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Archives: September 2016

September 30, 2016

Friday Fun Facts

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Top 10 Fun Cities in America #1 – Las Vegas #2 – Orlando #3 – Miami #4 – New Orleans #5 – Salt Lake City #6 – Cincinnati #7 – Fort Lauderdale #8 – St. Louis #9 – Atlanta #10 – Scottsdale   Odd City Facts Scottsdale, Arizona has more golf courses than any other city in America Orlando has more restaurants than any other city Santa Clarita, California has the least restaurants in a metropolitan city Madison, Wis has the most park playgrounds of any city San Francisco has more performing arts theaters per capita than any other city...Read more


September 28, 2016

Visa Chargeback Codes

There is probably nothing more frustrating in business than to learn that a customer has initiated a chargeback without calling you to discuss why or what you might be willing to do to remedy a problem.  You might become even more frustrated as credit card companies use codes to determine the reason for the chargeback.  Use this handy guide to determine why a customer has initiated a chargeback through Visa.   Code 28 – Represents the cardholder’s bank requesting a copy of the transaction receipt from the merchant for fraud analysis. Code 30 – Cardholder claims that merchandise or services...Read more


September 26, 2016

Chosen Payments Displays At Uniform Retailers Association Show

We would like to invite all of our uniform industry friends and clients stop by our booth at the Uniform Retailers Association Show – 09/25 – 09/27. We are in Booth #401A. Come give our prize wheel a spin or take a really cool souvenir photo using our green screen. Come meet our CEO, Jeff Brodsly and staff, Sarah McKee (VanBeek). Derek Maxwell and Michael Lepore.  Chosen Payments is proud to serve Uniform Retailers and our partnership with Uniform Market, software that syndicates suppliers brands to their sales channels and online store (b2c and b2b) for retailers that is current...Read more


September 23, 2016

Friday Fun Facts

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112 Akron Residents Die of Overdose Since 2016 began, 112 people have died of heroin overdoses in Akron. The heroin is has been laced with fentanyl, the same drug that killed Prince. 40 percent of all overdoses in Ohio were caused by fentanyl in 2015.   Talk About Losing Your Lunch Lisa Lobree was walking in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia when she heard rustling in the trees above her. She looked up and was promptly smacked in the face with a catfish that was more than a foot long. Seems a bird in the tree had snatched the fish out...Read more


September 21, 2016

What is Content Marketing?

There is much buzz in the marketing world about “content”. Content of your website, content in social media, content in your profile. There was a time when the word “content” enjoyed limited use in something called the Table of Contents in books. Today, we are a content driven society. We love content. It seems that the right content in the right place can really help your business grow. It’s comes down to content earned interest like a savings account. Only, the “interest” is true interest by interested readers. The more interest you have in your website or social media page...Read more


September 20, 2016

3 Tips For Making Your Website Better

Having a website in today’s world of technology is a must. Potential clients would much rather check out your website than call and talk to an actual human. Think about it. In the past week, how many websites have you personally visited looking for something? Whether it is to check out what time a movie is beginning or what is on the menu at a new restaurant, we use the web to perform research before we part with our dollars. We sometimes visit Amazon.com just to see if they carry an item and chances are, they do and they will...Read more


September 16, 2016

Friday Fun Facts

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Solar Powered Backpacks A company called BirkSun has introduced a backpack that has solar panels on it. The panels collect light sources and convert the light to energy to recharge cell phones and other devices. The cost of the backpack is $249. You’ll never have to look for an outlet again.   Bad Form Walmart on a 9/11 Display A Walmart store in Panama City, FL was forced to dismantle their stacks of Coca Cola set up to look like the World Trade Center Towers. The public denounced the display as disrespectful and took to social media to show the...Read more


September 14, 2016

Building Your Facebook Audience

Since the inception of Facebook in 2004, the number of users has grown to 1.71 billion people as of the end of June 2016. The proliferation of users has no doubt caused a problem in the size of each user’s news feed. If you have 2000 friends on Facebook, there is no conceivable way to read every single post and comment by your friends. Because of this, Facebook developed a system that helps users see what they are likely to be most interested in and the things they are least likely to be interested in are filtered out. That may...Read more


September 9, 2016

Friday Fun Facts

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When Burger King Meets Taco Bell Some things just shouldn’t be altered. Taco Bell does great with cheap Mexican fast food like a burrito. Here comes Burger King who has taken their Whopper and chopped it into itty bitty pieces and wrapped it in a tortilla dubbed the Whopperito. It is available nationwide for $2.99. We just have to ask, WHY?   The 5-second Rule Declared A Myth The “rule” says when food hits the floor and is retrieved in less than 5 seconds it is still safe to eat. The Daily Meal has revealed through scientific studies that food...Read more


September 8, 2016

3 Reasons You Should Have A Mobile App

Have you considered creating a mobile app for your business? A few years ago mobile apps were considered something that only large companies used. They spent thousands of dollars developing app and hoping to connect with their clients through their mobile devices. The cost of developing your own app is now as low as $250. Depending on your type of business, having a mobile app can increase sales as well as help you build loyalty with your client and provide ease of use in doing business with your company. Here are three reasons you should consider creating a mobile app...Read more