Credit Card Processing

How to Negotiate the Best Credit Card Processing Rates

The credit card processing industry is incredibly confusing and competitive, with each company having a slightly different pricing structure (tiered, interchange plus, ERR, flat and monthly memberships) and terms of service. If you’re not careful, you may wind up paying 1-2% per transaction more than you need to—a real hardship for startups that are often operating on already-tight margins. It often takes hours of comparison shopping and frustrating conversations with sales reps, ...

How to Choose the Right Credit Card Processor for Your Startup

If your startup plans to receive payments (as most do), you’ll want to set yourself up with a credit card processor as soon as possible. This goes for both B-to-B and B-to-C businesses. Of all the startups we’ve surveyed, the most popular credit card processors are [Stripe] (used by over 35% of the Stacklist community), [Braintree] (7%), [PayPal] (9%) and [Recurly] (4%).Choosing the right credit card processor can be a difficult process, so here are some tips to keep in mind as yo...

What Startups Need to Know About Credit Card Processors

If revenues are where the rubber meets the road for startups, then the selection of a credit card processor is one of the most important tool decisions a team will make. That’s one of the reasons we ask about the credit card processor in every stacklist interview. The vast majority of startups report using a credit card processor - about 80%. Who’s not using a credit card processor? For starters, pre-revenue startups, as well as many content-based startups and agencies whose ...

The Stacklist Community Speaks: Stripe Is the Best Credit Card Processor for Startups

Of all the credit card processors, the Stacklist community agrees that [Stripe] is the current market-leading solution for startups. Recommended for all startups, [Stripe] has become almost ubiquitous in this space. Built specifically with developers in mind, [Stripe] offers a set of unified APIs to help business manage web and mobile payments. “A few years ago there were a bunch of processors that you would compare, but now [Stripe] is really the only one to consider,” says Brian...