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AppNinjas (Swipe) Merchant Services 2023: Reviews & Complaints
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AppNinjas is the creator of a credit card processing app called “Swipe,” (formerly “iSwipe”) which provides merchants a virtual terminal similar to mobile phone payment processing apps like Square and Pay Anywhere. In fact, the company has actually been around longer than those 2 competitors.
AppNinjas Payment Processing
AppNinjas processing works through its app Swipe. It does not do direct processing itself. Swipe primarily processes mobile and wireless payments, though they do also offer a free card swiper.
Location & Ownership
Founded in 2009 by Bryan Kennedy and Zander Ford, AppNinjas was acquired by Inner Fence (one of its competitors) and Merchant Focus in 2010 as part of an apparent joint venture. The company is based in Dublin, Ohio, and is sponsored by HSBC Bank of Buffalo, New York, as its acquiring bank. John Waldron is the CEO of AppNinjas which is headquartered at 5555 Wall Street Dublin, OH.
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AppNinjas (Swipe) Customer Reviews
Here's What Their Clients Say
|Total Online Complaints||<10|
|Live Customer Support||Yes|
|Most Common Complaint||N/A|
Low Complaint Total
We have found no AppNinjas reviews filed online in other consumer forums and only two below this review (as of this update). One complainant did not describe specifically what the issue was, while the other client had a negative sales experience over the phone with AppNinjas. These incidents appear to be isolated and do not indicate a trend of poor support. If you have your own AppNinjas review to make, please do so in the comments below.
AppNinjas Lawsuits and Fines
We have not found any outstanding class-action lawsuits or FTC complaints filed against AppNinjas. Dissatisfied clients who wish to pursue a non-litigious course of action against the company should consider reporting it to the relevant supervisory organizations.
AppNinjas Customer Support Options
The company has a dedicated customer service phone number and appears to resolve complaints in a timely fashion. This level of support is consistent with our expectations of top-rated merchant accounts for great customer service. We have therefore assigned it an “A” rating in this category.
AppNinjas Customer Service Number
- (888) 364-6527 – Toll-Free Support
Other Support Options
- Customer support form
- Customer service email address at [email protected]
AppNinjas (Swipe) Online Ratings
Here's How They Rate Online
No Dedicated Profile
The Better Business Bureau does not have a profile for AppNinjas and it is unclear whether the company shares its profile with Merchant Focus. We therefore will not factor a BBB rating into this review.
AppNinjas (Swipe) Fees, Rates & Costs
A Closer Look at The Contract
|Monthly & Annual Fees||Yes|
Using a Third-Party Processor
AppNinjas allows businesses to use the app for a monthly fee of $25 (first terminal) or $9 (subsequent terminals) with their existing merchant services providers, but it’s unclear whether the app is fully compatible upon activation, or whether it would be better for businesses to simply use the mobile solutions offered by their existing processors.
For businesses that opt to use AppNinjas’ associated MerchantFocus account, the AppNinjas rates share more similarities with a traditional merchant account than they do with those of competitors like GoPayment and Square. First, the company charges a monthly fee of $25.00 which covers the company’s service fee and a third-party payment gateway fee that is supplied by Authorize.net. Next, the company has a three-tier rate model similar to the Qualified, Mid-Qualified, and Non-Qualified models found with traditional credit card processing.
The first tier applies to swiped debit cards (excluding AMEX) and runs between 1.59% to 2.89% plus $0.29 per transaction, but AppNinjas does not bundle the VISA “Dues & Assessment Fee” of 0.11% (0.10% for Discover and 0.11% to 0.13% for MasterCard) into the rate as most other processors do. This means that the effective rate is actually 1.70% for these transactions.
Other AppNinjas Fees
On the positive side, the company has no setup fees, no monthly minimums, no annual/PCI compliance fees, no cancellation fees, and a free card reader. Overall, Swipe’s pricing will cost less than an average merchant account but is slightly more expensive than the cheapest payment processing options available.
We also encourage readers to check out our list of the providers of the best merchant services.
AppNinjas (Swipe) Employee Reviews & Sales Tacitcs
Should You Work For Them?
|Uses Independent Resellers||No|
|Discloses All Important Terms||No|
Incomplete Rate Disclosure
The only strike against AppNinjas’ marketing and sales tactics is that the company does not disclose all of the processing rates on its website. In fact, we had to call the company to get a better understanding of the rates because they are quoted rather vaguely online (pricing is covered below). It was also difficult to find out which devices AppNinjas supports. In general, this does not compare favorably to our list of best credit card processors.
Few Sales Complaints
Aside from these issues, no deceptive advertising or marketing appears to be in use by the company, and there is only one AppNinjas review that accuses the AppNinjas sales team of unprofessional conduct (found in the comment section below this review). If you suspect that you have been deceived by an AppNinjas representative, we recommend seeking an independent statement audit to find and eliminate hidden fees.
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