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For businesses with high revenue stream.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequently viewed FAQs


What is ACH processing?

ACH processing is a method of electronic payment where funds are transferred between accounts. ACH stands for the Automated Clearing House. ACH processing can also be referred to as EFT, or electronic funds transfer.


How is ACH different from an eCheck?

ACH processing is very similar to eChecks, or electronic checks. In ACH processing, funds are transferred from one bank account to another via either debit or credit. An eCheck is simply the electronic method of payment via a check in a one-time method. Both processes utilize routing and account numbers.


What can I use ACH processing for?

ACH processing is great for recurring payments, such as memberships, billing and subscriptions. ACH is used in many industries, including healthcare, government, utility providers and property management. Gyms and other programs that require dues often find ACH processing to be especially helpful. Can I process only ACH transactions and not credit cards? Certainly, you can. You are able to set up a merchant account only for ACH processing, just as you can with eChecks.


What are the costs for processing payments?

ACH processing costs just 30¢ per transaction. Feel free to stop by our Pricing page for more information or contact us at 1-844-761-6119 and sales@payaffordable.com

What is a merchant account?

A merchant account is a special account designed specifically for processing electronic payments, such as credit/debit cards and eChecks.


Why should I set up a merchant account?

Any merchant who wants to accept payments electronically, including both credit cards and ACH, must establish a merchant account. Accepting credit cards makes shopping more convenient for customers and allows them to make purchases more efficiently and securely. Businesses that accept credit cards gain credibility and can instantly verify payments to eliminate the risk of bad transactions.


How do I get started?

Simply choose a package here. You can also reach out to us to get the ball rolling. Call us at 1-844-761-6119 and sales@payaffordable.com.


How soon can I start processing payments?

Once your merchant account has been approved and enrolled, you can begin processing payments immediately.


How long will it take for my application to be approved?

Most applications receive approval within 3-5 business days.


What are the costs for processing payments?

We’re glad you asked! We have two packages for credit card processing, Starter and Merchant+. We can also implement a custom Enterprise package for merchants with larger volumes. Feel free to stop by our Pricing page for more information. Don’t hesitate to give us a shout if you still have questions. Reach us at 1-844-761-6119 and sales@payaffordable.com.


Can I use my current credit card terminal?

Most likely. PayAffordableworks with many pre-existing POS terminals. In the rare instance we cannot make it work, we will do everything we can to find you a great device that fits your needs and is competitively priced.


What types of credit cards can I accept?

You can accept all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners and JCB.


What is EMV smart chip technology?

EMV chip cards contain embedded microprocessors that provide additional security features, as well as other application capabilities that are not possible with traditional magnetic stripe cards.


When will the funds settle into my bank account?

Funds will appear in your bank account within 2 business days.


Are the authorizations provided in real-time?

You bet. Authorizations happen instantly.


Can the funds be deposited into any bank account?

Funds will be deposited into any business banking account.


What is a chargeback?

A credit card chargeback is a dispute that a cardholder has filed with the card-issuing bank.


What businesses do you work with?

PayAffordable works with businesses and organization of all sizes.


How safe and secure is Payaffordable?

PayAffordable is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and integrity of your customers’ information by providing the highest levels of security. We are certified as fully compliant with the PCI DSS. The PCI DSS covers 12 major categories of information security, including network design, data storage, intrusion monitoring and the use of security-aware IT policies. Our compliance meets and exceeds these industry standards as an integral part of our commitment to end-to-end security. For more information about PCI compliance, stop by our PCI page.


Can a merchant outside of the U.S. sign up?

We accept merchant account applications for businesses owned by U.S. or Canadian citizens or public companies with a U.S. or Canadian presence.


How safe and secure is PayAffordable.?

Check out-You can use Checkout for free with any PayAffordable merchant account. That’s a super deal.

What is an eCheck?

An eCheck is an electronic check. This allows customers to pay by check using the same routing and account numbers found on a traditional paper check. The payment is processed electronically using the ACH network.


Can I just accept eChecks and not credit cards?

Of course! You can set up a merchant account with payAffordable for any type or combination of payments. For powerful protection against returned items, we also offer comprehensive fraud prevention products like PayAffordable Verify and Check Recovery for eCheck and ACH processing.


Can I continue to use my current merchant service provider and just use your services for eChecks?

Yes, we can set up a merchant account for your business to accept eCheck transactions while you continue to use your existing merchant service provider.


