Category: Residuals

Merchant Data Sharing
Featured Article New Feature: Merchant Data Sharing

Have you ever needed to transfer one or merchants from another IRIS CRM site to your site to support your merchants through a single source? IRIS CRM’s  Merchant Data Sharing feature is here to deliver client-to-client transfers quickly and securely without requiring IT resources to set up and maintain these data transfers.   ISOs with […]

ISO Management Solutions – How CRM Software Impacts Managers ISO Management Solutions – How CRM Software Impacts Managers

Whatever level of management you’re in, your job is to lead those who work under you, to steer their success, and to provide them with the tools and the guidance they need to do their jobs as well as they can. Unfortunately, that’s often easier said than done, and it’s incredibly easy to fall into […]

Merchant Services CRM Merchant Services CRM – What to Look For When Shopping for a New Customer Resource Management Platform

Adopting customer resource management software is one of the simplest and most affordable ways independent sales organizations can enhance their merchant acquisition, improve service delivery, and grow residuals. But not all CRMs are created equal, so when shopping for a new system for your ISO, it’s crucial to look for one that offers a wide […]

Better Residuals Reporting and Management Better Residuals Reporting and Management

Your residuals are the reason your ISO is in business in the first place. They represent the majority of your revenue, and the growth and long-term success of your portfolio is also the main driver of your company’s value. They’re also the reason your independent agents are in business and the carrot that attracts the […]

Efficient and Effective Calling is a Fundamental Driver of ISO Success Efficient and Effective Calling is a Fundamental Driver of ISO Success

ISOs operate in an extremely competitive environment and outperforming your competition in both recruiting and service is key to maintaining healthy growth and maximizing residuals. That makes your independent agents some of the most important members of your team, and the job they do one of the most important functions of your ISO. Any tool […]

How Does the IRS Classify a Merchant Acquiring Entity How Does the IRS Classify a Merchant Acquiring Entity and What Reporting is Required?

Reporting is a big deal in the payments industry for obvious reasons. But with acquiring banks, payment processors, independent sales organizations, and merchants all playing a roll in getting money from point A to point B, even with the kind of advanced reporting and sales tools provided by platforms like IRIS CRM, keeping track of […]

ISO Merchant-Level Metrics ISO Merchant-Level Metrics – How CRM Offers an Improved Awareness of Merchant Data and Performance

It can be extremely easy to ignore your ISO’s merchant-level metrics because they drill information down to a level you may not think you need. Portfolio-wide and processor-wide metrics provide a much larger-scale overview of your ISO’s profitability, and with profitability at the top of mind, it’s tempting to dig no further. But that’s a […]

Mobile Lead Management Mobile CRM and the Many Advantages of Mobile Lead Management

Customer resource management software is a mission-critical tool for all ISOs that prioritize growth. The sales and productivity features offered by high-end CRM platforms are invaluable to finding, signing, and serving new merchants, and, in turn, to your ISO’s residuals. But the major flaw in most traditional CRM platforms is that they’re web-only, requiring users […]

TurboApp Merchant Boarding – How IRIS CRM’s Revolutionary Boarding Tool Can Benefit Your ISO TurboApp Merchant Boarding – How IRIS CRM’s Revolutionary Boarding Tool Can Benefit Your ISO

Merchant onboarding is one of the key functions your ISO’s team handles. Once an agent has recruited a new merchant and closed the deal with a signed MPA, it’s the boarding process that facilitates getting that merchant to a point where they’re actually processing transactions and, most importantly, earning your ISO residuals! That means handling […]

ISOs Improvement IRIS CRM Help ISOs Improve Their Operational Efficiency

Inefficiencies drive up costs in all industries, and the cost is the mortal enemy of profit. In the payment processing industry, eliminating inefficiencies can both reduce costs and help to maximize an ISOs residual portfolio, and IRIS CRM – the payments industry’s leading customer resource management tool – has been designed specifically to help with […]

ISO Credit Card Processing Payments 101: What Is ISO Credit Card Processing?

Once upon a time, cash was king, but in today’s digital world, electronic transactions have usurped the throne. According to a poll conducted by payment processing giant TSYS, 80% of consumers prefer debit and credit cards compared to just 14% who said they prefer cash. Merchants have long understood how important it is to accept […]

Residual Calculations Residual Splits: The Importance of Accuracy and Clarity in Residual Calculations

An extensive, healthy residual portfolio is the goal of every independent sales organization, and the independent agents working for them. So, it should come as no surprise that the way you split those all-important residuals with your agents is fundamental. Not only do split percentages and residual agreements impact your bottom line, but they also […]

IRIS CRM Sales Tools Your Team Will Use Every Day IRIS CRM Sales Tools Your Team Will Use Every Day to Drive Up Conversions and Close More Deals

Payment processing is a competitive industry, and to ensure your independent sales organization’s continuous growth and the health of your residuals portfolio, it’s crucial that you provide your team with the most modern tools available to help them succeed. IRIS CRM, the payments industry’s leading customer resource management platform, is designed specifically to help agents […]

Merchant Portfolio Reporting Tools IRIS CRM’s Advanced Merchant Portfolio Reporting Tools

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Knowledge is power, and your ability to manage and lead your independent sales organization is directly related to the quality of business intelligence you have available to you. IRIS CRM, the payments industry’s leading customer resource management tool, understands that, and as a result, it includes one of […]

IRIS CRM and TSYS – A Powerful Integration ISO & Agent Partner Program at TSYS

TSYS is one of the world’s most popular payment processors, serving over 800,000 merchants and processing a combined 32 billion transactions representing $4 billion in revenue in 2018 alone. A big driver of the company’s success is their commitment to developing a strong network of independent sales partners, a job TSYS takes seriously. The TSYS […]

Merchant Account ISOs Merchant Account ISOs Explained – What Are They, How Do They Work, and How Do They Make Money

Independent sales organizations are companies that partner with payment processors to resell their services to merchants. ISOs act as representatives of the payment processors, acting as intermediaries and handling customer service and merchant management while the payment processors handle the actual credit card transactions. Many ISOs also employ independent agents to act on their behalf […]

Fiserv Card Payment Services Fiserv Credit Card Processing – Is It Good for My Business?

The key to success as an independent sales organization is establishing and nurturing strong partnerships with leading payment processors to ensure that you can offer your existing merchants and prospects the best possible payment solutions to meet their needs. Fiserv, which acquired First Data in July of 2019, is one of the world leaders in […]

Credit Card Processing Can You Make More Than $100k/Year Selling Credit Card Processing?

Independent sales organizations are third-party businesses that resell payment processing services from the major merchant services companies like Fiserv, TSYS, Worldpay, and many others. Independent agents work on behalf of the ISOs and do the sales work of bringing in new merchants to sign. When a merchant signs on with an ISO, their payments are […]

Independent Sales Organization How to Become an Independent Sales Organization

Independent sales organizations are essentially payment processing resellers that act as middle-men between the major processors and merchants in need of processing services. It’s a potentially lucrative field, and as such, there are constantly new entrants looking to jump into the game to claim their slice of the payment processing pie.  The rules for becoming […]

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