Archives: April 2016

April 27, 2016

The Importance of Sponsorships

Chances are, if you are reading this, you have noticed of the number of events sponsored by Chosen Payments. Our most recently sponsored event was the National Limousine Association’s Day on the Hill in Washington, DC, taking place today. This event is significant to the long range growth of the limousine industry by addressing the inequitable regulations between limousine companies and transportation network companies such as Lyft and Uber.   While our sponsorships are used as a method of marketing, they also demonstrate our commitment to the industries we serve. From jewelry stores to uniform rental companies, limousine services to...Read more

April 20, 2016

The Cost of Online Fraud – Verify Address Using AVS

The internet has undoubtedly changed the way we shop.  Shopping for many common household items and, clothing in particular, has become a way of life.  People are finding that ordering paper towels in bulk or even toothpaste through Amazon or other online merchants can be cheaper than buying at the grocery store and the product is delivered right to your door saving time and money. Unfortunately, this has created an increase in credit card fraud activity and merchants can be hurt financially in the process without controls in place to combat the activity.  Fraudulent sales result in chargebacks to the...Read more

April 16, 2016

Chosen Payments Featured in National Magazine

Chosen Payments is proud to be featured in the April 2016 issue of Business Solutions Magazine.  The nationally distributed B2B magazine is dedicated to educating IT resellers in a variety of markets including credit card processors, managed service providers, software developers and integrators. Chosen Payments was presented with a unique challenge of providing a point-of-sale solution for a luxury auto spa doing business inside a Los Angeles Four Seasons Hotel.  The Chosen Payments solution had to integrate into the hotel’s computer system to pass through guest transactions originating from the auto spa, Levaggio.  Levaggio also wanted the ability to process...Read more

April 13, 2016

VoIP Phone Systems – A Dream Come True for Small Business

Any type of system with an acronym can sound intimidating.  For purposes of this story, we won’t even try to define how VoIP phone systems work over the internet but focus on the dream-come-true functionality of these phone systems for small businesses. Particularly, small businesses who want to look like a big company or at least have the feel of a big company to outside callers.  VoIP phone systems offer the functionality of a hotel PBX or switchboard system at prices that make ownership very possible. You are probably thinking a phone is just a phone?  That’s probably because until...Read more

April 6, 2016

Interviewing – The Art of Listening

Interviewing a perspective employee requires having the right questions to illicit response other than a simple “yes” or “no” answer which do little to help with the ultimate decision to move forward with hiring. Many of the questions interviewers use are almost expected by applicants including the oldest in the book, “Where do you see yourself in five years”?  Even asking someone what their biggest weakness is can be expected by the applicant and the answer is rehearsed.  Instead, try this one: What brings you here today? This incredibly open-ended question has no expected answer for either party.  It can...Read more