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Best Retail Credit Card Processing Services - September 2021

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Credit Card Processing Specialists Credit Card Processing Specialists
Talk to a Representative: 616-275-5306
Key Facts For Credit Card Processing Sp...
  • Major Clients:
    Main Street Technologies, Advance Auto Par...
  • Year Founded:
    2010
  • Fulltime Employees:
    30
  • Active Clients:
    1,000+
  • Revenue:
    $250,000 - $1 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    98
  • Pricing:
    M
  • Website:
    www.creditcardprocessingspecialists.com
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Beacon Payments, LLC Beacon Payments, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 1 877-986-4445
Key Facts For Beacon Payments, LLC
  • Major Clients:
    Available upon request.
  • Year Founded:
    2008
  • Fulltime Employees:
    37
  • Active Clients:
    10,000+
  • Revenue:
    5.0M
  • Client Retention Rate:
    94
  • Pricing:
    M
  • Website:
    www.beaconpayments.com
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Reviews (10)
Positive Review 10 Reviews
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I am very very positive about this company an...
Christopher Mykiway
Positive Review
I have referred several friends to Beacon sin...
Brittany Carter
Positive Review
My rep Justin DaRosa was great. He helped me...
mike daher

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PAYARC PAYARC
Talk to a Representative: (877) 203-6624
Key Facts For PAYARC
  • Major Clients:
    Confidential
  • Year Founded:
    2016
  • Fulltime Employees:
    43
  • Active Clients:
    10,000
  • Revenue:
    30m-50m
  • Client Retention Rate:
    99
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.payarc.com
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Reviews (12)
Positive Review 12 Reviews
Best in Class Support + Transparent Competitive Pricing = Very Happy Merchants
When we started PayArc we saw a huge opportun...
Jared Ronski
Positive Review
Excellent processing solution.
The overall experience has been great. Have a...
David Broudie
Positive Review
Great team and top-tier technology!
Overall, great company values, excellent serv...
Nicol Krasni

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Prolific Business Prolific Business
Talk to a Representative: 877-777-7149
Key Facts For Prolific Business
  • Major Clients:
    ELFA, Precision Payroll, WD
  • Year Founded:
    2005
  • Fulltime Employees:
    1 - 10
  • Active Clients:
    300+
  • Revenue:
    Est. $1 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    93
  • Pricing:
    H
  • Website:
    www.myprolific.com
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Reviews (23)
Positive 69.6% 16 Reviews
James is a great guy, always looking for ways...
peter leonardo
Negative 26.1% 6 Reviews
Shady business practices, putting large trans...
Mike Carlborg
Neutral 4.3% 1 Reviews
I had been using their credit card processing...
Gerrod Walker

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US Alliance Group, Inc US Alliance Group, Inc
Talk to a Representative: 949-888-8580
Key Facts For US Alliance Group, Inc
  • Major Clients:
    Available upon request.
  • Year Founded:
    2003
  • Fulltime Employees:
    55
  • Active Clients:
    25,000 +
  • Revenue:
    $5 million - $10 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    98
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.usag-inc.com
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Signature Card Services Signature Card Services
Talk to a Representative: 888-334-2284
Key Facts For Signature Card Services
  • Major Clients:
    Lady Chocolatt, Bungalow Salon, Ruth’s Ski...
  • Year Founded:
    1997
  • Fulltime Employees:
    10 - 50
  • Active Clients:
    49+
  • Revenue:
    $5 million - $10 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    91
  • Pricing:
    H
  • Website:
    www.signaturecard.com
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Ace Merchant Processing Ace Merchant Processing
Talk to a Representative: 972-839-9258
Key Facts For Ace Merchant Processing
  • Major Clients:
    Holiday Inn's, Mercedes Benz Dealerships,...
  • Year Founded:
    2006
  • Fulltime Employees:
    1 - 10
  • Active Clients:
    10000+
  • Revenue:
    Est. $1 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    95
  • Pricing:
    M
  • Website:
    www.acemerchantprocessing.com
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Positive 80.0% 4 Reviews
Been with Ace Merchant for years! Manan is gr...
John Baddour
Positive
We have been processing with Ace Merchant for...
Evangeline Jill
Negative 20.0% 1 Reviews
Terrible service. Even after I closed the acc...
Ali Marfathia

