Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Payment option for micro businesses

I wanted to pass on a resource I recently came across. I'm sure this will help some of you!

If you're one of the many micro jewelry/bead businesses who only do the occasional show, or sale of your creations - A new payment option has opened for Canadians. Some of you may have heard of Propay. It's an American company that has been getting rave reviews amongst the indie business set. Up until now, it wasn't an option for Canadians.

Propay allows you to accept Visa, Mastercard, and Amex at shows. More details can be found at their website. The fees are a little more expensive that what I'm used to seeing through beadFX - well alot, but I've never compared it for a smaller scale.
However, there is only a small annual fee, and no set up fees, plus no monthly terminal rental charges. I'll bet the very small small business only doing a few thousand a year -this works out quite well. for more details

1 comment:

jen said...

Jen here,
Mike from Propay saw the post I made today. If you require any assistance, it looks like Mike's your guy!

Here is the email from Mike:

This email is for Jen who recently blogged about ProPay at

Thank you for your post. Your description of ProPay was right on. The rates are higher than what higher volume businesses can get but with no monthly fees and easy set up it works for smaller merchants.

I just wanted to comment that the link that is available for Canadian merchants to sign up for an account is:

If you or any of your followers have any questions about ProPay or would like information please feel free to share my contact information as I work with crafters in both the US and Canada.


Mike Burgoyne

Business Development

ProPay Inc.

3400 N. Ashton Blvd., Suite 200

Lehi, UT 84043

O. (801) 341-5648

F. (801) 341-5748


The Leading Provider of simple, safe and affordable merchant payment solutions