Good afternoon everyone, I just got out of a long meeting with my friends over at Paypal. In fact, they arranged a visit and came into town to meet with us at Mission Repair and they sent the big guns in to help us streamline our business!
They are from out of town and for lunch we took them to Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ that’s only available here in Kansas City, so they could experience the “Z-Man Sandwich” for themselves. Are you interested? If so, on your next trip into town, I will buy you one. They are that good!
After a BBQ luncheon with the group we headed back to our conference room to get down to business- before we could get started, Kelsey our Paypal representative pulled out a bag of Paypal swag for us:
The “piece de resistance” was a leather bound Paypal notebook that had all the trimmings:
Somehow my General Manager Troy got a hold of this before anyone else could get their hands on it, including myself. Basically, I took this picture, uploaded it to my computer, went back, and it was gone. Troy, consider it your Christmas bonus 😉
Well, the Paypal goodies were a nice surprise, but the real meat of the meeting was to help Mission Repair streamline our internal operations and negotiate a better fee rate structure with them. Guess what, “mission” accomplished. We qualify for their deepest merchant rate (only Walmart has it better!) and we are beginning the infrastructure to add an express checkout option in the future and have other streamlined processes put into place.
By the end of the afternoon, we made some new friends. These guy are ambitious, hungry, and totally attentive to our small business. In the end, I feel confident having Paypal as a method of payment and as one of my banks in my back pocket. Trust ’em.
Take care, Ryan