Learn About Dharma

Dharma isn’t your typical Merchant Service Provider. Read on to see why.

Can I read Testimonials about Dharma?

Hear what merchants have to say about us, and what it’s like to be a Dharma client. We work hard to make sure that you have an unsurpassed customer experience.

How is Dharma different than the competition?

How Is Dharma Different Than The Competition? Transparency & Low Pricing – No secrets, surprises or deception here. The code word is transparency on all fronts. We explain the mysterious world of payment processing, how Interchange Pricing works, giving examples and educating you. Our prices are fully posted and very competitive. This is how Dharma is …

Why should I choose to partner with Dharma?

We think there are plenty of good reasons. Please take a look through our Top Reasons section to learn more about who we are, and how we operate. To make things simple though, here are the main reasons that our clients choose Dharma: Amazing Customer Service: Our clients know that we treat our merchants just like …

How is Dharma “Green”?

You’d be surprised, but there is a lot that a company can do to reduce its environmental impact. Here at Dharma, we’re always looking for ways to make our footprint smaller, and to be as efficient as possible. Between smart energy usage, encouraged use of public transportation, going paperless, and many other initiatives, Dharma is …

How does Dharma give back?

Helping those in need is a founding tenet at Dharma. Each year, we make numerous discretionary donations to different organizations in need. We also allow each employee to select a specific organization every year for a large donation. In addition, we request that nonprofits who meet certain criteria request to be considered for our annual …

Will Dharma donate to my organization?

At Dharma, we love finding great organizations to donate back to every year. We have a few basic qualifications to be considered for donation for the 2017 year: Organization must be a certified 501(c)3 that is listed on Guidestar as of June 30, 2017 Nonprofit must have a national scope of service Information must be …

What is a B Corporation?

B Corps are certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Any business can apply to become a B Corp, but only those who pass the rigorous assessments are granted B Corp status. Social and environmental performance must be regularly certified by the nonprofit called B Lab, much the way LEED buildings have to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

What is a Benefit Corporation?

As of January 16, 2012, Dharma Merchant Services became one of the first Benefit Corporations in the state of California, which is a new corporation subtype that was adopted into law on January 1 of that year under the California Corporations Code. The intention behind this new business form was to free the directors from the …

Do you have local representatives?

Dharma is based in San Francisco, and operates remotely for the vast majority of our merchants. For all of our SF Bay Area merchants, we’re always happy to provide assistance at your location when required. For our national merchants, we support you with terminal delivery and phone support. The historical trend in our industry was to have …