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Square, Inc Square, Inc
Talk to a Representative: 1 (415) 375-3176
Key Facts For Square, Inc
  • Major Clients:
    TechCrunch, Charlie rose, Forbes, Technolo...
  • Year Founded:
    2009
  • Fulltime Employees:
    2,500 - 5,000
  • Active Clients:
    100+
  • Revenue:
    $1+ billion
  • Client Retention Rate:
    90
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    squareup.com
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Merchant E Solutions, Inc. Merchant E Solutions, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 866-663-6132
Key Facts For Merchant E Solutions, Inc...
  • Major Clients:
    Available upon request.
  • Year Founded:
    1999
  • Fulltime Employees:
    250 - 500
  • Active Clients:
    65,000
  • Revenue:
    $10 million - $50 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    89
  • Pricing:
    H
  • Website:
    www.merchante-solutions.com
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Bluepay Processing, LLC Bluepay Processing, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 855-375-3893
Key Facts For Bluepay Processing, LLC
  • Major Clients:
    DICE Corporation, Arizona Dental Associati...
  • Year Founded:
    2002
  • Fulltime Employees:
    250 - 500
  • Active Clients:
    54
  • Revenue:
    $10 million - $50 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    88
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.bluepay.com
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Negative Review 1 Reviews
Anonymous

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CardConnect CardConnect
Talk to a Representative:
Key Facts For CardConnect
  • Major Clients:
    The New York Times, Adobe, Crocs, Dow Chem...
  • Year Founded:
    2006
  • Fulltime Employees:
    25
  • Active Clients:
    50,000+
  • Revenue:
    $5 million - $10 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    98
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.cardconnectprocessing.com
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Negative Review 2 Reviews
Anonymous
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Anonymous

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Metro Merchant Services Metro Merchant Services
Talk to a Representative: 800-771-3719
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Metro Merchant Services
  • Major Clients:
    Confidential.
  • Year Founded:
    1997
  • Fulltime Employees:
    150
  • Active Clients:
    500+
  • Revenue:
    Above $10 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    95
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.metromerchantservices.com
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Merchant Express Merchant Express
Talk to a Representative: 1 631-840-6900
Key Facts For Merchant Express
  • Major Clients:
    Confidential.
  • Year Founded:
    1998
  • Fulltime Employees:
    54
  • Active Clients:
    200+
  • Revenue:
    $5 million - $10 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    90
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.merchantexpress.com
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Aurus, Inc. Aurus, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 781-688-1575
Key Facts For Aurus, Inc.
  • Major Clients:
    Confidential
  • Year Founded:
    2006
  • Fulltime Employees:
    100 - 250
  • Active Clients:
    30,000 +
  • Revenue:
    $10 million - $50 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    95
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.aurustech.com
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Negative Review 1 Reviews
Anonymous

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EntireOne EntireOne
Talk to a Representative: 718-946-5020
Key Facts For EntireOne
  • Major Clients:
    Available upon request.
  • Year Founded:
    2006
  • Fulltime Employees:
    10 - 50
  • Active Clients:
    50+
  • Revenue:
    $1 million - $5 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    93
  • Pricing:
    H
  • Website:
    www.entireone.com
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Absa, Moneris Solutions, National, Barclay card, Banca Sella, Safco, Swedbank, State Bank Of India, Decathlon, Mango, Sbi
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ACI Worldwide, Inc ACI Worldwide, Inc
Talk to a Representative: 1 (402) 390-7600
Key Facts For ACI Worldwide, Inc
  • Major Clients:
    Absa, Moneris Solutions, National, Barclay...
  • Year Founded:
    1975
  • Fulltime Employees:
    2,500 - 5,000
  • Active Clients:
    58
  • Revenue:
    $1+ billion
  • Client Retention Rate:
    90
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.aciworldwide.com
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Negative Review 0 Reviews
Anonymous

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BankCard USA BankCard USA
Talk to a Representative: 1 800-589-8200
Key Facts For BankCard USA
  • Major Clients:
    Coastal Dermatology, Supertone Hearing, Lu...
  • Year Founded:
    1998
  • Fulltime Employees:
    44
  • Active Clients:
    20,000+
  • Revenue:
    30-50M
  • Client Retention Rate:
    96
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.bankcardusa.com
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Negative Review 0 Reviews
Anonymous

