B2B Merchant Account
Customized B2B Payment Processing Solutions
A B2B merchant account is for any business that frequently sells to other businesses or government agencies. It differs from a standard merchant account in that it requires a more customized setup to ensure that commercial credit card transactions qualify at their lowest possible interchange rates.
Commercial credit cards is a term used to describe business cards, corporate cards, fleet cards, purchasing cards, and GSA SmartPay® cards.
Commercial credit card transactions have been on the rise surpassing $687 billion in sales volume in 2017. It's crucial that your merchant account is set up to process commercial card payments in a secure and cost-effective manner. Or else you will have rapidly shrinking profit margins due to high processing fees, and your payment environment will be vulnerable to hackers.
Look At Your Credit Card Processing Statement
Do you see ANY of the following downgrades listed on your recent monthly statement?
- Qualified or Qual
- Mid-Qualified or MQual
- Non-Qualified or NQual
- Standard or STND
- Electronic or ELEC
- Level 1
- Data Rate 1 or DR1
- Bill-Back - example: MAR BB196 Transaction Cleared...
If the answer is YES, this indicates that your merchant account is setup incorrectly, and your business is overpaying for credit card processing.
Avoid Using Tiered Pricing or Bill-Back Pricing
The reason for processing rates and fees being traditionally much higher on commercial card transactions is typically the result of two commonly used pricing methods known as Tiered Pricing and Bill-Back Pricing.
Both of these pricing methods cause a majority of credit card transactions to downgrade. When a credit card transaction downgrades, a processing surcharge fee is automatically applied to that transaction. These surcharge fees can add 1% to 4% on top of your "qualified" discount rate.
The end result is your business overpaying for credit card processing, while your payment processor reaps all the benefit by making A LOT more profit off of your merchant account.
The pricing method that we use is called Cost-Plus Pricing, which is also known as Interchange Plus Pricing. It works by passing through all of your credit and debit card transactions at their respective interchange rates, and then a small fixed markup is applied on top.
The interchange rates are the wholesale processing rates set by Visa, MasterCard, and Discover and they differ according to card type and transaction type. i.e., swiped, key-entered, or online.
Cost-Plus Pricing can reduce your monthly credit card processing fees by up to 35% to 45%, which could save your business thousands of dollars in processing costs each year.
Level 3 Payment Processing
Commercial credit card transactions fall into one of three processing categories: Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3. With Level 1 having the highest rates and Level 3 having the lowest. By correctly qualifying your commercial credit card transactions at Level 3, you can save up to 1.5% on their respective interchange rates.
Level 3 Processing provides enhanced transaction reporting which is becoming a requirement for most government contracts. This enhanced reporting will make the reconciliation process a lot quicker for both you and your clients.
We offer a customized virtual terminal that makes Level 3 Processing quick and easy. It will allow your business to receive the substantial savings that Level 3 Processing provides, without doing any additional up-front work.
American Express OptBlue™
AMEX OptBlue will provide your business with the highest level of service and support by consolidating all of your credit card processing under one roof. We will handle your AMEX billing, funding, and customer support in-house, allowing us to become your single point of contact for all credit card processing matters.
We will reduce your American Express discount rate by a minimum of .25% — guaranteed!
AMEX OptBlue Highlights:
- Lower Discount Rates
- Lower Transaction Fees
- No Monthly Statement Fee
- Next Day Funding On Deposits
- Consolidated Monthly Reporting
- We Become Your Single Point of Contact
Value-Added Benefits That We Offer for Free
- EMV Credit Card Terminals
- Payment Gateway / Virtual Terminals
- Mobile Card Readers
- Intuit QuickBooks Plugin
- Online Reporting Tool
- Custom Gift Cards Program
Stop Overpaying For Your Credit Card Processing
Contact us today for a no-obligation Free Rate Quote. All we need from you is one recent credit card processing statement to review and compare. We will send you back a detailed side-by-side rate quote showing your projected monthly savings within 24 hours. Just follow the link below.