What are the costs for processing payments?

eChecks are included with any of our packages. With our Starter package, ACH/eCheck processing only costs 30¢ a transaction. To learn more about the Select+ interchange plus rates, give us a shout. Feel free to stop by our Pricing page for more information or contact us at 1-844-761-6119 and sales@payaffordable.com


Do you process consumer and business checks?

Yes, PayAffordableprocesses most consumer and business checks.


Do you offer same day settlement?

We sure do.


Do you know if the funds are available when processing an eCheck?

In most instances, you will know if funds are available within 2 days after processing an eCheck. When will I be notified that the funds have been successfully withdrawn from my customer’s bank account? You will be notified within 1-2 days after the transaction is processed.


How and when will I be notified if an item is returned?

You will be notified via email within 1-2 days after the transaction is processed of any returned items.


Do you guarantee checks?

We do not guarantee checks. However, we do offer Payaffordable Verify. This powerful product can decrease NSF items by up to 50%, and it costs less than guarantee services.


Can I accept credit and debit cards?

Yep! You can process both credit and debit cards with our mobile card reader.


Can I accept electronic checks?

Yes, feel free to accept eChecks.


What are the costs for processing payments?

Check out our Pricing page for our simple, straightforward pricing. Still have questions? Chat live with a sales representative, call us at 1-844-761-6119 and sales@payaffordable.com.


Do you guarantee checks?

We do not guarantee checks. However, we do offer PayAffordable Verify. This powerful product can decrease NSF items by up to 50%, and it costs less than guarantee services.

Do I need a PayAffordablemerchant account to use PayAffordable Verify?

You will need a merchant account with us, but it doesn’t require credit card or ACH processing. All you need to do is apply, and we’ll set one up once you’re approved.


Can I use PayAffordable Verify on paper checks?

You sure can. PayAffordableVerify can verify bank account numbers before you accept a paper check.


Do I need any special equipment?

Absolutely not. PayAffordableVerify uses our web-based Virtual Terminal, which requires nothing but an internet connection.


Is PayAffordable Verify a guarantee service?

PayAffordableis not a guarantee service. However, this powerful product can decrease NSF items by up to 50%, and it costs less than guarantee services. PayAffordable Verify provides you with an informed decision on the bank account information and its probability to clear transactions, but it won’t cover the face value like a guarantee service does.


How much does PayAffordable Verify cost?

You can add PayAffordableto an existing merchant account (or use it as a stand-alone product) for just 30¢ per transaction.

Do I need a PayAffordablemerchant account to use Checkout?

Yes, you will need one. But it’s easy to get! Simply cruise over to our pricing page to get started.


What if I already have a merchant account somewhere else, can I add Checkout to it?

As long as we are certified with the provider, it’s no problem at all. We’re certified with First Data Nashville, Global East, Elavon, TSYS and Vantiv.


How much does Checkout cost?

You can use Checkout for free with any PayAffordablemerchant account. That’s a super deal.


Can Checkout be used at the point of sale (POS)?

Checkout excels at eCommerce. But you can integrate Checkout with your POS system. Just ask, and we’ll help you get it rolling.


Can Checkout help with PCI compliance?

You bet. Checkout loves to help reduce your scope.

Do I need a PayAffordable merchant account to use Direct Recovery?

You sure do. Submit an application for Direct Recovery, and we’ll set one up once you’re approved.


How much does Direct Recovery cost?

You can use Direct Recovery for free. It’s offered to PayAffordablemerchants at absolutely no cost.


Do I need both PayAffordableVerify and Direct Recovery?

For even more check protection, you can bundle the two together.PayAffordable Verify validates the bank account information at the point of capture, while Direct Recovery will attempt to re-collect items returned due to non-sufficient funds (NSF). Since Direct Recovery can be added at no extra cost, it certainly doesn’t hurt to have both in your back pocket. However, you can always opt for just one separately. We don’t mind!


How long does it take to recover an NSF item?

It varies. You’re allowed a total of three presentments to the bank. The first time, when it is returned due to NSF, counts as one. The other two presentments will be intelligently chosen using Direct Recovery’s smart re-presentment logic, which ups your odds of success compared to random presentments. While not set in stone, these two presentments are typically completed within a two-week time period.


What happens if the NSF item is not recovered?

If an item is not successfully recovered with Direct Recovery, it will be voided in the ACH processing system. If you still want to collect it, you’ll have to use another collection process or service. Can I attempt to collect on an old check that was returned due to NSF? Checks over 180 days old are not eligible for collection, but you can try with checks that fall before this cut-off.

