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Frank Kehl

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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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    Mohammad Ahmadi

    Organization Name: itourstravel

    hi, We are located in Turkey and provide some tour packages. before, we worked on Airbnb and other platforms to provide our services and tour packegs. now we have our own website and social media pages. We contact with a lot of payment proccesors and merchant acount providers. But most of them said they just work with company or perssons who live and locate in Europ or US or canada. or some of them said the travel service providers like us are high risk merchants and they cant provide service to us.

    we contact with instabill couple of time but they didnt response to our request. adn durango is limited its access to our contry and we can not access to their website.

    Please let us know if you know any cmpanies.

    • Organization Name: itourstravel

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    Emily Hale

    Hello Mohammad,

    It is true that travel agencies and companies that provide tours are typically considered high risk, but not in every case. The international and high risk combination can be tough, but I encourage you to keep trying. We have written a post, Best High-Risk Merchant Account Providers that may help you find a company that would be happy to work with you.

    In particular, I recommend following up with PaymentCloud. Processors don’t always disclose which countries they work with on their site, but I suggest giving the companies we list in our review a call. Best wishes on your business growth!

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      Elaine

      I’m interested in pursuing a merchant account with Durango and was wondering if there are services that can help with the negotiation process? I’ve checked out Cardfellow, but Durango is not supported, probably because they require a contract. I have an online training business and have not accepted credit cards before.

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        Jessica Dinsmore

        Hi Elaine,

        We actually have a blog post that can help you navigate the negotiation process! I think you’ll find it helpful. Durango may be a good option for high risk businesses, but if you’re not high risk, you’d be better served by any of our top rated merchant account providers.

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          sony

          i have professional website design business and i want online merchant account help me if someone knows how to get merchant account payment getaway for high volume 1st party merchant. can i apply straight from bank in usa high amount merchant or for tech support business how i get merchant please help

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            Jessica Dinsmore

            Hi Sony,

            Instabill is definitely the way to go for tech support businesses. Best of luck to you!

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              steve

              I just applied at durango and was sent back an e mail saying we don’t fit their business model. wtf I thought they did high risk. we sell nutraceuticals.

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                pat

                Hi, I’m trying to get a merchant account or some thing to run credit cards on, I keep getting denied and my bank statements are weak at best. How can I get a merchant account with this god awful credit? Should I change company names?

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                  Jessica Dinsmore

                  Pat,

                  If you haven’t already tried Durango, I suggest you give them a shot. They usually don’t have any problem with bad credit, unless it’s very bad. Otherwise, you can give a third-party processor like Square a shot. Third-party processors are usually more lenient when it comes to bad credit.

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                    Enzo

                    HiI am looking for a high risk merchant account.I am running a trial offer in the Nordic region promoting a male enhancer product.I am looking to accept Visa and Master card with reoccurring payments.Would this company be a good option for me ?I got no processing history Would appreciate any help :)Best regardsEnzo

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                      Chloe Bahal

                      Hi Enzo,

                      It wouldn’t hurt to try but you might have better luck with Instabill.

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                        sony

                        hello brother please tell me which bank will give merchant facility i have professional website design business with no work history i want online payment by credit and debit card if someone knows please tell me how to get merchant account payment payment please i’m very thankful mgs me
                        sonybains2411@gmail.com

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                          Billy

                          I suggest you patiently study a list of highest rated merchant service companies and then see which has overall fewest complaints. Then contact each of those sites customer support and see which ones answer friendliest, fastest, and best described of their procedures. Then you’ll know where to start from.

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                            Kristy

