Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post, provided by Authority Builder in San Diego.
Taking your business to the next level means being smart about which services to invest in. You want to be strategic and choose products and services that will have the most overall impact for the least amount of money. This doesn’t mean to choose the cheapest services, but rather the ones that will service your brand and carry it forward.
Are Your Customers Still Paying with Cash?
According to the Federal Reserve, approximately 60 percent of in-person payments under $10 are made in cash, compared to 20 percent of in-person transactions for $25 or more. Another way to read this is 80 percent of in-person transactions are conducted by people using debit and credit cards.
Everyone who swipes their card wants to know their vital information is safe when purchasing from your store and it’s up to you to make their security the highest priority. In order to do so, add Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor, or PCI QSA, services. A strong QSA partner will help
Protecting your customer’s data will help:
- Improve customer relationships
- Increase overall profitability
- Prevent damage to your business’s reputation
By adding QSA service, you can be secure in what you’re offering your customers: a safe payment gateway where they don’t have to worry about their sensitive information being compromised. In today’s digital economy, you can’t afford to operate without this kind of gateway technology. There are not a lot of safe bets in business, but it’s safe to say every customer is relying on you to not mess up their data.
Are Your Ready to Reclaim Lost Money on Shipping?
Another must-have service for a thriving company today, particularly one that ships and receives lots of packages, is a reliable invoice audit company. With the right partner in this area, you can reduce your parcel and LTL shipping costs by 10-30% with no disruption to current operations.
An invoice audit company will work with your team to reclaim any shipping cost refunds from the major package handling companies including UPS, FedEx and more. This is money that you can put back into future shipping services or back into another area of your company. With a “set it and forget it” plan, getting back every penny from transportation cost is a breeze.
Additionally, invoice audit companies identify areas where you’re overspending on freight services and help you cut costs in the future. Another valuable service is giving you access to real-time information that makes it easy to choose the cheapest shipping method at any given time.
Build Your Brand and Grow Your Business
Both of these services do one thing: they instill consumer confidence in your company. When customers know they’re getting the security they deserve when it comes to protecting sensitive information, they consider you trustworthy and don’t hesitate to shop with you in the future.
When it comes to shipping their products, they know they’re getting the best deal possible, because you’re ensuring that the costs on your end aren’t inflated. In turn, you’re able to return these savings to your customers, who are more likely to shop with you in the future because of it.
By choosing the best services that help to ensure your business is synonymous with efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and reliability, you are taking care of business, which is an act that allows your business to take care of you.