DoJiggy Merchant Services motto is Payment Processing with Integrity. We believe that our clients deserve a fair and transparent pricing model for credit card processing fees, and we have implemented an Interchange Plus pricing model to meet this end. But Interchange fees and Interchange based pricing can be confusing. To understand Interchange Plus pricing, we must first understand the meaning of interchange fees.
Interchange Fees Defined
Interchange fees refers to the costs charged by Visa, MasterCard, and the other card companies to process their credit and debit cards. Interchange fees are charged to all merchants (ie businesses and organizations) who accept credit cards and must be paid by the merchant services provider immediately upon accepting a credit or debit card transaction.
Interchange rates vary according to the type of debit or credit card, size and industry of a merchant, and the method of processing (ie POS, eCommerce). There are literally hundreds of interchange rates which vary between about .80% and 2.6%. Interchange pricing rates for US and Canadian merchants are set annually by Visa and MasterCard and can be reviewed in detail on their respective websites.
See Visa’s 2018 Interchange fees for US merchants.
What is Interchange Plus Pricing?
Interchange Plus pricing works by adding a small margin on top of Visa and MasterCard’s interchange fees. Interchange Plus models typically charge a percentage fee and a per transaction fee above interchange fees. Our pricing works like this:
- Interchange + .70% and $.20 per transaction (for eCommerce transactions)
So, if interchange is 1.6% and $.15 per transaction
+ DoJiggy’s rate of .70% and $.20 per transaction
= you would be charged 2.3% and $.35 on the transaction.
DoJiggy charges the same margin over interchange for all credit card and debit card types. With this credit card processing pricing model, there are no pricing tiers or non-qualified cards which will incur higher rates. Instead, the merchant pays for exactly what they process. This generally ends up being considerably lower than tiered payment processing models, which round up fees and payments to cover the costs associated with higher card processing. We think you’ll appreciate the difference.
DoJiggy Payments – An Alternative
We now offer integrated credit card payment processing to our US and Canadian non-profit clients, without the need for a full merchant account. This is generally the best option for organizations that host only one or two events annually, as there are no monthly or on-going fees. Sign up right in your administration area and start accepting credit card payments on your DoJiggy websites, within minutes!