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Accept Credit Card Payments Directly Through Your Website

Tendenci offers integration with merchant account payment gateways so you can accept payments directly through your website.  We can help you apply for and set-up an online payment gateway easily so you can begin accepting major credit cards for your event registrations, membership applications, and online donations and sales.  

Online Payment Processing Saves You Time And Money

When you accept credit card payments online, you are providing a better experience for your members, donors, and site visitors while also improving your organization's cash flow.  People want to pay for an event online with a credit card and receive a digital receipt right away.  Your staff can manage registrations and payments more quickly with digital payment processing instead of having to collect cash and checks at an event and write receipts manually.  

Online payments help prevent huge account receivables because payment is received at the time of registration or sale online, saving your staff's time having to identify non-payments and collect the money after an event or training class. You'll also save on printing costs and postage by not having to print and mail invoices or print receipts for payments.  

Why Do You Need Your Own Merchant Account?

When you send people to 3rd party payment gateways to register and pay for events and items, you are running the risk of losing them before the payment is finished.  How many times have you been on a website and clicked to another link, only to have the page misdirected or you get distracted by something else on the new site and forget to go back?

Your nonprofit is also probably paying more money in fees for these payment processing services than if you used your own merchant account on your website.  

Tendenci makes it simple to start accepting online payments through your own merchant account with Authorize.Net, First Data, Stripe, and PayPal's PayFlow Link Payment Gateways.  We will gladly help you apply and get set-up if you'd like. 

Features Included with Online Payments

Here are just a few of the benefits included with all of our integration merchant account providers: 

  • PCI Compliance
  • 24/7 Support via phone, email & chat directly through your merchant account provider
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Direct deposit into your account
  • Online reporting
  • Accept payments on your website
  • Accept credit card payments over the phone
  • Optional Upgrades including accept checks online, international online payment processing, and more! 

Here is some more information about the 3 Merchant Account Payment Gateways that we recommend and integrate with: 


Authorize.Net's Getting Started Guide

Authorize.Net Pricing Sheet

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Connect and Get Started with First Data Sales

Learn More About Online Payments in a First Data Webinar

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PayFlow Program Details and Pricing

Set-up a Trial Account

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Sign-up for an Account with Stripe

Learn about Stripe's Pricing Plans

Get Answers about Stripe from their support FAQ

Have more questions about Tendenci's Merchant Account Services?

Here is a Help File for site administrators and developers on setting up merchant account services on your Tendenci website and we are always available to help - just contact our support team with your question!


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