Special Event & Retail Stores
Credit Card Processing
Open a Bluewater merchant account
and accept credit cards at special events
or retail stores. Accept credit cards with your
iPhone, Android or iPad.

Raise Money. Keep More of Your Donations.

Bluewater offers guaranteed low rates and can provide you with everything that you need to accept credit card donations at your special events or process sales in your retail store. Our credit card processing service is built upon 25 years of nonprofit fundraising and donations processing experience.

Guaranteed Low Rates

1.49% + 20¢ per transaction (debit)*
1.69% + 20¢ per transaction (credit)*
Interchange plus discount rates available for qualified organizations.

Account Features

  • No Application Fee
  • Applying for a merchant account is fast and easy. There is never a cost to apply for an account and you are under no obligation to continue. Your account can be set-up to begin accepting donations in as little as 48 hours.
  • No Monthly Minimum
  • We believe you should only pay for the services that you use. There are no minimum volume requirements with your account.
  • No Termination Fee
  • We offer you maximum flexibility. We’re so confident that you’ll like our service and pricing that we don’t require a long term commitment. There’s never a fee to cancel your account.
  • Free 24/7 Customer Service and Support
  • Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is here to help. We’re just a toll-free phone call or email away, and ready to solve any issues you may have.
  • Free Reporting Tools
  • Get the information you need when you need it. Our reporting tools help you easily track and reconcile the credit card donations received by your organization with the deposits made to your bank account.
  • Accept All Bank Cards
  • We make it easy for supporters to donate to your organization with their favorite credit or debit card. Your merchant account gives you the choice to accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and more. All at low rates that let you keep more of your donations.

Credit Card Terminals

To accept credit card donations at your special events or through a retail store, you will need a credit card processing terminal. The credit card processing terminal is tied to your merchant account and allows you to simply swipe the donor’s credit card to complete the transaction. If you currently accept credit cards and already have a terminal, we can help you reprogram it for your new merchant account at no cost.
Learning Center Learn more about accepting credit cards for donations or sales.