Avant-Garde Merchant Services is a company founded on the principle of integrity, and dedicated to providing the best possible service, pricing, and support to our clients. While selecting a credit card processor can certainly be a confusing undertaking; your decision will become much simpler once you know a little history of the industry, and the impact of Avant-Garde!
Consumer credit cards were first issued by the Flatbush National Bank of Brooklyn New York in 1946, with Diners Club, American Express, and Bank AmeriCard, now called Visa, issuing credit cards in the 1950’s. With the exception of two significant events; the credit card industry has remained relatively unchanged for more than 50 years, despite processing almost 3-trillion dollars annually in the U.S. alone! The first significant event occurred when the slide machine was replaced electronic terminal in 1979; allowing thousands of companies, known as merchant service providers, or MSP’s, to market processing services. The second significant event occurred when Avant-Garde Merchant Services burst on the scene with a new perspective and revolutionary ideas in 2004.
Unlike so many other MSP’s, Avant-Garde is not simply a sales company hiring unskilled sales people and relying on third party vendors to supply services and support to clients. Avant-Garde is a fully functional operation with professionally trained business consultants; built from the ground up to control all aspects of our business; including customer service, product fulfillment, downloading, technical support, and trouble shooting. Avant-Garde can also help your business excel by offering exclusive, patent-pending products that drive customers to your business, generate referrals, boost sales, and increase profits!
If you are a legitimate business owner interested in a long-term relationship, based on trust and integrity, with an outstanding merchant service provider that puts you first, look no further. Avant-Garde; designed from its inception to be the undisputed leader in the merchant service industry.Read more about our founder, Teresa Madrigal >