History

In 2005, AVATAS founders Tracy and Larry Richmond led a multi-year lobbying effort to convince credit card companies to reclassify heating fuel retailers. Previously, home heating companies were paying processing fees that were at least 50% higher than they are today. That victory has saved the industry in excess of one billion dollars to date.

AVATAS Payment Solutions is the pioneer in reducing payment processing expenses for the energy and service industries. We focus our attention on payment automation while reducing expenses for transactions with MasterCard, Visa and Discover. We also offer a full array of payment options including online payments, EFT, mobile payments and check by phone. We partner with all the leading software companies to provide our clients with seamless and simple integration.

AVATAS works with over 600 dealers across the country and we also process payments for many state and regional energy associations. Don’t take our word for it – take theirs. We are happy to provide you with references in your industry that process just like you do. Ask them how easy we are to work with, and ask them how much money we have saved them.

As an AVATAS client you will:

  • Reduce processing costs using state-of-the-art solutions
  • Work directly with a dedicated client manager that knows your business
  • Utilize the AVATAS knowledgebase to help drive your customers to the cards that cost you the least pennies per gallon
  • Never be locked into a contract—you can leave anytime with no cancellation fee
  • Save money guaranteed—even if you are already in the utility program
  • Learn how to achieve PCI Compliance