How Can I Handle the Global Payments Credit Card Fees?

Convenience fees are charged each time a credit/debit card transaction is completed through Global Payments, but you can choose how those are handled in your account.

A Credit/Debit Card handling fee, also known as a "convenience fee", is the fee that is paid every time a credit/debit card is used to complete a transaction.

The CC processing fee with Global Payments is 2.9% + $0.29 per transaction. This means if a transaction is for $1,000, the fee will be calculated at $29.29.

The way you handle the Credit Card convenience fee is determined in your Global Payments settings in your JobNimbus account.

  • Click on your profile icon in the top right corner
  • Select Settings from the drop-down menu
  • Select the Payments tab on the left

Global Payment - Credit Card Surcharge Fees

The three different ways you can handle the fees are as follows:

  • Don't pass fee, don't add to margin
    • This method will not pass the fee onto your customers; instead, you will pay the fee. The fees will not show on the invoice or be budgeted into your project.

  • Calculate into margin
    • This method will show the convenience fee amount when creating your invoice, calculating it into your margin.

      The fee will be divided proportionally among all line items so your customers will not see the fee.
      Global Payments - Surcharge Fee - Calculate in Margin - Invoice
  • Pass fees to customer
    • This method will show the convenience fee amount when creating your invoice.

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      It will also show on the invoice for your customers under the Credit Card Payments section.
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    • When choosing "Pass Fees to Customers", please refer to your local and state laws to learn about any potential restrictions involved in passing credit/debit card fees to your customers.

Note: if an invoice is created prior to adjusting these settings, it will not reflect the new configurations. It is recommended that you void or delete the old Invoice and create a brand new one in order for any changes to take effect.