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The True Business Cost of Chargebacks with Melissa Fitzsimmons of Chargebacks911

Whether you’re offering merchant services, or just a small business owner selling products and services to customers… when it comes to credit card processing, chargebacks are the enemy. Unfortunately, too many people underestimate just how costly chargebacks can be, and don’t bother with tools and information that could help them reduce, fight, and even eliminate chargebacks.

Scott was joined on this episode by Melissa Fitzsimmons, who works on Business Development for Chargebacks911, a company that specializes in helping merchants manage chargebacks. Melissa had fantastic advice for how to reduce chargebacks, and made an incredible business case why focusing combating them can have an incredibly positive financial impact on businesses.

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Cryptocurrency 101 with Will Salisbury

Welcome to another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! This week, we’re finally dedicating a whole episode to a topic that has had people in payments and FinTech buzzing for a while… cryptocurrencies. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Bitcoin, the most famous cryptocurrency. But do you truly understand how cryptocurrencies work? Furthermore, do you know what the future holds for them… will they change the financial world as we know it and achieve widespread adoption among consumers and businesses?

Our guest this week is Will Salisbury, co-founder of Blockchain Decrypted, which is a site dedicated to staying up to date with the latest in cryptocurrency and blockchain news. Will also trades cryptocurrencies full time, so we couldn’t think of a better guest to give a bit of a 101 course. Listen in as Scott and Will serve up a primer on crypto!

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What Keeps Small Business Owners Up At Night with Barry Davis of Womply

Small business owners have so much to worry about… and if you’re offering merchant services or other business solutions to them, knowing how to address those worries is crucial. But before you can even hope to do that… you need to know exactly what keeps small business owners up at night.

Our guest this week has the answers because his company has conducted multiple surveys and analyzed a tremendous amount of customer data to address small business owners needs. Our guest is Barry Davis, VP of Business Development at Womply, a company that helps small businesses “thrive in a digital world.”

Listen in as Scott and Barry discuss all of this and reveal key small business problems that ISOs and other companies in payments can speak to when presenting their value proposition.

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Payments in the Firearms Industry with Adam Carlson of TacticalPay

It’s time to listen in to another episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast! This episode we have our first repeat guest as Scott was again joined by Adam Carlson. In addition to being the CEO of Soar Payments LLC, Adam also runs a sister business called Tactical Payments. TacticalPay focuses on helping businesses in the firearms industry, which are hard to place, find credit card processing solutions, so Adam has a lot to share on the subject!

Based in Houston Texas, Tactical Payments is a top rated credit card processing solutions provider for the firearms, ammunition and firearms accessories industry. Their extensive partnerships with 2nd Amendment friendly processors and sponsor banks, enable them to provide the most reliable credit card processing solutions in the industry, packaged in easy-to-use solutions, and backed with world-class US customer support.

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Marketing an ISO with Michelle Geraci of Transaction Services

Do you know what it takes to successfully market an ISO in 2018? Our guest this week had some great advice and insight on doing just that! Scott was joined by Michelle Geraci who is VP of Sales with Transaction Services.

Michelle and Scott spoke at length about the keys to marketing an ISO in a rapidly changing payments landscape. Things aren’t quite as simple as they used to be, but understanding what your ISO has to offer, and what the needs of merchants are is key to effective marketing and business partnership building. Listen in as Michelle walks through how Transaction Services has been able to separate themselves and deliver great value to the businesses they work with.

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  • September 28, 2018
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The Future of Fintech with Chris Skinner

Fintech is pushing the world forward in incredible and surprising ways… but predicting where it will all lead is something only a few experts have true insight on. Fortunately, Scott was able to chat with one such expert, Chris Skinner, who has dedicated his career to exploring the present, and future, of payments and fintech industries on this week’s show.

Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and Fintech through his blog, The Finanser. He is also as an author of the bestselling books Digital Bank, ValueWeb and its new sequel Digital Human. In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club, Chair of Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand, a FinTech Titan by Next Bank, one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News, and so much more.

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  • September 20, 2018
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Advanced Payment Gateways with Adam Zamecki of SecurionPay

Advanced payment gateways can bring huge benefits to businesses. Everything from security, to ease of transaction completion for consumers can be improved with the right gateway. That’s our topic for todays episode!

Scott was joined by Adam Zamecki who is the Sales Director at SecurionPay, a fast growing payment gateway with a ton of great offerings. They’re Swiss based, but Adam himself works out of their offices in Poland. Listen in to hear his insight on things like fraud prevention, increasing sales, and so much more!

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  • September 14, 2018
  • Podcast

Accounts Receivable Management with Nicole Dwyer of YayPay

When it comes to running a successful business, staying on top of your accounts receivable is critical. How you handle AR management can lead to increased revenue, or huge financial problems (if done poorly). Joining Scott to explore all of this on this week’s PayPod episode is Nicole Dwyer who is the Chief Product Officer at YayPay.

YayPay helps business stay on top of their AR management. The goal of YayPay is to make collecting money fast, easy, and highly predictable. The key to YayPay’s success is in how they help businesses stay ahead of (and manage) late paying customers, as well as collections. This commitment to quality AR management can directly impact the bottom line of companies using YayPay.

Listen in to hear more about why it’s so important to manage AR!

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The Global Payments Industry with Faisal Khan

We’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the payments industry in the US… but it’s important to also think globally! On this episode of PayPod: The Payments Industry Podcast, Scott was joined by aa true expert on the global payments industry, Faisal Khan.

Faisal is a banking / payments consultant specializing in cross-border payment systems and a crypto money evangelist. He is the co-host of Around the Coin, a weekly podcast on Payments & Fintech with over 20,000+ listeners. Mr. Khan is also a talent scout for Series A & B financing for various fintech VCs/funds. He is also a frequent contributor to popular Q&A site Quora where he has been a Top Writer for 6 consecutive years.

Listen in to hear his insight into the WORLD of payments.

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