GDpay Overview

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Partnered with Several Processors

Short for Global Data Payments, GDpay is a small, family-owned merchant account provider that appears to have been founded in either 2006 or 2010. The company claims to be partnered with First Data, First American Payment Systems, and TSYS for its backend processing. The company also advertises an interchange-plus pricing model.

Across different merchant review forums, GDpay has nearly unanimous positive reviews. The company has hundreds of reviews online, with less than a handful of those being negative. Furthermore, the GDpay website provides merchants with a range of useful tools and information explaining important terms and concepts relevant to merchant services. That customer-focused approach is further demonstrated by the company’s patented tokenization and encryption technology which provides payment platforms with enhanced security to protect both confidential customer and merchant data.

GDPay Location and Ownership

GDpay is a registered ISO/MSP of CardConnect, of Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio, and of Synovus Bank, USA, Columbus, Georgia. Its headquarters at 1729 Clarkson St, Denver, CO. Craig and Kevin Yox are listed as the managing directors of GDpay.

GDpay Review Table of Contents

  • Costs & Contract: GDpay offers four standard contracts of varying lengths with no early termination fees.
  • Complaints & Service: GDpay has received fewer than 10 public complaints.
  • BBB Rating: GDpay has an “A+” rating with the Better Business Bureau and has received 0 complaints in the past 3 years.
  • Sales & Marketing: GDpay does not appear to hire independent sales representatives and has not received any complaints about its sales practices.
  • Rates & Fees: How Merchants Got The Best Rates With GDpay
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Products & Services Offered

Types of Businesses Served

  • Retail
  • E-commerce
  • MOTO
  • Restaurant
  • B2B
  • Non-profit

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GDpay Rates, Fees, and Costs

Key Points

Swiped Rate Interchange-Plus
Keyed-in Rate Interchange-Plus
Virtual Terminal Fee Interchange-Plus
Payment Gateway Fee Undisclosed
Set Up Fee $49.95
Monthly Account Fee $6.95
Statement Fee $9.95 Per Month
Gateway Fee $25.95 Per Month
Annual Membership Fee $49.95
Early Termination Fee None
PCI Compliance Fee Variable
Equipment Lease Terms 60 Month (locked)

Multiple Contracts Available

GDpay offers 2 standard contracts through First Data and another through TSYS and First American Payment Systems. The available pricing details of each contract vary, but none of them include an early termination fee.

Five-Year Term Through First Data

GDPay’s first contract through First Data (available here and here) is a five-year agreement with a $49.95 setup fee, a $24.95 monthly gateway fee, and a built-in agreement for a non-cancellable equipment lease. The leasing agreement may not apply if merchants do not request equipment through GDpay, and we recommend that merchants do not sign any equipment lease terms if they can afford to purchase a terminal outright.

Three-Year Term Through First Data

GDpay’s second contract through First Data (available here and here) is a three-year agreement with an annual PCI compliance fee of $49.95 and a monthly statement fee of $9.95. This agreement does not include a built-in equipment lease, but merchants should still ensure that they are not party to any lease agreements found in a separate document.

TSYS and First American Payment System Contracts

GDpay’s contract through TSYS (available here and here) is a five-year agreement with no early termination fee unless the merchant is based in Arkansas, in which case a $50 termination fee applies. This is the only GDpay contract that includes a cancellation fee. GDpay’s contract through First American Payment Systems (available here) is a three-year agreement with an annual membership fee of $49.95 and a monthly account fee of $6.95.

Virtual Terminal and Payment Gateway Pricing

In addition to its storefront payment processing services, GDPay also dedicates a portion of its website that advertises its virtual terminal and payment gateway services, called CardPointe Pay. However, pricing on either of those services is not disclosed. Additional rates and fees, including gateway fees, technical support fees, batch fees, and additional transaction rates typically apply to these e-commerce services.

No Cancellation Fees

Overall, GDpay’s five-year contract terms are longer than industry averages, but the fact that the company doesn’t charge termination fees makes this a non-issue. The fees listed above are not comprehensive, so merchants should be sure to read their finalized contracts before signing. GDpay earns an “A” rating in this section due to a lack of complaints about its contract terms and the fact that it does not charge early termination fees. Merchants should still compare all of GDpay’s various terms to those of cheap merchant account providers.

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GDpay Complaints & Customer Reviews

Key Points

Total Online Complaints <10
Live Customer Support Yes
Most Common Complaint N/A

Low Complaint Total

We are able to locate just 2 negative reviews about GDpay, and this review does not describe the company as a ripoff or a scam. Each complaint is in the comment section below this review, this lone complaint mentions a $700 fee charged upon cancellation of an account. This is a rather large early termination fee, but the complainant does not provide the context for why it might have been charged. Given the lack of other complaints about the company, we are inclined to assume that the majority of GDpay’s merchants are satisfied with the overall service they receive.

GDpay Customer Lawsuits

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

GDpay Customer Support Options

The company’s website includes an extensive list of support numbers, an FAQ section, and a glossary for merchants. These support options are close to what we expect of top-rated payment processors for great customer service.

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GDpay BBB Rating Summary

Key Points - BBB

Product & Service Complaints 0
Billing & Collection Complaints 0
Advertising & Sales Complaints 0
Guarantee & Warranty Complaints 0
Delivery Complaints 0

Clean Complaint Record

The Better Business Bureau currently maintains a profile for GDpay under the name Global Data Payments. The profile is showing an “A+” rating with 0 complaints filed since the profile’s creation in 2016.

An “A” Performance

Since the BBB has not attributed a score to GDpay, this review will exclude this section from our overall rating. However, merchants should be aware that there are valid reasons to be skeptical of the BBB’s grades.

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Truth In Marketing & Advertising

Key Points

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

No Sales Issues

GDpay appears to primarily market its services through an affiliate program and via traditional channels. There is no indication at this time that the company employs independent sales agents, and we’ve found no GDpay complaints that describe deceptive tactics by GDpay sales agents.

No Deceptive Rates

GDpay also does not promote misleading rate quotes on its website. In fact, GDpay’s website includes sales copy that educates merchants on the benefits of Interchange-plus pricing, which is the most transparent rate structure available. This level of disclosure is uncommon among providers and has earned GDpay an “A” rating in this category. That said, if you suspect that GDpay has snuck hidden fees into your contract, we recommend seeking a third-party statement audit.

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Our Opinion of GDpay

Solid Option for Most Businesses

GDpay rates as a reliable merchant services provider according to all available information. The company appears to be committed to transparent pricing and quality customer service, but its standard contract terms may include multiyear agreements and early termination fees. Merchants are encouraged to read their agreements carefully, to negotiate fees when possible, and to compare GDpay’s offerings to those of top-rated credit card processors. Our rating for the company may change as the BBB’s GDpay profile matures.

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2 Reviews Leave Your Review for GDpay Below

  1. Sydney says:

    This company cannot be trusted. The owner has a hard time with paying others and will chisel every dime out of you. A lying snake. Not to be trusted.

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  2. Daming wang says:

    This company is no credit., which stole $700 from my bank account after I fulfilled my three years contracts with it. It refuses to issue me cancelation letters even after it stole my money, as the sales man, Mr. Ray stole many time from my bank account.
    Please be very careful,, never use this company.

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