INTERNATIONAL

Offshore merchant accounts

Who needs an offshore merchant account?

Offshore merchant accounts allow non-US companies, and businesses whom cannot get approved through domestic credit card processors to accept credit cards from their customers. Offshore merchant accounts are also useful for higher-risk business types, that are typically prohibited from processing through US processors.

What will an offshore merchant account do for me?

An offshore merchant account will allow you to accept credit cards from your customers. Offshore processing is typically done online through a website or by manual entry into a virtual terminal. Depending on location, it may also be possible to process by swiping customer cards through traditional credit card machine.

Why is it Important to Have the “Right” Payment Processor for your Offshore Merchant Account?

The bank can close your international account and hold funds, even without notice. This means you have no way of selling your products or services internationally, it will stop all cash flow entirely, and the money you earned from the products or services you sold internationally could be held by the banks for months.

When you start off with the international payment processors, you increase the prolonged longevity of the account. The bank’s underwriting or due-diligence does not end after the account has been opened. There is ongoing risk monitoring that is associated with all offshore merchant accounts.

Many eCommerce companies and businesses processing international payments outside the United States have difficulty finding international merchant accounts and therefore can’t expand their presence online. Consequently, e-commerce merchants reach a plateau, and are not able to process multi-currency transactions. Without global merchant accounts, the ceiling for an eCommerce business is rather low.

Starting out with the international merchant account betters the odds that the acquiring banks will be more lenient. Give your customers the opportunity to pay with a global merchant account in their local currency. Grow your business and achieve new markets. Many times the approval process can be quick and many companies like Zest Global Pay provide free quotes for your international merchant account.

Our assortment of online, real-time payment processing options allows you as an online retailer, the opportunity to expand your company around the world to places like Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and more.

Don’t Miss Out on International Business

Starting out with the international merchant account betters the odds that the acquiring banks will be more lenient. Give your customers the opportunity to pay with a global merchant account in their local currency. Grow your business and achieve new markets. Many times the approval process can be quick and many companies like Zest Global Pay provide free quotes for your international merchant account.

Our assortment of online, real-time payment processing options allows you as an online retailer, the opportunity to expand your company around the world to places like Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and more.