As owner and founder of Swypit, Kevin Hodes prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to what he considers, the “slimy world of credit card processing.” A former chef aboard luxury yachts, his craft brought him into contact with business professionals, dignitaries, and politicians, enabling him to develop “street smarts of business super highways.” Intrigued, Hodes turned from the galley to launching a business consulting firm; a move that eventually led him to the world of credit card processing.

Hodes is quoted as saying,

“I got into sales, but I brought my food service savviness of making things incredibly awesome all the time,” he said. “I found myself a little niche in the business—taking care of customers.”

The end result has melded his expertise and personal integrity. Hodes’ company, Swypit, offers next-generation electronic payment processing solutions, combined with world-class service, price and leading-edge technology. Swypit is the endorsed merchant services provider for the Southwest Carwash Association, Texas Tire Dealers Association and numerous nationwide franchises and Chambers of Commerce. In addition to card acceptance services, Swypit offers businesses free credit card terminals and discounted point of sale systems capable of managing inventory and payroll, gift cards as well as cash advance services. Kevin’s company focuses on providing exemplary customer support in an industry that is rife with third-party providers who are often more intent upon selling equipment than providing an effective solution for businesses, small to large.

You can check out CEO Kevin Hodes to explain his unique and personal approach to servicing clients in the credit card transaction industry with Chicken Soup for the Soul Co-Author, Jack Canfield.

As a Certified Payment Professional, Kevin Hodes has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s complex electronic payments environment. This ETA Certified Payments Professional Program (ETA CPP) recognizes that effective merchant service providers must provide not only a broad range of knowledge of the industry, but demonstrate mastery of sales, pricing and interchange, business process, operations and workflow, products and solutions, risk and regulatory compliance and security matters. The ETA is an international trade association representing more than 500 companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and services.  Their mission is to advance the payments industry profession by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.

As an individual, Kevin is a former Planning and Zoning Commissioner in one of the fastest-growing cities in America. He is a board member of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and The American Fallen Soldiers Project. He is active in community foundations and events including the Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Gymnastics Academy, Donnie Nelson’s Texas Legends Military Night Sponsor, Frisco Citizen’s Fire and Police Academies, Wipe Out Kids Cancer, Young Entrepreneurs Academy and an alumni of Leadership Frisco. With regard to his impressive dedication to the community Hodes says, “I believe that you need to give back. If you don’t give to the community, then you shouldn’t even be in business.” Kevin’s attitude has proven to be a cornerstone philosophy of his character and is ultimately responsible for the enormous success of his company and has served as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the city of Frisco TX, one of the fastest-growing cities in America.

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The Swypit Show - Episode 1 (Welcome to The Swypit Show)
The Swypit Show - Episode 1 (Welcome to The Swypit Show)
In the inaugural episode of The Swypit Show, we introduce you to the Founder and Owner of Swypit, Kevin Hodes, who in addition to running an extremely successful credit card processing company, will serve as the host of the show! Kevin brings over two decades of industry experience to the credit card processing space. In what he considers to be a "slimy world" of credit card processing, someone needs to be there to provide a world-class service and price, while using the most innovative technologies to achieve desired results. In addition to information about Swypit as a whole, Kevin shares...
The Swypit Show - Episode 2 (Why Credit Cards Have Different Processing Fees?)
The Swypit Show - Episode 2 (Why Credit Cards Have Different Processing Fees?)
Welcome back to The Swypit Show! In the show's second installment, Kevin explores a frequently questioned topic surrounding credit cards and service providers. Each credit card can have a different fee associated with it, but why? Additionally, Kevin explores the various issues that can arise from the merchant's standpoint when it comes to credit card transactions. Once again, at the end of the day, it pays off to be working with the right processing provider! So sit back, relax, and enjoy another fun episode, filled with valuable information, from one of the industry's best. Timecodes: 0:07 - Welcome back to...
The Swypit Show - Episode 3 (Are You Trapped in Your Credit Card Processing Agreement?)
The Swypit Show - Episode 3 (Are You Trapped in Your Credit Card Processing Agreement?)
In the latest installment of The Swypit Show, Kevin sheds light on an important question business owners should be asking themselves - are you trapped in your credit card processing agreement? In every agreement, there are a multitude of factors to consider. But at the end of the day, you want to rest assured that you're working with consummate professionals and a company rich with experience in their respective space. If this doesn't sound like your relationship with your current credit card processing company, it may be time to evaluate your options and consider a switch. Listen as Kevin navigates...
The Swypit Show - Episode 4 (Behind the Scenes of a $922,412 Transaction)
The Swypit Show - Episode 4 (Behind the Scenes of a $922,412 Transaction)
In the latest installment of The Swypit Show, Kevin Hodes explores the inner workings of a transaction worth over $900,00! The fact of the matter is your current credit card processing company could hold you back from making the deal of a lifetime. Listen as Kevin highlights the benefits of working with an established and reputable company, like Swypit, as well as the downfalls companies can experience when working with "the other guy." The last thing a company wants is for a massive transaction to be held by their credit card processing company simply because of merchant account parameters. Take...
The Swypit Show - Episode 5 (The Crazy Things I've Seen in the Credit Card Processing Industry!)
The Swypit Show - Episode 5 (The Crazy Things I've Seen in the Credit Card Processing Industry!)
In the latest installment of The Swypit Show, Kevin welcomes the National Sales Director for Swypit, Michael Goldsmith, onto the show to discuss the crazy things they've seen throughout the credit card processing industry! From quirky calls with customers, to addressing very serious issues and providing viable solutions, Kevin and Michael have seen it all. Not only do they share the complications customers experience with their various credit card processing devices, but also the awkward conversations surrounding those moments when cards are declined. No matter the issue, Kevin and Michael have seen it before and they know the best solution...
The Swypit Show - Episode 6 (When is it Time to Switch to Swypit?)
The Swypit Show - Episode 6 (When is it Time to Switch to Swypit?)
Are you getting charged a non-compliance fee? If you are, then your current credit card processor isn't looking out for your best interests or your bottom line. In the latest installment of The Swypit Show, Kevin dives into a key question business owners should be asking themselves today - when is it time to switch to Swypit? Kevin and the team provide a top-tier customer experience at Swypit and they're always looking out for their clients' best interests. So what are you waiting for? Press play and find out why you should switch to Swypit and when is the best...

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