Best Membership-Based Merchant Account Providers

One of the nice things about running a membership- or subscription-based business is the relative predictability: amount of revenues can be counted on each month to offset amount of expenses. But this dependable payment stream comes with a specific set of payment processing needs, including customer relationship management, recurring billing, secure data storage, and multichannel payment acceptance. Of course, it’s also nice to keep costs as low as possible.

When it comes to these particular criteria, certain credit card processors are better options than others. That’s why we’ve put together the following list of the best merchant account providers for subscription and membership businesses. The providers on this list are able to provide recurring billing options, e-commerce solutions, secure customer data storage, and other useful services for a reasonable cost. More importantly, though, they all consistently receive positive feedback from merchants and third-party reviewers. In order to make sure you get the best deal, be sure to contact several providers on this list and compare their features and pricing.

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  • Omar Nieves

    the information above is what I’ve been looking for as I have a startup ILS company in its infancy. Thank you!

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Phillip Parker is the creator and author behind this website. He has over 15 years of experience in the credit card processing industry as a journalist, consultant, and former merchant account sales professional. He started this project as a blog to expose merchant services providers that engage in predatory business practices, such as deceptive marketing, misleading pricing, and high-pressure sales tactics. His goal is to help business owners find merchant account providers who serve their industry well while offering fair rates with no junk fees and no long-term commitments.

Phillip has researched over 1,000 payment processors and been quoted in numerous high-profile publications, including the Los Angeles Time, INC Magazine, The Atlantic, and the Miami Herald among others.

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