Whether you are an established photography service or are just getting started in the business, you’ll need credit card processing along with a merchant account in order to maximize your sales.
And with the explosion of the internet and mobile shopping capabilities, no longer is it optimal for photographers to simply be able to process credit and debit cards with a swipe terminal in your shop or home office.
Instead you also need to be able to accept credit card transactions on your website and on your smartphone.
We have worked with Charge Inc. for close to 10 years now and can heartily recommend them as an excellent provider of merchant accounts for photographers. They can set your business up quickly with not only a processing swipe terminal for your office or studio, but with internet processing, mobile capabilities and with the ability to accept sales over the phone. Their mobile solution will allow you to use your iPhone, Blackberry, Android and virtually any smart cellphone to process client sales wherever your shoot takes place.
A merchant account will free you from the risk of having to accept checks. And with Charge Inc. there are no set up fees, and you’ll enjoy very low processing fees.
Another excellent feature of their service is the fact that in most cases you can simply apply online and get approved quickly, often the same business day. Funds from credit card sales of your photography services can be expected to be deposited into your bank account within 48 to 72 hours after the transaction.