Accepting Credit Card Payments

Schools, departments, and administrative units at Tufts can arrange to accept credit card payments in their offices, at events, and online. Follow the steps below to get started.

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Step 1: Determine Your Business Needs

Depending on the types of goods or services you’ll be selling, you can accept credit card payments in person and/or online. Consider how, when, and where you will need to process payments. Common items that can be paid for via credit card at Tufts include:

  • Event tickets
  • Conference registrations
  • Continuing education courses
  • Branded merchandise
  • Organization fees and dues
  • Donations
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Step 2: Select a Processing Method

Accept In-Person Credit Card Payments

  • If you’ll need to accept payments in your office, at on-site events, or anywhere that you’ll need to physically scan credit cards, you must complete the Merchant Department Application. The Treasury team will work with you to determine your needs and get the equipment you’ll need to accept payments. Learn more about accepting in-person credit card payments.


Accept Online Credit Card Payments

  • If you want to accept payments online, then Tufts Mall is your solution. Tufts Mall provides a modern, secure e-commerce platform where your organization can open a store to sell goods and services. It’s an ideal tool for selling registrations and merchandise and accepting donations. Learn more about opening a store in the Tufts Mall and selling online.
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Step 3: Understand Your Responsibilities

Before accepting payments, it’s important that you understand your responsibilities as well as the associated policies and fees.

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Step 4: Contact Tufts Treasury

If you’re ready to get started, or if you just have questions about accepting payments, contact Allison Zwaschka at 617-627-2145.