Salem, OR (PRWEB) October 17, 2012
Oregon is a jewel hidden in the northwest United States. With vast natural resources and an outdoor lifestyle to die for. It is no wonder why people choose to stay when they discover it. When that happens, commerce occurs and merchants are needed. Local merchants are the life blood of any community. The local Independent Service Organizations (ISOs) help these merchants upgrade their equipment so they can expand their business. As those local merchant businesses expand with greater merchant services sales so does the client list of that ISO. Everything is great until the merchant's cost of doing business becomes greater than revenues. Does that merchant have the cash flow to expand? What about hiring more staff or replacing retirees?
Merchant Data Systems (MDS) in Oregon is there to assist with these decisions. MDS can help local merchants become more efficient by partnering with them. This would avail the local merchant of wholesale prices for equipment and the funding to purchase it. If the ISO decides that running their company is too expensive, MDS will pay for their equipment and service list.
MDS uses a network of merchants to sustain its funding source. Technical support for each local merchant comes along with the package. If the local ISO does not want to continue as an independent producer, MDS will also suggest a partnership with them to solve that issue. This of course can include discounts on supplies and machines, new software packages, and bulk mail rates. This way, the local ISO continues serving their community properly. ISO partnerships with MDS have performed very well in the past.
A third choice for the ISO who is out of money or no longer wants his business is selling. The ISO can sell their merchant portfolios. Merchant Data Systems is a merchant acquirer so they can buy a merchant portfolio for cash. MDS covers the service ground the ISO had built and continues that service unabated. The local community of merchants sees no difference in service and that is the design. Everyone is happy. This saves the public image of MDS in the local community and the local merchants focus on their products.
With the first option, the ISO not only continues serving the local community of which they worked so hard to build, but also has the chance to build their merchant portfolios and expand their service area without over-extending themselves financially. Expanding a business that has such low profit margins is difficult at best. When the advertising kicks in and the calls start coming, buying new advertising and equipment can get too expensive. Preparing for all these expenses takes time and energy which is subtracted from the attention of the ISO which should be paid to their current clients. This is the reason for the partnership with MDS. MDS loans the funding to the ISO and lessens the immediate need for cash that was needed for the advertising campaign and new equipment. With this new exposure, new clients appear and the small business grows.
To be able to do this, MDS must know what it is doing. Its 15 years of experience in the industry assures that it does. MDS wants to partner with local ISOs so they can continue to provide their services. It does not want to have to purchase the region to run itself. Only if that is not possible to do will MDS allow the ISO to sell their portfolio or be hired as a local employee of MDS. MDS is happy to have the ISO as an employee and will gladly pay them a salary with stock options, but having them in the field as a small business owner in the great state of Oregon is far better for all. Quite an option for the ISO.
MDS is well known for its merchant processing. It performs this through a network of merchant services or through its mergers & acquisitions partner program. With such a program of support to its local community of merchants, it is no wonder those merchants enjoy serving their community as they do. One more win for both companies.
Running a small business in a beautiful state and having the unconditional support of Merchant Data Systems to improve that business or expand it would be an ideal setup for any entrepreneur. The purpose behind these programs at MDS is to provide local entrepreneurs with just such an opportunity. The locals in Salem or Portland are enjoying these incredible opportunities today and thriving while doing so. The better these ISOs perform under the leadership of MDS, the better the community of in those cities becomes.