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Federated Canada Unveils Merchant Gift Card Program

Federated Payments Canada, a leading international provider of credit card processing and related merchant account services for independent business owners, announced today the launch of its gift card program to help Canadian merchants acquire new customers and increase their profits.   

 

From large retail chain stores to local businesses, more and more merchants are offering gift cards as an option for their customers. Gift cards are a valuable tool which can be used to build awareness, increase revenue and profits, introduce new customers to your business and eliminate cash refunds keeping the money in your business.

 

Federated Payment's CEO, Jon Levitt, explains, œOffering gift cards to your customers is a highly profitable business strategy.  If you purchase a packet of 100 gift cards and your average gift card sale is for $50, the business could potentially generate $5,000 in revenue. If you run at an average of a 50% profit margin, you have just earned $2,500 of pure profit in your pocket. Plus, once a customer purchases a gift card, the money is yours, even if the card goes unredeemed.

 

John Guirguis, Federated's president, adds, œFederated Canada makes integrating gift cards into your business a fast and easy option.  From creating cards with your customized logo to account activation to instant retrieval of all card information, we provide our merchants with a turnkey, value-added solution to increase their revenue stream.

 

Federated Payments INTRODUCES Complimentary POS for health professionals

(Ottawa, Ontario) - Federated Payments Canada, a leading international provider of credit card processing and related merchant account services for independent business owners in North America, has announced new low cost card processing services for private practice health professionals in Canada including complimentary EMV compliant terminals.

 

Jon Levitt, Federated Payments, CEO explains, What makes our program inherently unique in Canada is that previously, health and rehabilitation professionals had to pay their existing merchant service provider up to $2,000 or more to lease their credit card POS terminals.   With Federated Payments Canada, we provide them with a complimentary credit card terminal - as well as low cost processing services - for the length of their contract representing significant savings.

 

John Guirguis, Federated Canada's president, adds, It's important to note that these state-of-the-art Verifone terminals that we are providing these professionals at no charge are fully EMV (Europay, Mastercard and VISA) compliant.  This is critical in Canada since merchants now personally assume the financial risk of credit card fraud.  These terminals (including the Verifone Vx510 and Vx570) ensure the highest levels of credit card authentication available.

 

Federated Payments remains the fastest growing merchant service provider in Canada with over 10,000 independent business merchants in the region and 100,000+ customers serviced worldwide since it's founding in 1999.  

 

Federated Payments Unveils Website Redesign

Federated Payments, a leading provider of credit card processing and related merchant account services in Canada, announced the launch of their newly designed corporate website today “ www.federatedpayments.com.

 

The site has been completely restructured to serve as an informational and interactive platform, adding ease and convenience for small to midsize business owners seeking low cost credit card processing services. Enhancements and key features include:

  • Improved functionality and content for both business owners and independent sales organizations (ISOs) selling these services.
  • Extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that serve to educate new and existing merchants on card processing and related services
  • Immediate enrollment in Federated's new merchant referral program through which existing merchants can earn $200 for each business they refer
  • Access to Federated's virtual ecommerce payment gateway, SafePay, which allows Internet based business owners to process transactions securely and quickly online
  • Instant access to world class technical support and customer service 24/7/365
  • Registration for Federated's merchant facing industry newsletter
  • Online resume submission for job applicants seeking employment

Federated's CEO, Jon Levitt, states "The main focus of the redesign is to enhance the customer's online experience. Our site now gives business owners seeking credit card processing and related merchant account services an overview of all aspects of our company; everything from our leadership team to answers to a wide range of FAQs to a detailed listing with product spec sheets for our full range of PCI compliant equipment."


Federated Payments Hits Record Year for Toy Drive

financial services company collects over 1,000 pounds of toys

Federated Payments, a leading international provider of electronic payment services in Canada, announced that it's annual U.S. Marines œToys for Tots drive was a huge success accumulating over 1,000 pounds of toys for underprivileged children.

 

Jon Levitt, Federated Payments' CEO, reflects: œI am delighted that we were able to collect so many toys this year for such a worthwhile charity.   I'm truly proud of all our employees who share the same sense of community and honorable values that my family and I continue to hold so close.

 

œThis tradition the Marine Corps began over 60 years ago is more important now than ever considering the increasing number of families in our communities who unfortunately find themselves in a less than favorable financial situation, states John Guirguis, Federated's President. After all, if the businesses operating in those communities don't help support this significant cause, then who will?

Toys for Tots is the Marine Corps' premier community action program, one of the nation's flagship charitable endeavors, an American tradition and a national treasure. The Marines truly are the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas. The Toys for Tots message of hope for the future has motivated children to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Toys for Tots has earned the distinction as a program which plays an important role in helping youngsters emerge from a background of poverty to become assets to society in adulthood. The Toys for Tots program not only benefits children, but also has a positive impact on communities, on businesses - large and small, on the Marine Corps, and on the nation.


