The 2019 holiday season sales are expected to increase over last year, the 11th consecutive year they have done so since the Great Recession of 2007. More specifically, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), holiday retail sales during November and December are expected “to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion $730.7 billion.” These trends mirror economic improvements in the stock market as well as unemployment rates, giving merchants one more reason to anticipate greater holiday revenue.Read More
Here at CrossCheck, we have been “all eyes and ears” in recent years over news about electric cars because our primary customer base is new car dealerships. Since we maintain an active dialogue with dealerships, we are well aware that CrossCheck and dealerships are fielding a lot questions about how we see the future of electric vehicles (EVs). Consequently, we thought it would be helpful to share a few opinions about how EVs will unfold over the next few years.
First, we pay close attention to the developments in this space, which is obviously critical to our business. Second, we want to “think like a customer” – our dealer merchants – and the dealers want to think like their customers – the car-buying consumers.Read More
Check machines are a very common and often overlooked piece of technology used by merchants and other businesses today. Checks continue to be a preferred payment method for a sizable portion of consumers for certain purchases. Consequently, vendors should be equipped with check machines to streamline their check transaction process and mitigate the risk of bad checks.Read More
withTo many people, pets are seen as part of the family, so it's crucial for veterinarians to have the right kind of software to use in the treatment of these family members. Veterinary practice management software is generally the tool of choice today. In a large practice with hundreds of clients, it would be tough to effectively manage all of the patients without the help of first-class software packages.
Veterinary software is composed of a suite of applications and programs used by animal hospitals and veterinary clinics to effectively manage the treatment of their patients. Suites can include solutions for managing patient intake and discharge, accounting and payment processing, records management, dispensary, workflow, client communication and much more. The seamless integration of all aspects of a veterinary practice allows for a streamlined process and access to information across multiple locations.Read More
Two years earlier, the card associations announced that transactions over $50 which were processed with a point-of-sale system would get discounted pricing. Early POS systems were priced at $900, which the average merchant could not afford. But something happened in 1982: Verifone rocked the merchant world with a POS terminal that cost only $125, the ZON. This changed everything.Read More
Join CrossCheck’s Senior Vice President Charles Dortch III and other auto lending and leasing experts Oct. 28 – 30 at the 19th Annual Auto Finance Summit in Las Vegas. The summit offers networking events, an exhibit hall with over 100 top industry vendors, 40-plus elite industry speakers, and session tracks dedicated to mobility and innovation to help inspire future lending and leasing strategies.
Attendees include prime and non-prime banks, credit unions, floor-plan lenders, thrifts, dealerships and other service providers. Over the years, the summit has hosted executives from nearly 200 lender companies including the top 25 lenders, making it the premier industry event of its kind.Read More
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No matter what kind of car you drive, at some point you are going to need to buy auto parts. A modern car can have a few thousand parts, of which about a third are moving and will wear out over time. Most of the time, these parts would be considered normal wear and tear, but sometimes not. You will need to buy auto parts at either a franchise dealership or an auto aftermarket store. Let’s start by taking a look at what you will have to replace if you keep your car for a few years or longer. (See the related article, "Where to Buy Auto Parts for Modern Cars.")Read More
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Videos can be a great method of captivating audiences with entertaining visuals. CrossCheck understands this value and works to produce a video whenever the opportunity presents itself. The company has produced a variety of videos over the years that shed some light on CrossCheck and the people behind it. Whether it is a recruiting video, a testimonial, or a fun video, there will always be some hint of CrossCheck flare in the content.Read More
“I know check guarantee services are convenient, but how on earth can they be profitable?”
I’m glad you asked.
Check processing services save time and money, the guarantee factor mitigates the risk of accepting bad ones, and optional premium services can further increase sales. Together, this trifecta is the essence of “check processing made profitable” that may be summarized as follows:
- Check Guarantee Prevents Returned Checks
- Check Processing Means More Sales
- Check Acceptance Rates Matter
It’s Saturday morning on Memorial Day weekend. The inflatable tube man is in perpetual motion, burgers are sizzling on the outdoor grill, and the television ads have been running for days. Your auto dealership is ready for its big, big marathon holiday sales event.
You close out the preparations with a sales meeting. It’s “all hands on deck.” There are boxes of gooey donuts, pots of hot coffee, and a cadre of sharp-dressed sales people with their chins up. Your general manager delivers a pep-talk that would make the legendary Knute Rockne take notice.
- Industry Stats Affecting Auto Sales
- Down Payment ‘What Ifs’
- Down Payment Solutions
- What Is the Best Down Payment Solution?
Sure, you’re going to demo a lot of cars this weekend, but how many more units could you sell if the hefty cost of making a down payment was more affordable in this day and age? Here’s what you need to know.Read More