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Merchant Sales Podcasts:

Podcast - Helping Merchants Weather the COVID-19 Storm

Published - April 20th, 2020

Adam Bloomston, President of Payroc, describes what his company is doing to help small business clients cope with the financial fallout from COVID-19. Plus, Patti reports on how contactless payments may become the new normal for card-present transactions, and James explains the importance of geography when planning prospecting strategies.

Podcast - Seizing Opportunities for Selling to Fuel Stations

Published - April 13th, 2020

Gas stations offering pay-at-the-pump must make those pumps EMV compliant by October 1, or risk fraud liability. Eric Goldberg, Vice President of Sales at Sound Payments, explains how ISOs and agents can resell a cost- and time-effective solution that retrofits card-accepting gas pumps for EMV compliance. Plus Patti discusses an email template for merchant outreach, and James describes the 2-phase approach needed to successfully sell by phone or social media.

Podcast - Tackling Chargebacks in Time of COVID-19

Published - April 6th, 2020

The economic upheaval brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic is already causing a spike in card chargebacks, particularly in the travel and entertainment sectors. Suresh Dakshina, Co-Founder of Chargeback Grurus, explains what the card brands are doing, and what ISOs and agents can do to help merchants avoid losses from disputed transactions in these crazy times. Plus, James and Patti provide an overview of how ISOs and agents can put the federal government’s $2 trillion stimulus package to work for them and their merchants. And James explains how to leverage Facebook for merchant outreach.

Podcast - How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Impact Portfolio Value and Residual

Published - March 30th, 2020

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has many ISOs and agents rethinking their sales strategies. James and Patti discuss ways to sell even as social distancing keeps many off the streets. Plus, they interview Joe Oglesby, President of Premier Processing Systems, on how the pandemic could impact portfolio valuations and ISO acquisitions.

Podcast - How to Help Restaurants with Online Ordering

Published - March 23rd, 2020

The coronavirus is impacting restaurants. You can help your small business community. In this special episode, James shares a few tips for merchant sales representatives and ISOs on our approach to the Coronavirus pandemic and talks about the effect on the payments industry. Dave Humphrey, President at Bryte Payments talks about the unique challenge facing restaurants and how you can provide a risk free online ordering solution to help them stay in business and provide food to their customers.

Podcast - Turn Payments Data into Online Reviews with Text Marketing

Published - March 16th, 2020

Alex Bellini, Co-Founder of Fuze Financial, describes how ISOs can drive more value to their merchants with proven text-based customer review and marketing tools that integrate with any POS device. James explains why ISOs and agents need to understand state laws around cash discounting and surcharging, and educate their merchants on how to do it legally. And Patti reports on why faster payments aren’t making a beeline to the point of sale.

Podcast - Learn about selling check guarantee to big-ticket merchants

Published - March 9th, 2020

Travis Powers, Vice President of Partner & ISO Relations at CrossCheck, describes opportunities for selling check guarantee services to merchants transacting large-ticket purchases. Plus James wraps-up his series on Building a Merchant Sales Team, focusing on steps and strategies for activating sales reps. And Patti reports on upcoming changes to interchange rates.

Podcast - Scaling Up Your Small ISO

Published - March 2nd, 2020

Learn about challenges small ISOs face when scaling up, as well as tools and processes that can help. James and Patti kick off the discussion with Ben Griefer, COO at Maverick Payments. James offers additional insights, homing in on elements of a successful training strategy. And Patti reports on how banks and the card brands are seeing double-digit growth in interchange revenues.


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Podcast #43 - 05/27/2019

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