UPDATE 1/18/2019: GoDaddy no longer offers a bundled merchant account through First Data. Instead, the company requires its users to set up an account through Stripe, PayPal, or Dwolla. Merchants should therefore consult our reviews of those companies for up-to-date information on pricing and service. We will stop updating this review for now, but we will update it if GoDaddy revives its in-house payment processing service.
Go Daddy (godaddy.com) is a privately owned domain registrar that provides web hosting and e-commerce software and services. It is the largest provider of its kind. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Go Daddy has been in business since 1997 but has only offered merchant accounts for online businesses since January 2013. The company was originally partnered with First Data and Frontstream to provide merchant accounts, but it then shifted to setting its users up with PayPal Here (mobile processing), Stripe (e-commerce processing), and Dwolla (ACH processing) through its “Get Paid” program. Currently, the company strongly downplays its credit card processing options, with the only mentions of this service on the Go Daddy website found in the support sections for its online shopping cart. Go Daddy’s corporate headquarters are located at 14455 N. Hayden Road #226, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260, and Blake Irving is listed as the company’s CEO. Go Daddy is also often referred to as “GoDaddy” (one word) despite its official name being “Go Daddy.”
- Sales & Marketing: Go Daddy Merchant Services no longer actively promotes its merchant services product.
- Costs & Contract: Go Daddy Merchant Services has offered a one-year contract through First Data as well as simple integrations with PayPal, Stripe, and Authorize.net.
- Complaints & Service: Go Daddy Merchant Services has received fewer than 10 public complaints.
- BBB Rating: Go Daddy has an “A+” rating with the Better Business Bureau and has received 1,157 complaints in the past three years.
- Rates & Fees: How Merchants Got The Best Rates With Go Daddy Merchant Services