Monday, January 23, 2012

Beware of Bait and Switch Rates!

As mentioned previously, when  looking for a competitive deal on a merchant account, beware! It's good to know that I'm not the only one warning people about the pitfalls of "teaser rates". Like anything in life, "if it's too good to be true, it probably is". If you have learned nothing else from reading this blog it should be this: Never sign a contract! The rate should also not be the only determining factor in which merchant service provider you choose. A merchant account is a very important aspect of your business and if something goes wrong, you want to know you are dealing with a company that can service you well and quickly. It is very unusual to get the deal you are sold and that's because the hidden fees will keep you in the dark. Make sure you do your homework and pick the company you are most comfortable with. This will help you in getting a true
deal on credit card processing.

1 comment:

  1. You should always make sure you get into and open ended contract agreement with you payment processor. Most good processors will have this type of contract. Never lease the POS devices many can reprogram your existing POS hardware so take time to learn about your merchant payment services on blogs like this and on on my merchant payment services blog