Merchant services choice does matter

There’s enough to think about when it comes to payment acceptance and processing, but most of all the merchant services you choose become the gateway to the customer experiences you create, the payments options you offer and the growth you experience.

Merchant services go far beyond plain payment processing. Sure credit and debit cards are a given, but so are gift and stored value cards, and NFC-driven mobile wallet payments too. Still there’s a heaping of ingredients in the best merchant services, including fraud prevention and data security tools, reporting tools, especially those with advanced data analysis capability, gift-stored value-loyalty program development and support, as well as a full range of marketing programs to help you reach more customers.

Managing complexity of your business simply

Secure, streamlined payments

Make sure your merchant services relationship can deliver secure payments whether you’re selling in your shop, on the sidewalk, or on the web - safe, secure and integrated into one experience for you.

Reliable service with support

Up-time is important, so is communication when problems arise. Look for comprehensive communication support available by phone, email or the internet—24/7 even on major holidays.

Layers of value

Different businesses define value differently. But a good baseline is to make sure you’ve got comprehensive reporting and intelligence tools available to you. Look also for gift card and stored value card offerings too.

Where fees lurk—costs should create big benefit for you

Good payments, good merchant services aren’t always the cheapest. In fact, you should beware of services that offer you the lowest cost—they often have fees scattered about, like monthly minimums, obscure administrative fees and odd interchange fees, while providing no added value in the actual merchant services they offer.  Beyond hidden costs, there’s the loss of benefit to you from good merchant services.  Everything from bringing your fraud and data security needs directly into the payment processing experience to providing you with value layers, such as gift and stored value card offerings, your merchant services provider should help you put the entire commerce equation together simply and affordably and with an eye on creating short- and long-term benefit for you.

Why pick Vantiv?

Because when you work with Vantiv you get a payments company designed for the digital age - combining both talent and technology. It's time to pick a processor that's hands-on to help your business have a seamless and secure payments experience.

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