Batch Fee Definition

Merchant Account Batch Fee Explained:

What is a Batch Fee? A “batch” is the total dollar amount of credit card sales charged in a single business day that will be deposited into a business owner’s checking account. Instead of business owners getting a deposit for every credit card sale, the sales are “batched” together into one overall deposit. Batch amounts are typically transferred and deposited within 48 hours. Generally, merchants must settle batches manually but some credit card systems can automatically settle daily batches at preset intervals. Typically, batches must be settled every 24 hours or else all the transactions of the batch will be charged the maximum transaction fees no matter which pricing tier each transaction fell into originally. Batch fees usually cost around 15 – 25 cents per batch and vary by processor. Other known name variations for “Batch Fee” are: Batch Capture Fee, Batch Header Fee, Batch Settlement Fee or Daily Closeout Fee.

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