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How To Set Up Credit Card Payments For A Small Business

Learn how to set your business up for success with accepting credit cards with our tips for how to choose the right equipment and processor.

    Frank Kehl
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Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
Frank Kehl has been researching and analyzing merchant services, payment gateways, and international money transfer services since 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State and a Juris Doctorate from the Ventura College of Law.
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    sunsun

    Do you recommend any payment service provider that helps small businesses accept the US government issued GSA smart pay credit card?

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      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi sunsun,

      I found this information on the GSA website. I hope that helps!

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        Chris Doman

        Frank

        Great over view of credit card transactions and costs . i run a small construction/ service company and have just a few customers that want to pay with a card. We are typically mobile and need a way to accept credit/debit on the spot. Most of our transactions are rather large 1k or so and 3.5 percent of that is a bit of a hit. Any suggestions ?

        Thanks
        Chris

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          Jessica Dinsmore

          Hi Chris,

          Square is a little cheaper than 3.5% for those types of transactions, but I’d also consider a full-service merchant account through CDGcommerce for only $10/month. Good luck to you!

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