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It's even better. In addition to the chargeback fees, there are steep fines for chargebacks exceeding some percentage of merchant's transaction total plus the risk of losing the merchant account altogether.

Specifically, my merchant account charges $30 per chargeback and they say there's trouble if more than 1% of your transactions are disputed, regardless of the outcome.

Also it's a huge pain in the ass to dispute, even when the merchant is obviously right. Most small merchants fear chargebacks, not so sure about big companies though.


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