Albany, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
Major cities are all different and unique, but they often have one thing in common; a parking problem. Where street parking is difficult, parking garages and parking lots are lifesavers for thousands upon thousands of commuters and city dwellers. Merchant Data Systems understands what a serious and important function parking businesses serve to the fine citizens of major metropolises and that is why the company is unveiling a suite of merchant processing services directly targeted towards the automobile parking lots and garages industry.
MDS has teamed, recently, with Karma Snack, a leading provider in the marketing and online branding industry, to provide an even more comprehensive list of services to their customers. This expansion and team effort will only help to strengthen the service packages offered to industries such as parking and the many others that MDS serves.
Merchant Data Systems was founded with a mission to provide a caring staff, expert services and comprehensive packages to small and medium-sized businesses across the country. The mission was born out of a desire to help business thrive by offering them the most technologically advanced merchant services possible. Since its induction, the company has worked hard to expand as the retailer sector has expanded and changed. The advent of the internet, the economic crisis, and the move towards the use of credit cards has all changed the way people shop, live and get their information. MDS has worked tirelessly to ensure they are at the cutting edge of these changing spaces.
One of the key services offered by the company is credit card processing services. MDS provides retailers with credit card machines and credit card terminals, as well as, merchant cash advance services, payroll solutions, invoicing solutions, and POS integration to help turn a small operation into an efficient, well-oiled machine. This key service has long been based on the assertion that the ability to accept credit cards is what can turn a business from a small-time operation into an overwhelming success. The world of credit cards has been further expanded and changed by the advent of mobile payment options and online shopping carts. To answer the call of e-Commerce, MDS created a series of services that help with mobile credit card processing and all e-commerce transactions.
Online retail accounts for $250 billion dollars in revenue each year; that figure does not include services that are paid for online. The online service sector is growing exponentially as well. More and more people are using online shopping carts to pay their bills, reserve seats and even procure tickets and services in advance. For many consumers it is simply an issue of convenience. Parking garages could see a serious upswing in usage if such offers were extended to their customers; the staff of MDS, wholeheartedly, believes this to be true.
Major cities, which have the majority of parking garages, see a large influx of tourists each and every year. For example, New York City sees 47 million international and national tourists each and every year. A large portion of those tourists prefer to use credit cards while they travel because if lost or stolen, there are ways to safeguard money. Tourists are also more likely to research their trip online prior to landing in the city of their choice. They look up everything from the weather to where the closest parking lot is to their hotel and even to the menus of a variety of eateries. The online research components activated during trip planning means businesses with strong online presences are more likely to receive tourists’ business. MDS is aware of this fact and is happy to offer parking lots and garages a chance to truly make a mark as online merchants and e-commerce giants. This type of marketing and service pack can make any garage the first choice for many travelers.
Merchant Data Systems believes that automobile parking lots and garages can greatly benefit from becoming online merchants as well as brick and mortar locations and that is why the company has extended their service packages to the industry. Teaming with Karma Snack will only strengthen such packages, as they have served as leaders in the industry of online marketing and branding. Karma Snack, coupled with MDS, can help bring about an online presence that will have consumers breaking down the doors to get into the lot. Offering mobile payment options through services will also help parking retailers offer their clients the most comprehensive services possible; including a quick, easy and safe way to pay.