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Additional fees passed through by credit card companies

In addition to the processing fees charged by AffiniPay to merchants who use Wild Apricot Payments, AffiniPay is required to pass on any additional transaction fees charged by credit card companies – VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

These fees differ by credit card and are listed below. For a more detailed description of the fees, click here.

American Express

  • 0.15% Network Processing Fee
  • 0.3% Card Not Present Fee (when entering credit card details online)
  • 0.4% International Card Fee (for non-US based cards)
Normal scenario (US cardholders): 3.35% + $0.30/transaction
Worst-case scenario (non-US cardholders): 3.75% + $0.30/transaction for online transactions involving non-US residents

Visa

  • $0.0195/transaction Acquirer Processing Fee
  • $2.00/month Fixed Acquirer Network Fee (waived for 501(c)(3) non-profits)
  • 0.8% International Sales Assessment Fee (non-US based cards only)
  • 0.45% Visa International Acquirer Fee (non-US based cards only)
Normal scenario: 2.9% + $0.3195/transaction, plus monthly Fixed Acquirer Network Fee (if applicable)
Worst-case scenario: 4.15% + $0.3195/transaction involving non-US residents, plus monthly Fixed Acquirer Network Fee (if applicable)

MasterCard

  • $0.0195/transaction Network Access Branding Usage Fee
  • $1.25/month Merchant Location Fee (waived for 501(c)(3) non-profits)
  • 0.6% MasterCard Cross Border Fee (non-US based cards)
  • 0.85% MasterCard Acquirer Program Support Fee (non-US based cards)
Normal scenario: 2.9% + $0.3195/transaction, plus monthly Merchant Location Fee (if applicable)
Worst-case scenario: 4.35% + $0.3195/transaction involving non-US residents, plus monthly Merchant Location Fee (if applicable)

Discover

  • $0.0195/transaction Discover Assessments Fee
  • 0.5% International Processing Fee (non-US based cards)
  • 0.8% International Service Fee (non-US based cards)
Normal scenario: 2.9% + $0.3195/transaction
Worst-case scenario: 4.2% + $0.3195/transaction involving non-US residents.

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