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TSYS Merchant Solutions Named Exclusive Payment Processing Partner of the MRAA

Monday, February 13, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Gruhn
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Boca Grande, Fla. — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today a new affinity partnership with TSYS Merchant Solutions designed to provide MRAA members with preferred pricing on credit card processing, check guarantee and conversion, mobile payment solutions and gift card processing. TSYS Merchant Solutions is ranked as the 10th largest merchant acquirer in the U.S. by dollar volume in 2010 by The Nilson Report.

"The ability to easily and securely accept any type of payment has become a fundamental element in maintaining dealership customer satisfaction, and is a critical component to any marine retailer’s business,” said Matt Gruhn, President of the MRAA. "TSYS Merchant Solutions offers a secure, low-cost solution to this problem, allowing our members to focus on what they do best — running their businesses.”

TSYS Merchant Solutions is a top-10 payment processor with more than 55 years of experience in the payment acceptance industry. By partnering with TSYS Merchant Solutions, MRAA members will have access to competitive pricing, a wide array of hardware and software solutions for payment processing, and unparalleled 24/7 customer and technical support to meet their unique needs. As an added bonus, TSYS Merchant Solutions will also offer to pay members up to $500* if they can’t meet or beat their current processing costs.

"We are honored MRAA has chosen to trust us with its members’ processing needs and look forward to a long relationship,” said Chris McNulty, senior director of business development and sales for TSYS Merchant Solutions. "Our team of industry experts is standing by and ready to begin work with dealers to deliver solutions that are tailored to their individual needs.”

With the addition of TSYS Merchant Solutions, MRAA introduces another world-class provider to its MRAA Rewards Program. MRAA reaches hundreds of companies serving the marine retailing industry and selects only those who provide the highest value and quality products, sales, and service to participate in the MRAA Rewards Program.

About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is the only North American association dedicated to furthering the interests of boat and engine dealers and other marine-related retailers throughout North America. Under the umbrella of MRAA Rewards, the MRAA offers a host of cost-saving, revenue-generating, business-improvement, and professional-development benefits exclusively for its members. For more information, visit

About TSYS
TSYS (NYSE: TSS) is reshaping a new era in digital commerce, connecting consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses and governments. Through unmatched customer service and industry insight, TSYS creates a better experience for buyers and sellers, supporting cross-border payments in more than 85 countries. Offering merchant payment-acceptance solutions as well as services in credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, healthcare, installments, money transfer and more, TSYS makes it possible for those in the global marketplace to conduct safe and secure electronic transactions with trust and convenience.

TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Georgia, with local offices spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS provides services to more than half of the top 20 international banks. For more information, please visit us at