AMP Worldwide Merchant Services | High-Risk Merchant Experts

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Alternative Merchant Processing (“AMP”), provides unique and unparallel processing solutions for hard-to-place and unconventional industry types. With over 25 years of industry experience, AMP is able to service all business types, including adult, credit management, and travel-related merchants.

We support a myriad of clients, ranging from e-commerce start-ups to businesses processing tens of millions of dollars monthly at competitive rates. Merchants join the AMP family due to challenges with their industry niche, credit history, and TMF/MATCH file issues.

AMP’s state-of-the-art “chargeback prevention program” is just one of our technology programs that is proactive and alerts our merchants about pending chargebacks. Our pro-activeness and systems help reduce chargebacks is just one of the many advantages of using AMP as your high-risk merchant service provider.

AMP’s solid banking relationships, both domestically and internationally, ensure that our merchants have the most aggressive programs because of our direct relationships vs. the majority of processors who are traditionally resellers, aggregators, and brokers.

Merchant funding are typically within 48-hours and include reconciliation reports for cross-referencing. Gateway and processing banks include redundancy and fraud features to help ensure all forms of security and PCI Compliance are achieved.

My Payment Processing Background

In addition to founding AMP 20+ years ago, I has an extensive payment processing background, having started several merchant service companies.

My business path has gone from corporate America to becoming an entrepreneur and independent business owner in the payment processing industry.

Following college, I worked as an Investment Banker at Lehman Brothers in the Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions Group and specialized in transactions ranging from $500 million – $1 billion.

Although working 80-100 hours, I didn’t feel vested in the deals, and this wasn’t what I wanted in my professional life.

I deferred business school and decided to leave my fast-paced, well-paying position to start Charge Card Systems Inc, a  2-person business selling credit card processing services (the acceptance of Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) to local businesses in New York City.

Fast forward – our company grew to over 500 sales agents with 3 regional offices. In 2012, our business was sold to Card Connect, their largest acquisition at that time; in 2017, the company was acquired by First Data for $750 MM.

During my journey within the payment processing industry, I have started several niche payments companies in addition to AMP that include:

  • CEO & Founder – ToolBox Payment LLC; www.toolboxpayment.com
  • President, Merchant Advocate Ventures; www.merchantadvocate.com
  • CEO & Co-Founder LexCharge LLC; www.lexcharge.com
  • CEO and Founder – Keep The Fees LLC; www.keepthefees.com
  • Advisory Board Member and Educational Author for The Green Sheet (leading trade journal to the payments industry)
  • Presidents Council and ISO Advisory Board Member, First Data
  • Amazon #1 best-selling author of 5 business books & 1 book co-authored with my daughter
  • Entrepreneur Magazine and The Business Journal, Contributing Writer
  • Young Presidents Organization member since 2006
  • CEO & Co-Founder – Charge Card Systems Inc.

In addition to founding AMP 20+ years ago, I has an extensive payment processing background, having started several merchant service companies.

My business path has gone from corporate America to becoming an entrepreneur and independent business owner in the payment processing industry.

Following college, I worked as an Investment Banker at Lehman Brothers in the Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions Group and specialized in transactions ranging from $500 million – $1 billion.

Although working 80-100 hours, I didn’t feel vested in the deals, and this wasn’t what I wanted in my professional life.

I deferred business school and decided to leave my fast-paced, well-paying position to start Charge Card Systems Inc, a  2-person business selling credit card processing services (the acceptance of Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) to local businesses in New York City.

Fast forward – our company grew to over 500 sales agents with 3 regional offices. In 2012, our business was sold to Card Connect, their largest acquisition at that time; in 2017, the company was acquired by First Data for $750 MM.

During my journey within the payment processing industry, I have started several niche payments companies in addition to AMP that include:

  • CEO & Founder – ToolBox Payment LLC; www.toolboxpayment.com
  • President, Merchant Advocate Ventures; www.merchantadvocate.com
  • CEO & Co-Founder LexCharge LLC; www.lexcharge.com
  • CEO and Founder – Keep The Fees LLC; www.keepthefees.com
  • Advisory Board Member and Educational Author for The Green Sheet (leading trade journal to the payments industry)
  • Presidents Council and ISO Advisory Board Member, First Data
  • Amazon #1 best-selling author of 5 business books & 1 book co-authored with my daughter
  • Entrepreneur Magazine and The Business Journal, Contributing Writer
  • Young Presidents Organization member since 2006
  • CEO & Co-Founder – Charge Card Systems Inc.
  • CBD Processing – www.cbdprocessing.com
  • The Shavitz Group; www.jeffshavitz.com

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