What is a Merchant Account?
A merchant account is special type of bank account that allows you to accept credit and debit card payments. In simple terms, a merchant account connects your existing bank account to the credit card payment network so that credit card payments you receive can be deposited into your bank account.
How Do I Sign Up for a Merchant Account?
It generally takes less than 15 minutes to complete the application. Accounts are often approved within 24 hours, but the process may take up to 7 business days.
- The application should be submitted by someone who has the authority to enter your organization into financial agreements and who has access to your organization's bank account information.
- Merchant services are provided by Payrix, Doodlio's payment processing and technology partner.
Instructions for Completing the Merchant Account Application
Access the application at https://portal.doodlio.com/signup/DoodlioSignup.
About the Business
Select a business type based on your form of business. For example, churches and schools will typically be organized as NonProfit.
Enter a username and create a password. These credentials will be used to login to the payments portal once your application is approved.
Click the Next button in the lower left side of the page.
About the Owner
If you are completing this application as a for profit organization, follow the instructions that appear at the top of the page to include information about the owner(s) of the entity.
If your organization is nonprofit, please list information for yourself as someone who has significant responsibility for running the organization and the authority to enter the organization into financial agreements. The roles will vary by organization, but typically include league director, controller, principal/vice principal, or pastor. Select Yes for Significant Responsibility.
Enter your organization's business address, email, and phone number.
Select a primary business contact in the last field and click Next.
Add Bank Account
There are two ways to add your bank account information, Plaid and manual entry.
Plaid is the easiest and fastest way to verify your bank account and start processing payments. Click the Please Link Your Primary Bank Account button to begin. Plaid will step you the process of entering your online bank account information to verify your account. Note that Plaid will not share your credentials with Doodlio or anyone else.
Manual entry of your bank account information will take longer than Plaid and may require you to submit documentation verifying your ownership of the account. Click the "Enter Account Manually" link to manually enter your banking information.
Click Next to proceed.
Terms and Conditions
Please click the links to review the Bank Disclosure Page and Merchant Terms and Conditions. Review and click the check boxes to confirm your acceptance of the terms and to attest to the accuracy of the information you provided.
Click "Sign Up" when you are satisfied that your application is complete.
After You Apply
We will begin monitoring your application when you submit it. When your application is approved, we will link your new merchant account to your Doodlio profile so that you can begin using it to process payments right away.
We'll also get in touch if any questions or issues arise during the processing of your application.