An advocate for small business and locally-owned stores, Encore has shown its support for mom-and-pop shops all over the nation by participating in American Express’s Shop Small Weekend and was even nominated as a Small Business Influencer in 2012. In recognition of National Small Business Week, Encore Payment Systems is offering all new merchants an additional $100 rebate upon signing up for Encore’s services.
Valentine’s Day is a day most small businesses can use to increase foot traffic into their store, create loyal customers and help make that special day even more… special. By implementing the simplest programs during the holidays can do wonders for a small business. Below are just a few ideas in mind that are simple, yet effective.
Several companies that have long been recognized within the small business community are providing Merchant Benefits Alliance members access to unheard of discounts through the merchant program. Members of Merchant Benefits Alliance now have the privilege to save on their business lines with Sprint, obtain access to thousand of travel-related deals with priceline.com and receive discounts from the second largest PC vendor, Lenovo
Gift cards have climbed to the top of most people’s holiday list, and rightfully so, small businesses push out their gift cards during the busiest time of the year. However, increasing revenue shouldn’t be a seasonal topic for the small business owner. Encore Payment Systems is offering merchants 100 gift cards at no-cost when they join the exclusive Merchant Benefits Alliance program.
The Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) program is an alternative to the traditional financing that it is not offered by banks, leasing companies and other traditional lenders. The financing program provides merchants with working capital in a hurry, often in less than a week. Since the MCA program does not require any fixed payments, many small and medium sized businesses opt for the financing program because of the flexibility it provides.
The Encore Service Plus Plan is offered to all merchants processing with Encore, and provides exceptional coverage on all terminals whether they are supplied by Encore or already owned by the merchant. All merchants with non-functioning terminals will be supplied with a new terminal, of equal or greater value, overnight at a very low per-incident fee. Merchants who are members of the Merchant Benefits Alliance program will receive their replacement terminals at no-cost as one of the many benefits of the program.
The Clear Advantage Receipt Advertising and Customization Tool provides a unique way for merchants to reach out to their customers with a custom message displayed on the bottom of all credit and debit card receipts. The terminal feature can be used to inform customers about anything from policy changes and store hours to offering incentives for a special discount on their next return visit.