What is a virtual terminal?

A virtual terminal is an online platform for processing electronic payments, credit cards and all verification services. It also allows you to manually enter transactions that are processed by phone or by mail, and it includes extensive reporting and functionality to help you manage your transactions.


How many users can the Virtual Terminal support?

Each Virtual Terminal account comes standard with system administration capabilities. You can set up an unlimited number of users, each with their own limits for security, access and transaction processing. Users can log into the system from multiple locations worldwide, or they can be locked down to a single location.


Is it a requirement to have a special operating system or browser to use the Virtual Terminal?

Nope. You don’t have to use any certain browser or operating system to utilize the Virtual Terminal.


How long do users remain logged into the Virtual Terminal?

To comply with PCI standards, the Virtual Terminal will log users out after 7 minutes of inactive use.


Does the Virtual Terminal work with any type of hardware to swipe credit cards or enter checks? The Virtual Terminal works with MagTek card readers and VeriFone check readers.


Does the Virtual Terminal support printers? If so, what type?

Receipts can be printed to any laser printer that is connected to your PC. Additionally, we support the Star TSP100 POS Printer.


Does every user have access to all of the functionality of the Virtual Terminal, or can certain levels of security be set up?

Each user can be assigned different limits for security, access and transaction processing.


Can I export reports? If so, what formats are available?

You bet you can. Our real-time reports can be exported to PDF, Word, Excel, CSV and a variety of other formats. All report data is encrypted and stored at PayAffordable state-of-the-art data center.


How long is the data in the Virtual Terminal available to our office?

There is no expiration date on your data. Feel free to access it whenever you like.


Can I rebrand the Virtual Terminal?

Yes, we offer a private label option for merchants who desire a branded solution.


Does the Virtual Terminal allow me to schedule a payment?

Of course! You can process a single payment one time or set up recurring payments. Our recurring billing solution works with credit cards, debit cards and ACH/eCheck transactions. Scheduling automatic payments can save you time and money, lower your risk and boost profits and customer loyalty.


How do I view my account information?

The Virtual Terminal allows you to easily view your account information. Simply sign on.


How will my company name appear on my customer’s bill?

Your “doing business as” (DBA) name will appear on your customer’s bill, along with your business telephone number. There is space for up to 25 characters on a customer’s bill.


What are the costs for processing payments?

Check out ourPricing page for our simple, straightforward pricing. Still have questions? Chat live with a sales representative, call us at 1-844-761-6119 and sales@payaffordable.com.

What is a payment gateway?

A payment gateway is a secure portal that connects to your company’s online shopping cart or terminal. It transmits customer payment information to the payment processor for authorization and settlement. All Internet merchant accounts require a secure payment gateway in order to process transactions. payaffordable Payment Gateway supports single transactions and recurring billing functions, allowing merchants to process sales (debits), refunds (credits), authorizations, funds capturing and verification..


How can I use your gateway with my business software?

Our payment gateway is compatible with most existing platforms. Our outstanding integration team would be happy to work with you and help identify the most effective integration path for your business.


If I have a current merchant service provider, can I still use your services and how?

You sure can. We’re certified to work with several processing networks: TSYS, Elavon, First Data-Nashville, Global East, and Vantiv. Your business will have access to all of our services regardless of the processor you have chosen. Our system will communicate with your current provider to authorize transactions, and our insightful reports will provide you with the details of all processed transactions.


Is your gateway PCI compliant?

Yes, our gateway is Level 1 PCI compliant. For more information on PCI compliance, visit our PCI page.


Does your gateway offer reporting and, if so, what types of reports can you provide?

Yes, we offer a comprehensive suite of reports through our Virtual Terminal. Report data is automatically updated in real-time for instant payment intelligence. All data is stored at our secure data center. Reports can be exported into a variety of formats, including PDF, Word, Excel and CSV.


What additional services does your gateway provide, i.e. web services, batch processing, tokenization, etc.?

We provide all processing services including single/recurring transactions, batch processing, tokenization, processing via the use of web services and much more.


How can I view your documentation?

Give us a call 1-844-761-6119 and sales@payaffordable.com..


Does your payment gateway offer fraud protection to help avoid chargebacks?

Yes, we utilize CVV and CVV2 settings, as well as address verification, to help assist with reducing chargebacks.


What are the costs for processing payments?

Check out our Pricing page for our simple, straightforward pricing. Still have questions? Chat live with a sales representative, call us at 1-844-761-6119 and sales@payaffordable.com.