                            I just would like to take a minute to thank you for your website and all the help you offer to new businesses as well as businesses who need a bit of extra help be it due to products we sell/our credit/options we have etc. I ran an online shop 10 years ago and though so much as changed much still stays the same 🙂 — One thing that has changed is the barage of the 3rd party payment processors who are out there now and after a couple of hours reading through your site and popping in and out to check things out I truly feel very educated 🙂 — High Risk scares folks because they honestly have no clue what it’s like out here when trying to get a merchant account – starting up a new business I’ve learned the meaning of that once before and rather than reach forward to stars I know I can’t catch starting up a new company I was happy to see your site with all it’s comparisons and honest upfront conversational articles as they have given me a great deal to work with. I just filled out a quote request with durango (I’ll let you know how that goes!) but too because I chose the store platform I did (SparkPay Stores) I’m able to incorporate more than one payment method so I’m looking into also incorporating Paypal or Stripe (Square (www.squareup.com) offers online payments too for your own shops already set up elsewhere or a shop with them and is worthy of checking out and doing a comparison for us 🙂 But I appreciate your thorough review of both paypal and stripe. I’ll offer a quick opinion here but if it’s better used on that page let me know and I’ll place a comment there for you. One thing that I don’t like about Stripe is how long it takes to get your money ie two day roll-over. Paypal Pro is immediate but a costly immediate. I’m only worried about stripe because I’ve not used it before but I will try it and see how it goes because the costs are much more friendly be it just to try them out or use them regularly. I wish Paypal would come down on their fees but they know they have the market through ebay and such so they can run your business in the ground if you don’t watch out. That’s one thing that shop owners I think should watch out for is the overall cost of doing biz because too quick and without warning you can find yourself on the verge of losing your business before you get going. That is another reason why am so thankful to have found you because had you not of gave me such great information for both merchant accounts and 3rd party accounts I may have made the mistake of going with someone who has a bunch of hidden fees or wasted a bunch of credit inquiries on my report because I sell jewelry and it’s one of the goodies that’s considered high risk for chargebacks which most folks don’t know nor would they expect. Having sold it before I knew but I didn’t know who to seek out that would keep me from running circles like a dog chasing it’s tail getting turned down or wasting a lot of time losing sales while I researched all the things you did for us. So there’s a great deal of gratitude coming your way from me for all you have provided here on your site. I look forward to keeping up with your posts and hope you’ll add me to your mailing list for newsletters or updates if you offer those! So many thank you’s from The Jypszy Trading Post and we look forward to reviewing your site more as well as future posts etc. Would also love to know if you have a way that we can ask you things in general that you may be interested in doing future posts on – if so please share as I’m sure there’s lots of questions out here as well as things folks do they may would like to share with you to let you share with others just because without each other I don’t think we could make it out here in this wild untamed (still and thank goodness for it 🙂 internet world.

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                              Mark

                              Anyone know a high risk merchant that will take on a small collection company?

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                                Chloe Bahal

                                Hi Mark,

                                I would recommend Durango Merchant Services, Payline Data, or Instabill.

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                                  Deborah

                                  I recently applied for an account with Square. I went through the entire process, shared banking information, etc. and then was told my account was terminated. I was never given a reason and I could not contact Square to find out the reason.

                                  Many years ago I was scammed via PayPal which caused a deficit with my bank and with PayPal as well as the IRS. I took care of (or so I thought) the issue after numerous faxes, etc, to the aforementioned account holders. But, I just found out that I still owe PayPal funds but have not been able to contact anyone to find out why or/and how much.

                                  I just want to be able to send invoices and accept payments so i can continue to sell toys (via Facebook) on line and break away from a silent business partner.

                                  HELP>>>>>

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                                    Junior

                                    Hi community,

                                    I currently am having a difficult time getting approved for merchant services. I was first approved through authorize.net and my merchant account was approved through PowerPay via authorize net. 2 days later, my account was closed so I ended up closing my authorize gateway too. I called PowerPay and they said their policy does not accept the sale of gym shoes. I read their policy and it indeed says they do not accept the sale of knock-off athletic shoes, problem is I run an ebay store selling authentic shoes, although I have some negative reviews disclaiming my authenticity of products (reason why paypal limited me). I have about 5 negatives out of 93 positive reviews….people online consider this amount of negatives is high. Amad considered ebay stores high risk in his article. PowerPay had this information (my ebay store link as the website) and they did not even attempt to ask me for any verification of my products. Do you think they reviewed my ebay store feedback?

                                    I got suspended on Paypal for providing receipts which they did not accept and permanently limited my account which was holding 2 grand and they said they will not return it for 180 days. I have 8 grand in inventory and I am losing money every day, please help me. Is my business considered high risk? I am starting to believe so. I move around 20pcs/month (high ticket – $300-$999) Many are scam buyers through ebay too though. I hear a lot about Durango Merchant Services…is this good for ebay store? (as long as it links to authorize.net gateway)

                                    …I am losing my mind, I am currently involved in an underwriting process with MerchantFocus but they have the SAME prohibited list as PowerPay that includes “knock off athletic shoes”. I have not heard from them in 48 hours. Do these merchant companies ever notify you of DENIAL? Maybe I am impatient and will receive my decision tomorrow perhaps?

                                    PowerPay also did NOT tell me my account was closed. I actually had to call these knuckleheads to find out..no email, phone call, …nothing! I am so sorry for the long post…I hope everyone reads it all though…please help me any help is greatly appreciated.

                                    Regards,

                                    Junior

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                                      pradeep

                                      we are a tech support company please assist me which gateway is best for our business . we are a start up company …..
                                      thanks

                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

                                        Chloe Bahal

                                        Hi Pradeep,

                                        I would recommend taking a look at Instabill.

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