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Encore Celebrates National Small Business Week with New Merchant Rebate

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 WeekEncore Payment Systems is offering all new merchants an additional $100 rebate upon signing up for Encore’s services.

How to Make Valentine’s Day (and other holidays) Work for Your Small Business

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.


How Joining a Merchant Rewards Club Can Save Big for Your Small Business

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


Creative Ways to Increase Monthly Business Revenue

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.


Small Business Growth in 2013 with Help from Merchants Capital Access

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.

 Terminal Coverage Increase on Service Plus Plan for Small Business

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.

Advertise to Your Customers with New Payment Systems Feature

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.

American Express, founding partner of the Shop Small movement, launched Small Business Saturday on November 26, 2010 right after Black Friday, to help promote small businesses to their most valuable asset: customers.  Small Business Saturday continued building momentum the following year to an estimated 103 million people, and will return on November 24, 2012.
MCA provides merchant cash advances to small and medium-sized merchants secured by a portion of future credit card receipts.  The merchant funding process is fast and easy; converting a percentage of future anticipated credit card volume into cash in as little as 72 hours.
Merchant Benefits Alliance is one of the leading merchant clubs in the industry that provides merchants access to several benefits and discounts on courier and shipping fees, lodging and travel costs as well as marketing and legal services.  The program is divided into three separate categories: Alliance Builders, Exclusive Alliance Discounts and My Merchant Zone.
The biggest merchant advantage from the website is the transformation of becoming more personal with each member login by providing e-statements up to six months back, access to view real-time transactions and availability to upgrade to the latest products and services the company has to offer.  The newly redesigned website also informs its merchants of their current statuses on PCI Compliance, direct messages from the company on recent updates and shipping information to track supplies ordered.
Prepaid Cards offer merchants the ability to add products that greatly increase their revenue stream and customer traffic.  Merchants who provide their customers the option to purchase Prepaid Cards see improved customer loyalty and retention as well as an increase in average sale.   At an average profit of 20% Prepaid Cards can significantly improve the merchant’s overall cash flow.  The Prepaid Card industry generated over $12 billion last year alone which means opportunity for merchants to grow in that market.
Tele-Debit’s numerous features such as Mobile Processing, Guaranteed Funding and Check Verification are what truly makes this checking service stand out among the crowd. Additionally, the technology to support multiple vendors makes Tele-Debit the perfect solution for any mobile business. The Online Reporting feature gives you the benefit of viewing transaction history, reconcile billing and track sales production volume by employee among other things.

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