Innovation

Innovation

By combining our payment processing expertise with innovative strategies, AVATAS successfully improves bottom-line profitability. We provide our clients with a consultative approach, examining 100% of their receivables to ensure optimal efficiency.

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Expertise

Expertise

AVATAS is the nationally recognized leader of cash flow solutions for the energy and service industries.

We process for over 700 energy companies and continue to expand our reach.

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Influence

Influence

AVATAS co-founders Tracy Richmond and Larry Richmond led a multi-year lobbying effort resulting in the reclassification of heating fuel retailers. That victory has saved the industry over $500 million to date.

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We've been promised great rates in the past, only to have them increase after we signed up. AVATAS has never increased our rates - they've actually lowered them automatically four times!

- Ross Mirabito, Mirabito Fuel Company

News & Events

The latest news & events from AVATAS

New Credit Card Technology Will Affect Merchant Liability

Posted by djenkins on Aug 26, 2014

New Credit Card Technology Will Affect Merchant Liability  EMV is a chip based technology that validates the authenticity of a physical card for card present transactions, which helps prevent counterfeit fraud by unauthorized users and re-use of compromised card data....

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Tighten Security and Streamline PCI Compliance

Posted by djenkins on Aug 14, 2014

Tighten Security and Streamline PCI Compliance Protecting sensitive customer data from data and fraud breaches is a key responsibility for a business owner, regardless of the size of the business or vertical. And, any and all businesses that accept credit and debit...

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Revamp Your Receivables

Posted by djenkins on Aug 14, 2014

Revamp Your Receivables Around four years ago, SOS Xtreme Comfort, of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., decided to partner with AVATAS Payment Solutions, of Newton, Mass., to gain assistance in their receivables process. Like many heating fuels companies, SOS had grown into the...

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The Hidden Costs of Checks

Posted by djenkins on Aug 14, 2014

In today’s complex economic environment, home heating retailers are looking for innovative ways to streamline cash flow and ensure prompt payments from customers. Unfortunately, many are unaware of the best methods to achieve these goals. After ten years of working...

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Check or Credit Card?

Posted by djenkins on Aug 14, 2014

Credit card payments pay a vital role in most retail energy sales and home comfort services, and there are a lot of complexities involved. Once seen as a costly way of accepting customer payments, credit cards are getting more love from energy marketers because they...

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AVATAS and Merchant Warehouse Raise Over $25,000 for Wounded Warrior Project

Posted by djenkins on Aug 16, 2013

Over the past few months, AVATAS and Merchant Warehouse joined forces to fundraise charitable donations for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Customer Testimonials

Hear what our customers have to say

Polar Fuel

Polar Fuel

“They have saved us very real money in processing costs. AVATAS has been a real pleasure to do business with.”
- Ehren Schachle, General Manager of Polar Fuel

Cota and Cota

Cota and Cota

“Larry and Tracy Richmond of AVATAS have always been out in front advocating for the best rates for our industry and long before it was popular.”
– Sean Cota, Cota and Cota

B&B Fuel Company

B&B Fuel Company

“I had been using another processing company that has advertised great rates – those ‘great rates’ were twice as much as AVATAS! I save hundreds every month!”
- Becky Gilford, B&B Fuel Company