Merchant Account Credit Card Processing
Merchant account credit card processing, more than anything, vastly increases the number of potential customers for any given business. The world is continually moving away from using paper currencies for all types of transactions, and many customers use credit cards exclusively with little cash on hand. Having a merchant account allows your business to access a wide array of untapped potential customer bases.
Aside from helping you reach more potential business by enabling your business to process credit cards, merchant accounts also help facilitate a greater variety of transactions. They make instant transactions possible from across the globe. With the advent of the internet and e-commerce, merchant accounts break down borders, shrink oceans, bypass language and cultural barriers, and translate international currencies. Credit cards are the universal language of customers.
This section of Cornerstone's website is designed to inform you about merchant accounts, get you an instant quote, prepare you to apply for an account online, and provide you with the actual online application.
Visit the Get the Facts page to answer any questions you might have about a Cornerstone merchant account. Go to Get an Instant Quote to receive a personalized rate quote from our account specialists within 24 hours. Peruse the What You Need page to prepare yourself and gather necessary materials to complete a free online application.
70% of all merchant accounts are set up incorrectly. Cornerstone Merchant Services will provide you with current, accurate merchant account information. Get the facts here and read about managing your cash flow with a merchant account and learn why improving business credibility and improving customer service are among the top reasons for obtaining a merchant account.
Want a quick ballpark rate estimate? Submit an instant merchant account quote request and our account specialists will produce a personalized rate estimate for you within 24 hours. Already have a merchant account with another provider? Send us a copy of their monthly invoice and we'll do everything we can to beat their rates.
Cornerstone's new online application system has made applying for a merchant account as simple, safe, and hassle-free as possible. To help make the process even simpler, here's a short list of a few things you may need to complete the application as quickly as possible.
- - Contact information for your business (e.g. Legal name, DBA name, physical and mailing addresses and phone numbers, fax numbers, website, email addresses, etc.)
- - Basic operations information (e.g. Federal tax ID #, average transaction amounts, estimated merchandise volume moved per month, etc.)
- - Applicant contact information (e.g. Name, address, phone, email, SSN, driver's license number, etc.)
Are you all set to apply? Access our online merchant account application here. Please fill in the responses to the best of your ability. Your privacy and security are of the utmost importance to us, therefore no sensitive information is stored online. After submitting the form, you must fax a voided check to 888-788-0414 to complete your application.
Once we've received all necessary materials, including a voided check, our secure account specialists will populate an official application on your behalf. This document will then be sent to you for your final approval before being submitted to our banks. Usually within just a few days we'll receive a response and move forward with the next steps in getting your business ready to accept credit cards.