,000$116.13$143.67$29.93
$10,000$217.27$287.33$102.33
$25,000$520.67$718.33$377.00
$50,000$1,026.33$1,436.67$739.00
$100,000$2,037.67$2,873.33$1,319.33
*estimates are based on 20% keyed vs. 80% card-present with an average ticket of $75. Helcim costs are based on an estimated 1.91% effective rate for card-present and 2.02% for card-not-present, 8 cents per transaction and $15 per month. Square costs are based on 2.75% card-present, 3.5% card-not-present + 15 cents.


See how we compare to other payment processors, by viewing our full Pricing Chart.

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