Internet Merchant Accounts
Internet Merchant Services and Credit Card Processing
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processing to home business, large companies and small business owners.
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Merchant Accounts Electronic Payment Solutions: Frequently Asked
Merchant accounts are the best means for accepting online shopping cart payments. Merchant accounts are the easiest and most financially efficient way to get money from your customer's credit card and into your hands
Get a Credit Card Merchant Account fast and easy, just takes minutes and get approval in 24 hours!.
What types of merchants does Cardservice International sign up?
Cardservice International processes credit and debit card transactions for more than 185,000 traditional and Internet businesses. Whether you are building an e-commerce Web site, a traditional brick-and-mortar business (Retail) or a mail order/telephone order business, you will want to open a Cardservice International merchant account, which enables you to accept credit cards and/or ATM/debit cards as payment for customer purchases.
How long before I can accept credit and/or ATM/debit cards (i.e., the account is
Once your merchant account is approved, which usually takes two business days, you will be able to accept cards the very next business day.
I’m not sure what terminal, equipment or software I should buy. What is best for my business?
Whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing one, Cardservice International has the payment solution to support your processing needs. Cardservice International serves traditional and Internet businesses, as well as restaurants, mail order/telephone order and home-based businesses.
Suggested services are:
- Retail Store
- Mail Order/Telephone Order
How does LinkPoint Basic integrate with my Web site?
To manually enter credit card transactions, you do not need any additional integration. You log on to a secure Web site and complete the credit card transaction using your LinkPoint Basic virtual terminal.
How is Cardservice International allowed to process credit cards?
Cardservice International is a registered service provider for clearing and settlement institutions that sponsor Cardservice to enter MasterCard and Visa transactions into the interchange system. The settlement banks are our clearing banks and are members of MasterCard and Visa associations; therefore, both card associations are obligated to guarantee the settlement of merchant funds.
Can I be approved if I have bad credit or no credit?
We approve 95% of all merchants.
How do I get my money?
There are four steps to getting your money—initiating, authorizing, completing the transaction and receiving your funds.
- Step 1 Initiating the transaction to verify that a card is active and within the approved spending limit:
Brick-and-mortar and retail or restaurant environments—swipe the card or key in the number through a point-of-sale terminal (i.e., card is physically present).
Mail order/telephone order environments—enter the card identifiers the customer has provided you by mail, telephone or fax (i.e., the card is not present).
Internet environment—Customer provides your Web site with card identifiers (i.e., card is not present).
- Step 2 Real-time authorizing, which reduces chargebacks and catches card-entry errors:
Credit card number is entered.
Terminal or software transmits the credit card number and expiration date and sales total to Cardservice International.
Cardservice International transmits data to customer’s credit card-issuing bank.
Customer’s issuing bank approves or declines the transaction.
- Step 3 Completing the transaction:
Merchant’s terminal or software transmits transaction details to Cardservice International in a batch at close of the business day.
Cardservice International forwards transactions to each credit card company, which redirects the transactions to appropriate banks.
Bank debits credit cardholder’s account and credits Cardservice International.
- Step 4 Receiving your funds: Cardservice International credits your merchant account, usually within two to four business days.
When do my transactions get funded?
Usually within two to three business days—after you submit your batches to Cardservice International.
How is my money protected?
Cardservice International is equipped to address the key protection issues of both traditional and Internet merchants, including fraud, loss prevention and chargebacks. The company uses state-of-the-art security technology, and the LinkPoint Secure Payment Gateway uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology—designed to protect all merchant and payment information.
What if I need help with my account?
Cardservice International has more than 200 customer service representatives available to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in more than 140 languages and dialects. In addition, Mymerchantoffice.com, Cardservice International’s merchant-dedicated Web site, allows you to access your merchant account information online at any time, from any location.
The Online Merchant Account Application is fast and easy. Click
on the links below and apply online
Completing and submiting your account application online takes
- The Cardservice Online Merchant Account
Application is simple to use!
- Merchant Account application and processing
fees are clearly displayed!
- Help assistance is provided for every item
- Your information is protected by VeriSign
data encryption security!
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Providing merchant accounts since 1988