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Date Established
2004
Location
Dublin, OH
Tom DeSimone
Based in New York’s Hudson Valley, Tom has written for Merchant Maverick since 2013. His work is cited by publications including TechCrunch, Washington Business Journal, and Bank Advisor. He currently serves as Product Manager.



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    Konrad

    I wish I could give a negative star rating instead! This company ripped me off. I had terminated with them using the form they provided by Drew (account manager), and for some reason there has been charges every single month after that. I had to close out my bank account because they didn’t stop this. I called and emailed and all he could say was that they received the termination form, that does not explain these charges. I advice you to use another payment processor.

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      Shane M.

      I sell a number of services, credit repair, credit card funding services, and business entity formation. I am looking for a $99 membership payment processor. My company generally charges a fee, to connect clients with various services, banking, credit offers, repair, business credit, etc. I have a low CB rate… and there are so many processors on your site not sure which to set up with. I am setting up easypaydirect.com since they are high risk, considering Payline as well. I dont consider my self high risk, but maybe this is where I need to start.

      I need virtual terminal, and gateway for online sales.

      I have other payment options, but I could process 5k+ mo or as high as 50k. I just want to get an account running, without shut down. First Data shut me down first week.

      I thought about getting several mobile processors and staying under 5k until I have a history.

      Also, whos the best processor for a company that does digital media and lead generation services… billing ranges from $100-$1200. Marketing services industry. (NO SEO)
      Invoices are getting behind to often, and want to charge credit cards making it easy for clients to pay me.

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        Danny

        From authorize.net’s website, they recommended Merchant Focus if we sell on eBay or Overstock. They say it’s fully integrated with eBay. Is there any other merchant accounts out there that will work with eBay? Should I play it safe and go with Merchant Focus? We had contacted CDG and they say they don’t do eBay. eBay only tells us that Authorize.net, cybersource or payflow are the only gateways they accept, and that we need a merchant account. Wish they would tell us also what merchant accounts work, since I’m starting to realize not all merchant accounts will accept ebay sales.

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          Tom DeSimone

          Hi Danny,

          To be honest I don’t have a lot of experiencing helping merchants select account providers for eBay Checkout, so I’m not sure which merchant account providers will integrate smoothly. But here’s my feeling on the matter: Merchant Focus is reliable and trustworthy, and their forefront relationship with Authorize.net makes me confident in that partnership. Signing up with Merchant Focus will get you gateway access with no gateway setup fee and a $15 monthly gateway fee (plus a $10 monthly account fee for the merchant account). Depending on your monthly volume, you may be able to negotiate a good interchange plus plan. So, to my mind, I’d probably take Authorize.net’s suggestion and go to Merchant Focus.

          If we can help you further, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

          Good luck,
          Tom

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            Michael Favia

            Thank you for an outstanding review. I contacted this company today and was impressed with [name removed] professionalism and candor about his business. Your review was key in checking out this companies background and credibility.

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