PridePays is a payment processor that’s different. Participating merchants choose a cause to support, and PridePays donates the profits on their behalf. Businesses keep the same service and pricing they previously had. The difference is, with PridePays, fees they were already paying now fund the impactful work of causes serving the community.
You can make a huge difference for a cause serving LGBTQ+ people in your community with the merchant fees you are already paying. Every month you’ll know that the fees you’ve been paying are now doing good, and that the cause you select will see needed revenue coming from your business.
Transform lives with every transaction
How do I support a cause through PridePays
It’s a simple process and PridePays will help you at every step along the way. It won’t cost you a thing; invest a small amount of your time to make an ongoing impact for people serving and living in your community. Simply click here to select the Cause you would like to support, then choose FUND NOW to start funding them with the merchant services fees you are already paying.
PridePays operates in order to give back. The profits your current processor retains become the source of funding for the cause you select. Your participation can bring them significant funding as there is no limit to the amount each cause can receive. The more volume you process the more they get.
Merchant services fees are a given, with PridePays they are giving
How do I select the Cause(s) my business benefits
You can select from over 800 causes that PridePays has already evaluated and approved, or nominate a not-for-profit organization serving the LGBTQ+ community that we missed. we will happily add them after our reviewers confirm that they are serving the LGBTQ+ community.
How are donations divided amongst multiple Causes
You may select multiple causes, then select the ratio of funding for each. PridePays automatically calculates the contribution to all of your causes each month, adding those amounts to their monthly distributions. The total monthly funding to your causes is based on your sales volume. All of the causes you support receive a percentage of that amount based on the ratio you select.
Does this work for every business
PridePays is a great fit for most businesses. A termed contract or proprietary software/hardware might prevent some businesses from participating or require them to wait. If this is you don’t worry. The PridePays team will give you honest advice about your situation and make sure supporting a cause doesn’t cost you anything. If you are unable to participate there is never any pressure or judgement.
Can my customers pick a Cause to fund
No. You pick the cause(s) that you care about; those that will be important to your customers and community. Whenever customers make a purchase the fees associated with their transaction increase the donation to the cause(s) you selected, so nothing complicates the payment experience. Customers choose to do business with you because of the cause(s) you have selected. PridePays handles the bookkeeping and makes the contribution on your behalf.
How does participating affect my customers
Customers feel good patronizing a business that makes a difference all at absolutely no additional cost to them
Everybody wins with PridePays
How will this affect my payment processing
You will experience a seamless transition to PridePays. All of your payment options will continue to function as they do now, and your funds will be deposited into your business account just as quickly as before. Your rates will not increase, and in some cases can be lower.
For most equipment or software the transition involves a quick file download or updates to a few parameters. Some processors have proprietary equipment designed to lock you in. For these situations PridePays facilitates a seamless migration to hardware and/or software with the features you need. PridePays provides all types of equipment without the huge markups or leases that are common in the industry. In many cases equipment can be replaced free of charge.
Fees you already pay will benefit your community
What Merchants may participate
All U.S. based businesses that want to support the LGBTQ+ community in a more meaninful way than just placing a sign or flag in their storefront are welcome to participate.
During their 25+ years in the payment processing industry, PridePays’ founding partners became frustrated with pervasive inefficiencies and disreputable practices.
Having witnessed firsthand the need for greater services and support in LGBTQ+ communities, they sought a way to give back.
PridePays is a social enterprise that operates to transform lives with every transaction. There are no shareholders or investors motivated by earnings. There are no commission sales agents with disreputable tactics.
What’s left is expert staff motivated to provide the best service at the lowest cost so there is more to give back. Participating merchants decide where the money goes. Every month LGBTQ+ causes across the country receive funding for the important work they are doing. It’s a growing stream of recurring revenue to each cause helping to ensure their impact continues to increase; and it doesn’t cost the businesses a thing.