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Four Low-Cost Merchant Gateways

Accept Credit Cards Online

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, and  merchandise (i.e. t-shirts, memberships, 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.

We'll help you figure out which merchant gateway will suit you best.  Simply call 1-800-446-1375 for help.

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 Anywhere

  • Mobile Card Reader ($45)
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Plugs into Apple or Android devices
  • Requires Vanco Mobile Access app
  • Optional Desktop Card Reader via USB to your PC ($125)
  • Optional Card Terminal Device w/receipt printer via Ethernet ($325 plus $8/month)
  • Optional Give by Kiosk via Wi-Fi ($1195 plus $49/mo.)

Vanco Card Swipe iPhone iPad

  • 2.75% plus $.45 per transaction
  • $10 Monthly Fee
  • Recurring Donations
  • No Cancellation Fees
  • ACH Fee 1% plus $.45 per transaction
  • Level 1 PCI Compliant Service Provider
  • Text to Give Option
  • Accept Payments Online by eCheck (ACH) Inside U.S. Only
  • 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.

  • 2.9% plus $.35 per transaction, $25 monthly fee
  • Recurring Donations
  • All major credit cards: Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, Diner's Club, JCB
  • Mobile Card Reader with chip reader($98) or without ($43)
  • Accept Payments Online by eCheck (ACH) Inside U.S. Only
  • Works with U.S. and Canadian Currencies
  • Serving the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe

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.

  • 2.2% plus $.30 per transaction, $30 monthly fee (for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits)
  • 2.9% plus $.30 per transaction, $30 monthly fee
  • 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



Anedot is your quickest merchant option. Start accepting donations in just minutes, not days.

Immediate Online Donations

  • 3.9% plus $.30 per transaction
  • No setup fees
  • No monthly contracts
  • Get your money fast
  • Set up in minutes
  • Ideal if you're in a hurry
  • Great for campaigns or nonprofits
  • Cancel at any time, no penalty
  • Serving U.S. Based Organizations

Click here to apply for your Anedot Account

Empower Givers with Give by Kiosk

With Vanco's Give by Kiosk one-time giving with a credit or debit card is simpler and faster than writing a check. Electronic giving makes it easier for your donors, members and guests to donate at your events.  Connects to your Wi-Fi.  Get started for $1195 plus $49 per month. Normal transaction fees apply.

Donations via Facebook

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

We've created a handy cost calculator to help you compare the four gateways. To get started, all you do is click on the image below. Then, you'll enter your average donation amount and the average number of donations each month.

Run as many scenarios as you want. In minutes you'll see which vendor fits your particular situation best. 

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

 Gateway Calculator

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Have questions? Call us. Sales: 1-800-446-1375 or Support: 1-866-909-8700
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