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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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Recreational Boating Powers into Bright 2022, and Beyond

It’s a rite of passage for many young fathers: buy a boat and take your kids out on the water to enjoy the sun and the rippling currents. Depending on their age, maybe even let them steer on occasion. And despite a difficult economy, that rite of passage seems an enduring tale.
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Ensuring Payment on Shrinking Motorcycle Margins with Check Guarantee

All motorcycle manufacturers have been rejoicing as sales increased dramatically during the first half of this year, following an almost disastrous 2020. For instance, Italian manufacturer Ducati posted a 33% increase for Q1, while Harley-Davidson notched a 24% uptick for Q2.
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How the Glut of Off-lease Vehicles Affecting Dealerships

on Wed, Sep 11, 2019 @ 08:45 AM By | Brandes Elitch | 0 Comments | Auto Dealerships C.A.R.S.
Over the last few years, an interesting development has occurred in the business of selling new cars — a glut of off-lease vehicles has hit the market. Let’s take a look at what this means to dealers and consumers. During the new vehicle sales bonanza of 2014 – 2016, records were set for annual sales, and surprisingly, about a third of those sales ended up as leases. By the end of 2019, an estimated 12 million low-mileage cars were coming off lease to create the glut of off-lease vehicles. First, a recap of how leasing works. There is an up-front cash payment, and then you make a monthly payment for typically 24 or 36 months, with an option to do a buyout at the end of the lease. In theory, you are just paying for the depreciation during that time.
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The Lifetime Value of One Declined Check at Your Auto Dealership

on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 12:49 PM By | Sara Holt | 0 Comments | Check Fraud Auto Dealerships C.A.R.S.
Many people prefer paying by check according to the 2016 Federal Reserve Payments Study. Checks declined by processing companies harm auto dealerships where losing a sale to just one declined check can have far-reaching consequences. For example, one declined check for a down payment could result in the loss of three sales equaling a total of $146,000 if several values are considered (see the below infographic).
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One Declined Check & the Lifetime Loss to an Auto Dealer

on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 12:06 PM By | Joe Gargiulo | 0 Comments | Auto Dealerships C.A.R.S.
Doug Watkins is an old-school guy. He’s been in construction all of his adult life, working his way from laborer to foreman in 10 years, and eventually to the owner-operator of a small licensed construction company specializing in kitchen and bath remodels. He prefers to pay by check — especially at auto dealerships — and has never written one that has been declined at the point of sale.
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Criminals Make Auto Dealer Prioritize Check Acceptance Policies

on Sat, Sep 26, 2015 @ 07:00 AM By | Tom Lombardo | 0 Comments | Check Fraud Auto Dealerships C.A.R.S.
In 2012, a Chicago area man plead guilty to writing twenty-four worthless checks to auto dealerships, including ones in Illinois and Wisconsin that lost over $70,000. And he's at it again.
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Automotive Check Services: Gain Back that 60 Seconds

on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 @ 10:00 AM By | Heather Brautman | 1 Comment | Auto Dealerships C.A.R.S.
Although it's holiday-worthy enough to show up on the calendar, there’s not a lot to celebrate when the summer solstice hits every June 21. For the next six months, you’ll be losing one minute of daylight a day. Like a single grain of sand, those 60 seconds don’t seem like much. Then again, those grains really add up when you add them together. Read on to find out how you can get back one minute more (or more) in your day.
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