Cash Discount Program™
Accept Credit Cards For 0%
For All Merchants
Pass on your full cost when consumers choose credit cards
Receive up to 100% of the amount of your sale
THE RULES HAVE CHANGED
New rules allow merchants to add a convenience fee for the use of credit cards.
A cash discount program is a way for merchants to pass the cost of card acceptance along to cardholders. The merchant will raise all of their prices via simple signage in their location, and then offer a discount to customers paying with cash.
Zero-Cost Credit increases consumer fairness.
The Discount Fee Process: A customer decides to use a credit card for your services or products. Because they are not paying by cash they are not given a “Cash Discount” price, therefore paying the additional 4% higher than the cash price.
This example demonstrates a 4% Cash Discount difference (ex. Product Price=$20.80, Cash Discount Price=$20). Credit purchase is $20.80 or 4% higher.
Your terminal is programmed with special software that seamlessly adds your non-discount percentage to offset your processing cost.
We can help you virtually eliminate the fees you pay to accept credit cards through our cash discount program
Reduce your cost of card acceptance with our Cash Advance Program.
- Decrease your operating costs. Cover up to 100% of your processing fees.
- Free up resources. Virtually eliminate one of your largest business expenses, use that cash to invest in your business!
- Works with the latest terminals. We offer state of the art EMV terminals with all of the appropriate programming to allow you to offer Cash Discounts.
Cash Discounting is simple, but you need a few things to get started. Follow these easy steps to get set up.
- Sign up! We will update your processing agreement (or sign a new one with you).
- Update your terminal. Your terminal needs to print an additional line item on credit and debit card receipts to add the additional fee to all purchases.
- Post signage at your point of entry and point of sale. We’ve put some ready-to-print signs on our Online Portal or you can get them from your sales partner.
A: This program is a way for merchants to offset most of the cost of their processing fees. Merchants implement a service fee that applies to all products and then gives a discount to customers who choose to pay with cash. Customers who pay with cash will avoid the additional fees and all others will see a line item added to their receipt. To start using Cash Discount, merchants must post signage alerting customers about the fee applied to all items, and also update their terminal application to add the appropriate fee to transactions. Our program makes this easy!
A: Yes, cash discounting is legal in all 50 states. The Dodd-Frank act prohibits payment card networks “from inhibiting the ability of anyone to provide a discount for payment by cash, checks, debit cards, or credit cards.”*
A: No, businesses have been offering discounts for those who pay with cash for years. In the United States, a lower posted price for cash is very common at gas and service stations across the country.
A: No, offering a discount to customers who choose to pay with cash is a completely different situation than surcharging when it comes to the card brands’ regulations. While surcharging is allowed under certain parameters laid out by the card associations, business owners are able to price their products and offer discounts on those products at will. Cash discounting is the business owner exercising that freedom. Surcharging is adding a charge only for customers who use a credit card, and is not currently allowed in ten states
A: Almost. Some merchants will still see some small fees on their bills due to the variations in Interchange prices, but most will see a drastic (95-100%) reduction in their processing bill. Your billing will be set up on a daily discount structure, meaning we will take your fees out every day instead of a lump sum at the end of the month. Your monthly statement will show a near-zero cost of processing with the money for the goods and services you sold showing up in your deposit. You will also have a small monthly subscription fee to cover your participation in the program.
A: We will set that up for you based on your average ticket size. For those businesses with an average ticket below $15, we recommend a flat dollar amount, per transaction fee. For those with a larger than $15 average ticket, 4% works best. This process ensures that as much of your processing costs as possible are covered.
A: Not according to other business owners’ experiences. As cash use declines, the hassle of going to an ATM and paying those fees (sometimes north of 5%) is not worth paying a little extra to use a card. 4% (or a small flat fee) on an individual transaction has a small impact to the consumer, but a very significant impact on your cost of doing business. If you explain the cash discount program is a way for you to keep providing quality goods and services without increasing all of your prices, consumers have shown they are willing to keep shopping with you. You will have the option to waive the fee for any customer if you choose.