Corsto Review

BySarah BadaniFeb. 10, 2019

In a Nutshell

Corsto is a payment processing provider that offers businesses of all sizes a wide array of payment solutions. From multi-channel processing and batch credit card processing to POS systems, large ticket processing, and virtual terminals, your business can quickly and easily start processing payments with a cutting-edge solution from Corsto.

pros

  • Almost 1000 integrations
  • All payment processing tools consolidated
  • Various APIs for developers

cons

  • Fairly new to the industry so little/no track record
  • No a la carte pricing options

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Ideal For 

  • Small business and mobile business owners
  • Major corporations
  • Any business looking for flexible payment processing solutions

What’s on Offer 

  • B2B credit card processing
  • Ecommerce credit card processing
  • Merchant services
  • Industry-specific credit card processing
  • APIs and documentation
  • POS systems
  • EMV chip card processing
  • Mobile processing
  • PCI compliant processing
  • Payment gateway built-in

Application Process

Corsto has a simple online application process. You fill out the form which includes basic questions like your name, email, and phone number. From there, a representative will get in touch with you, so you can work out which plan will fit your business best, find out more details, and sign up for a plan. The whole process is quick, easy, and refreshingly painless.

What’s Unique About Corsto?

Corsto has close to half a million businesses working with it, so it’s safe to say that this is a solid brand name despite being a relative newcomer on the scene. What many of these companies appreciate about Corsto is the professionalism that this state-of-the-art technology-based option brings to their businesses.

One of the most advantageous elements of this company is that Corsto has so many different types of payment processing solutions, so there is a tool that is specifically geared toward your business. For one thing, Corsto has a B2B credit card processing solution. That’s not something most vendors have on offer. Additionally, Corsto provides full merchant services, like credit union and community bank services, so you can have all your payment processing tools under one roof.  Corsto has industry-specific options available, too. For example, it offers tools that are designed for retail, restaurants, property management, and more.

Another unique aspect of Corsto is that it works with foreign payments as well. So, you can process credit card payments for customers from Canada as well as the US without running into any issues.

Finally, the amount of options in its toolkit is impressive. Corsto offers businesses the full gamut of services including:

  • Marketing
  • Security features
  • Reporting and reconciliations
  • Ecommerce solutions
  • Mobile credit card processing
  • Design and development

The extent of features and services available gives businesses a variety of options to work with. 

Customer Support

Corsto provides both email and phone support to all its customers. You can also live chat with a representative during normal business hours. Plus, Corsto has a huge library of video tutorials available to help walk you through any area of the software that you might need troubleshooting for.

Pricing (Software and Hardware)

Corsto offers 3 price plans that are geared toward the various company sizes and industries. The Basic plan provides sufficient services for the average small business, while the Professional and Business plans are designed to give medium and larger businesses that extra level of professionalism, flexibility, and service. Here are the pricing plans:


Basic PlanProfessional PlanBusiness Plan
Pricing per month$99$299$399
For an all-in-one payment solution, these prices are extremely competitive in this industry. When working with other vendors, you generally have to pay for each leg of the service individually, and that quickly adds up each month. Corsto bundles all its services together, so you are paying a flat rate that doesn’t fluctuate and is straightforward (something your accounting department will appreciate too).

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Bottom Line

After test driving Corsto for quite a bit of time, we can safely say that this company is a solid choice. There are few vendors out there that can compete with the amount of options Corsto has available for its customers. Whether you're a small business owner with a staff of ten, a restaurant manager trying to juggle multiple shifts, a multimillion-dollar corporation with branches across the country, or even just a guy working out of his garage (hey, Jeff Bezos made it work!), Corsto has something to fit your business needs.

We were impressed with the level of technology that surrounds this payment processing solution. Corsto doesn’t just slap together a few tools and call it a day; it covers every aspect of the payment processing journey and even throws in extras. The security features are solid, the marketing tools abundant, and best of all, you don’t need a doctorate to figure out how the whole system works. We had a generally positive experience and can definitely recommend Corsto to any business owner we know.

About Corsto

Corsto was co-founded by Andrew McGregor. It was acquired along with its partner site CardConnect in 2017 by First Data, a global financial technology corporation, and today Corsto is one of the major competitors in credit card processing. Corsto’s offerings cover the spectrum of payment solutions, offering clients any and every type of payment processing solution, including mobile payments, online payments, and even foreign payments. Corsto works with niche industries including the complex restaurant business, retail, and property management. The brand prides itself on being customer-centric and tailors its offerings to fit the client, whether they are a huge corporation or a small mom-and-pop shop. Corsto has been helping tens of thousands of businesses improve sales, increase revenue, and provide a better service to their customers all around.