Merchant Warehouse, a leading innovator in secure payment processing solutions and merchant account services, announced it will host its second annual agent conference to provide its independent sales agents with the knowledge and practical skills to become more successful in the field. The conference will be held at the Lenox Hotel in Boston on Sept. 12-13, 2011, and will feature panels, motivational speakers, updates on regulations and security standards from the perspective of industry professionals. Additionally, Merchant Warehouse co-CEOs Henry Helgeson and Scott Zdanis will address the conference prior to the start of each day’s session.
The past year witnessed many regulations and issues that will have a dramatic effect on the payment industry. Independent agents who are better equipped with the correct information on these regulations will be better suited to service their merchants who are impacted by these decisions. The Durbin Amendment and its effect on credit and debit cards, and the on-going changes to PCI-DSS standards are just two topics that will garner plenty of conversation at the conference. The Durbin Amendment’s changes to interchange fees on debit and credit cards are affecting how merchants accept these forms of payments; therefore sales agents need the most updated information in regard to those changes.
“We began this conference because we recognized it was our job to provide industry tools and knowledge to our independent agents so they could build more lucrative careers,” said Helgeson. “Our first conference was a success and now we’re excited to host it for a second year. Registration already exceeds last year’s and we’ve brought in industry experts to offer tips, advice and tools to our agents. We’ve seen a lot of change to regulations and standards that affect our industry, and we expect that trend to continue. It benefits Merchant Warehouse to host the conference and inform these agents of how it will shape their and their merchants’ businesses in the future.”
Agents will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive presentations on marketing and lead generation, underwriting and account management and retention. The sessions are aimed to offer valuable tips and guidance that they can use to become more successful in building their own businesses. The conference will close on the second day with a question and answer session featuring the Merchant Warehouse executive team. Conference attendees will also be treated to a cruise on Boston Harbor and a Red Sox game.
What: Merchant Warehouse Second Annual Agent Conference
Where: Lenox Hotel, Boston, MA
When: Sept. 12-13, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Merchant Warehouse would also like to thank its sponsors for this event in the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Support levels. A full list can be found here.
About Merchant Warehouse
Merchant Warehouse is an award winning provider of secure payment processing solutions and merchant account services to merchants, independent sales agents and partners nationwide. As an industry leader, Merchant Warehouse is committed to ensuring its merchants, agents and partners are offered the most forward thinking payment solutions, delivering PCI compliant solutions that take developers out-of-scope for audits and minimize the complexities of compliance for merchants. The company offers competitive partner, agent and affiliate programs focused on providing comprehensive revenue opportunities as well as service, support and industry education. Headquartered in Boston, MA, since 1998, Merchant Warehouse continues to provide account services to hundreds of thousands of merchants and serves hundreds of agents and partners. For more information, please visit merchantwarehouse.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MWarehouse . Visit our blogs at http://blog.merchantwaresolutions.com/ and http://blog.merchantwarehouse.com/ .