We are Third Coast.

We make payments simple, secure, and reliable.
We provide superior customer service 24/7, multiple point of sale options, and customer payment solutions at lower rates.
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Third Coast works for your business.

From iconic global brands to local coffee shops, we help hundreds of businesses securely accept credit cards across a diverse, constantly evolving set of sales channels. Even better – all of our solutions are customized for each customer to accommodate their unique business requirements.

Accept Payments

Start accepting credit cards, debit cards and electronic payments with one of Third Coast Merchant Services processing partners. Give your customers more ways to pay and watch your business grow.

Strong Partner

In today’s highly competitive and demanding market, choosing a strong partner in payment processing pays you big dividends

Simple Solutions

Our mission is to make accepting payments as simple and easy as possible for our customers. We do that by marrying personalized service with the most flexible technology platform available today.

Third Coast Merchant Services is an innovative and rapidly growing payment processing broker. Founded in 2015, we help businesses accept any form of payment for goods and services.

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Third Coast has a custom approach.

We tailor our payment processing platform for each of our customers. Whether the customer requires a simple terminal solution or complex software integration, we can fulfill any business’ payments needs. All of our solutions are built around:

Security

Start accepting credit cards, debit cards and electronic payments with one of Third Coast Merchant Services processing partners. Give your customers more ways to pay and watch your business grow.

Business Intelligence

In today’s highly competitive and demanding market, choosing a strong partner in payment processing pays you big dividends

Interchange Management

Our mission is to make accepting payments as simple and easy as possible for our customers. We do that by marrying personalized service with the most flexible technology platform available today.

Honesty and Transparency

Our mission is to make accepting payments as simple and easy as possible for our customers. We do that by marrying personalized service with the most flexible technology platform available today.

The result is hundreds of merchants who can concentrate on running their businesses without having to worry about payment processing.

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Third Coast products and equipment.

The right payment solution for your business can sometimes be overwhelming and confusing, especially with so many forms of payment products in the market today. Our partners are all top players in the industry. The majority of the POS and PMS products we sell, along with our terminals are non-integrated and include OPEN GATEWAYS. This means you make the decision on who the payment processor is, not the hardware company. This allows you the opportunity to negotiate better processing rates. We don’t leverage our customers into high rates based on hardware and we don’t require long term agreements just to provide lower rates.
 

Credit Card Processing

Credit Card Processing is the staple of our business. As a broker, we present businesses with the best processor that will suit their needs including lower rates, and the most compatible hardware or POS systems available.

Credit card processing is the only product of the banking industry where the profits for the bank are not capped. This means, rates from processors are open to unlimited charges. Third Coast Merchant Services goal is to bring rates to the lowest possible margin above interchange, based upon industry and volume. To offer this type of rate we needed agreements with the finest processors in the industry. Which we believe we have.

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Who We Are

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Jeff Fuhrman
President / Principal

Prior to starting Third Coast Merchant Services, Inc., Jeff had 30 years of high achievement in the advertising and broadcast industry which includes serving as a Talk Radio Network General Manager (Michigan Talk & News Network), and President of Fuhrman & Associates, Inc. /dba Third Coast Media, an advertising and marketing firm. Jeff has implemented statewide and national advertising campaigns with Fortune 500 companies and professional sports teams, while incorporating his extensive skill set of sales, budget creation & administration, design, media planning, marketing, human resources and sales training.

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Hank Burch
Vice President / Principal

Hank’s 22 years in broadcast media included selling radio advertising in the Detroit market (WJR, WHYT) before expanding into television with CBS and NBC affiliates throughout Michigan. He then launched and managed the highly successful “Michigan Talk Radio Network” overseeing all logistics from set up to sales duties.

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What they are saying about Third Coast.

  • “We wanted to offer a cash discount program where our customers would offset some of our credit card fees. Jeff and Hank came in and set up the program and then took it one step further. They ran Cat 6 ethernet cable throughout both of our bars so our credit card terminals would run faster. None of our previous providers would have done that. These guys go above and beyond. They get it done!”

    Scott | Bootleggers Bar, Dillinger’s Pub

  • “We were Third Coast’s first customer. I knew Hank for a while so I took a chance on him and his new business. It payed off. Third Coast has kept our rates steady for three years now and they have been there whenever we needed them. We now have 4 hotels, a retail store, and an automotive dealership that are using their services. They continue to earn our business and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

    Rob | Superior Hospitality

  • “When I bought my restaurant, I had no Idea how to setup my POS system correctly. Third Coast came and configured it for me for free. Now whenever I need anything credit card related these guys are always available. I will not use any other company. They’re Awesome!”

    Dennis | Lockview Restaurant

  • “It took a year for us to work through our previous processor’s contracts, but once resolved, Third Coast came in and setup three of our hotels. Whenever we are need of service or have questions, they answer the call directly and they take care of the problem immediately. Their processing rates are great too!”

    Kelly | Sweet Onion, Inc.

  • “Our credit card terminals would keep showing a communication error and wouldn’t process. I thought the terminals were at fault. Third Coast came in and found that our internet connection kept dropping because of where our modem and router were located. They told me they would fix the problem. The next day they came in and ran all new high speed internet cable throughout the restaurant. They installed a brand new Ethernet switch, hooked each credit card terminal to the switch and then the switch back to the router. They could have easily told me to call my internet service provider to fix the problem, but they handled it themselves. Now that’s service!”

    David | M-55 Pour House

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