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PPA Benefits: Midwest Transaction Group - PPA Today

PPA Benefits: Midwest Transaction Group

midwesttransactiongroup.pngThese days, many clients prefer to pay for your services by credit card. Well, don't forget that PPA members have a great benefit--at a great rate--that will help you offer that option through Midwest Transaction Group (MTG)!

MTG is a national credit card processing company that caters to you as a photographer. Small merchants are usually subject to monthly minimums and higher rates because their transaction volumes are not as high as other businesses. Luckily, through PPA's partnership with MTG, you can sign up with no monthly minimums, no contractual period and no cancellation fees! But that's not all that MTG offers photographers. Take a look at some of the special benefits that come with MTG:

Discounts--Best of all? As a PPA member, qualified, swiped transactions cost only 1.55% + 20 cents/transaction, and you also get a discount on the terminal or internet gateway you need to process those transactions.

NEW Mobile Processing--
Looking to make the process even easier? Keep an eye out for MTG's new service (coming soon!) that will allow you to swipe a credit card using your iPhone™, BlackBerry® or DROID smart phone! This is perfect for the times you shoot on location or when you're simply outside of the studio and want to take an order.

PCI Compliance--MTG will help you become PCI compliant, which means that you comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards established by VISA®, MasterCard® and Discover®. Any business that accepts credit or debit cards needs to be PCI compliant, and this is one of the biggest hurdles in the industry. It requires a business to complete and file an annual assessment of their ability to safeguard card data. Most processors will send you to a third party in order to help you become PCI compliant, which entails an additional cost. However, MTG helps you become PCI compliant free of charge, thanks to their licensed PCI compliance technology that can help you complete the assessment and properly file the information.

Visit the Benefit area at for more information about MTG and the services that they offer...and the special discounts that you get as a PPA member!

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