Tag Archive: merchant tips

June 16, 2017

Chauffeur Driven Magazine Features Chosen Payments

Chosen Payments is honored to be featured on the cover of Chauffeur Driven​ Magazine. The feature article shares the vision of our CEO, Jeff Brodly from the inception of Chosen Payments to the present time. It highlights our commitment and dedication to the ground transportation industry. We invite you to click the link below and learn more about our story. With more than 1100 transportation companies processing with us, we want to say, THANK YOU to the ground transportation industry for supporting us. You sure have our support.  

May 25, 2016

Fighting An Amex Chargeback


Many merchants falsely believe that if you are hit with a chargeback from American Express you will automatically lose the battle. It is true that Amex is a harder battle to fight than other credit card issuers. Part of the reason for this is based on the fact that Amex charges a “membership fee” rather than most other credit card issuers who either issue a credit card for free or charge an annual fee for the card. Based on this same logic, Amex sees their customers as “members” rather than “card holders” as other companies such as Visa and MasterCard...Read more

March 30, 2016

Doing The Right Thing

How you treat your customers determines your long term relationship Social media has expanded our sphere of influence and well as our ability to poll others about how they might handle a particular situation.  Whether it is a question about pricing or the return of an item or perhaps a service failure, we can ask hundreds if not thousands of peers for their advice.   That’s both good and bad.  The good part comes from getting lots of different opinions from lots of different people.  The bad news it, not all advice applies to all markets.  If you are asking...Read more

March 29, 2016

Mobile Marketing Tips to Help Small Business Owners

As an increasing number of people conduct business via mobile phones, merchants have new opportunities. However, there needs to be a balance when it comes to marketing this way. A common mistake that some small business owners make involves pushing too hard for sales, which actually causes potential customer to run the other way.   People who use mobile phones to purchase products and/or services are actually willing to provide personal information with merchants when offered discounts or coupons in exchange. Although this opens a door of opportunity, small business owners must navigate mobile marketing carefully. By learning how to...Read more

March 23, 2016

Four tips for cultivating your business

Growing your business is much like tending to a garden.  Underwater or overwater your plants and they will die.  Growing a business means tending to your clients and developing relationships with them rather than simply taking orders from them.  Here at Chosen Payments we strive to be your business partner.  We are not just your credit card processor but your partner in success.  We offer great programs like our Gift Card program.  We don’t just provide gift cards with your logo but ideas on how to use them in community charity events to maximize your exposure and benefit. Here are...Read more

March 15, 2016

Tips for Saving on Credit Card Processing Fees

As a small business owner, you know the value of every dime. To grow the business you must pay close attention to every expense, even fees associated with a credit card processor. Unfortunately, accepting credit cards means dealing with processing fees. However, to take your company to the next level, credit card processing must be part of normal operations. After all, for your customers to make an online purchase, they need a viable means of paying with a credit card.   Typically, credit card processing companies charge as much as 5 percent on everything earned from credit card sales, including...Read more

March 8, 2016

Tips for Effectively Launching New Products and Services

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Launching new products/services is essential for achieving success, but before doing anything, consider several important factors. Obviously, expanding into new markets creates incredible opportunity for additional revenue, but this is not something that comes without potential risk. The goal is to create a successful launch that allows your small company to grow.   Keys to Success when Launching   Flawless Product/Service—Most importantly, before launching anything, make sure there are no flaws. Unfortunately, companies launch problematic products and services all the time. While larger corporations seem to get by with this practice because of their known brand or a quick fix,...Read more

March 1, 2016

Setting Yourself Apart as an Entrepreneur


Entrepreneurship is more than being a big name or having a big platform. In reality, entrepreneurship is attitude, lifestyle, and mindset that once adopted, will result in success. To be an entrepreneur, take a different approach, one that focuses on creativity as opposed to conformity and action over inaction.   Enriching Entrepreneurship   As stated by entrepreneur James Altucher, your goal as an entrepreneur is not about becoming the next Twitter or Facebook or even starting an actual business, but finding things in your life that are challenging and then identifying creative methods for overcoming them. When you understand and...Read more

February 23, 2016

Capturing More Mobile Attention with Social Media

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In today’s competitive market, it is essential that you up your game from a mobile perspective. An increasing number of people search for products, services, and businesses using mobile devices, so unless you use the right marketing strategies, you’ll be missing a huge opportunity.   A huge number of people interact with social media networks via mobile devices. By incorporating mobile marketing into your overall social media strategy, you’ll enhance your current online presence, via more new customers and stronger relationships with existing customers. Whether you’re a credit card processor or a merchant who depends on credit card processing, these...Read more

February 16, 2016

Tips for Being a Successful Small Business Owner

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Owning a small business is not for everyone. To be successful in a highly competitive world, you need a solid understanding of marketing, sales, finances, customer support, credit card processing, branding, and more. However, along with this learned knowledge, you need internal drive and self-motivation.   Critical Factors for Achieving Business Success   As a small business owner, consider some of the most critical factors that will take you on a journey to success.   Mentoring and Good Company—Because you will be faced with multiple questions and decisions, you need a mentor to serve as your guide. This professional will...Read more

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