Frequently Asked Questions
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Merchants / General
- What do I need to accept credit cards at my business?
- Do I need a business checking account at a certain bank?
- What value does Merchant e-Services add to my business?
- How long does the approval process take?
- Do you accept non-U.S. merchants?
- Which cards can I accept besides Visa and MasterCard?
- Can I verify checks?
- What are purchase cards and why do I need to accept them?
- What's the difference between accepting a Check Card and a Debit Card?
- What is AVS?
- Can I use my existing terminal equipment?
- What if I want to buy a terminal instead of renting one?
- How secure are the Web Reports?
- Is there payment software available for the Mac?
- Can I integrate my traditional payment processing with my Internet activity?
- When will my funds be available?
- Can I receive my merchant statement through the web?
- What kind of support can I expect?
- Are there any hidden fees?
- I've just been quoted an unbelievable rate from another processor. Can you beat it?
- What do I need to accept credit cards on the Internet?
- What is Virtual Terminal?
- How do I know your Internet solutions are the right fit for my specific level of Internet development?
- Can I integrate my Internet activity with traditional payment processing?
- What if I already have a shopping cart and simply need payment processing?
Merchants / General
A. In order to accept credit cards, a business must have a merchant account and a checking account. Merchant e-Solutions can supply the merchant account, which provides the ability to accept, authorize and deposit credit card funds electronically through a dial terminal, PC product or Internet solution. A checking account is required to receive payment for your credit card transactions.Find out more
A. No. Simply let us know where your account is and we'll handle the rest. Find out More
A. Merchant e-Solutions is committed to delivering the latest payment processing technology available. Whether your business is online or on the next block-we're looking for ways to provide the products and services that will save you time and money. With easy access to web-based reports offering batch, deposit, and monthly billing information, you'll find out just how easy it can be to reconcile your transaction activity. Find out More
A. Applications submitted online are usually processed by the end of the next business day. If you provide us with an e-mail address, we can let you know just as soon as a decision is made. Also, once you submit an online application, we'll provide you with a user ID and password so that you can return and check on the status of your application whenever you wish.
A. Not at this time. Association regulations currently permit us to process transactions only for businesses domiciled in the United States, and you must have a U.S.-based business checking account to receive payment for transactions.
A. Your Merchant e-Solutions account enables you to authorize and capture Visa and MasterCard transactions. Additional card types can be added by establishing accounts with Discover (for which we can help you quickly obtain a merchant account), American Express, Diner's Club and/or JCB. You may also be eligible to process Bill me Later transactions. Your Merchant e-Solutions sales representative will be glad to help direct you through the process. Find out More
A. Yes. Merchant e-Solutions offers check-verification as one of its options. Please contact a sales representative for more information. Find out More
A. Purchase cards are used by businesses and government agencies to minimize expense and maximize efficiency when making purchases. While they may look like a normal credit card, extended information must be entered at the time of purchase (such as order number and the sales tax amount) in order for the transaction to be processed correctly. Virtual Terminal and PC solutions that are purchase card enabled will automatically prompt for the additional information when a purchase card is entered. If your business processes a significant amount of corporate or government sales, you may want a dial terminal or PC solution that offers the purchase card option. Find out More
A. An ATM card with a Visa or MasterCard logo is considered a check card and can be used to make purchases at any business that accepts credit cards. On the other hand, a debit card can only be used to make purchases at businesses that are set up to process debit transactions. Debit transactions require a terminal with a printer and pin pad. Your Merchant e-Solutions sales representative can provide you with more information. Find out More
Q. What is AVS?
A. Address Verification Service is a fraud prevention tool provided for non face-to-face transactions, such as mail, telephone and Internet orders. When a transaction is key-entered on a terminal or PC, and properly identified as a mail/telephone transaction, the merchant is prompted for a street address and zip code (Internet orders use the "ship to" address a shopper provides). During the authorization process, an additional check is made to validate that the shipping information for the cardholder matches the address on record for the cardholder's account. A result code is returned indicating a match, a partial match, or no match. The merchant then has the opportunity to review the transaction more closely before shipping goods.
A. Yes-most likely. If you have terminal hardware that is supported by our dial terminal applications, Merchant e-Solutions can program your existing equipment. Find out More
A. Merchant e-Solutions can provide the latest terminals, printers and pin pads from Hypercom and VeriFone for rent or purchase. Please contact a sales representative for details. Find out More
A. All transaction information is stored on secure servers at state-of-the-art data centers. Credit card account numbers are never transmitted without using the most secure encryption protocol. In addition, only a portion of a credit card number is provided in online reports, which helps protect your business, our business, and the cardholder's account.
A. Merchant e-Solutions Virtual Terminal can be accessed via the major browsers, including safari. Find out More
A. Yes. Since Merchant e-Solutions offers a comprehensive array of dial terminal, PC software and Internet processing solutions, our merchants can appreciate the benefits of shared reporting and settlement features. Find out More
A. Merchant e-Solutions processes all closed batches for settlement by the following business day. At that point, your depositing bank is responsible for posting the funds to your account. In general, the entire process takes about 2 days.
A. You will be able to access your monthly activity statement from Merchant-e Solutions through the web, and we'll store online copies for up to 12 months. If you'd also like a paper statement sent through the mail, just let us know. In addition, you will be able to generate daily reports for all the services you use from Merchant e-Solutions.
A. Merchant e-Solutions provides toll-free customer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Inquiries can also be e-mailed for prompt handling.Find out More
A. Your sales representative will disclose all fees based on the solution you choose. Merchant e-Solutions does not charge a lot of extraneous fees often charged by other processors.
A. Ask for the quote in writing, along with any additional fees you might be charged. If you're renting your hardware, find out the total cost of ownership. Check and see if there are any equipment finance charges with the rental and if you can opt out of the agreement at any time. See if there are any per item charges in addition to the processing rate. And also check for termination fees in your contract. Often what seems like a very low rate turns out to be less than a great deal because of hidden fees and inflated equipment prices. Your Merchant e-Solutions sales representative will be more than happy to offer a price comparison. Please call on: 1 (866) 663-6132.
A. To accept credit cards, a business needs a merchant account and a checking account. Merchant e-Solutions can supply the merchant account, which provides the ability to accept, authorize and deposit credit card funds electronically. A checking account is required for receiving transaction deposits. To process transactions on the Internet, a payment solution is required that can request a credit card authorization online and process the results, in a specific format, in a safe and secure environment. Merchant e-Solutions offers a Payment Gateway solution to seamless integrate with your website. We also work with several solution providers that can help with this process regardless of what stage of development you have reached. Find out more
A. The Merchant e-Solutions Virtual Terminal is accessible via the Internet to process credit and commercial cards in real time, requiring no installation of software. Access from anywhere � all you need is a web connection. Find out more
A. Regardless of the extent of your Internet processing needs, technological capabilities, or how much you have already developed, Merchant e-Solutions will work with you to find and implement the right solution. Please call (866) 663 6132.
A. Yes. Since Merchant e-Solutions offers a comprehensive array of payment processing solutions, our merchants can appreciate the benefits of shared reporting and settlement features. In fact, we can make it possible for your physical store and online store to act like a chain so that you can get consolidated statements, deposits, and reports normally available to only much larger businesses.
A. Merchant e-Solutions is integrated with a large number of shopping carts, and our merchant account be accessed via a number of payment gateways. To view an extensive list please view our integration partners
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