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Merchant Sales Podcasts:

Podcast - Challenges & Opportunities of Building an ISO

Published - June 22nd, 2020

Gain insights on what to do and not do when taking business to the next level. "It's important not to cannibalize what you’re currently doing," explains Kyle Morgan, CEO and Head of Product at Mercantile Processing. Plus Patti reports on changes in the way people choose to pay, and James fields a question from the field on branding strategies.

Podcast - Activating Green Agents with Cash Discounting

Published - June 15th, 2020

Learn how Swipe4Free has overcome the challenges of recruiting and training new agents, and built a successful team of cash discounting sales reps. "It's really simplified the industry," says Chris Benabu, Swipe4Free Co-Founder and COO. Plus Patti reports on welcome changes to the Paycheck Protection Program, and James offers strategies for approaching resellers and ISVs as partners rather than as competitors.

Podcast - Building a Successful Phone Sales Team

Published - June 8th, 2020

The key to success in this industry is being able to touch as many merchants as possible, which requires a phone sales team, explains George Csahiouni, President and COO of Swoop Payment Solutions. Learn how he's put this philosophy to work successfully at Swoop. Plus Patti reports on consumer shifts to contactless payments and James answers questions about EMV compliance.

Podcast - Re-imagining the Merchant Value Prop

Published - June 1st, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting impacts, says Chris Kronenthal, President & CTO of FreedomPay, who explains how "touchless commerce" solutions can improve the merchant value prop going forward. Also, Patti describes the up- and downsides of rising ecommerce traffic, and James provides a tutorial on understanding agent agreements.

Podcast - Cash Discounting Compliance for the Future

Published - May 26th, 2020

This week Austin Mac Nab, Managing Partner at VizyPay, explains that company's unique approach to cash discounting and how it resonates with merchants. Plus, he discusses the Look Local First program, created by VizyPay to encourage consumers to spend locally. Then Patti reports on the card brands extending the EMV compliance deadline for pay-at-the-pump devices, and James offers proven strategies for overcoming merchant objections.

Podcast - Think Strategically to Chart New Successes

Published - May 11th, 2020

It’s time to start thinking strategically about our shifting marketplace and how to adjust business models for future growth. James and Patti offer some insights to help jump-start the process.

Podcast - Capitalize on Change to Drive Growth

Published - May 4th, 2020

Visa and Mastercard plans for revising interchange, originally scheduled for April, now appear to be on hold, probably until October. Sal Rehmetullah, Founder and President of Fattmerchant, explains how many of the planned changes aim to broaden card acceptance, particularly in merchant categories dominated by cash, check and ACH payments. Patti reports on how consumers and merchants are embracing contactless payments, and James describes pricing strategies for cash discounting.


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