Step By Step: Applying and Getting Started
At Firearms Merchant Accounts, we make accepting debit and credit card payments simple. Step-by-step, from application to accepting payments, here’s typically what you can expect.
1. Apply Online
To get started, complete the online application. During the application, you’ll be asked to select credit card processing equipment or a payment gateway, and upload required supplemental documents such as a copy of your driver’s license and a voided business check.
2. Sign DocuSign Agreement
Once you submit your online application, it will be processed by our sales team, and a DocuSign eContract will be emailed to you within 24 hours. Review the agreement, and electronically sign it.
Once the DocuSign is electronically signed, an underwriter will review your application for final approval. Typically, firearms industry merchants are approved 24-48 hours after submission. If the underwriter has any additional questions, or requires supplementary documents, they will be requested via email at this stage. Once approved, you’ll be notified via a welcome email.
4. Equipment Shipping and Setup
Shortly after approval, you’ll receive an email with shipping tracking information for any credit card processing equipment you ordered. Shipped equipment will be sent 2nd day business mail, arrive pre-programmed to your merchant ID, and include setup instructions. For eCommerce firearms merchants, payment gateway account login information will arrive via email.
5. Start Accepting Payments
Once your equipment arrives, you can begin accepting payments immediately. Funds will be automatically deposited into your bank account, typically 2-3 days after accepting a customer’s credit card payment. Each month, you will receive a monthly credit card processing statement. Any equipment you ordered will appear as a debit on your first monthly statement.
Need Help? If you need any assistance during the application or setup process, simply contact our US based customer support team by phone, email or live chat for assistance.