Credit Card Processing

Credit Card Processing: CardFellow Pricing vs. Outside Quotes

  The CardFellow Advantage What if my current rates are more competitive? Compare for Yourself My processor says they’ll match a quote from CardFellow’s marketplace The CardFellow Advantage How do we know that the quotes offered through CardFellow are more competitive than anywhere else? Because we’ve stacked the deck in your favor. We require interchange-plus…

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Every so often a client will ask us, “How does [processor’s name] quote compare to the quotes I’ve received from processors through CardFellow?” I’ll elaborate throughout this article, but the short answer is: it doesn’t.

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Credit Card Processing

FreshBooks vs. Intuit GoPayment and QuickBooks for Taking Credit Cards

While there are plenty of mobile card readers (such as those available from Square, Authorize.Net, AnywhereCommerce, and more) FreshBooks is one of few that is offered by and directly integrates with accounting software. The main competitor in that arena is Intuit’s GoPayment, the mobile processing solution from the makers of QuickBooks. How do FreshBooks mobile…

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Accounting software company FreshBooks rolled out an EMV/magstripe mobile credit card reader in the spring of 2016. We have a full review of the Freshbooks reader, but if you’re looking for more details, like how it stacks up to other options, this article is for you.

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Credit Card Processing, Medical and Dental

Credit Card Processing for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Maybe you’re new to taking credit cards, or maybe you’re already processing cards and think you’re paying too much, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of finding a better solution. Whatever the case, we’ve got the answers you need to help you choose the right credit card processing company for your plastic surgery…

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In this day and age, most businesses find it beneficial to accept credit cards. But for cosmetic and plastic surgeons, it’s practically a necessity. From co-payments to needing or wanting procedures that aren’t necessarily covered by insurance, your clients turn to credit cards to pay. As a cosmetic or plastic surgeon, being able to accept your client’s credit or debit card can be the difference between getting their business or losing it to another practice.

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Credit Card Processing

5 Reasons to Ask for OptBlue Pricing if You Take American Express

If you already take American Express cards or are considering accepting them at your business, you’ll want to make sure your processor charges you with OptBlue. Here’s why: It’s Cheaper Well, probably. The new OptBlue pricing is a cost plus model, so if you’re not on a tiered pricing model and if have a competitive…

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Like many businesses, you probably think of American Express as the expensive credit card to accept. That’s changing thanks to American Express’s new pricing, called OptBlue.

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Press Releases

Payline Joins the CardFellow Marketplace

Middletown, CONN. – CardFellow is pleased to announce that Payline has joined its marketplace of credit card processing companies. When businesses come to CardFellow looking for a payment processor, Payline can offer certified quotes that adhere to CardFellow’s requirements. Payline will quote using interchange plus pricing with true pass-through, will not charge cancellation fees, and…

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CardFellow is pleased to announce that Payline has joined its credit card processing marketplace.

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Accounting and Finance, Credit Card Processing

Should You Get a Merchant Cash Advance?

Many processors now offer cash advances, and popular platform Square is making the process easier than ever by including information on their cash advance program, Square Capital, right in an eligible business’s processing dashboard. But are cash advances worth the costs? Primarily because of hefty fees, it may be worth it to look for funding…

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When you need money for your small business, it may be tempting to take a merchant cash advance, or an advance of money against your future credit card sales. Your credit card processing company (or other cash advance provider) will deposit money into your bank account, which you will then pay back through daily automatic deductions from your credit card sales.

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Press Releases

CardFellow Welcomes Helcim

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – CardFellow is pleased to announce that Helcim, Inc. has joined its credit card processing marketplace as a provider of certified quotes for businesses. By joining CardFellow, Helcim agrees to offer quotes with interchange plus pricing, a lifetime rate lock, and no cancellation fees. Businesses looking to secure competitive credit card processing will…

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CardFellow is pleased to welcome Helcim to its credit card processing marketplace.

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Credit Card Processing

Taking EMV Chip Cards with a Smartphone or Virtual Terminal

Fortunately, many credit card processing companies have options for you. Learn how you can start taking chip cards securely with your smartphone or computer. Can I just use my current reader to take EMV chip cards? Smartphone and Tablet Card Readers Virtual Terminal Card Readers What are the costs for EMV capable readers? Are there…

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By now, you’ve probably heard all about the EMV liability shift and the United States’ move toward EMV chip credit cards. There are countless articles for traditional retailers and restaurants explaining how to prepare and what equipment to look for. But what if you process credit cards with a virtual terminal or using your smartphone or tablet? Can you still use your USB or headphone jack card reader? Are there even EMV readers out there for mobile?

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