The company was founded in 2006 by Nicolas Beique who still serves as the CEO today. The company is headquartered in Calgary, AB with a second office in Seattle, WA.
Helcim is a payment processor that serves small to medium-sized businesses in Canada and the US by providing online and in-person credit card processing solutions.
Helcim's primary focus is on providing payment processing to merchants looking to accept in-person or online payments. In addition to payment processing the company offers a variety of business tools including a Point-of-Sale, Customer Management, Products and Inventory, Invoicing, and Online Store solutions. A wide range of online, E-Commerce, cloud-based, mobile & retail payment platforms allows Helcim to offer a total payments solution.
Pros and Cons
No Contracts or Cancelation Fees
No monthly fee
Interchange Plus Pricing
E-Commerce fees are a little high
Hardware is expensive
Helcim is one of the most transparent credit card processing companies, with interchange-plus pricing, rates, and fees clearly listed on its website and representatives who are clear about the service's limitations. Low-volume businesses (those processing less than $5,000 per month) may find it a bit expensive comparing to other vendors offering flat-rate pricing but when comparing one should consider the features Helcim includes with its service and how much other processors charge for them.