Credit Card Processing: Growth Potential for Your Business
Wherever you do business — in a storefront, online or on the road — credit card processing has the potential to help grow your operation to its fullest potential. Gone are the days of cash-only purchases. Consumers have spoken, and their preference is to pay with plastic. Accepting credit cards is no longer a courtesy extended to your customers — it’s a requirement for businesses who want to survive in today’s market.
As a reputable and experienced merchant services provider, Merchant Express® can guide you through the many products, services, processing solutions and pricing structures for accepting credit cards and point out the most advantageous for your specific business.
Recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and Federal Reserve show that 181 million people in this country use credit cards; on average, they carry 7 cards each. They rack up 20 billion transactions with them each year totaling $1.9 trillion, or approximately 13 percent of the gross domestic product.
When you ask credit cardholders why they choose plastic over cash, they’ll give you a variety of answers, with convenience, ease of use and the rewards they receive from the issuing banks topping the list. Merchants who don’t accept credit cards are at a distinct disadvantage with this ever-growing segment of the buying public.
When you accept credit cards, you build trust with your customer base, one person at a time. The credit card logos on display at the register and on e-commerce websites are a beacon for cardholders, a guarantee that they will be able to make a purchase with their preferred method of payment. No need to make a quick trip to the ATM, whip out their checkbook or set up a payment alternative with a third party.
If a shopper trusts a credit card enough to carry it in their wallet and use it on a regular basis, that trust is likely to transfer to merchants who accept their preferred brand. And, once they’re a satisfied customer of yours, they’re likely to spread the word among their family and friends, potentially bringing in even more customers to your business.
Getting set up with a merchant account from Merchant Express is easy and can be accomplished in as little as 24 hours. We have served more than 500,000 clients over more than a decade — clients who appreciate our low rates and superior, 24/7 customer service and support based right here in the U.S. We service a variety of industries, ranging from traditional retail and e-tail to restaurants, professional services, automotive and healthcare.
Whatever your credit card processing requirements — POS retail, wireless credit card processing, mobile credit card processing, online credit card processing — Merchant Express has got the perfect solution (or solutions) for your business. We’ll work one-on-one with you to create a custom package of products and services to meet your needs.
Talk to a Merchant Express representative today and let us show you how credit card processing can boost the growth potential for your business.