MEMBER SERVICES BLOG
Should my business accept credit cards?
Are you tired of waiting 30, 60, 90 days or more for your clients to pay? What if there was a way that you could get paid as soon as the job was ordered?
Believe it or not there are printing and marketing companies all over Southern California who get paid up front for their services and have access to their funds within a day.
Many PIASC members have begun accepting credit cards payments and have seen a significant improvement in their bottom line. For those who have switched to a select PIASC credit card vendor they have seen significant savings over their previous processor.
Why Would a Business want to Accept Credit Cards?
There are a number of reasons why a printing or marketing company would want to accept credit card payments from their clients. Here are three big reasons to accept credit cards at your business.
- Accepting credit cards can improve your cash flow. There's no more waiting for checks to clear. Credit card transactions are processed electronically and settled quickly. The funds are deposited into your bank account by your processor within 24-48 hours. In addition, you never have to worry about a bounced check. Credit card transactions are screened as they are processed to reduce the risk of fraud.
- Clients like to pay with credit cards because of the benefits they receive. There are reward points that the client can take advantage of when buying your products and services. And, using a credit card will allow your client to spread out the payments over time.
- Accepting credit cards is a relatively inexpensive business expense. As a member of PIASC you have the opportunity to work with select vendors who offer merchant services packages to suit your budget. Many printing and marketing companies discover that the increase in sales generated by accepting credit cards more than covers the costs involved.
Credit Card Processing Fees for Small Business
As you see there are good reasons to accept credit cards at your business. But you may be asking yourself:
- What do merchants pay to accept credit cards?
- Are there ways to reduce credit card processing fees?
- Who has the lowest credit card processing fees?
The truth is, you'll receive the best merchant credit card processing fees by working with the select vendors from PIASC's Member Discount program. Due to this PIASC partnership with CardConnect and BASYS Processing, members can save up to 40% compared to your bank or current credit card processor.
One PIASC member, Carolyn Deyoe of Label Impressions, chose one of PIASC's Member Discounts selected vendors and found that, "our monthly savings exceed our PIASC membership dues, it sure pays to be a member."
PIASC's select vendors make accepting credit cards and debit cards convenient, safe & affordable.
How Easy is it to Accept Credit Cards?
Processing payments and managing your merchant account doesn't get any easier than working with the select vendors from PIASC's Member Discount program.
One of the most cost effective and easiest ways to accept and process a credit card payment is with a Virtual Terminal. This is a powerful terminal, right in your computer's browser, that securely accepts credit cards.
There's no card terminal to buy, no software to install. Your computer is the credit card terminal.
Options for Small Business to Accept Credit Cards
Today's world is mobile and this applies to credit card processing as well. PIASC's vendors have mobile apps, which can include hardware to swipe or dip credit cards, that allow you to accept payments anywhere.
And, because you're always on the move, our vendors also offer Real-Time Transaction Management. When using their payment acceptance products, you can see all transactions, in real-time, and you have the ability to void, capture and refund all from your mobile device.
Should My Business Accept Credit Cards?
Everyday tens of thousands of businesses, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to youthful startups use our selected vendors to securely process and manage their transactions. Our vendors provide the easiest and most cost effective way to accept credit cards.
PIASC's mission is simply to do everything possible to help our members succeed. In addition to providing a great deal of business support and valuable services, our Member Discounts, like credit card processing, are here to help make you business more profitable.
Be sure to check out the special offer from BASYS Processing. A $100 VISA Gift Card for PIASC members who sign-up for credit card processing with BASYS before 03/31/2017.
contact: Maribel Campos
phone: 323.728.9500, Ext. 210