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April 21, 2017

Friday Fun Facts – Eggstra Special Edition – Easter Facts & Stats

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How Much Did We Spend? You know we love to track stats of American holidays and the money we spent. On average, we spent $152 each for those who celebrate the holiday. Collectively, we spent $13.36 billion on Peeps, eggs, egg dye, baskets, chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs – eggscetera. How Did We Spend It? We spend 2.58 billion on candy. We spent $2.9 billion on new Easter clothes. Presumably because we don’t fit in last year’s clothes. And, we ate. $5.80 billion to be eggsact. 77% of all parents bought their kids an Easter basket. Eggsactly How Many Eggs? During...Read more


April 19, 2017

Ten Tips For Dealing with Chargebacks

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Chargebacks are best managed in a systematic way, rather than acting on emotion when you receive one.  Incorporating chargeback best practices into your business is vital. Our experts offer useful best practices to deploy when responding to a chargeback notice. From developing rules about a methodology on preparing documentation to creating a customer feedback loop for products and services, these best practices are all about systematizing and streamlining your company’s approach to chargebacks. 1. Manually Issued Chargeback Disputes are More Effective Disputes should not be submitted until they’ve gone through a human review process. Cases generated through automation can include...Read more


April 14, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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300 New Words Like “Hangry” added to English Language Dictionary.com has recognized “hangry” as an official word of the English language.  If you didn’t know, that’s when you are so hungry that you become angry.  Other words include dabbing, lightsaber, man bun, mic drop, sext, smackdown and struggle bus. Payless Shoes Headed For Death The beloved place to grab a pair of cheap shoes seems to be in trouble.  The company is closing 400 stores as it struggles to stay afloat.  The company also filed for bankruptcy.  Is this another casualty of online sales forcing a brick and mortar out...Read more


April 12, 2017

Ten Tips To Avoid A Chargeback – Part #3

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Nobody likes dealing with a chargeback.  It probably will cause you to lose money. You are certainly going to lose time. You may sully your clean reputation of never having a chargeback before.  You can lose customers over it.  There is nothing pleasant about it.  In our continuing series, we offer 10 more easy tips to follow to help you avoid a chargeback: Cautiously Issue Refunds Refunding customers in an effort to keep down chargebacks can be counterproductive if the customer has already initiated a dispute.  It makes a chargeback reversal more difficult. Therefore, you should always attempt to confirm...Read more


April 7, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Those Yoga Pants……. United Airlines has deemed that yoga pants are not acceptable attire for flying.  Well, at least if you are flying for free as a guest of a United Airlines employee.  Two young ladies were denied boarding a United flight because the gate agent didn’t feel it was appropriate attire.  They are not appropriate attire for food servers either but we can’t get away from the fact that girls love them.  Let’s just be thankful it’s a girl thing!   Monopoly Game Dumps Old Pieces The thimble, boot and wheelbarrow have been given the official boot from the...Read more


April 5, 2017

Ten Tips To Avoid A Chargeback – Part #2

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Nobody likes dealing with a chargeback.  It probably will cause you to lose money.  You are certainly going to lost time.  You may sully your clean reputation of never having a chargeback before.  You can lose customers over it.  There is nothing pleasant about it.  In our continuing series, we offer 10 more easy tips to follow to help you avoid a chargeback: 1. Put Your Phone Number on First Line of Descriptor Make every attempt at getting your phone number on the first line of your descriptor. While many banks allow for a second line of information, this rarely...Read more


March 31, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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When The Escape Artist Can’t Escape Magician Criss Angel was bound in a straightjacket and dangling upside down by his ankles just 10 minutes into his Las Vegas Mindfreak Live Show.  He couldn’t get himself out.  After two minutes of struggling to get out and appearing unconscious, the curtains were closed at the Luxor Hotel venue and Angel was rushed to the hospital.   Run Grandma…..Run! A Triple Seven Success A 70-year-old woman recently fulfilled a dream to run in seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.  Chau Smith ran marathons in Perth, Australia; Singapore; Cairo; Amsterdam; Garden City,...Read more


March 30, 2017

Chosen Payments Named Preferred Credit Card Processor of NHRA

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The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) announced that Chosen Payments, a Moorpark based national credit card processor, has been named as the preferred credit card processor of NHRA. Chosen Payments are experts in credit card processing, check processing, gift/loyalty, ATM, merchant cash advance, mobile applications and other payment processing and financial services. Their focus is being a partner in success. And they treat each and every relationship like a true partnership, while using decades of industry experience to facilitate growth for their merchants. “Chosen Payments has a large presence within the automotive industry and NHRA being the largest association in...Read more


March 29, 2017

Ten Tips To Avoid A Chargeback – Part #1

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Nobody likes dealing with a chargeback.  It probably will cause you to lose money.  You are certainly going to lost time.  You may sully your clean reputation of never having a chargeback before.  You can lose customers over it.  There is nothing pleasant about it.  In our continuing series, we offer 10 easy tips to follow to help you avoid a chargeback: 1. Excellent Customer Service, Can Cut Chargebacks by 18% Roughly 18% of all chargebacks are product or service related; which can be avoided by providing truly awesome products or services and backing them up with even more stellar...Read more


March 24, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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56.1% of all Americans Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day The most common form of celebrating the day is the wearin’ of the green.  82.5% of those who celebrated wore green.  On average, we spent $38 on St. Patty’s day on green apparel, green beer and green props.  Collectively, we spent $5.3 billion!  That’s up from the past three years.   Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Guinness Beer Americans drink more of the Irish beer, Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day than any other day of the year.  How much did we drink?  13 million pints!  St. Patrick’s Day is the 4th most...Read more