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Accept Visa & MasterCard Payments

Easy Credit Card Processing for Small Business

Need to Accept Credit Card Payments in the US?

We've created a website full of information to help you accept Visa, MasterCard and other popular credit card payments. Our solutions and pricing make it easy for your business to accept credit cards online, in-store, manually keyed in, on the go, or all of the above. But before getting started, below are some of the most common solutions, what industries are using them for processing, and their pros and cons.

Pros Cons Most Used By
  • Simple, reliable and easy
  • Accept EMV Chip and PIN debit cards
  • Accept NFC (Tap & Pay / Apple Pay) cards
  • Stand-alone units allow you to accept all payment types without the need of any other equipment
  • Built-in printer
  • Long-range wireless units can connect anywhere without the need for a phone-line or internet connection
  • Cost of rental or one-time purchase
  • Wireless units require their own data-plan
  • Retailers
  • Restaurants
  • Medical clinics
  • Trade professionals
  • Delivery services
  • You
  • Pros Cons Most Used By
  • Process payments from any computer, laptop or tablet
  • Connect from anywhere
  • Add recurring billing
  • Automatic email invoices and receipts
  • Manually keyed transactions will typically have a slightly higher rate than transactions processed in person (some exceptions such as recurring transactions)
  • No PIN-Debit transactions
  • Service and account-based businesses
  • Home businesses
  • Professional services
  • Accounting firms
  • Lawyers
  • Wholesalers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Property management
  • B2B organizations
  • Pros Cons Most Used By
  • Integrate with most popular shopping carts and website platforms
  • Full control over your transaction flow and process
  • Add to your existing website, easily
  • Programming knowledge needed for custom development
  • Transactions flow increases security liability and scope
  • eCommerce websites
  • Online retailers
  • Shopping carts
  • Point-of-sale (POS) systems
  • Developers
  • Pros Cons Most Used By
  • Easy to setup without the need for a web developer
  • Simple to customize and brand each page
  • Quick and easy way to accept payments online
  • Less worries about security
  • Customers are redirected away from your website to complete their transactions
  • eCommerce websites
  • Online services
  • SaaS organizations
  • Web developers and designers
  • Pros Cons Most Used By
  • Affordable
  • Cost effective for merchants with multiple points of purchase
  • Integrates with current mobile plan, no additional requirements
  • Convenient for businesses on the road
  • Credit card transactions only, no Interac or PIN-Debit transactions
  • No EMV reader
  • Massage therapists
  • Pop-up or seasonal businesses
  • Tradeshow merchants
  • Hair salons
  • Farmers markets
  • Startups and small businesses
  • Pros Cons Most Used By
  • No equipment or computer needed. You can authorize a payment from any phone
  • Processing transactions can be extremely cumbersome and slow
  • Inability to view your current and past transactions
  • Small businesses
  • Our Complete Processing Solution


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