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November 30, 2016

American Express Chargeback Codes

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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.  It should be noted that Discover uses multiple codes to indicate the same conditions.  Use this handy guide to determine why a customer has initiated a chargeback through American Express. The below charts outline the American Express chargeback reason codes, divided into six categories. Chargeback...Read more


November 28, 2016

Ground Transportation Affiliate Connection Portal

So many ground transportation operators take to social media to find another operator in locations where they have no affiliate connection. And, so the process begins of waiting for someone to respond. Hoping someone will respond in a timely manner. Hoping the recommended company will do a good job. Did you know that Chosen Payments operates our own Affiliate Connection Portal that is FREE to use? You can quickly locate an operator that has been vetted through our underwriting process and connect with peace of mind. Take a moment to watch the video and see how easy this portal is...Read more


November 25, 2016

Friday Fun Facts

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Are You An Apple Fanatic? If you are one of those people that must have everything Apple introduces and the latest version, there is a new product that will be your next “must have”.  No, not the Apple watch.  It’s the Apple Products Through The Years Album.  It’s only $300 and contains 450 photos of Apple products through the years Apple has existed.   Speaking of Apple – Cell Phones Are Killing Us! In the first half of 2016, there were 17,775 people killed on our highways.  That’s a 10.4% jump over the same period in 2015.  The increase is...Read more


November 23, 2016

From Our Family to Yours – Happy Thanksgiving

We are thankful for all of our many clients, employees, associates and friends. As we look towards Thanksgiving, we remind you to take a moment to say thank you to someone. A soldier, a police officer, a teacher, a nurse or anyone who has served you or made a difference in your life. Everyone likes to hear the words, Thank You. Be the one to say it today.


November 18, 2016

Friday Fun Facts

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Presidential Facts Now that we have a clear-cut winner in the Presidential election, let’s take a look at some presidential facts.  Only Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon won in 49 states.  Eight presidents have died while in office.  Four of the eight were assassinated.   America is Fat According the Center for Disease Control, more than three quarters of American’s are overweight.  81.6 million Americans are completely inactive.  San Francisco, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Anaheim have the lowest percentage of obese people.  It must be something in the California Water.   Facebook Says You’re Dead Many Facebook users recently...Read more


November 16, 2016

Chosen Payments Participates in LCT East Show

Chosen Payments was happy to once again sponsor LCT East. Limousine Charter & Tour Magazine hosts an annual convention on the east coast geared specially for east coast limousine operators and the issues they face.  Held at Harrah’s Hotel and Convention Center in Atlantic City, the show was attended by nearly 1100 limousine operators including operators who traveled from other countries to attend. Our Chosen Payments team included our CEO, Jeff Brodsly along with Sarah McKee, Derek Maxwell, Katie Martinez, Alex Scalesse and Jim Luff. In addition to having a booth, we sponsored the Closing Super Session and co-hosted a...Read more


November 11, 2016

Friday Fun Facts

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Deion Sanders Played in Super Bowl & World Series Sanders is the only athlete to have played in dual sports champion games. He played in the Super Bowl of 1995 and again in 1996 for the 49ers and Cowboys respectively. He played the World Series in 1990 for the Atlanta Braves. He is now an analyst for CBS Sports.   Fastest Run Across America Pete Kostelnick, 29, has set a world record for the fastest run across America. The 3,067 mile race from San Francisco to New York took 42 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes to complete. He averaged...Read more


November 9, 2016

Discover Chargeback Codes

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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. It should be noted that Discover uses multiple codes to indicate the same conditions. Use this handy guide to determine why a customer has initiated a chargeback through Discover.   Code 7 – Discover Reason Code 7 represents a chargeback where authorization, for whatever reason,...Read more


November 7, 2016

Chosen Payments Sponsors LCT East Show

Chosen Payments is proud to be a sponsor at the upcoming LCT East Show. Chosen Payments will sponsor the opening and closing sessions beginning with B4 Business Networking. This session is hosted by Chosen Payments Marketing Manager, Jim Luff. We will be giving away TWO FREE TICKETS TO ILCT 2017 during this networking session. We will also host the closing session on Wednesday. If you stop by our booth (Booth #30), we are giving away free Data Protection Plans to provide you with coverage if you experience a data breach. One single credit card number breached could spell financial ruin...Read more


November 4, 2016

Friday Fun Facts

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Halloween Was BIG Business! $8.38 billion worth of candy, costumes, decorations and party favors. 34.1% of all Americans hosted a party of some type. 69.1% celebrated the day by trick or treating, passing out candy or trunking. The average person spent $82.93 for the celebration and 47.1% wore a costume.   Speaking of Halloween – How about those Pumpkins 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins are grown in the U.S. each year. To grow that many pumpkins takes up 49.5 million acres of property and generates revenue of $26 million dollars. It takes 90 to 120 days to grow a pumpkin...Read more

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