Rules For Surcharging

Surcharge programs have been around for a while now. But because card processing is complicated and surcharge programs have strict rules, most businesses haven’t seriously looked into them.

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Surcharging Rules

Surcharge programs have been around for a while now. But because card processing is complicated and surcharge programs have strict rules, most businesses haven’t seriously looked into them.

Rule
Nadapayments
1

The merchant must be registered with the major card brands.

We’ll complete the registration for you.

2

The merchant must inform customers of surcharges on all credit card transactions.

Not only will we send you some spiffy signage, our terminal, mobile app, and virtual terminal automatically displays the surcharge on the receipt.

3

The credit card fee must not exceed 4% and the merchant cannot profit from the fee.

Our surcharge solution charges customers a 3.5% fee for credit card purchases. You don’t pay a dime of it yourself.

4

The credit card fee and product or service price must be processed together. The receipt must show the credit card fee as a separate line item.

Our surcharge solution automatically adds the credit card fee as a separate line item on receipts.

5

The merchant cannot apply a fee to debit cards.

Our surcharge program automatically detects if the card used is a credit card or debit card. If a debit card is used at the time of sale there will be no surcharge added to the transaction.

Nadapayments available in all over the USA

Nadapayments processes over $1 billion in transactions annually and serves thousands of large and small businesses across the U.S. just like yours.

Frequently ask questions

Are surcharge programs new?

Not really. Many small businesses in the U.S. have offered lower prices to customers willing to pay with cash for years. With Surcharging your just passing on the cost for accepting a credit card. Your customers always have a choice to pay with a debit card to avoid paying the credit card surcharge.

Is your surcharge program legal?

It is in 46 states. Surcharge programs require that businesses display a sign informing the customer at the point of sale that there is a 3.5% fee charged on all credit card transactions which they can avoid by paying with a debit card. We provide this signage for you to display.

I’ve never heard of this before. How does it work?

Credit card companies charge a fee each time a merchant processes a credit or debit card payment. Traditionally, the business owner pays this fee, not the customer. After signing up with Nadapayments, we’ll give you compliant signage and equipment to accept credit cards at no cost. You pay no fees at all to accept credit cards. If a customer pays with a debit card, our system will charge you a flat fee of 1% + 25 cents for each debit card transaction.

Will this reduce my monthly credit card processing bill to “nada”?

Absolutely. Your daily savings will speak for themselves. Your monthly statement will only contain debit card processing fees.

Will I lose business by making customers pay processing fees?

Businesses that follow the Nadapayments model have not reported any decline in sales. Customers are simply given more flexibility in their payment options. Cash and debit payments are not subject to any surcharges. If you market it properly, a surcharge program can play an important role in boosting your annual product sales while lowering your expenses.