Why Choose PTS For Travel Merchant Services?

Whether you are a tour operator or a travel agent, gaining travel merchant services isn’t easy, but PTS can assist you in getting your own merchant account when you become a PTS member.

With our chosen merchant acquirers, PTS have a 98% proven success rate across all our members.

Take card payments efficiently and securely from consumers, either through a web-based payment page on your company site, or over the phone.

All PTS members get credit card rates from as low as 0.7%.

PTS can also assist your company with setting up he gateway interface with Opayo. Your gateway will then be linked to the PTS back-office system that you’ll have access to, meaning your payments can be linked with your bookings and trust account.

Why Choose PTS For Travel Merchant Services Assistance?

Attaining merchant services is known to be difficult for travel companies in the UK. This is because of the perceived risk of the travel industry.

As a PTS member, you would be completely package travel regulations compliant, and all your monies would be secured. This reduces the risks for a merchant provider.

Because of our strong partnerships with our merchant providers, PTS can offer our members excellent rates.

Your PTS account manager will fully support you through the process of applying for merchant services for your travel business.

PTS work through the process with you very step of the way, to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Why Apply for Merchant Services Over Other Methods?

As a PTS member, you would get excellent rates for merchant services, plus, the ability to link your payments up to our one-stop system so you can manage your business all in one place.

Our merchant services providers allow you to be flexible. You can take payments online, in store, or over the phone.

With our merchant services solution, your fees could be as low as 0.7%, in comparison with other methods, such as Paypal, that could cost you 2.4%.

With merchant services, all these services come under one price. From telephone to online payment, you won’t be paying extra prices.

At PTS, we reconcile daily, this includes all merchant transactions on the system. So you can keep track of all your monies no matter where they’re coming from.

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