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How to Compare Credit Card Processing Companies

As a business owner, not accepting debit or credit transactions could be catastrophic for your business. Don’t think you need to accept card? Think again. 100 percent of individuals 18 to 24 use their debit card for everyday purchases. Let that statistic sink in—100 percent. Knowing now that consumers favour a cashless market, how does your credit card processing hold up?

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If your credit card processing isn’t up to par, or you’ve just recognized that your business can benefit from credit card processing services, you’re now faced with the challenge of finding the right provider. In a vast sea of credit card processing companies, how do you find the right one to suit your needs?

While it may be overwhelming to compare a variety of different credit card processing companies, keep these tips in mind to make the process a bit easier.

Understand Your Basic Needs

Understand your business is the best way to make informed decisions that will benefit your company. Compare what you actually need versus what you want. This will help you to prioritize what’s most important to you, and what you can do without.

If price is the most important factor in your decision making process, be on the lookout for the best deal you can find. If you require high-volume processing, find a credit card processing provider that offers the quickest and most efficient processing. It’s all about prioritizing what you need.

You’ll also need to keep in mind that not all companies might be the best fit for you. As an example, if you’re a high-risk merchant you still need reliable credit card processing services, but not all companies may serve you. Some that do may hike their prices significantly, since they know your options are somewhat limited. You’ll need to find a company that specializes in your specific needs, to best assist your day-to-day payment processing.

Not every fit is the right fit.

Compare Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Company

Everyone has made a pros and cons list at some point in their life, now it’s time to do it with credit card processing companies. Analyze what each company brings to the table, and what their setbacks are. When you do this, you’ll get a better understanding of which companies offer the services you require, without hindering your business.

It’s important to consider both the advantages and disadvantages of each company before you chose to ensure you’re making the right decision. A direct comparison between companies will allow you to find the best credit card processing solution for your business.

Value Security

Security should be the top priority for all merchants. The safety and privacy of your customer’s personal information is vital to the continuation of your business. Over half of internet users are deterred from making purchases on sites where they fear security risks. Don’t lose customers based simply on the fact that your credit card processing isn’t up to standards.

Finding a company that offers the highest quality, most advanced security available on the market will help you increase your conversion rate while also providing a more enjoyable experience for your customers. 

Trust Experience 

The only source of true knowledge is experience. Trial and error is the only way that someone can truly understand the ins and outs of their field. Trusting a company with years of experience is the best way to ensure that you’re partnering with someone who is knowledgeable and reputable.

Not all credit card processing companies have experience on their side, but it’s important that you find the ones that do for the best results from your business partnership.


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Matt Moore

As the President and Co-Founder of BNA Smart Payment Systems, Matt is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, daily operations, and growth. Entrepreneurial by nature, he brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience earned from over 36 years in business. He has developed, implemented, and directed international sales and marketing strategies, established strategic alliances with international companies, and demonstrated leadership in the electronic payments market. Prior to BNA, Matthew served at the senior levels of major EFT/POS companies, helping them increase sales and optimize customer service. Matt is also a father of three, a fitness enthusiast who does power lifting and CrossFit, and he enjoys weekends at the cottage.

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