This is the Beacon Payments blog. Learn about the credit card processing and the merchant services industry. Hear about the successes of our outside sales people whose job it is to sell merchant services and sell credit card processing programs.
I know it's crazy. I'm about to tell you why you DON'T want to take a sales job with a company that provides pre-set appointments. Most outside sales people cannot fathom having to go out and generate their own business. In many industries they would be correct in thinking its crazy to tell them that their company is wasting their time by sending them to pre-set appointments. Credit card processing is not like other sales jobs though. Our product is a commodity and business owners deal with multiple phone calls daily from people looking to work with them. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should not sell merchant services with any company that is going to provide you leads: (These are facts given to us by our sales representatives who used to work with other companies!)
Only certain credit card terminals can process both credit cards and a gift card program. These are the ones we suggest using to accept credit cards and run a gift or loyalty program.
Sell merchant services as an outside sales job and succeed. It takes more than just getting hired to make it in the credit card processing industry than just getting hired.