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Choose From Three Affordable Credit Card Merchant Gateways

Accepting Credit Cards Is Easy

Trail Blazer has partnered with finest credit card processing companies in the world to automatically funnel your online transactions into your bank account.  This includes online donations, tickets to events, merchandise (i.e. mugs, t-shirts, books, bumper stickers, etc.).

Best of all, with our merchants you'll see far more transaction details spilling directly into your Trail Blazer database than if you went with someone else.  All this, without ever lifting a finger.

Don't worry if you're new to this process. We're here to help you every step of the way.  We'll even help you figure out which merchant would suit your situation best.  Simply call us at 1-800-446-1375 for help in selecting the best credit card merchant.

Vanco Services 

Vanco Payment Solutions provides online giving services to more than 15,000 churches, schools, nonprofit organizations and political campaigns.

Mobile Card Readers Gather Donations on the Go

  • $45.00 One-time setup fee per reader
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Plugs into any compatible Apple or Android device
  • Requires the free Vanco Payment Solutions Mobile Access app
  • Allows you to email receipts
  • One week setup time for mobile giving
  • Desktop card reader & card terminal devices available

Vanco Card Swipe iPhone iPad

Recurring Donations Option

Increase revenue by choosing recurring donations from Vanco. Donors enter payment information once to set up an entire series of recurring transactions.

  • Recurring Donations
  • Fast Deposits
  • Detailed Reporting
  • Accept Payments Online by eCheck (ACH) Inside U.S. Only
  • No Cancellation Fees
  • Month-to-Month Contract
  • Level 1 PCI Compliant Service Provider
  • Text to Give Option
  • Quick Setup (hours, not weeks)
  • Serving U.S. Based Organizations

Click here to apply for your Vanco Merchant Account

Founded in 1996, Authorize.Net provides payment solutions that save time and money for small- to medium-sized businesses and organizations.  Cybersource is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS") as a Level 1 PCI Compliant Service Provider.

  • Manage Your Transactions
  • Review Account Activity
  • All major credit cards: Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, Diner's Club, JCB
  • Serving the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe
  • Recurring Donations (Limited)
  • Accept Payments Online by eCheck (ACH) Inside U.S. Only
  • Works with US (USD) and Canadian (CAD) Currencies

Click here to apply for your Account



Founded in December 1998, PayPal is the leading global online payment company and has 113.2 million active registered accounts and is available in 190 markets.

  • Setup is a Snap - Trail Blazer makes it fast and easy to add PayPal to your site.
  • Trusted - Millions of retailers of all types and sizes trust the checkout experts at PayPal to increase sales by making checkout fast, easy and secure.
  • Add PayPal to boost sales by tapping into over 100 million active online buyers.
  • Providing merchant gateway services for organizations based in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom

Click here to apply for your PayPal Payments Pro Merchant Account

"Trail Blazer helped us win the election by allowing us to take 100,000 records and focus on contacting just the voters we needed to win."
Zachary Moore
Campaign Manager for a State Senator, VA

Collect Donations on Your Facebook Page

Raise money from those who visit your Facebook page. Visitors can fill out the donation form and and it will be directly linked to your Trail Blazer database.

PCI Compliant

Your data is secure in our PCI Compliant network. Trail Blazer achieved its PCI certification in 2014. We are committed to safeguarding your data and we promise to remain vigilant in monitoring our PCI compliance.

Sell Tickets to Events & More

We know that fundraising events play a critical role in your organization's success. That's why we include at no cost our cutting-edge event and online donation tools.  Free website integration is included with your Trail Blazer purchase.  This means you'll easily track how many tickets have sold and plan accordingly.  Plus, you can sell merchandise (i.e. mugs, t-shirts, etc.) easily using our free web tools.

Website Integration Makes Reporting Hassle Free

Every time a donor makes an online donation, you can rest easy that all of that transaction data will be there for your detailed compliance reports.  

Trail Blazer's easy-to-use fundraising software harvests all of the activity from your web page.  Whether you're a political or nonprofit organization or a PAC, your online donations are tracked and logged using our integrated web forms.

Compare Your Gateway Costs with Our Calculator

To compare your four gateway options, we've created a handy cost calculator. To get started, all you do is click on the image below. From there, you'll enter your average donation amount and the average number of donations each month.

Run as many scenarios as you want. You'll easily estimate which vendor fits your particular situation best. Remember, Vanco Services is the only vendor that offers recurring payments. So, if that's critical, you'll want to choose Vanco Services.

Click on the Image Below to Download our Gateway Cost Comparison Calculator

 Gateway Calculator

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