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Credit Card Processing 101 For New Business Owners


What is the first thing I need to do to start accepting credit cards?


You will need a merchant service provider who will set you up with a merchant account for your business. This will give you the ability to accept credit and debit cards in person, online, or over the phone.


How long will it take before I can start accepting credit and debit cards?


With leading processors, you can get you up and running within the same day in many cases.


How much do I have to pay to accept credit cards?


Like anything, rates vary depending on processor you are dealing with and the type of business you operated (i.e. storefront, ecommerce, mail order, etc.) It is important to find a merchant service provider who not only offers guaranteed low rates, but will provide your business with PCI compliant equipment and knowledgeable 24x7x365 customer service and technical support