Payment Processing For Digital Services

Digital services (SEO, SEM, Web Development, PPC, etc…)can be highly lucrative, but being able to accept payments is essential. Digital professionals have become a major part of the donline marketplace,  but they have a higher risk of running into problems with payment processing companies (looking at you PayPal).

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The Risks Of Merchant Accounts For Digital Services

For web design and SEO merchants, the purpose of their work is clear. These are individuals who not only help to build the most effective and engaging possible website, but to also help these websites unlock their full potential with a concept known as Search Engine Optimization. This is the practice of utilizing keywords and phrases in an organic fashion across several different aspects of the design of the website.

When these things are utilized by professionals such as yourself, the results for the website in question can be astonishing. Good SEO practices help businesses and others to show up prominently in search engine results.

Unfortunately, due to the highly challenging, multifaceted nature of this work, many who operate in this field find themselves struggling to work with payment processing companies. SEO and web design experts often complain that their accounts are being frozen or shut down altogether by companies like PayPal or Stripe.

Use our fast application to get a custom tailored merchant account that fits your needs.

How We Protect Digital Service Professionals

While it is possible to be extremely successful in this field, it is also true that SEO and web design merchants run into a larger-than-average volume of customer complaints. This is often simply a matter of the client wanting something that they simply are not getting with their current SEO/web design professional. It is not unreasonable for these relationships to run into complications, particularly when the client may not be certain of what they want from the merchant.

Regardless, SEO merchants generally have to give more refunds than many other types of merchants. Again, this is not necessarily a comment on the merchant themselves. It is simply the nature of the beast that these business relationships sometimes just don’t work out. The merchant gives the refund, and then they move on with their lives.

Yet things are not quite so simple. Because of the higher volume of refunds, there is also going to be a higher volume of chargebacks. These are charges that impact the payment processing company, and not the merchant in question. What this does however is create a situation in which the payment processing company sees these chargebacks as a red flag. They respond in turn by either freezing the account, or having it shut down altogether.

Dealing with this can be a considerable headache for any merchant. For SEO and web design experts, it can make operating as an independent contractor very difficult indeed. eMerchant Authority understands this better than anyone. It is the heart and soul of what we offer through our merchant accounts.

The Future of High-Risk Merchant Accounts

SEO and web design professionals have no choice but to be considered high-risk merchant accounts by companies like PayPal. Thankfully, you don’t have to accept this concept at face value.

At eMerchant Authority, we have built our reputation on meeting the needs of a wide array of merchants just like you. Our relationships to these lenders, underwriters, and payment processing companies will give us the ability to make sure you are able to operate without anxiety. We can show you how to meet the demands made to “high-risk” merchants such as yourself.

With this insight, and with everything our SEO/Web Design merchant account has to offer, your professional goals are going to receive the protection and professional insight they deserve.

Apply for an SEO Merchant Account Today

At eMerchant Authority, we genuinely want your search engine optimization business to succeed. This is why we get rid of the complexities that often characterize applicants related to merchant account for SEO. Also, since we specialize in serving high-risk businesses, you can trust us to provide you with a hassle-free and flexible account customized for your SEO business needs.

Setting up your website merchant account is easy as we don’t require you to enter into any long-term contracts or pay high setup fees.

And unlike most credit card processors, we don’t take advantage of you by charging exorbitant fees just because of the high-risk nature of your business type. We have open and flexible pricing plans that you can choose from according to your business needs.

To get started on your merchant account for website application, you’ll need:

  • Past business and personal financial statements
  • Your business address and location
  • Past payment processing history of your business
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Principal’s Identification documents
  • Voided check for the bank account where the credit card payments will be settled

Remember, providing these documents on time will help speed up the approval of your website merchant account application.

In addition to reviewing the application form, the underwriters will also check your business profile and website to see if it’s fully functional. They’ll also review chargeback ratios and your search engine optimization business bank statements to determine if you have enough money in your account to support your transaction volumes.

Notably, at eMerchant Authority our account managers work around the clock to ensure your SEO merchant account application is approved within 3 to 10 business days.

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eMerchant Authority prides itself in being a leader when it comes to the provision of merchant account solutions. We provide merchant account services for both low and high-risk businesses.
Our services are secure and reliable.

Besides, we understand just how financially difficult it is to become a business owner. This is why when you partner with us you also enjoy transparent pricing with no long-term contracts or hidden fees.
Whether you’re a startup or an established business, you can count on us to provide you with a perfect merchant service solution with the latest hardware and software tools such as Clover systems that are perfect for your retail payment needs.

And because customer satisfaction is what we aim for, we offer ongoing support to all our customers. Our 24/7 customer support team is always on call to answer your questions and attend to your needs.
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Here are other additional benefits that you receive when you apply for an internet merchant account with eMerchant Authority.

Merchant Processing

Merchant Account Experts

20+ Proven Bank Relationships
Medium/High-Risk Accounts
Fast Merchant Account Approval
E-Commerce & Retail Options
B2B Vendors Supported

Multiple Payment Processing

Multiple Payment Solutions

Multiple E-Commerce Gateways
Chargeback Prevention
ACH, E-Check, Credit Cards
B2B Level 2/3 Data Discounts
3D Secure Frictionless Checkout
Mobile Payments
EMV Readers

Merchant Processing Technology

Intuitive Technology & Support

Gateway Recurring Billing
E-Commerce Cart Plugins
International Merchant Accounts
Dedicated Account Managers