Industry: Merchant & Financial Services
Mission: To bring integrity to the credit card processing industry though honesty and transparency
Payment Depot, based in Orange County, CA, founded by entrepreneurs and payment experts who are committed to providing small and medium businesses with access to credit card processing solutions that are clear, simple and fair. Payment Depot created a new business model: simply charge a monthly membership and provide access to direct wholesale rates for all card transactions. Payment Depot provides mobile, terminal, ecommerce and POS solutions to over 6,000 businesses. Providing exceptional support is an integral part of Payment Depot’s commitment to their customers.
“Our goal is to get customers activated as soon as possible and ensure they are supported. Boomtown’s software and service solutions have really augmented our support team allowing us to deliver tech support and customer service 24/7/365,” stated Randy Stevens, COO, Payment Depot, “With Boomtown, our team of 4 performs like a team of 10.”
Payment Depot had a few goals they wanted to accomplish this year. One was to scale the company and another was to provide their customers with 24/7 support.
Hiring, training and retaining quality technical support staff can be expensive and extremely time consuming. With a support department of 4 members, Payment Depot needed to ramp up staff in an efficient and affordable manner to provide 24/7 support, while ensuring visibility into customer accounts across all departments. The goal was to ensure each customer received consistent, quality care regardless of when they needed support.
Boomtown’s software and support services were able to augment Payment Depot’s current staff and deliver 24/7 support after the company’s support team signed off. With Boomtown’s product support software, Payment Depot’s support team monitors messages from their customers during normal business hours, and can quickly respond via chat, phone, or email. All information for that specific customer is contained within one single view providing transparency and collaboration to Payment Depot’s customer service team and Boomtown Support Engineers, who would provide support during off hours. With visibility into the customer’s issue located in one location, Payment Depot and Boomtown are able to provide the customer with consistent, ongoing support delivering a positive customer experience for the customer by getting to the root of their problem fast and providing a solution even faster.
Another key benefit for Payment Depot is that Boomtown can support customers across a wide variety of technology products and backend payment processors. This simplifies the complexity of selling multiple technology products by providing Payment Depot with a single point of contact for all their product support needs. Payment Depot uses First Data and Tsys which are supported on Boomtown’s platform. Boomtown also offers training sessions on technology products, such as Poynt, to help get Payment Depot’s sales and operations teams up to speed quickly on the latest features, functionality and integrations.