Visa/Mastercard set the underlying interchange rates for all credit card transactions. Those rates vary widely, based on a variety of factors beyond the type of card being presented. The type of card is important! But, many other things impact the underlying rate, such as the size of the sale, the time difference between the authorization/capture, data captured with the sale, and more. We’ll show you how to get the lowest rates!
Visa and Mastercard have very particular rules about what is required in order to receive level 2/3 rates. The one requirement that typically causes the most frustration for merchants is a Tax Value. Per Visa/Mastercard’s rules, you are required to submit a tax value with your sale if you want to qualify for the lowest rates.