Few states are as delightful as Michigan. It is literally the “Water Wonderland” – bordering four of the five freshwater seas known as the Great Lakes while cradling around 11,000 smaller lakes inside. Most of the popular towns to visit only have a few hundred to a few thousand residents, but those numbers swell immensely in the summer months as visitors come from all over the United States to marvel at the Mitten State’s boundless beauty and frolic along its shorelines. Tourists make for the timeless resorts such as Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City. Those looking to enjoy the more natural areas along the coastline can visit the Grand Traverse Bay or the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Grand Rapids combines both lovely green spaces and modern-day attractions for grown-ups such as brewery tours. The state’s largest city, Detroit, is awash in visitors checking out its impressive zoo, art museums, and historical sites such as Hitsville, U.S.A. University of Michigan fans flood Ann Arbor to view Michigan Stadium, the university’s Museum of Natural History, and Museum of Art. The state is also home to Holland – a veritable ride through the Dutch countryside including a picturesque lighthouse, fields of tulips, and a traditional windmill known as De Zwaan.
Michigan’s merchants should be all smiles from this news – having more customers usually means higher profits. This is not the case for some businesses, however. Their bank accounts remain low due to the effects of bad credit card processing. Sure – they have the card services and credit card swipe machines that tourists look for, but they are paying too much for transactions, enduring stinging cuts from hidden fees, and have exceedingly long waiting periods to sit through before they can access their funds. They are consistently short on money to pay their bills – even when business is booming. For many merchants, receiving this kind of treatment from their credit card processing company is not just toxic – it can be fatal for their businesses, and that prospect is enough to cast gloom on anyone’s sunny day.
Charge.com is one credit card processor that aims to keep its clients grinning by offering great services and the most affordable rates in the industry. Many businesses pay as little as 0.25% for credit card processing, and only $0.15 for each transaction. There are never any hidden fees to pay at Charge.com – all costs are clearly listed at the time a merchant account is opened. Clients are also in total control of their money at Charge.com. That means they can start processing credit card payments 24-48 hours after starting their accounts, have all remittance transactions happen in real-time, and access the funds that have accrued within a few days – not a few weeks. Charge.com also has a completely free application process, free technology with expert set-up, and free technical support available to clients 24/7/365. It is – online or in-store – payment processing at its best, and it is all courtesy of Charge.com.