Are you tired of paying a monthly fee to a merchant account and a payment gateway just for the privilege of accepting consumer credit card payments? We here at Untame used to pay nearly a thousand dollars every year just to offer this convenience to our customers, whether or not we processed any payments.
Then we discovered Stripe. Whereas bigger contenders like Authorize.net charge a monthly processing fee as well as a per transaction fee and a percentage, Stripe completely eliminates the costly monthly fees and charges only 2.9% + 30 cents per successful charge. No setup fees, no monthly fees, no card storage fees, no hidden costs: you only get charged when you earn money.
When weighing different options for payment processing we found Stripe to be the clear winner over many other payment processors. Here’s why:
- No monthly or setup fees
- No charge for failed payments
- No merchant account or gateway required
- American Express is charged at the same rate as any other card
- No surcharge for business or international cards
- Stripe handles the PCI compliance on their end
Acquiring a merchant account can be a lengthy process and generally involves a ton of paperwork. With Stripe you don’t have to have a merchant account and you can start selling online right away.
If you’re a small business looking for a way to save money, then Stripe may be the ticket for you. Stop paying thousands per year in monthly merchant and gateway fees and give Stripe a try. If you want to take advantage of these savings but need a little help getting set up, get in touch with us. We