13 July 2007

Do You Need a Merchant Account?

A merchant account allows you to accept credit cards, debit cards and other forms of money on your website. Of course, you might say, "I can use a third-party payment provider for that." Well, that is true, but you pay for the privilege and not everyone around the world may use that particular payment provider. Nowadays, you must think globally.

Accept credit and debit cards with a merchant account, which is different from a shopping cart. If you have high volume Internet sales, you may need a shopping cart. If not a merchant account may be just the ticket.

First Data Independent Sales (FDIS) is an experienced, award-winning provider of payment processing products, services and technology to small and medium-sized businesses. FDIS has been in business for 20 years! With the services of FDIS, you will be able to accept all major credit cards and debit cards. Usually merchants are approved within two days.

FDIS will help you decide what exactly you need and will provide the software, merchant account and shopping cart setup (if needed).

You will receive:
  • FDIS merchant account, LinkPoint API Secure Payment Gateway script to integrate into your site that allows your customers to make purchases 24/7;
  • LinkPoint Virtual Terminal that allows you to run manual transactions;
  • 24/7 toll-free customer service and technical support in more than 140 languages and dialects; and,
  • access to mymerchantoffice.com, which is where you can review your transactions, run reports and download your monthly statement.
First Data Independent Sales offers E-Commerce solutions, restaurant and retail processing solutions, mail order and telephone sales solutions, and wireless merchant accounts for mobile businesses. You may also want to have TeleCheckWarranty and Electronic Check Acceptance Service that converts POS checks into electronic payments.

In addition to all the services, FDIS offers the credit card machine to match each service listed above. FDIS uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology that will protect you against fraud, loss prevention and chargebacks.

E-commerce to retail, FDIS will help you get started and keep you going. Apply online for your merchant account or call (866) 889-5909 for more information. First Data Independent Sales, sponsor of this post, has the answers you need to open a new business or update an existing business.


Anonymous said...

I'll have to forward this article to a friend of mine that is actually looking for a merchant account as we speak.

Thanks for the info!

PogiChinoy said...

I fail. My credit cards are extensions of my parent's accounts.

*hangs head in shame*

CyberCelt said...

@onemangoal-Thanks for stopping by. Make sure your friend compares different solutions for what will work for them.

@pogi-are you bored in the USA already? Not enough excitement in the Rockies? LOL

Gerri Bryce said...

Isn't this also card service sales like I read somewhere?

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