Merchant Account Description
Merchant Account For Beginners
A merchant account is the ability for a business owner to accept credit cards online or in a retail atmosphere. It allows you to accept the credit card transactions for which gets processed and deposited into your bank account. There are many avenues of accepting credit cards by going online, credit card terminal and even wireless.
If you are a retail business or online merchant you will have to accept the merchant account responsibility to expand your resource capability in the way of credit cards and soon to come smart cards. I receive many questions on how to buy the latest equipment without them even having the merchant account setup. Always do the research on the merchant account first and then purchase the compatible equipment.
Merchant accounts and accepting credit cards online can be the most important step you need to take to enter the world of internet commerce.
A merchant account is an industry term when a business owner / merchant and a bank have contracted to accept credit card payments. Establishing an account with a bank, Independent Service Organization (ISO), or Merchant Service Provider (MSP) allows you to process credit card transactions or electronic payments received from your customers. The bank, ISO, or MSP will deposit the sale proceeds into your business checking account, less a small commission.
Merchant Account Questions
Below are some of the most important questions and answers on how to prepare
yourself for the world of merchant accounts and credit card processing.
What are some important questions to ask before signing up for a merchant account?
What is an explanation of a merchant account?
How much do I have to pay for a merchant account cost?
Why should I consider Fasttransact for my merchant account?
How many merchant accounts can someone have?
Is having a merchant account the best way to accept online transactions or should I use a PC?
How long does the merchant account approval process take?
Do you accept non-U.S. merchants?
Do you have any hidden fees for merchant accounts?
How fast can you set up my merchant account to accept credit cards?
Do you decline any merchant account applications or online processing applications?
Can I process for more than one business with my merchant account?
Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to open a merchant account?
What if I want to open a Canadian merchant account?
What are your fees and costs for merchant account processing?
What are the underwriting requirements to open a merchant account?
What kinds of typical startup costs can I expect in obtaining a merchant account?
I already have a retail merchant account, can I use this for internet processing?
Are there merchant application fees involved?
How do I apply for a merchant account?
How long will it take for my merchant application to be processed?
What if my merchant application is not approved?
Can you describe the merchant application process?
Does Fasttransact require a contract or is it month to month?
Will you charge me for a second merchant account?