Business in the 21st century is highly competitive and as everyone knows, the best way to be competitive is to offer your customer your goods or services at a better price than the next guy. Lowering cost of goods and services sold goes a long way to achieving lower overall costs that lead to more competitive pricing. Yet buying products and services less expensively is not the only way to go. Take a look at efficiency of operations and you will find a wealth of places to save costs.
One way is to offer your key employees purchasing cards with which to buy products easily, more affordably, and from selected suppliers with much less paperwork and more control. A is a form of business credit card that can be issued to employees for use in routine purchasing functions, for travel and entertainment, for fleet-related expenses, or combinations of purposes. Efficiency in operations is achieved through the willingness of card issuing financial companies to tailor their merchant account invoicing and reporting offerings to easily integrate with your accounting system, IT capability, or other data operations. This can lead to more control and better performance from a broad spectrum of your core business functions. Talk to your Ignite Payments representative to review how your business can benefit from this helpful financial service.
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Are there preferred providers in commercial business?
The formal concept of preferred provider status is credited to the medical field and describes a medical service or product supplier screened and selected by an insurer or employer as a regular and valued partner to provide desired goods at a pre-negotiated, preferred price.
In commercial business, it is apparent that this is a concept that is common to almost every enterprise, whether large or small. Most choose to do business again and again with certain companies due to reasons of quality, price, and performance. Use this system to reward your suppliers and vendors and they may return the favor by offering discounts, promotions and other cost saving values and watch your profits grow. Ignite Payments can help by providing tools, like a , that make the buying process more streamlined and efficient for your business.
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Is there room for innovation in merchant services?
Business and innovation often go hand in hand. However, we normally think of it in a product development or invention application. How about innovation in financial services to help take your business to new heights?
Tools like the Internet and eCommerce have opened the door for innovative uses of online and electronic payments and resultant merchant functions. Each of these activities has been the result of innovation. Someone came up with the online shopping cart for your website catalog; someone created purchase card derivatives, such as gift cards, and someone gave us the online check as an alternative to credit and debit cards. Each of these was innovative and arose from a creative mind with a problem to solve and lent proof to the adage of “necessity is the mother of invention.” Good merchant service providers, like Ignite Payments, can work with your business to implement new and creative programs so that you can improve your bottom line and serve your customers more effectively.
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