September 10 2021
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.
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 action and make sure you’re working with true professionals that won’t ever let this happen to you.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy another enlightening episode surrounding the importance of service and how it can impact your ability to generate revenue for your company.
0:05 – Welcome back to the show
1:00 – What happens when a massive transaction is held by your credit card processing company
3:15 – Discussing transactional limits with your provider
5:16 – When you get hooked up with the wrong company, you’re going to find yourself in deep water
10:35 – Lesser processing companies are hiring anyone to make sales from them
12:53 – Once you’re with a good company, like Swypit, you’ll never have to switch again
16:10 – When you go with Swypit, you gain access to our entire network of top-tier professionals
20:38 – Business owners need to run their businesses ethically
21:30 – A sales call interrupts Kevin and the show
23:05 – At Swypit, we have your back and we’re going to take care of you
24:10 – Closing remarks
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