ERP Payment Processing Integration

Eliminate Up To 95% Of Credit Card Processing Fees with QuickBooks: A Solution for the Modern B2B Business

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Nowadays, the shift towards credit card payments has become increasingly relevant. This trend, largely driven by consumer demand for convenience and rewards, has significantly altered the payment processing dynamic for businesses, especially those operating within the B2B sector. While the acceptance of credit cards facilitates a smoother purchasing process and potentially broadens sales horizons, it comes with its own set of financial challenges—primarily, the burden of processing fees on the merchant’s shoulders. 

For businesses operating on slim profit margins, the additional costs associated with credit card transactions can quickly erode the financial gains of increased sales.

The solution, now widely embraced in the B2B realm, lies in the implementation of credit card surcharging. This approach allows businesses to pass the processing fees directly to the customers who opt for credit card payments, offering them the choice to either bear the cost for the convenience of using their cards or select an alternative payment method like ACH, which incurs no additional fee. This “alternate choice” strategy not only empowers customers but also significantly reduces the merchant’s payment processing expenses.

The Imperative of Compliance in Credit Card Surcharging

However, integrating a surcharge system is not as simple as adding an extra fee on customer transactions or invoices. Credit card companies and regulatory bodies set forth stringent rules and guidelines to ensure transparency and fairness in surcharging practices. Non-compliance with these standards can lead to severe penalties, ranging from hefty fines to the loss of credit card processing privileges altogether.  While surcharging credit cards is worth doing, it must be set up correctly and not left to chance.

The Top 5 Compliance Rules for Credit Card Surcharging

  1. Transparent Communication: Merchants must disclose surcharge fees to customers at the point of sale and on receipts, ensuring transparency.
  2. Limitation on Surcharge Amount: The surcharge cannot exceed the merchant’s cost of credit card acceptance, typically capped at 3%.
  3. Equality Across Card Brands: If you surcharge one type of credit card, you must apply the same policy across all accepted credit cards.
  4. Notification to Card Networks: Businesses planning to implement surcharging must notify their credit card processing networks and their acquirer at least 30 days in advance.
  5. Geographical Consideration: Be aware of state laws, as surcharging is not permitted in all states within the U.S.

Learn the 5 most common surcharging mistakes and how to streamline compliance.

Automating Surcharging with QuickBooks Integration

Given the complexities involved in maintaining compliance while surcharging, the need for an automated solution becomes apparent. Our payment integration with QuickBooks offers a 100% compliant, hassle-free approach to managing credit card surcharges. This system not only adds surcharges automatically but also encompasses a suite of features designed to streamline your payment processing, including:

  • Nothing New To Learn:  Work out of the same screens and workflows that you use in QuickBooks now as all the automation is done on the backend.
  • Compatible with both QuickBooks Online and Desktop: Use any version of QuickBooks including Pro, Premier, and Enterprise and any version of QuickBooks Online.
  • Email Click and Pay Invoices: Simplify the payment process with invoices that include a direct payment link.
  • SMS Text Invoicing: Extend the convenience of mobile payments with secure SMS text invoicing.
  • Customer Payment Portal: Offer your customers a self-service portal for viewing invoices and making payments.
  • Invoice Workflows: Automate your invoicing process to ensure timely and consistent billing.
  • Late Fee Reminders: Implement automatic reminders for overdue payments, encouraging prompt settlement.

Setting up this integration is straightforward and costs less than $25 per month, offering substantial savings—up to 95% of your current processing fees, which for many businesses can translate to thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars each month.

For more information, head to our guide to successful surcharging for B2B businesses.

Elevate Your Payment Processing with QuickBooks

Finding cost-effective solutions to operational challenges is key to sustaining and growing your business. By opting for our QuickBooks payment integration, you not only navigate the complexities of credit card processing fees but also embrace a system that enhances efficiency, compliance, and customer satisfaction.

We are dedicated to ensuring that this solution fits seamlessly into your business operations. To that end, we offer free consultations, live demos, and unlimited customization to tailor the system to your specific needs.

For more information or to discuss how this integration can benefit your business, contact our payment experts at 866-949-7267.

Take Charge of Your Credit Card Processing Fees Today

Don’t let credit card processing fees diminish your profits. Embrace a solution that aligns with your business objectives and enhances your financial management strategy. Reach out to our experts for a free consultation and discover how our QuickBooks integration can transform your approach to payment processing. 

Contact Paygration at 866-949-7267 today to implement smooth credit card processing today. Let us be your partner in achieving financial success.