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Harbortouch Harbortouch
Talk to a Representative:
Key Facts For Harbortouch
  • Major Clients:
    Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Gino’s East Pizze...
  • Year Founded:
    1999
  • Fulltime Employees:
    400
  • Active Clients:
    120,000
  • Revenue:
    Above $10 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    96
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.harbortouch.com
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Reviews (63)
Positive 14.3% 9 Reviews
The best and most consistent processor in the...
Andrew Battle
Negative 84.1% 53 Reviews
I worked for this company... they are a bunch...
David Cintron
Neutral 1.6% 1 Reviews
Harbortouch salesman are bunch of liars they...
Deborah Aliotta

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Electronic Payment Exchange Electronic Payment Exchange
Talk to a Representative: 866-581-5256
Key Facts For Electronic Payment Exchan...
  • Major Clients:
    Available upon request.
  • Year Founded:
    1979
  • Fulltime Employees:
    100 - 250
  • Active Clients:
    34+
  • Revenue:
    $10 million - $50 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    95
  • Pricing:
    M
  • Website:
    epx.com
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TransFirst Holdings, Inc. TransFirst Holdings, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 888-845-9457
Key Facts For TransFirst Holdings, Inc.
  • Major Clients:
    Superb Customer, Vision Care Provider, Ind...
  • Year Founded:
    2003
  • Fulltime Employees:
    500 - 1,000
  • Active Clients:
    100+
  • Revenue:
    $50 million - $100 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    92
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.transfirst.com
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Negative Review 1 Reviews
Anonymous

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CrossCheck, Inc. CrossCheck, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 707-665-2100
Key Facts For CrossCheck, Inc.
  • Major Clients:
    ETA, NACHA, WesPay, ACA, CAC
  • Year Founded:
    1983
  • Fulltime Employees:
    250 - 500
  • Active Clients:
    5,000+
  • Revenue:
    $10 million - $50 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    91
  • Pricing:
    M
  • Website:
    www.cross-check.com
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Positive 11.1% 1 Reviews
We have been with them for over three years....
Russ Knight
Negative 88.9% 8 Reviews
Had an interview here last week... to start o...
Alexis N. Sargent
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CrossCheck has been providing me with check g...
Kelly reyno

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Best Card, LLC Best Card, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 303-741-2313
Key Facts For Best Card, LLC
  • Major Clients:
    Available upon request.
  • Year Founded:
    2006
  • Fulltime Employees:
    10 - 50
  • Active Clients:
    326
  • Revenue:
    $1 million - $5 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    93
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.bestcardllc.com
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Capital Processing Network, LLC Capital Processing Network, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 800-750-7544
Key Facts For Capital Processing Networ...
  • Major Clients:
    Trans-west, Hogue, Award-studio, Sacks-tie...
  • Year Founded:
    2006
  • Fulltime Employees:
    100 - 250
  • Active Clients:
    10,000 +
  • Revenue:
    $10 million - $50 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    90
  • Pricing:
    M
  • Website:
    cpnusa.com
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Reviews (20)
Positive 20.0% 4 Reviews
We have used CPN for a few years now. Rates a...
Clubhouse Pizzeria
Positive
Great experience. Professional representative...
Jacqueline Benavides
Negative 80.0% 16 Reviews
Shady business practices. Salesman promised...
Leann Pavelik

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Acculynk Acculynk
Talk to a Representative: 1 678-894-7010
Key Facts For Acculynk
  • Major Clients:
    American Airlines, Intuit, Western Union,...
  • Year Founded:
    2008
  • Fulltime Employees:
    343
  • Active Clients:
    1000+
  • Revenue:
    $6.0 Million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    90
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.acculynk.com
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Negative Review 1 Reviews
Anonymous

