Priority is one of the fastest growing payments companies in the U.S. We were founded in 2005 with a mission to build a Merchant inspired payments platform that would advance the goals of our small and mid-sized business partners. We’re headquartered in Alpharetta GA.
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Priority was ranked the 2nd fastest growing company in the Metro Atlanta area (2016 Atlanta Pacesetter Award) and with a Nilson rating that’s consistently climbing (currently ranked the 13th largest Merchant Acquirer in the U.S.), we have shown ourselves to be one of the leading electronic payment processors in the country.
At the heart of our business is an elite team of experienced executives, drawn together from various areas of the bank card processing industry by the opportunity to raise the standard of service and provide unprecedented full-service payment technology and solutions
Since 1999, COCARD has been a company composed of like-minded, owner-operated, sub-ISOs. We have formed an entity whose purposes and structure allows us to capitalize on collective bargaining benefits for our end users.
COCARD is managed by member volunteers with over 100 years of industry experience. Our volunteers dedicate their time to serve on a board and its various committees. We also have a full-time General Manager, and a dedicated staff headquartered in Nashville, TN. Our paid staff is small, and our operating expenses are low, which means that we can pass on the savings to our members and merchants.
COCARD is pleased to be a registered Member Service Provider with several of the industry’s largest payment processors. Having access to multiple platforms gives us the ability to provide numerous solutions to your business that better serve your individual processing needs. It also allows COCARD the ability to present an entirely customized state-of-the-art processing solution, including the latest, most technologically advanced products and software offerings available today.
We provide the latest processing solutions for all merchant types including retail, restaurant, internet, mail/phone order, wireless, and home-based to name a few. COCARD, along with its partners, supports Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, American Express, gift and loyalty card, and check processing.
COCARD also has direct access to numerous ancillary vendors to provide specialties and comprehensive choices of value-added-services. In this way, our merchants can stay ahead of the ever-changing payments environment. Value-added services are a must for merchants who want to stay competitive and allow their businesses to explore new ways to enhance brand recognition and customer loyalty, and to improve the overall bottom line revenue.