Local Merchant Services & Payment Processing Chicago

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Reliable and Secure Payment Processing Company in Chicago, Illinois

Electronic Merchant Systems offers extensive local merchant services and payment processing solutions for Chicago business, including handheld credit card machines, payment gateway integration for websites, website development and design, and payment processing.

Since 1988, we have grown into the largest privately owned and operated credit card processing company in the United States, and it is our goal to become to #1 merchant service provider in the country.

We are striving towards that goal by continuing the work that has been successful for the past 30 years: high-quality, self-updating point-of-sale systems, unparalleled customer support, dedicated employees to help grow your Chicago business, and industry-low processing fees for our mobile payment processors.

Our business has been thriving for over three decades because we design machines to accept all major credit and debit cards, gift cards, electronic checks, and EBT. We understand how important customer convenience and satisfaction is, which is why we listen and produce what you want for your customers.

With payment transactions, comes sensitive information that needs protecting, and that's what we do best at EMS. Our clients can rest easy knowing that their customers' transactions are fully secure and safeguarded because all of our payment processing systems are certified as safe and reliable. For the past ten years, Electronic Merchant Systems has received the high honor of being deemed a Level 1 PCI Service Provider. Our expert team is dedicated to keeping this high status of premier data security by continuing to advance our local merchant services and innovative payment processing solutions for your Chicago businesses.

As a company who is certified secure as the highest level, offers the best products and business development services and has a help 24/7 customer service team ready to help with any problems you have, it is easy to see why EMS is the top choice for small-, mid-, and even large-sized companies in Chicago.

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If you need local merchant services and payment processing solutions for your Chicago area business, including near Bethel Park, visit or contact EMS Chicago today.

You can rest assured that you will always have help close by because we thrive on having a local presence to our customers with 11 regional offices and 40 office locations across the United States. With a location in your community, we understand the triumphs and struggles you experience on a daily basis, which helps us better understand and help grow your business with you.

Get personalized assistance to enhance your understanding of merchant services for your local Chicago business with the web development and safe electronic payment processing systems at EMS.

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About Electronic Merchant Systems

Since our start in 1988, EMS is proud to be a top leader in the ever-changing merchant services industry with local payment processing solutions, resources, and customer support to meet your Chicago business’s needs. From payment processing systems to customer loyalty program, from start-ups to custom website development and design, you can find what you need to grow your local Chicago business at EMS.

With over 30 years of merchant services experience under our belt, we have found what works for our clients.

EMS remains dedicated to our founding principle of 24/7/365 customer service support. Meaning that no matter how advanced our payment processing systems get, we will continue to operate our client assistance practices with the client first.

Day or night, weekday or weekend, email or call: no matter the time or method, a dedicated customer support representative will be there to help you however they can. Our 24/7 customer support has helped our merchant account holders remain satisfied over the years.

With EMS, you experience industry-best customer service from day 1.

Open a merchant account with us today by talk to a sales representative today!

Merchant Account Products and Services at a Glance

Payment Processing Gift & Loyalty Cards

  • All major credit and debit cards accepted
  • Improved cash flow

EMV & Apple Pay

  • EMV-chip card certified
  • Accepts credit and debit cards
  • Android Pay compatible as well
  • Handles gift and loyalty cards

Mobile Payment Processing

  • Turn your everyday smartphone into a credit card POS
  • Android- and iOS-supported application
  • Atlus gift and loyalty program
  • Flok mobile loyalty program
  • Customized card production
  • Generate new customers while maintaining existing customers

Web Development/Design

  • Custom-designed, mobile-friendly website
  • Standard SEO
  • Complementary Facebook business page
  • An online payment-enabled e-commerce system, if applicable


Jeff C. | ★★★★★

"I set up a merchant account last month! I had a great experience! Easy to use and saved me a bunch of money. I will refer them to my business owners that are looking for processing in the future!" 


24/7 Client Support

We have trained, dedicated customer support representatives available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our support staff is trained to handle every question and challenge you come across, as well as the knowledge to help educate you on payment acceptance. By the end of your phone call or email exchange, your problem will be solved.

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Join Our Merchant Services Team!

Are you a hardworking individual on the search for a rewarding merchant services career in Illinois?

At EMS, we are always on the lookout for qualified and talented folks to join our local Chicago team.

Start your journey in the merchant services industry with the largest privately-held payment processing company in the United States.

Click the link below to check out our job openings and take the first step towards your new journey with Electronic Merchant Systems today!

EMS Career Opportunities

Partner with EMS Today

When you choose to partner with EMS, you will get access to all of our unique, top-of-the-line secured payment processing devices, services, and industry-leading payment processing fees.

Start a partnership with a top credit card processing company in America and grow your business to great new lengths.

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Ready to take your business to the next level? Our expert merchant services team in team in Chicago is ready to help your business with opening a merchant account and effective, advanced technology payment processing systems.

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Prefer chatting on the phone? Give us a call at 847-860-6529.

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