Self-storage facilities may not be technically pretty, but they serve a very important purpose. Without them, people would have to live in houses crammed to the rafters with old furniture, sports gear, artwork, and memorabilia. Thanks to those self-storage units, people can live in a house free of defunct technology and VHS tapes – a home devoid of musty old rugs, boxes of old CDs, and mattresses inherited from Grandma. It is true – folks need self-storage facilities to shutter up all their clutter, but what do self-storage places need?
Like all other business ventures, self-storage facilities are in need of good merchant credit card processing. Many of them struggle to get it, because they often encounter difficulty obtaining the merchant accounts necessary to do online payment processing. The credit card processing companies that manage such accounts can deny them to merchants for a wide variety of reasons including bad credit, doing trade internationally, or even just being a new business – period. In the case of self-storage facilities, a lot of processors consider them to be high risk ventures due to the frequencies of customer chargebacks and unit abandonment. If a processor does open a merchant account for a self-storage business, it often comes with restrictions. The business will probably not get its own account, for example. Instead, it will have to run all of its payments through the processor’s own merchant account, and pay outrageous fees for the privilege of doing so. In addition to the fees, the processor can place a hold on the business’s funds, and sit on them for a while before distributing them. This is hardly efficient or helpful.
Self-storage facilities have a friend in Charge.com, however, and this processor is dedicated to helping businesses that have been thrown into a high risk category get the credit card merchant services they need. The application process is free, easy, and quick on approval. Once a business has gained approval, it receives its own private account for payment processing at some of the lowest rates around. Charge.com’s clients pay as low as 0.25% for credit card processing, and as little as $0.15 for each transaction that is processed. The business can start performing transactions on their account 24-48 hours after it receives approval, and without a processor on it as a third party, there are no onerous, unexplained holds for the business to wait out. Other Charge.com benefits include the following:
- Better information security
- Real-time payment processing
- Instant transaction approval
- FDIC Insured accounts
- High risk merchant accounts readily available
- Domestic and international accounts available
- Free software set up, credit card readers, and technical support 24/7
- Great market exposure for small and independent businesses
Self-storage facilities are a practical and useful way for people to stow the things they are just not ready to part with. That does not mean that the businesses should have to put up with payment processing solutions from long ago. Now, they can use Charge.com and stick their old payment processors up on a shelf.