Business merchant services are an integral part of your business so choosing the right provider is important to ensure the best service at the best rates. When looking for merchant account solutions some of the questions you should ask or investigate are:
- How many years of experience do you have in the industry? A provider that has at least 20 years is usually a stable provider that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. They are also more likely to know the intricacies of the industry and can best help you choose the right solution for your business.
- What payment options do you offer? It’s important that you be able to accept a variety of payment methods in a variety of ways to keep your customers happy and keep your bottom line growing. You should be able to accept checks and credit cards and you should be able to accept them via your retail location, your website, and even via your mobile phone. If you’re limited in your payment options, you could lose business. Likewise, if you’re restricted to where and how you can accept payments, you could miss sales opportunities.
- How competitive are your rates? The lower their rates, the more money stays in your profit margin.
In addition to those very important questions, you want to ensure their customer service is top notch. If you have a question, or a problem, you want to know that you’re going to get help quickly and that any problems are going to be resolved in a timely manner. Also look for a company that doesn’t just provide you with a merchant account but also prioritizes educating you. The more you know, the better off you’ll be and you don’t want a company who is just going to set up an account for you and wish you the best.
If you need a merchant account for new business, you will want to make sure that the provider can handle a new business or high risk account. Sometimes new businesses, especially certain types of businesses, can find it’s more difficult to secure a merchant account. A quality provider won’t have trouble placing you.
AVPS is among the leading merchant account companies and we can positively answer all of these questions. Our customer service is unrivaled and our rates are THE most competitive in the industry. Our business merchant services will add value to your business and we maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.