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  • December 7, 2021
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Stax scoops up CardX to make the payments experience easier

Stax, the all-in-one payment technology provider, is acquring CardX, an automated surcharging platform, to make surcharging more transparent and easier for U.S. merchants and cardholders.

By acquiring CardX, Stax will give its merchant customers an easy way to accept credit cards at 0% cost, according to the vendor.

CardX's capabilities will enhance Stax's existing surcharging services, specifically helping customers automate surcharging compliance with built-in disclosures, pricing technology to correctly process every card type, and tools for seamless reconciliation and cash application. This eliminates the compliance risks and operational headaches that merchants have often associated with surcharging.

"We have a passion for making the payments experience easier and more effective for our customers, and the same values define the CardX team," said Suneera Madhani, founder and CEO of Stax. "As payments become more complex, businesses are looking for a trusted partner to guide them. That's where we come in—we're actively working to eliminate friction between businesses and the customers they serve. Now, with CardX, we're able to more easily help businesses navigate surcharging and be more transparent with cardholders."

Stax customers can also use CardX's dynamic fee capabilities to ensure cardholders save money based on the cards they're using to make a purchase as well as make it easy for the merchants themselves to implement.

"As surcharging becomes the market norm in the U.S., it's important that merchants choose a partner that enables them to succeed across compliance, ease of use and the cardholder experience," said Jonathan Razi, CEO of CardX. "Just as my original vision for CardX was to eliminate manual adjustments and deliver a frictionless, turnkey solution, this partnership means that businesses will not only be able to reduce costs, but also modernize every aspect of their accounts receivable process. We're thrilled to join the Stax family, merge the best of our capabilities and deliver an outstanding all-in-one value proposition for our clients."

This acquisition gives Stax a new office in Chicago and expands its leadership team to include Razi and current CardX COO Michael Tomko.

CardX's 2,600 active customers, representing more than $1 billion in processing volume, will join the Stax network of 22,000 businesses powering more than $23 billion in transactions worldwide.

CardX will continue to operate as a stand-alone brand alongside the Stax platform, giving CardX's merchant customers access to a broader portfolio of capabilities to address cardholder payment needs.

For more information about this news, visit https://staxpayments.com/.

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