Quick Answer: How Do I Start A Merchant Account?

How to create a merchant account

  • Choose credit card brands to work with. This is the starting point of your journey.
  • Figure out the payment model.
  • Analyze your turnover.
  • Start looking for a (local) bank.
  • Prepare your website.
  • Gather all the documents.
  • Submit an application form.

How much does it cost to set up a merchant account?

Set up a merchant account.

You can expect to pay start-up fees of $50 to $200, plus monthly and per-transaction fees. Monthly statement fees typically range from $4 to $20, and transaction fees typically run 5 to 50 cents per purchase.

How long does it take to set up a merchant account?

How long does the setup process take? Usually, a new merchant account setup can be happen in 2-3 business days, after receiving all of the requested documentation. Dharma is happy to “Rush” the process for any application, meaning that under the right circumstances, a new account setup can happen within one day.

What is a merchant processing account?

A merchant account is a type of bank account that allows businesses to accept payments by debit or credit cards. So a merchant account is an agreement between a retailer, a merchant bank and payment processor for the settlement of credit card and/or debit card transactions.

How do I set up a PayPal merchant account?


  1. Visit the PayPal sign up page.
  2. Select your country or region and language using the drop down menus.
  3. Select your account type.
  4. Select the payment solution you are using with your PayPal merchant account.