Consumers enjoy paying with debit and credit cards because they offer the convenience of not having to carry large sums of cash and both are accepted at many merchant locations throughout the world. Debit cards are linked to a bank account, whether it is checking or savings. Credit cards can also be linked to a bank account, but often are not.
If the idea of unplugging on vacation seems so 2012, take heart. With all the connectivity available via tablets, smartphones, and laptops, you never have to be too far from the latest updates on your favorite blogs. Although we encourage you to enjoy your vacation, see the sights, get out and explore, and try new things, we also understand the importance of swiping and scrolling through some familiar territory. Check out the following blog suggestions for reading material – and enjoy the trip!
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It looks like 2013 will be chock full of great events for payment industry professionals, ISOs and financial services providers. We've gathered up some dates and locations for these must-attend events and hope to see you there!
Travis Powers, Vice President of ISO and Partner Relations will be at the Western States Acquirer Association Meeting this week where he's sure to be surrounded with a multitude of alternative payment applications and check processing services. He recently had a chance to see Google Wallet in action (or not) and wonders ..."will Google fix my wallet?"
I don’t really consider myself a salesperson. When I’m out on the road I get approached by people who ask me what exactly it is that I do. Despite some extra midsection pounds, some people think I’m either a former or current athlete. Some think I’m an actor. Others think I’m in radio. Whenever this question is posed I simply respond by saying my job is to speak with people and solve their payment processing-related problems.
You may think I sell check guarantee services or remote deposit capture processing, but what I really do is provide solutions to help retailers increase business, simplify their back-office accounting, improve cash flow and, in turn, provide solutions to their customers.
ISOs in the payment services industry are under the gun to find new ways to boost their sales, as technological advancements are crowding out traditional approaches. Vertical markets offer an excellent opportunity to make the most of your sales potential, allowing you to establish yourself in a well-defined, specific area. This helps you build a dominating presence in a single niche rather than spreading yourself too thin across multiple markets.
Is RDC right for your business? We've covered many of the benefits of putting a remote deposit capture (RDC) service to work for your business in past blogs. RDC provides convenience, time savings and operational efficiencies to businesses by electronically processing and depositing check payments. But wait, there's more!
CrossCheck is a member of the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA), an international trade association representing companies who offer electronic transaction processing products and services. Each year the association holds their Annual Meeting & Expo, an event that attracts hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees that come to display, present and discuss the latest and greatest in payment processing technology, services and equipment.
Business owners are capitalizing on growth opportunities, looking to hire and planning to make necessary capital investments according to the American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor, a semi-annual survey of business owners. Results of the Spring 2011 survey indicated a trend toward recovery for the first time since 2006. Finally, some good news!