MerchantPro Express Blog

Why Your Business Should Consider EMV Compliance

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Oct 19, 2016 3:01:00 PM

It’s been a little more than a year since the October 2015 EMV liability shift took place. While major retailers like Macy’s, Walmart and Target have adopted the new technology, other businesses have hesitated to follow because they're either afraid their customers will be frustrated by a slower checkout experience, they think the new equipment will be cost-prohibitive, or they're content with their current credit card processing.

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Topics: MPX Benefits

Working from Home With Kids: How to Keep Them Busy

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Oct 18, 2016 10:45:32 AM

Working from home with your kids around can be stressful at times. But there are plenty of ways to keep them occupied so you can be as productive as possible during the day.

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Topics: Work From Home

Finding a New Job After Having Kids

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Oct 11, 2016 12:28:14 PM

After you start having kids, you may find yourself at a career crossroads. Maybe you realize that you’re not really happy with your present employer. Maybe you would like another job within your industry that is a better fit for you and your family. Or maybe you’re unhappy in your current field and you want to break into a new area that you could thrive in. Any way you look at it, searching for another job can be overwhelming, especially if you're a first-time mom and dad.

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Topics: Work From Home

What Is Your Cost Per Transaction?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Oct 4, 2016 12:35:55 PM

When you're trying to figure out your credit-card processing fees, the cost per transaction may be a helpful figure for you to calculate. Determining your cost per transaction can be an easy and useful way of getting your head around your credit card processing expense. Given all the expenses you have to worry about as a business owner, having a top-of-mind way to think about some of the more confusing ones can help ensure you r credit card processing is cost-effective.

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Topics: Industry News, MPX Benefits

How to Provide Good Customer Service in Retail

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Sep 27, 2016 9:47:23 AM

Knowing how to provide good customer service is a key part of being successful. You shouldn't be in the retail industry if you don't appreciate the importance of providing a friendly greeting at the store entrancewhen people arrive or an efficient check-out interaction when they leave. When customers have a negative experience at your place of business, whether due to an unhelpful staff, unpleasant atmosphere, or inefficient check-out experience, they are less likely to return. They also may share their experience with the people they know, costing you more customers.

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Topics: MPX Benefits

Is Credit-Card Processing Sales a Good Job Opportunity?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Sep 26, 2016 9:35:28 AM

Whenever you hear about a career opportunity, you might ask yourself: 

  • How much money could I potentially make?
  • Is it a growing industry?
  • Would I enjoy working in this industry, for this company?

Or to sum up: Would this be a good job for me?

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Topics: Agents, Work From Home

Applying Your Transferable Skills to a New Industry

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Sep 23, 2016 9:14:32 AM

When you work in a certain field, it’s essential to develop specific skills that will help you achieve your professional goals and thrive. But some skills are more valuable than others, depending on the type of job you have. A person who works in human resources or sales, for instance, should be personable and friendly, since both occupations involve human interaction.

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Topics: Agents

MPX Proud to Be Involved in BBBSLI Swim Event in Levittown

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Sep 22, 2016 1:51:08 PM

In August, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) took the plunge to get kids in the swim of things at the Levittown Swim Association. Almost two dozen youngsters, or “Littles” as they're known in the organization, were given free swimming lessons with the help of their “Bigs” and the lifeguards on duty. One of those “Littles” was Sebatian Gibbons of Elmont, who was there with his “Big,” Tom Fazio, senior vice president of sales at credit-card processing company MerchantPro Express (MPX).

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Topics: Industry News, MPX Benefits, Agents, Work From Home

What is a Basis Point in Merchant Services?

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Sep 9, 2016 9:26:05 AM

When it comes to credit card processing, the fees can be confusing, and so can the way those numbers are determined and the phrasing merchant service sales agents use to describe the pricing their selling you. It can be dizzying!

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Topics: Industry News, MPX Benefits, Agents

Want to Make Extra Money? Here are 5 Side-Income Ideas.

Posted by MerchantPro Express on Sep 8, 2016 9:41:54 AM

Wouldn’t it be great to earn some extra cash on the side without having to sacrifice all your free time? Fortunately, you can find plenty of options—and some don’t even require you to leave home.

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Topics: Work From Home

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