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Milford, OH, United States, 2012/08/20 - Payment processing companies form a strategic partnership to better serve merchants and agents. The alliance will employ over 200 people and expand operations of both firms - UnifiedPaymentProfessionals.com / PaymentSolutionsOhio.com.
Robert Wheeler, President of Payment Solutions of Ohio was determined to offer his firms agents and merchants the best pricing models and benefits for Electronic Payment Processing and found it with Unified Payment Professionals President John Ahlf. The two had previously known each other through their mutual business associations and decided that aligning their firms gives both a bigger presence in the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Tri State area with better costs and benefits for their customers and allowing their agents to offer more comprehensive merchant packages to local, small and medium sized business.
The two companies offer merchants accepting credit and debit cards to donate 20% of their processing costs to local after schools programs in their districts without any additional costs. "The U.S. Census Bureau reports that children who participate in after-school clubs, sports, or activities are more likely to be on track than those who don’t. These are the programs that budget cuts are eliminating, and that Booster Clubs and programs provide. Now, our businesses can help maintain these invaluable programs without having to invest any of their own money. All they have to do is change processors. It will provide immediate and direct support to their customers, their children and your community," Wheeler said.
To help merchants make the change Payment Solutions of Ohio guarantees that they will meet or beat a merchants current processing rates or pay the merchant $500.00 cash. To encourage even more merchants to participate in the booster programs the two companies are offering to purchase existing merchant service contracts saving the merchant with an existing contract any additional fees.
Wheeler said "we can make the smallest convenience store look like the biggest box store. We allow them to electronically accept guaranteed checks, offer reward and loyalty programs, sell gift cards and accept every major credit card, including American Express and Discover. We can now also offer merchants the ability to accept payments for utility bills, pre paid cell phone cards and their merchants can now accept payments for major department stores, auto finance companies, auto insurance payments and many more. Most smaller sized merchants are unaware that they can offer services on the same level as the large chain stores."
Merchants of Payment Solutions of Ohio (paymentsolutionsohio.com) are also offered cash advances to expand or improve their businesses, marketing, website optimization, customer finance options, health and dental benefits for their employees and even business insurance.
"We are excited for our agents, merchants and their clients and customers," Wheeler added.
To reach Payment Solutions of Ohio email info[.]paymentsolutionsohio.com.