Advantage May 2014
From The Top
By Rob Basso
President, Advantage Payroll Services
Every business is unique, and so are their payment needs. In today’s times, you may need to offer your customers more payment options, such as debit or credit card payments and ACH transactions. Or maybe you already offer credit card acceptance but are looking to offer a larger suite of payment services, such as automated membership billing or escrow account management. Either way, it’s a great time to look at merchant services processing partners.
Advantage Payroll Services has partnered with Bluefin Payment Systems, leading provider of customized payment services that focuses on offering integrated solutions that increase your client acquisition and retention. Bluefin Payment Systems offers a suite of fully-loaded, PCI-DSS solutions that are low-cost and high-performance for merchants.
Today’s consumers want the convenience of spending where they want, when they want, and how they want. Two of the most popular payment methods today are credit cards and debit cards. These cards can be processed both at the retail point of a sale using a swipe device or a virtual terminal, or online using an Ecommerce website. Regardless of how the cards are processed, there is no denying the numerous benefits credit card and debit card acceptance brings to merchants. Getting started is quick and easy. Make sure to reach out to your customer service representative today for more information or for an application.
Q & A:
Who is Bluefin Payment Systems?
Advantage Payroll Services has partnered with Bluefin Payment Systems, the leading provider of secure payment processing solutions for U.S. and Canadian merchants, to provide Advantage Payroll clients a robust and convenient way to accept electronic payments. Bluefin specializes in providing secure payment solutions through their PayConex payment platform, offering debit/credit card acceptance, ACH processing, recurring billing and more – all backed by high-level security features such as tokenization and point-to-point encryption (P2PE).
What does Bluefin offer?
With a Bluefin merchant account, our clients get everything they need to start processing electronic payments today. Process transactions with the PayConex virtual terminal, which turns your PC into a payment device, process payments on your iOS tablet or phone with Bluefin’s QuickSwipe mobile solution, or choose from one of Bluefin’s encrypted point-of-sale (POS) retail terminals. All at some of the most competitive rates in the industry.
What makes Bluefin different than other payment companies?
Named as the 6th fastest growing company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine in 2012, Bluefin is the leader in integrated payment solutions. The company is a Participating Organization (PO) of the PCI Security Standards Council, and all products are designed with security and growth at the forefront.
And with Bluefin, you get direct support from the company’s sales and relationship teams. Bluefin prides itself on first-tier service, from processing your merchant account application, to helping you set up PayConex, to providing technical guidance on maximizing your payment features.
What are the costs to partner with Bluefin?
There is no set up fee, contract or additional fees to apply for a merchant account. Bluefin offers competitive rate plans that include assistance in attaining and managing PCI compliance.
How do Advantage Payroll members sign up?
Simply fill out our branded online inquiry form at https://www.bluefin.com/partners/advantagepayroll/ and a Bluefin representative will contact you to complete the application process.
And – as a special bonus – any Advantage Payroll client that is approved for a merchant account with Bluefin through May 31st, 2014, will receive a $50 Visa gift card!