In our last blog, we took a look at an article by Sean O’Connor on ScamBook.com. In it, he insists that paying with credit cards during the holiday season is a great way for customers to avoid scams. This is especially true when they are doing their shopping online. As a business owner, such information is of vital importance. By now, it should go without saying that people feel safer when they are able to pay with credit cards.
Protection from fraud aside, credit cards also enable shoppers to buy more. This is where the benefits truly begin for you. Because credit cards often offer extended warranties and other protections on purchases, your ability to accept such methods of payment ensures that you get to cash in on the holiday rush. In today’s blog, we’ll continue to take a look at more benefits outlined by O’Connor.
Travel Rewards. There’s no better time than the holiday season for shoppers to make use of their credit cards in order to gain rewards points. Obviously, the more they spend, the more points they are able to accumulate. But what if your place of business doesn’t accept plastic? What reason would shoppers have to buy from you when your competition accepts credit cards?
O’Connor also notes that for holiday travelers, booking reservations on credit cards is definitely the way to go. This is because most credit card providers offer some type of reservation cancellation insurance. No other form of payment offers this kind of protection. If you’re in the travel industry, it is likely that you’re well aware that you couldn’t survive without accepting credit cards.
O’Connor offers the following advice to would-be holiday travelers: “If you plan on renting a car on your vacation, credit cards offer yet another little-known benefit: complimentary rental car insurance. While you should still check your card’s fine print for details, most card providers offer automatic rental car insurance. This mean you won’t have to buy the rental company’s costly insurance plan.”
Concierge Service. Your credit card benefits don’t stop at the insurance it provides you. According to O’Connor, there are other perks that come with the deal. “Many credit card providers offer concierge services similar to hotel concierge services,” he writes, “If you’re planning on buying tickets for that special someone during the holidays, check out your card provider’s concierge services.”
That way, consumers won’t be left out if certain events are “sold out”. Some credit card companies allow people to purchase tickets in advance of the actual sale dates. Are you in the entertainment business? Do you host events or sell tickets on behalf of other event planners? Make it so that you’re making life easier for the people who wish to attend your event. Accepting credit cards is just what you need.
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