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Key Membership Benefits

Credit Card Processing and Processing Equipment

The Retail Council’s Credit Card Processing Program through Global Payments Direct, Inc. is a major force in the processing market. With an annual transaction volume of more than $300 million, we have negotiated preferential processing terms for program participants.

Our in-house specialists analyze processing statements daily and ensure you are getting the best deal for your credit card processing. By switching to the Retail Council’s Credit Card Processing Program, you’ll receive:

  • No set-up fees
  • Funds promptly deposited into the bank of your choice
  • No monthly minimums
  • No annual fee
  • No training fee
  • Free paper supplies
  • Easy to read monthly statements
  • Mail and telephone order sales processing
  • eCommerce processing
  • Discounted equipment sales and rentals
  • No long-term equipment leases


Exceptional Service

Although many claim to provide it, the Council prides itself on delivering superior service. If you’re a participant in our Credit Card Processing Program, you can count on 24/7 support. And to help ensure you are saving as much money as possible, our experts review each participant’s account periodically in search of errors or unknown charges and looks for additional savings opportunities. This is our Watchdog Service - the Council always protects you and your business.

Credit Card Processing Equipment

The Council works directly with a wholesaler to save you money on credit card processing equipment. Available at deeply discounted prices, a full line of terminals and printers may be purchased or rented from the Council - some for as little as $25 per month.

For those not participating in our credit card processing program, the Council can still provide you with the equipment you’re seeking at competitive prices.

Low-cost equipment, high-end service

When you join the Council's credit card processing program we’ll make sure your terminal or printer is programmed and ready for use the moment it arrives. Our merchant services team is knowledgeable about the products we sell and can answer any questions you have.