|Sales & Marketing|
|Costs & Contract|
|Complaints & Service|
Primary Merchant Solutions (primaryms.com) is a merchant account provider that also goes by the name of “Merchant on the Move.” “Merchant on the Move” appears to refer to a software product offered by the company as well as an alternate business name. Primary Merchant Solutions is a registered ISO/MSP of Synovus Bank in Columbus, Georgia. The company’s website does not appear to provide any information about its time in business, its processing network, or its location, but Anthony Salvaggio is listed as the CEO of Primary Merchant Solutions.
|Primary Merchant Products and Services||Industries Served|
|Key Points – Sales & Marketing|
|Uses independent resellers?||No|
|Promotes deceptive rate quotes?||No|
|Discloses all important terms?||No|
Primary Merchant Solutions appears to rely on affiliate programs, referrals, and resellers to market its services. Although it is unclear at this time whether the company employs independent sales agents, we are currently unable to locate any negative Primary Merchant Solutions reviews that accuse the company’s sales team of unethical behavior. Primary Merchant Solutions also does not appear to engage in any deceptive advertising strategies in its official materials.
|Key Points – Costs & Contract Terms|
|PCI compliance fee:||$99/year|
There is very little publicly available information about the standard Primary Merchant Solutions contract. The Merchant on the Move website currently advertises a rate of 1.69% per swiped transaction and 2.2% plus $0.30 per keyed transaction with a flat monthly fee of $24.95, but it’s unclear whether this pricing is standard for all Primary Merchant Solutions accounts. The company is likely a reseller of a much larger processor, but the identity of this processor is currently unknown. The total lack of complaints about the company’s contract terms leads us to believe that most of its clients are satisfied with their service. If you have any knowledge of the standard Primary Merchant Solutions contract (including early termination fees, PCI compliance fees, and service length), please leave that information in the comment section of this review.
|Key Points – Complaints & Service|
|Live customer support:||No|
|Most common complaint:||N/A|
We are currently unable to locate any Primary Merchant Solutions reviews that accuse the company of being a ripoff or a scam. The company’s Merchant on the Move service has multiple positive reviews in the Google app store, but this may not accurately reflect the quality of its merchant services contract and service. The complete absence of any complaints about the company suggests that it employs a proactive and available customer service team. Although Primary Merchant Solutions primarily offers customer support through an email form on its website, this line of communication appears to provide adequate service to its clients.
As of this review, Primary Merchant Solutions is not listed with the Better Business Bureau. Given the fact that it has no BBB rating and we do not have a great deal of information about its contract or complaint history, we will not factor a BBB profile into the company’s rating at this time.
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This review was originally published on 3/26/13 and was last updated on 4/27/15.
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