FeeFighters Launches Samurai: Most Powerful Online Payments

Stella Fayman

At FeeFighters, we’ve been helping business owners comparison shop credit card processors for years. One complaint kept resurfacing over and over for online merchants: what to do about the gateway?


There were integration headaches, compatibility issues, and confusing pricing. Business owners would get locked into using an expensive credit card processor because their gateway was not compatible with cheaper merchant accounts. All together, instead of being easy to use and integrate, gateways presented business owners with yet another headache and cost with regards to payments.


After hundreds of complaints, we realized it was time to take a stand. We decided to build the most modern, easy to use gateway on the planet: Samurai.


Today, we’re happy to announce the launch of Samurai into public beta. Join many beta customers who are experiencing the ease and flexibility that Samurai has to offer. Here are some key features:


1) Complete freedom- With Samurai, there is freedom to choose any payment processor and have complete data portability.

2) Intelligent Routing- Transactions can be sent to multiple merchant accounts. Samurai will automatically send international and small ticket transactions to the cheapest processor.

3) Simple integration- Getting started takes minutes. Developers love Samurai for its documentation and integration libraries. If a business has an existing gateway, Samurai has gateway emulation, meaning it can copy existing gateways without involving developers.

4) PCI ComplianceSamurai makes it easy to achieve PCI compliance. Most businesses that use Samurai can achieve PCI compliance with 5 minutes of simple paperwork.

5) Tokenization/Vault- Samurai securely stores customers’ credit card numbers, so that subsequent transactions can be performed without worrying about the security burden of storing card numbers locally.

6) Simple Pricing- Samurai costs just $10/month and $0.10/transaction. Want a merchant account too? We’ll bundle it with Samurai for a flat rate of 2.3% + $0.30. No setup fees. No vault fees. No monthly minimum. No cancellation fees. Our prices trump the competition. Since we are actually still in public beta (there are some rough edges), we aren’t charging anyone until November.


TL; DR? – Watch the vid, it’s only a minute long:

Don’t take it from us, see Samurai for yourself and let us know what you think. Check out our press release on Samurai-it’s written in haiku to express Samurai’s elegance and ease of use.


We'll be demoing Samurai at Technori Pitch tomorrow. See you there!

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Maureen Wozniak

Congrats Stella,  

Looks like a much needed service for companies.  We are looking forward to spreading the news!


Ethan Austin
Samurai looks awesome.  You guys do a great job of explaining complicated concepts in a way that makes it easy for dummies like me to understand.  Any interest on writing a post on the implications of these new 1099 Regulations starting in 2012?  http://blog.highbeambusiness.com/2011/08/new-irs-tax-form-1099-k-to-report-sales-from-credit-and-debit-cards/
Mark Lawrence
Couldn't tell you how excited I was to read that post when it came across the Hacker News feed!

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