 

Federated Payments Expands Management Team

Federated Payments, a leading international provider of electronic payment solutions and related merchant services in North America, announced the recent expansion of their management team to meet the ever increasing demands for their products and services in the marketplace.

 

Federated Payments recently welcomed Gregory Slote to the newly created role of Director of Marketing and Communications. Greg will be developing a variety of new digital and traditional marketing initiatives to extend the corporate brand, help drive revenue and facilitate the customer experience online. Greg has extensive experience growing businesses through innovative strategies within the financial, technology, manufacturing and media industries. Prior to joining Federated Payments, he directed marketing and branding efforts for a host of leading companies including CMP Media, DealerTrack, Ziff Publishing, and Customer Computer Specialists, Greg was also Director of Product Marketing for Electro Industries, a GE subsidiary.

 

Jon Levitt, Federated Payments' CEO states "At Federated, we are constantly looking for new ways to grow our organization thereby ensuring future success. The number one way to do that is to bring on talented, experienced leaders like Greg in key roles where they can help develop new programs and initiatives that will enable us to meet increasing market demand for our services."

 

Federated Payments SVP of Sales Celebrates 6th Anniversary

Federated Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions and related merchant services in North America, announced today the sixth anniversary of Scott Avery, Senior Vice President of Sales.

 

Scott joined Federated Payments in 2003 as an account executive where he personally signed up 270 merchants in just 7 ½ months. Scott moved up through the ranks supervising the Denver office where he managed up to 30 sales and telemarketing personnel at any given time. In April, 2006, Scott moved to Federated's Melville NY headquarters where he was promoted to National Sales Manager. A year later, Scott was promoted again to Senior Vice President of Sales where he is currently responsible for managing over 400 sales and telemarketing professionals in the U.S. and Canada. A seasoned professional, Scott is heavily involved in training all sales reps on closing techniques and industry knowledge and always a phone call away for the management team and sales force.

 

Jon Levitt, Federated Payments' CEO, states œScott is a talented, hands-on sales executive who has been instrumental in growing Federated's sales force and merchant customer accounts significantly and I am personally thrilled to congratulate him on this milestone.

Before joining Federated in 2003, Scott worked with Anytime Labor and Staffing located in Houston from 2001 to 2003 where he was also part owner of another staffing firm. Prior to that position, Scott was with Labor Ready where, as District Manager, he helped the company grow from 54 locations to over 800 personally covering 17 locations in multiple states.

 

Federated Payments Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence and Growth

Federated Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment processing and related merchant services in North America, announced today the kickoff of its œ10 Years of Excellence celebration. A milestone for any company, Federated has not only maintained steady growth over the past 10 years, but 2009 has turned into a banner year of growth for the company.

 

œI am personally quite proud of this significant milestone, states Jon Levitt, Federated Payment's CEO. First and foremost, I would like to express sincere thanks to Federated's loyal customer base of over 25,000 merchants, many of whom have been with us from the beginning. Over the years, we have built an extensive network that now includes over 400 representatives throughout the US and, more recently, Canada. With this in mind, I would also like to thank all our Independent Sales Offices who have been instrumental in our continued growth by taking a consultative approach in helping our customers grow their businesses.

 

John Guirguis, Federated Payments' President, also attributes the company's longstanding success to its employees. œWhen the company was founded a decade ago, it was with a simple mission "to provide the best possible services and support for small to midsize business merchants. We could not have enjoyed the steady expansion and continued accomplishments throughout the last 10 years without the total dedication of our world class customer service and operational teams. Each day, our teams provide expert support to keep our customers operating efficiently so they can focus on their business.

 

Federated Payments Kicks Off Annual Toys for Tots Drive

Federated Payments, a leading international provider of electronic payment services, launched its annual toy drive today by becoming an official sponsor and designated toy drop off site for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program.

 

Jon Levitt, Federated Payments' CEO, reflects Participating in this program each year is of great personal interest to me as well as to all our employees. For years, this has been a family tradition and I'm proud to expand that practice throughout our company. And now, given the current economic landscape, we are striving to top all previous records.

 

œEvery day, we support the business needs of local merchants. Around the holidays, we look forward to giving back to the communities we live and work in. I can think of no more rewarding way than trying to make this season a little brighter for underprivileged children, states John Guirguis, Federated's President.

 

Toys for Tots is the Marine Corps' premier community action program, one of the nation's flagship charitable endeavors, an American tradition and a national treasure. For over 60 years, Marines have been the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas. The Toys for Tots message of hope for the future has motivated youngsters to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Toys for Tots has earned the distinction as a program which plays an important role in helping youngsters emerge from a background of poverty to adulthood as assets to society. Toys for Tots not only benefits children, but also has a positive impact on communities, on businesses - large and small, on the Marine Corps and on the nation.

  
 
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