The 3 Essential Services for Accepting Credit Cards

There are 3 major services needed for accepting credit cards. Each play an important role in the process to capture, authorize and deposit transactions! These services are detailed below:

Authorize.Net Gateway: This is an easy and secure way to enter the credit card information into your computer and receive approval. The Authorize.Net gateway then puts an automatic hold on the funds so the merchant account processor can complete the next important step. Transactions through Authorize.Net can be taken manually using an Authorize.Nets virtual terminal or via your website by linking your payment gateway to your websites secure checkout page.

Merchant Account: The merchant account processor captures the approved funds (from your initial Authorize.Net transaction) and then ACH transfers the funds into your business checking account. A processing bank, such as the one used by your merchant account processor, is required to move funds from your customers bank to your bank.

eCom Merchant Solutions: Acting as the liaison for both the gateway and merchant account services; we not only help our valued merchants understand how the services work but we also facilitate the application and approval process. Once all of these tasks are completed; we are dedicated to providing top notch customer support assisting in all aspects of the gateway and merchant account. We are an Oregon based company established in 1997, a proud member of the Better Business Bureau (A+ rating) and Dun & Bradstreet (158792791). eCom Merchant Solutions is recognized as one of the leaders in the credit card processing industry because of our innovation and unparalleled knowledge of our industry. More importantly; we are well known and respected for the outstanding service we provide.


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