FAQ's about PC Verifier, our flagship Swiped credit card solution for PC's

Pocket Verifier Professional

Below you will find a list Frequently Asked Questions regarding the PC Verifier / Transaction Central. For more information on any of these topics, simply click on it. You can also print these FAQs by clicking on the "print this page" text located on the right.

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List of FAQs
What are PC Verifier and Transaction Central?
Why would I want to accept credit cards?
What is your Pre-Approved Merchant Account?
Will I be approved?
What about High Risk Businesses?
Can I sign up without a business checking account?
Can I sign up without a business name?
I just opened (or am going to open) a checking account. Can I use my temporary checks?
What does the $24.95 monthly fee include?
Is this real, Why do others charge $200 to $500 to set up a Merchant Account?
I already have a merchant account, can I just use it for Pocket Verifier Professional?
What credit cards can I accept with this system?
Now that I have signed up, what happens?
When do I receive my money?

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What are PC Verifier and Transaction Central?

PC Verifier is our Merchant Terminal application. It uses Transaction Central, a web-based Merchant Terminal Program that uses your Internet connection to authorize and transfer funds. Transaction Central allows you to accept electronic checks as well, saving trips to the bank, and long delays waiting for the mail. All of your transactions are stored, giving you unparalleled reporting and retrieval options. Because it is a web-based application, it is inherently multi user, allowing you to use as many of your internet connected computers as merchant terminals as you want!

Transaction Central can also accept payments from your web site! We have a document, entitled "Transaction Central Interface Guide" that details how to accept transactions on your web site, and post them to our transaction servers (programming knowledge of ASP or CGI required). In this way, you can maintain the look and feel of your site, while obtaining secure, fast credit card transactions for your users! There are NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES to use this feature of Transaction Central.

Bundled with a pre-approved, flat-rate merchant account, with a low, fixed price, and zero up-front costs, this package is truly a complete solution for the businessperson who wants to increase their business by accepting credit cards.

Why would I want to accept credit cards?

For any business, credit cards give your customers time to pay, and funds to pay with. They allow impulse purchasing, and credit customers tend to purchase more premium items/brands, or larger quantities. In all respects, the ability to accept credit cards increases the ability of businesspeople to make sales and profits.

What is your Pre-Approved Merchant Account?

Pocket Verifier Professional owners are pre-approved for their Mobile Merchant Account, provided they have a U.S. based checking account (personal or business), Have no liens, judgments, or collections, and are not in the Terminated Merchant File (TMF or MATCH).

Will I be approved?

Accounts are approved with the qualifications stated above. Your account will go active once we receive your hardcopy application with signatures, voided check from the account we will be depositing into, and evidence of business (business card, permit, tax certificate, web address, or similar). High monthly transaction amounts (with no upper limit), are approved commensurate with the applicant's credit history.

What about High Risk Businesses?

Visa requires that certain high risk businesses (casino, travel, and others), register their businesses with them. Visa will require an annual $500 registration fee. This fee is directly between you (as a merchant), and Visa. We will handle the paperwork for you, with no additional fee, but we have no control over this requirement. Some new businesses may be asked to have a small percentage (3%-10%) of their deposits held for a short time (2 to 5 days) on a rotating basis to cover chargebacks (which carry a $35.00 fee), unforseen by a new merchant.

Can I sign up without a business checking account?

Yes. The processor has agreed to allow MerchantAnywhere.com members to process with a personal bank account and can change the bank account at any time by simply faxing a voided check to MerchantAnywhere.com from the new bank account. There is a small ($15) charge to change your checking account once your account is set up.

Can I sign up without a business name?

Yes. Your registered Legal business name, will be your name as it appears on your social security card, but you can have your merchant account set up as "Your Name Enterprises" or "Your Name and Associates". Whatever name you use as your DBA Name, corporate or otherwise, make sure that your customers know that your DBA name will appear on their credit card billing statements.

I just opened (or am going to open) a checking account. Can I use my temporary checks?

NO! However, when you go to the bank to open your account (and many businesses open an account just for their credit card processing), get a letter from the bank manager, stating the account name, account number, and the bank's transit (ABA or Bank Routing) number on the Bank's letterhead. You can include that in your application instead of waiting for your imprinted checks.

What does the $24.95 monthly fee include?

The $24.95 covers everything except the 2.2% credit card charge and thirty cents ($0.30) per transaction charge. When you sign up it will include access to Transaction Central. There are NO equipment costs, NO application fees, NO set-up fees, NO down payments, NO statement fees, NO monthly minimums, NO leases, NO equipment costs, and NO time commitment (Other processors typically charge a costly set up fee of about $300.00, a statement fee of $10.00 to $12.00, and a monthly access/gateway fee of about $30.00 dollars. When you add up all the charges, it can be very costly).

Is this real, Why do others charge $200 to $500 to set up a Merchant Account?

Traditionally, merchant account providers pay a referral fee those those that refer them. Many on the Internet, now pay as much as $250 for a referral! Application and setup fees are used to pay these fees. Our software is being sold in thousands of stores nationwide. We do not pay any referral fees, ever. With thousands of packages, bringing qualified merchants to us, we were able to pre-negotiate this ZERO ENTRY COST merchant account, with a FLAT RATE!

I already have a merchant account, can I just use it with PC Verifier?

In order toachieve all of the functionality within PC Verifier, specialized programs and servers have been implemented at our processor. Without the support of these servers and programs, PC Verifier could not offer all the features and functionality that it does. If you are currently processing with another merchant account, have significant processing volumes, and are getting a better rate than 2.2% keyed, please call our offices.

What credit cards can I accept with this system?

Visa and MasterCard are automatically approved. MerchantAnywhere.com will also apply for (at no additional cost), American Express, and Discover merchant accounts, although everyone is not automatically approved. Amex and Discover will set their own rates with you directly, and we have no influence or control over these. In addition, Discover has recently begun to charge it's new merchants $25 upon acceptance. This is a direct charge from Discover, and we have no control over this. Discover has also informed us that they now require businesses to be at least two years old for acceptance.

Now that I have signed up, what happens?

We begin processing your application as soon as you enter it online. Since we are dealing with FDIC Insured banks, banking regulations apply, and some of the final steps cannot occur without your physical application, with pen-and-ink signature. Your account is generally completed and ready to use within two business days of the receipt of your signatures.

When do I receive my money?

In most cases, funds are available in the checking account you specified within two to three business days after your transactions are batched (reconciled). We will automatically process your batch for you every business banking day, so you can't forget!. This can save you time, and help you get your funds faster.


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