Payment Perfection

Credit is the preferred method of payment by the vast majority of clients and they expect you to make it painless and touchless if possible.  With Artichoke, the integration of credit card processing runs deeply into your business by capturing all transactions, regardless of payment method, in one place so that client history, transactions, attendance, and your financial records are all tied together seamlessly.  With Artichoke, you’re always organized, always up to date.

Does your payment solution do this?

  • Use any device
  • No swiper needed
  • Store billing information for one touch payments
  • Set up recurring payments
  • Send receipts instantly by email
  • Combines all transaction data with client profile
  • Eliminate the need for separate apps
  • Accept all major cards
  • International currencies supported
  • Transactions tied to client history and attendance
  • Eliminate double entry for reports and taxes
  • Deep Integration into client history, income reports, and your bottom line

The truth about fees.

All of the companies are very close in fee structure. Our payment processing partner is Stripe, an internationally respected and secure payment gateway with millions of clients in over 26 countries.

The processing fees:  2.9% and 30 cents per transaction

If you’re comparing this to a stand alone payment gateway, without any of the all-in-one benefits offered with Artichoke, you might want to consider the value of your time and the cost associated with errors.

Example: The fees on $1,000 in transactions would be $27.50 if your rate was 2.75% and $29.90 if your rate was 2.9%.  That’s a difference of only $2.40 per $1,000 of transactions.  If you believe that having all of your payment records in one place, tied to your client history, expenses, and attendance will save you just 15 minutes of admin time, you will have easily justified the very small difference in processing fee.  It’s a matter of being dollar wise by working efficiently and making more money as a result.