The power of accepting Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, and Discover Cards at your place of business
Accepting Visa Credit Cards
Accept Visa to help drive revenue and improve customer satisfaction. Visa works with you to build your business, providing key information on getting started and accepting Visa at your business, online, and for bill payment. Becoming a Visa Merchant provides outstanding benefits—for you, and for your customers.
Customers recognize and trust the Visa brand, and enjoy the convenience of shopping with their Visa cards. That means that as a Visa Merchant, you'll realize increased revenue. And when you partner with Visa, you can participate in Visa Promotions that further drive sales and increase customer satisfaction.
Turning card acceptance into merchant sales
For more than 30 years, Visa has partnered with merchants to deliver reliable, secure, and convenient payment options. Your customers recognize and trust the Visa brand, and enjoy the convenience of shopping with their Visa cards. And with more cards than all other major payment brands combined*, Visa is a powerful tool for attracting new customers and opening doors to stronger sales.
- Nearly 1 in every 3 consumer purchases in the United States is made with a payment card—including credit, debit, and prepaid products.
- Of every $100 spent by consumers, nearly $40 is in a form other than cash or check.
- Consumers carry more than 1 billion Visa cards worldwide—more than 450 million of those cards are in the United States.
- U.S. Visa cardholders conduct more than $1 trillion in annual volume.
- The average ticket for Visa purchases is consistently more than cash.
Accepting Mastercard Credit Card
MasterCard Worldwide is Shaping the Future of Money by developing sophisticated new technologies to help you improve the way you do business with your customers. Whether you're a new business or an established enterprise, accepting MasterCard will likely have a big impact on your bottom line.
Enjoy the many benefits of accepting MasterCard, including:
Increased Sales - Consumers spend more when they're not constrained by cash on hand. You may see increased purchases of higher-margin products as well as specialty items. And customers may visit your store more often.
Customer Satisfaction - Your customers will appreciate the fact that you allow them the flexibility to pay the way they want to pay - including by credit or debit card. Happier customers are more loyal customers.
Speed of Checkout - You'll speed your customers through checkout with rapid electronic payment. No more counting change or waiting while customers write checks.
Improved Efficiency - Card transactions today are conducted electronically. These paperless payments can save you time and money by minimizing cash handling and payment reconciliation, giving you more time to do more important things - like managing and growing your business.
Safety - With lower volumes of cash, you're less vulnerable to theft and pilfering.
Currency Conversion - Electronic payments on MasterCard and Maestro-branded cards are settled in the currency in which you sell your goods and services, regardless of where the cardholder is from. If you sell in US or Canadian dollars, that's how you'll be paid.
Displaying the MasterCard Brand Mark
The bold MasterCard Brand Mark, with its bright look and visual impact, helps merchants around the world take advantage of the profitable benefits of exterior signage.
Increased traffic, increased sales.
While interior signage is valuable, research reveals that about 80% of customers rely on exterior signage to determine whether or not a merchant accepts MasterCard cards. You simply can't assume cardholders know MasterCard is accepted unless they see visible proof. So, a window or door logo is an important tool, leading to increased traffic and higher sales.
The MasterCard Logo can lead to Increased Profits!
Customers tend to spend, on average, 16% more when they pay by MasterCard instead of paying by check. Another benefit that can come from displaying the MasterCard logo is the increased profitability that comes from reducing processing fees associated with paying by check. You can experience improved cash flow with MasterCard payment versus checks because card transactions are typically settled in 24 to 72 hours.
Accepting Discover Credit Cards
When you accept Discover Network, you are opening your doors to over 50 million loyal Cardholders. In addition, you position your business to take advantage of the exceptional growth in credit card usage and the increased volume of credit card purchases. In fact, people who shop with credit cards make more frequent and larger purchases than customers who use cash.