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Everest Merchant Services Everest Merchant Services
Talk to a Representative: 877-554-4593
Key Facts For Everest Merchant Services
  • Major Clients:
    Confidential.
  • Year Founded:
    2010
  • Fulltime Employees:
    1 - 10
  • Active Clients:
    100+
  • Revenue:
    Est. $1 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    93
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.ems-merchants.com
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Better Merchant Rates Better Merchant Rates
Talk to a Representative: 1 888-391-3432
Key Facts For Better Merchant Rates
  • Major Clients:
    Available Upon Request
  • Year Founded:
    2008
  • Fulltime Employees:
    16
  • Active Clients:
    1,500+
  • Revenue:
    $1 Million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    90
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.BetterMerchantRates.com
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Negative Review 0 Reviews
Anonymous
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2005
$1 million - $5 million
10 - 50
87
89
M
CustomCare, mjbselfprotection.com, northwestbazaar.com, InterScot Network Ltd., Nikjak & Sons, Mjbselfprotection.Com, Northwestbazaar.Com
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E-Commerce Exchange (ECX) New York u2022 E-Commerce Exchange (ECX) New York u2022
Talk to a Representative: 800-639-6644
Key Facts For E-Commerce Exchange (ECX)...
  • Major Clients:
    CustomCare, mjbselfprotection.com, northwe...
  • Year Founded:
    2005
  • Fulltime Employees:
    10 - 50
  • Active Clients:
    87
  • Revenue:
    $1 million - $5 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    89
  • Pricing:
    M
  • Website:
    www.ecxweb.com
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Leap Payments, Inc. Leap Payments, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 800-993-6300
Key Facts For Leap Payments, Inc.
  • Major Clients:
    Best Western Hotels, H&R Block, Buy Direct...
  • Year Founded:
    2005
  • Fulltime Employees:
    10 - 50
  • Active Clients:
    2,500+
  • Revenue:
    $1 million - $5 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    99
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.leappayments.com
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1996
$1+ billion
10,000 - 25,000
1000+
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A Wise Move, Heritage Chevrolet, Inc., Pender Community Hospital, Omaha State Bank, Az On Site Cafes, Goodwill Industries, Sleepless From Seattle
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Total System Services, Inc Total System Services, Inc
Talk to a Representative: 1 (844) 663-8797
Key Facts For Total System Services, In...
  • Major Clients:
    A Wise Move, Heritage Chevrolet, Inc., Pen...
  • Year Founded:
    1996
  • Fulltime Employees:
    10,000 - 25,000
  • Active Clients:
    1000+
  • Revenue:
    $1+ billion
  • Client Retention Rate:
    90
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.tsys.com
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PPS Merchant Services PPS Merchant Services
Talk to a Representative: 866-752-9269
Key Facts For PPS Merchant Services
  • Major Clients:
    Confidential.
  • Year Founded:
    2010
  • Fulltime Employees:
    53
  • Active Clients:
    164
  • Revenue:
    $250,000 - $1 million
  • Client Retention Rate:
    87
  • Pricing:
    L
  • Website:
    www.ppsmerchantservices.com
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Evaluation Criteria: Best Retail Credit Card Processing Services
Competitive Rates
Competitive Rates
Retail businesses and merchants often require a payment processing solution with highly competitive rates associated with their large sum and quantity of credit card and debit card payments. During our analysis of retail credit card processing companies, we compare the different fees and costs associated with accepting a large number of transactions over a period of time to industry averages and leaders in the industry.
Reliability
Reliability
Many retailers have their own set of hours and expectations for how their payment processing services are being implemented and maintained. As a result, it is important for a retail processing company to take into consideration the explicit needs of each retail customer to ensure the optimal uptime and performance of the processes responsible for accepting and processing a client’s payment request at time of purchase.
Efficiency
Efficiency
Retailers look to use payment processing solutions which integrate directly within their point of sale solution or use retailers which provide an all-in-one point of sale solution. It is important for the payment process to be as efficient as possible to ensure the processing solution will work with whatever systems the retail partner uses in order to track the purchases of their clients and access important reports.
Variance
Variance
In addition to the overall quality of the service, it is important for retail processing companies to offer their retail merchants the opportunity to accept payments through other means. Many retailers look to have an online store for their sales in addition to their retail stores while others may require the acceptance of checks or other forms of payments including gift and loyalty cards for the long term benefits achieved.
Customer Support
Customer Support
For many retailers it is absolutely crucial to ensure that any issues they have with their payment processing and merchant services to be resolved in a set amount of time. It is expected for merchant service providers to invest heavily into their customer support to ensure any issues which they encounter during their normal use of their payment processing systems can be easily alleviated quickly and efficiently.
 
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