A Message to our Customers
These are challenging times. At Ironwood, the safety and well-being of our team members, partners, and customers is our greatest priority.
As your Merchant Services provider, we do not expect any interruptions in our level of service to your business due to the contingency plans we already have in place for these types of unexpected situations, including the ability to work remotely. We are dedicated to providing you the highest quality of service possible.
We understand our small business merchants are some of the hardest hit economically in the current environment. Please keep the following in mind when navigating through these challenges:
- It is more important than ever to meet your customers where they are. The following services can help you achieve this:
- Mobile Payments
- Online Ordering
- Payment and donation links on your website
- Gift cards can be purchased by customers today for products and services in the future. This will help with cash flow while keeping your customers engaged with your business.
- Check guarantee services can help protect cash flow.
- Cash discount and surcharge programs can help reduce or eliminate processing fees.
If you would like to speak with an advisor to see if adding any of the above services to your existing account makes sense for your business, please reach out to us.
We are closely monitoring this ever-evolving situation in order to respond to and prioritize the needs of our customers, as well as the health and safety of our employees. We are here to serve you and your business and will continue to communicate any updates during this challenging time.
If your business accepts credit or debit cards, you can be a part of the solution.
Every time your customers pay with a credit or debit card, IMPACT allocates a portion of the processing profits back to Global Green’s Food Waste Recovery Program, and IMPACT ensures your satisfaction with an Ironclad Commitment.
Minimum effort. Maximum IMPACT.
The United States of America wastes 40 percent of its food. Less than one third of that is enough to feed all of the 42,000,000 Americans who suffer from food insecurity. Furthermore, the degradation of that food waste in our landfills creates methane, an emission 84 times more potent than C02, and one of the largest contributors to climate change. This is a national crisis that many aren’t aware of.
Global Green USA, an environmental non-profit founded in 1993 by Mikhail Gorbachev and Diane Meyer Simon, is helping to combat this important issue through work with local governments, business owners, and citizens to establish comprehensive food waste recovery strategies. Their focus on education, planning physical and technological infrastructure, and developing logistical solutions is vital to our people and our planet. It is also cost intensive.
Global Green has partnered with IMPACT by Ironwood, a national merchant processing provider, to build a sustainable funding source for their continued efforts throughout the country. IMPACT offers businesses a creative way to extend substantial financial support to their food waste recovery initiative without having to spend an extra penny. This raises awareness on a large scale, allows businesses to get involved without a financial burden, and gives customers the satisfaction of knowing their purchases are making a difference.
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To foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future in order to help People, Places, and the Planet.
Global Green works to create green cities, neighborhoods, affordable housing, and schools to protect environmental health, improve livability, and support our planet’s natural systems; to address climate change and create resilient and sustainable communities.
To learn more about Global Green, click here.