What is credit card processing and how can you choose a company that makes a difference?

As a small business owner, it is your responsibility to run your business. 

The last thing on your mind should be how you’re processing payments. However, credit card processing is an unfortunate reality of running a business and taking credit or debit card payments. Using a big credit card processing company can leave you feeling out of the loop and misinformed about what you’re actually paying. If you’re a business owner, you know that payment processing fees can be some of the largest hidden fees your business will face. 

Every day, we come into contact with small business owners who are frustrated with high fees and low transparency. The biggest favor you can do for yourself as a business owner is to be informed. Know how much revenue you’re processing and then what portion of that revenue is going towards fees. Next, find a processing company that reduces the fees you pay. And even better, one that helps and encourages you to give back to your community. Luckily, GratisGives™ has it all.

As a charitable initiative, GratisGives™ reduces the fees you already pay, and lets you turn a portion of savings from your new merchant account into tiny, effortless contributions for local non-profits – you keep the rest. As the merchant, all you need to do is choose the local non-profit(s) and the portion of your savings you would like to contribute. Your small contributions will get combined with others to make a big difference. Each year at the annual GratisGives™ charity event, each non-profit will receive a check that has combined all contributions.

Merchants of GratisGives™ say they love the program because it makes it so easy to give back to their local community. In the past, they have found that other factors such as timing, inconvenience, unexpected expenses, and cash flow have all gotten in the way. Many of our merchants have described GratisGives™ as a ‘no-brainer.’ You can help those in need without realizing you’re even doing it.

Currently, in Nevada, GratisGives™ is supporting a total of ten non-profits. In fact, last year, local business owners like you, contributed over $20,000 through GratisGives™ to our community.

For more information about which merchants are using the GratisGives™ program, visit (and don’t forget to like) our facebook page!

Save and Give. It’s a win-win