Certain Pay Overview

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Founded By Heartland and Clearent Veterans

Launched in March 2019, Certain Pay (gocertainpay.com) is a merchant account provider that serves most standard-risk business types. The company’s founders were formerly employed by Heartland Payment Systems and Clearent, but Certain Pay does not disclose whether it is partnered with either of those companies.

Certain Pay Location and Ownership

Certain Pay does not provide the identity of its acquiring bank or its address for the public. Adam Niec is the founder of Certain Pay.

Certain Pay Review Table of Contents

  • Costs & Contract: Certain Pay offers variable contract terms depending on each merchant’s business type and processing history.
  • Complaints & Service: Certain Pay has received fewer than 10 public complaints.
  • BBB Rating: Certain Pay does not have a profile with the Better Business Bureau at this time.
  • Sales & Marketing: Certain Pay does not appear to hire independent sales agents and has not received any complaints about its sales practices.
  • Rates & Fees: How Merchants Got The Best Rates With Certain Pay

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Products & Services Offered

Types of Businesses Served

  • Retail
  • Mobile
  • E-Commerce

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Certain Pay Rates, Fees, and Costs

Key Points

Swiped Rate 1.00% - 4.99%
Keyed-In Rate 1.00% - 4.99%
Early Termination Fee Variable
PCI Compliance Fee Variable
Equipment Lease Terms Variable

Variable Contract Terms

There is no publicly available information about the standard Certain Pay contract, and we are unable to locate any merchant feedback that mentions specific fees or terms. As a very new company, it is possible that Certain Pay is still working out its basic pricing plan and is willing to customize its pricing for each merchant. It is also possible that it offers the standard Heartland or Clearent contract with some modification. Until Certain Pay provides its contract documentation or begins to generate public reviews, merchants are encouraged to diligently review all contractual documents.

No Red Flags

We are unable to locate any merchant complaints that mention excessive charges or unreasonable contract terms from Certain Pay. Merchants who are concerned about their bottom line are encouraged to compare Certain Pay’s pricing to that offered by the cheapest merchant accounts.

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Certain Pay Complaints & Customer Reviews

Key Points

Total Online Complaints <10
Live Customer Support No
Most Common Complaint N/A

No Public Complaints

We are unable to locate any negative Certain Pay reviews at this time, and there is no indication that the company is a ripoff or a scam. This clean complaint record is almost certainly a product of the company’s brief time in business. The company has received a large number of positive testimonials, but we do not give these much consideration because they can be easily purchased. It may be up to a year before reliable public feedback about Certain Pay begins to appear.

Certain Pay Lawsuits

We have not found any outstanding class-action lawsuits or FTC complaints filed against Certain Pay. Dissatisfied merchants who wish to pursue a non-litigious course of action against the company should consider reporting it to the relevant supervisory organizations.

Certain Pay Customer Support Options

Certain Pay does not list any customer support information on its website. This falls short of our expectations of the top-rated payment processors for great customer service.

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Certain Pay BBB Rating Summary

No Profile Available

The Better Business Bureau currently does not maintain a profile for Certain Pay. We therefore will not factor a BBB rating into this review.

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Truth In Marketing & Advertising

Key Points

Employs Independent Resellers Unknown
Advertises Deceptive Rates No
Discloses All Important Terms No

Inside Sales Team

Certain Pay currently appears to market its services exclusively with an in-house sales team, but it is possible that the company also hires or intends to hire independently contracted sales agents. We are unable to locate any Certain Pay complaints that accuse the company of nondisclosure or misrepresentation. If you suspect that Certain Pay is overcharging you, then you can double-check your monthly bill with a third-party statement audit.

No Misleading Quotes

Certain Pay does not post any misleading rate quotes or unrealistic guarantees on its website. Although the company is still very new, it does not appear to be engaging in the deceptive tactics that are typical of the industry.

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Our Opinion of Certain Pay

No Rating Assigned For Now

We are withholding an overall rating for Certain Pay at this time due to the very small amount of time that the company has been operating. There are no major red flags regarding the company’s sales approach or contract terms, but merchants will want to review all contractual documentation carefully before signing up. We will adjust our rating as more information becomes available. For now, merchants are encouraged to compare Certain Pay’s contract terms to those offered by the top-rated overall merchant accounts.

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