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Forum: Small Business Finance 19th March 2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,465
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Have you analyzed your credit report? Many folks...

Have you analyzed your credit report? Many folks with bad credit have multiple outstanding small amounts in collections. These can be as trivial as $30.00 doctor's office co-pay or a $25.00 unpaid...
Forum: Small Business Finance 19th March 2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,424
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Angry How Merchant Processors Double Or Even Triple Their Margins At Your Expense.

It is a little known fact that Visa and MasterCard actually return all interchange fees when your business refunds a transaction. It is a lesser known fact that many merchant processors keep these...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 19th March 2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,208
Posted By jason.bordeaux
This actually hits the nail on the head for me. I...

This actually hits the nail on the head for me. I filled out my profile everywhere I could, but for years but I used generic avatars or no identifying photos at all. Like jaairey, I'm not a big fan...
Forum: Small Business Finance 9th March 2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,267
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Card Association Rate Changes Will Impact Large Ticket And B2B Merchants - April 2007

Most of you are probably aware of the changes for MasterCard rates that will be taking place this spring regarding MasterCard World Elite and the new MasterCard "enhanced" categories. For those who...
Forum: Ecommerce 7th March 2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,652
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Something tells me "dumber than dirt" doesn't...

Something tells me "dumber than dirt" doesn't apply to you;)

Impractically speaking, you need to be certified because it is mandated by Visa and MasterCard. Their regulations state that it is...
Forum: Ecommerce 7th March 2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,652
Posted By jason.bordeaux
You nailed my problem right on the head -...

You nailed my problem right on the head - merchants don't see where the PCI Standard applies to them. I also agree that Visa and MasterCard need to use a different approach. If your processor hasn't...
Forum: Ecommerce 7th March 2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,652
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Ecommerce Fraud Info

Hi everyone - I'm glad to be back!

Does anyone have any examples of sites or resources that detail specific instances or general methods of websites being compromised and consumer info being...
Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 18th July 2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,346
Posted By jason.bordeaux
A few questions: Would it be possible for...

A few questions:

Would it be possible for you to share the communications with PayPal during this whole ordeal?

Did PayPal take money from your PayPal Account or a completely separate bank...
Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 18th July 2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,557
Posted By jason.bordeaux
I'm not an Ebay seller, but I view it as a...

I'm not an Ebay seller, but I view it as a consignment situation. Your expectation of revenue should reflect the cost of selling it on Ebay and these considerations should form the basis for your...
Forum: Computer Software 14th July 2006, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,684
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Qbpos

As I said elsewhere.....Thanks for the info. It's very pertinent and helpful to me.:thumbsup2
Forum: Computer Software 12th July 2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,684
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Quickbooks POS

I'm running into quite a few customers currently using Quickbooks POS. Does anyone out there have any insight as to its functionality, flexibility and the ability to integrate it with other programs?
Forum: New Member Introductions 11th July 2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Welcome!

I'd like to see some pictures, too. Great dogs!

:woot:
Forum: New Member Introductions 6th July 2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,998
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Anniversary

It might be fun to have an anniversary contest for couples. Have couples right a short essay about why the first year with their spouse (or significant other if you want to include folks who are just...
Forum: Small Business Finance 6th July 2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,584
Posted By jason.bordeaux
First off, your website, youneedabudget.com, is...

First off, your website, youneedabudget.com, is great and you have a great product, Jesse!

It is also the picture perfect profile of a target PayPal customer for the following reasons:

1.) You...
Forum: Ecommerce 5th July 2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,440
Posted By jason.bordeaux
I was just quoting the article referenced in the...

I was just quoting the article referenced in the original posting.

I do however, have a couple of websites that offer more detail:
...
Forum: Small Business Finance 5th July 2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,584
Posted By jason.bordeaux
PayPal Professional

I have had several merchants compare my company's services to the PayPal merchant account service. From what I have seen, the rates aren't competitive when compared to most merchant processors....
Forum: Small Business Finance 5th July 2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,782
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Paul- You are having a pretty typical...

Paul-

You are having a pretty typical problem - most merchant processors are pretty vague when disclosing their full rate sheet. I talk to 30-40 people a week who echo your concerns.

This is an...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 19th June 2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,832
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Hi, Logan! I have to apologize as I don't...

Hi, Logan!

I have to apologize as I don't think that I was clear in my suggestion. It certainly wouldn't be a good idea for Casper to manage the individual accounts. You nailed it on the head -...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 19th June 2006, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,832
Posted By jason.bordeaux
As to your shopping cart application, talk to a...

As to your shopping cart application, talk to a reputable merchant processor about the setup.

If you set it up correctly (so that the particular processor can be easily linked), you should be...
Forum: New Member Introductions 19th June 2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,329
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Great to have you here - let me know about your...

Great to have you here - let me know about your big promotions;)
Forum: New Member Introductions 19th June 2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,446
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Welcome, Earl. I look forward to your...

Welcome, Earl. I look forward to your input!:cheers:
Forum: New Member Introductions 19th June 2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,428
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Welcome aboard! What a great idea!:welcome3:

Welcome aboard! What a great idea!:welcome3:
Forum: Ecommerce 19th June 2006, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,440
Posted By jason.bordeaux
As I said in the posting you referred to, Pete,...

As I said in the posting you referred to, Pete, you have a plan that works well for you - and that is fantastic.

What patkelly0 did in that post is a perfect example of everything that is wrong...
Forum: Ecommerce 19th June 2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,440
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Make the right choice for YOUR business.

Paypal is a valid option for many small business owners - especially e-commerce. For an actual storefront that performs face-to-face transactions, the only reason to use this type of service would be...
Forum: Sales 14th June 2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,490
Posted By jason.bordeaux
Howdy, Frank! To expand on OWG's post,...

Howdy, Frank!

To expand on OWG's post, researching the market is always key to your success. What kind of research have you done on the specific companies that you are targeting?

I looked at...
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