Internet Rates

Internet Merchants Ternion Merchant ServicesInternet merchants are not just those who have eCommerce websites. They can also be those who turn their personal computers into “virtual terminals” and process credit cards over a secure server. These merchants will receive keyed rates because the credit card information is 100% keyed into the computer. Keyed rates are higher than swiped rates because more risk is involved in not being able to check the ID of a customer.

To decrease risk, the secure server (gateway) portal requires specific information to help identify if the customer is really the cardholder. The billing address for the credit card is requested, as is the expiration date of the card, and the 3 to 4 digit code on the front or back of the credit card. Transactions where this data matches the card will receive a lower keyed rate than when the data does not match the card, as those transactions are more risky and possibly fraudulent.

You will have to pay an additional fee as an Internet merchant account holder. This additional fee is the Secure Gateway Fee. Both eCommerce and virtual credit card merchant account holders have this additional fee, as the card-holder’s information will be passing over the Internet for processing in each case. The gateway keeps cardholder data private and secure from hackers and identity thieves. We use as our gateway provider. is a PCI DDS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant company, so you know you are getting the best with this merchant service.

Internet merchants are our fastest growing merchant base for credit card processing. If you are interested in more information on our Internet merchant accounts, please apply now!


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Phone: 888-236-2580

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Ternion Merchant Services, Inc.
PO Box 5429
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413