We know that deciding on which of those credit card processing companies to choose can be a complete pain in the neck. That’s how we came up with a Google spreadsheet that lists for you the top options and compares the charge rate plus some of the key features.
There are some big picture decisions to make: Do you need recurring payments? Braintree could be a good option for this. Do you need a mobile device reader to physically swipe cards? Perhaps you might want to try Squareup. Or are you a developer and looking for a really easy way to integrate payments to your site? Stripe.com could be a fit. Paypal is also an easy option for many because there are a lot of people that have a Paypal account, and this can make it easier for those people to transact with you.
You also need to make the decision if you will go for the more traditional (and more difficult) route of getting a separate merchant account and payment gateway, or an easier method of getting an account which does it all for you.
If you would like to add other credit card payment processing options that you are aware of, just let us know so we can edit the sheet.
You can proceed to to the Google spreadsheet in this link: