The American Booksellers Association is teaming up with Chosen Payments, a national credit card processing company with offices in Utah, Phoenix, Atlanta, Michigan, and Kansas City and its corporate headquarters based in Moorpark, California, as part of ABA’s affinity partnership program, which features vendors that offer discounted products, services, and business opportunities.
ABA’s partnership with Chosen Payments (which assumed the ABA partner agreement with Applied Merchant/Bancard) aims to help booksellers increase net profit by reducing the cost of accepting credit cards while increasing the efficiency of the process through technology and support. Processing credit cards through Chosen Payments will allow ABA members to enjoy the same volume savings that chain retailers enjoy from having multiple locations.
The company offers ABA member booksellers exclusive, low rates. Members in good standing are eligible to receive a rate guarantee: If Chosen Payments cannot save the member money, it will give them $500.
Chosen Payments’ partnership approach includes providing personalized customer service for retail merchants through the use of dedicated relationship managers. Services include cost-effective credit card processing solutions, including integration with popular software systems. Chosen Payments also provides gift/loyalty programs, check processing/guarantee, merchant cash advances, and mobile applications.
Chosen Payments specializes in providing merchant services to retail outlets such as Shell gas stations, Pandora Jewelry stores, bridal stores, housewares, uniform supply stores, Verizon stores, and many others. The company is a six-year member of First Data’s President’s Club and was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the 800th fastest-growing privately held company in America.
Booksellers who would like to meet with representatives from Chosen Payments can visit the ABA Member Lounge at BookExpo 2018 (Booth 721 on the trade show floor). Staff from Chosen Payments will be on hand to discuss the company’s services and provide informational fliers. As a special promotion, any ABA Member that signs up with Chosen Payments at BookExpo will get $100 signing bonus.