Baystate Merchant Services

Small Business Education


Bay State Merchant Services will always emphasize the importance of community and the role that small businesses play to keep it thriving. However, there are those who live, and sometimes sacrifice everything, to protect our communities. And it’s those organizations – made up of brave men, women, and animals– who we just can’t thank enough for all that they do.

Started in 2001 by Joe Ambrosini, retired K-9 handler and former Deputy Superintendent for Public Safety, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, the Cape & Islands Police K-9 Relief Fund helps ease the burden of veterinary costs associated with caring for retired K-9 officers. It is supported by donations from compassionate individuals, civic-minded local businesses, and generous national sponsors as well as through merchandise sales and fundraising events. In addition, the Cape & Islands Police K-9 Relief Fund receives commissions from purchases made through retailers advertising on our website. Please click on their links from our site at to make those commissions count!

Video (2014): K9 Torres of the Yarmouth Massachusetts Police Department / Cape Cod SWAT, during a building search training exercise (muzzled)

ALL merchant service providers say they’ll save you money…but we back OUR guarantee with a $1000 check if for some reason we can’t save you money – but, let’s go next-level!

Our “Merchant Spotlight” series features a customized business web page on our site that links to the merchant’s social media accounts and contact info. We sponsor and boost these pages on social media – in the merchant’s home market – at no cost to them.

This is just another way that we show much-earned appreciation to our merchants for trusting us with their payment processing. Besides (actually) saving them money on payment processing, our customer service and emphasis on long-term relationships sets us apart.

We will not be out-worked, especially at striving to be the very last payment processor our clients will ever need. We want that more than anyone else. Period.

Contact us anytime by phoneemail, or the contact form here on this page.  

Merchant Spotlight

We love our merchants, and we thank them for their entrepreneurial spirit, work-ethic, and the boost that they give to their local economies. We believe that helping to promote their business is just another way that we at Bay State Merchant Services can express our gratitude for all that they do for the community.