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About Cornerstone

Cornerstone provides timely, professional, and trustworthy solutions for your payment strategy. Whether your business accepts credit cards, debit cards, e-commerce transactions, or online ACH payments, you need a trusted payment system provider. We focus on helping businesses minimize the pain associated with accepting these forms of payments.

We have used Cornerstone for many years now, and highly recommend their services. The recurring payments platform is quick, easy, and reliable. Best in the industry!

Wade, Owner
Curves - Las Vegas

We know that the success of your operation hinges on your ability to accept payments quickly and reliably. When it comes to accepting electronic payments, the processing partner that you choose can either help you or hinder you.

A fun fact: There are currently more than 609 million credit cards in circulation in the United States alone. Furthermore, more than 1 in 3 U.S. consumers use credit cards to make purchases. This clearly indicates that even in such a challenging economy, consumers are still willing to use their credit/debit cards, maybe even more so than cash.

Cornerstone proudly partners with Payment Processing Inc™ (PPI), an industry leader for integrated solutions within the payments industry. As an Inc. 5000 "Fastest Growing Company" for three consecutive years (2008-2009-2010), you can be assured that our significant resources are at your disposal. In 2010 alone, PPI processed over $6.5 billion in credit card sales for merchants like you. In fact, more than 46,000 merchants from every imaginable industry have trusted PPI as their payment partner. Hospitality, Restaurant, Retail, Service, Internet, Non-Profits - they all have unique scenarios that require unique solutions. Given all that, we have one concern that rises above others - Your satisfaction.

Cornerstone's partnership with PPI is backed by unprecedented resources. This allows us to focus on your needs and your satisfaction.

In March 2011, the e-commerce sector posted its fifth consecutive month of double-digit growth, rising by 16.1 percent (according to MasterCard Worldwide's Spending Pulse Report).

Security & Risk Management - It's no secret that card data security and PCI Compliance is undoubtedly the largest concern facing the industry right now. With Cornerstone, you have a security and fraud team working behind the scenes to provide you and your customers a safe payment environment. They actively monitor data for cyber-theft and fraud, the end result saving you precious time, energy, and resources.

Product Development - We don't believe in the old adage "one size fits all." With Cornerstone in your corner, we utilize every resource available to create a solution that works with your business model. We have access to over 1500 developers that have partnered with PPI to create solutions for every imaginable situation. In fact, we welcome the challenge of a new problem to solve.

Configuration Support and Management - From the very beginning of your relationship with Cornerstone, you will receive the benefit of configuration support and management. Our integration team provides a comprehensive approach to your roll-out and integration. We ensure that your application is stable, secure and compliant with PCI DSS/PA-DSS security standards. You can expect ongoing support and maintenance, along with thorough testing and confirmation that your transactions qualify for the best rate available.

In-house Gateway Technology - When you accept forms of electronic payments, it is important to know that PPI Technology provides a 100% in-house gateway. Why is this important? Because in this ever-changing payments industry, highly complex issues will arise. We don't rely on "the other guys" to solve these problems. We understand that you can't be "down in the water" while the problem is being addressed. Instead, you are supported by PPI developers working to create solutions that keep you processing.

When you choose Cornerstone as your "Payment Professional," you receive the benefit of all these resources, plus the personal approach that seems to be missing in this industry. We believe that you deserve a professional that is accessible to you.

Our founder, Rick Brown, believes in providing you with accessible teams focused on your satisfaction. Our teams work diligently to earn your trust, create solutions tailored to your business model, and provide unprecedented support.

Cornerstone Payments hold the distinction of earning "President's Club" for 9 consecutive years, beginning in 2008 This prestigious honor is awarded to the top agents with Payment Processing Inc™, creating a knowledge based think-tank for developing new ideas and solving merchant issues.

But enough about us, we'd like to hear about you! Let us know what is important to you in choosing a processing partner. We look forward to hearing from you.

Making the decision to change credit card processors is often a big leap of faith, since every business wants to keep their processing fees to a minimum. We are bombarded with special deals every day from different associations. When we chose Cornerstone, not only did we receive great rates, but we also receive personalized attention. The transition from our previous company to Cornerstone was simple, efficient and required little effort on our end.

Erin, Practice Manager
Lakeside Animal Clinic - Texas

* Payment Processing, Inc. is a registered ISO/MSP of HSBC Bank USA, National Association, Buffalo, NY, National Bank of Canada, Montreal, PQ, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto, ON, Chase Paymentech, Dallas, TX and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA. ©2011 Payment Processing, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Neither Cornerstone, Rick Brown nor Payment Processing, Inc. d.b.a. "Payment Processing Direct" is an employee, partner or joint venturer of the other. The parties are independent contractors of the other, and each party has complete control over the manner and method of conducting their respective businesses.