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Charles Dortch III

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Auto dealers: Use Checks to Avoid Credit Card Surcharges

Auto dealerships often find themselves grappling with the dilemma of ensuring a smooth payment process while maintaining customer satisfaction. Surcharging fees on credit card payments can quickly complicate that process. As dealerships strive to strike a balance between profitability and customer happiness, embracing checks emerges as a refreshing and profitable alternative. And with CrossCheck in your corner, the inherent risk in accepting checks can be completely nullified with guaranteed payment.
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Six Ways to Position for Success in a Post-COVID Environment

on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 11:36 AM By | Charles Dortch III | 0 Comments | Check Guarantee
“Proper preparation prevents poor performance” is a phrase that I heard over and over while in basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. My drill sergeants always stressed the importance of staying ready so you never need to get ready. This simple phrase got me thinking about how businesses are coping during the pandemic. More importantly, what steps are businesses taking to position for success in a post-COVID environment? I have spoken to GMs, controllers, finance directors, CFOs and CEOs about some of the steps they are taking to navigate these rocky waters. Hopefully, their insights (summarized below) will provide you with inspiration and hope as we begin the second quarter of 2021.
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San Diego GM Retail Managers Learn How Checks Increase Sales

Helping service managers discover payment solutions for their auto dealerships is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. If I can address a dozen or so in one place, then I’ve increased the odds of finding personal satisfaction that many times. A recent meeting of the San Diego GM Retail Service Manager’s Club, a division of the New Car Dealers Association San Diego County, offered such an opportunity. A longtime proponent of trade associations, I wrote an article called "Ten Reasons to Join an Association" in 2012, explaining the numerous benefits (see inset).
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What's the true value of a Belgian Waffle at HFA's Vegas Market?

Each morning in the Retail Resource Center at the Las Vegas Market the team at the North American Home Furnishings Association serves breakfast. This includes freshly squeezed orange juice from the juiciest oranges you've seen in your life. The juice is actually squeezed while you wait!
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Ten Reasons to Join an Association

on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 @ 10:00 AM By | Charles Dortch III | 6 Comments | Charles Dortch III Associations
For entrepreneurs and business owners, visibility and networking are key, but these are just a couple of the many reasons it's a good idea to join industry associations. Local, regional, and national industry associations offer a wide range of opportunities that can lead to enhanced business relationships and, ultimately, greater success. Here are 10 reasons why joining an industry-related association is well worth the time and effort: 1. Access to education and training. In many cases, membership in an industry association leads directly to advanced education and training programs, which help you maintain your edge and keep your skills sharp and current.
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DIY Tools Include Check Payment Programs

on Wed, Oct 03, 2012 @ 02:00 PM By | Charles Dortch III | 0 Comments | Charles Dortch III Home Furnishings Building Materials
DIY home improvement projects pay big dividends for homeowners, but procuring the necessary materials can be costly and cumbersome. Home improvement retailers and building supply centers can boost sales by offering a wide range of payment options, including flexible check services. As a retailer, this creates a win-win situation for you and for the people who shop in your store. Here is a breakdown of the DIY home improvement projects most often recommended by real estate professionals for their potential to increase the value of a home:
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Small Business Saturday & Payment Services Create Opportunities

on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 @ 10:00 AM By | Charles Dortch III | 2 Comments | Charles Dortch III Small Business
Small Business Saturday is an initiative created by the United States Senate in 2011 to increase consumer awareness of the impact their shopping choices can make in their local communities. Held the day after Black Friday, in which big-box and nationwide-chain retailers hold huge sales to kick off the Christmas shopping season -- often at the expense of local small businesses -- this year's Small Business Saturday falls on November 24, 2012.
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A Payment Services Problem Solver

on Thu, Aug 02, 2012 @ 10:20 AM By | Charles Dortch III | 0 Comments | Charles Dortch III CrossCheck
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.
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It's Not About Bad Checks...

on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 @ 11:00 AM By | Charles Dortch III | 0 Comments | Charles Dortch III CrossCheck Increase Sales
Don't have a bad check problem? Good! Want more sales? Of course you do. If you've read any of my previous blog posts, you know that one of the main reasons I look forward to Market each year is the opportunity to interact with current and future clients. (Free waffles don't hurt, either!)
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HFIC Recap: Industry Insights and Opportunities with NAHFA

Now that the 2012 HFIC has come to a close, and I’ve had some time to reflect on the past six days, I have to consider myself and my company very fortunate to be partners with the NHFA and WHFA. As I stated in my previous blog post this was the first time CrossCheck attended this conference. Prior to the conference, Jason Lindell and I had no idea what to expect. What we experienced was better than we had ever imagined! Compared to the Las Vegas Market and High Point, there was substantially less traffic, but a much more intimate setting. This afforded us some valuable face time with association members, current clients, fellow vendors and the staff at the NHFA and WHFA.
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