SoarPay Is The #1 Choice For SEO & SEM Merchant Services.
- Instant Online Quote. When you submit your application, you’ll get an instant price quote to DocuSign. No offline paperwork, no faxes, no waiting.
- Industry Minimum Pricing. You will automatically receive Industry Minimum Pricing in your online quote. No more frustrating haggling with sales reps.
- USA-Based Customer Support. When you call or email, you’ll always speak to our friendly support team, based in Houston, TX.
Search Engine Optimization & Marketing Credit Card Processing
Why We Proudly Accept SEO & SEM Businesses (Even When Many Processors Don’t)
Many credit card processors do not accept SEO and SEM businesses, primarily for two reasons: (1) The first is that the nature of the product or service being sold, is generally “big ticket” (high dollar). It is expensive to provide consulting services in the areas of search engine optimization, PPC/SEM, Facebook Ads, etc. As such these services often the target of fraud wherein customers will purchase and receive the service, then refuse to pay for it after the service has already been rendered, by means of initiating a chargeback. These “bad apple” clients, even if concentrated within a relatively small number of SEO/SEM agencies, have cause many other credit card processing companies to refuse work with such agencies. (2) Second, internet-based B2B services are challenging to a third party to objectively judge or verify. Consequently, it’s very easy for any client to initiate and then *win* a chargeback dispute, even if the client actually received the service in question. Many merchant account companies therefore prefer to work only with retail-based businesses that sell physical products, where initiating and winning a chargeback dispute is much more challenging for the consumer.
Soar Payments, by contrast, has been proud to serve the SEO & SEM industry since our company’s inception. Our extensive relationships with credit card processors and sponsor banks who specialize in underwriting businesses with increased chargeback exposure, enables us to confidently support SEO and SEM agencies. Moreover, our fully integrated chargeback and fraud prevention solutions, uniquely position Soar Payments to help protect our merchants from some of the inevitable risks endemic to this industry.
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Types Of SEO & SEM Merchant Accounts
A retail merchant account for SEO & SEM enables businesses to accept face-to-face debit and credit card payments via a traditional credit card machine or point of sale system.
Ideally suited to a storefront or retail setting with reliable internet access, retail SEO & SEM processing accounts typically have the lowest chargeback and fraud risk and as a result are afforded the lowest credit card processing pricing.
A mobile merchant account for SEO & SEM enables your business to accept face-to-face credit and debit card payments via a swiper (included with each account) that plugs into your mobile phone or iPad.
Appropriate for businesses that frequently conduct face-to-face sales outside of a storefront, such as at networking events or internet marketing conferences, mobile accounts are priced similarly to retail, due to their lower chargeback risk.
Also called a payment gateway merchant account, a virtual terminal enables businesses to accept payments over the phone, via mail, or typed into a computer (without needing outside equipment).
An SEO & SEM payment gateway account is ideal for businesses that accept payments over the phone, or via mail order. Virtual terminal payments are particularly vulnerable to fraud, therefore Soar Payments offers integrated chargeback protection.
An eCommerce SEO/SEM merchant account allows you to accept credit card payments via your website’s online shopping cart.
Our eCommerce credit card processing accounts integrate seamlessly with most major payment gateways and shopping cart software, making setup simple. Online marketing service charges payments are vulnerable to fraud and chargebacks, consequently, we offers pre-integrated fraud protection technology.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What types of SEO and SEM industry businesses do you accept?
Soar Payments accepts a wide range of retail, eCommerce and mobile-based companies within the SEO and SEM industries. These include search engine optimization and marketing agencies, consultants who specialize in AdWords, Facebook Ads, PPC, or reputation management, plus local internet marketing firms that assist SMBs and startups. As contrasted with the “big guys,” Soar Payments is deeply familiar with the various niches within the internet marketing world.
- Is there a transaction ceiling for SEO & SEM merchant accounts?
We know that SEO and SEM services often cost thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars, and being able to accept credit card payments ensures your business can complete sales it might not otherwise make. Therefore, we let you tell us how much your high ticket products cost when you apply for a merchant account, and when an underwriter reviews your application, it will be reviewed with your business’ specific transaction ceiling in mind.
- What chargeback and fraud protection technology do you offer to protect my business?
We offer all of our clients a full range of chargeback and fraud prevention technology, however, SEO and SEM providers face unique risks, and therefore we offer them customized solutions.
SEO and SEM agencies need a robust system in place to prevent fraudsters from using stolen credit cards. For example, your SEO agency’s “shopping cart” may be targeted by criminals using stolen credit cards who attempt to purchase services for their own dubious web sites. Identifying the actual identity of the person making the purchase and making sure it matches their credit card is therefore integral for SEO and SEM businesses. To address that need, we offer SEO and SEM agencies a specialized payment gateway which positively identifies the person making the purchase, and makes sure it matches the credit card’s owner. Not only does this minimize fraud, it also better ensures that your business is successful in the event that a chargeback dispute arises.
How Does The Application Process Work?
Step 1. Apply Online
Complete the online application process (it takes 5 minutes). Click here to begin.
Step 2. Get An Instant Quote
You’ll instantly receive a quote with Industry Minimum Pricing to DocuSign.
Step 3. Start Accepting Payments
Our Houston based Customer Support Team will help you get set up, fast and easily.
Click Here to Apply Online Now. It takes about five minutes, and you’ll receive an instant price quote to DocuSign.