OUR TEAM STANDS STRONG FOR YOU
EMPOWERING BUSINESS OWNERS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO ENRICH THEIR BUSINESS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND CLOUD-BASED TECHNOLOGIES. OUR PURPOSE IS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS THRIVE AND GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. THIS IS HOW WE DO BUSINESS.
AGMS has been successfully challenging the antiquated methodology of the payment processing industry since 2003 with revolutionary ideas, groundbreaking marketing concepts, and an entirely fresh perspective bringing a complete reversal in fundamental philosophy of how business owners are treated and represented. Here are just a few examples:
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AGMS Represents Business Owners.
While our competitors are contracted by a single bank and therefore only represent the rates, fees, and interests of that bank as they negotiate with business owners; AGMS represents multiple banks. This allows AGMS to refer the business owner and negotiate with the banks on behalf of that business to attain the best rates, fees, and fit for each business.
AGMS Protects Business Owners.
While our competitors are usually short-sighted and like to see transaction downgrades as their commissions and profits increase; we protect our clients from downgrades by constantly monitoring accounts so the issue can be rectified and unnecessary downgrades stopped in order to protect our clients from incurring additional and unnecessary charges. Again, our interest is in long-term relationships, not short-term profits.
AGMS Offers In-House Bilingual Customer Service.
In an effort to further increase profits the vast majority of our competitors outsource their customer service and technical support to less costly third-world countries. This forces already frustrated business owners experiencing account issues or equipment malfunctions to deal with inexperienced employees flipping through product manuals trying to identify solutions while communicating in "broken" English; thus making the entire process inefficient, ineffective, and oftentimes agonizing. AGMS provides unrivaled "in-house" customer service and technical support staffed by well trained and knowledgeable professionals familiar with all our processes and equipment, thus ensuring quick, concise, and thorough solutions.
AGMS Maximizes Your Profits.
Unlike our competitors who mainly focus on maximizing the amount of profits they take from hard-working business owners, AGMS has invested heavily in developing products and services to help those business owners increase their customer traffic, increase their customer loyalty, increase their average sale amount, and most importantly, increase their profits!
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Our Founder's Story...
Avant-Garde Marketing Solutions, Inc. (AGMS) is the end result of Teresa's passionate quest to provide business owners nationwide with an honest, ethical, and supportive payment provider. The number of awards and accolades Teresa and AGMS have received since its inception in 2003 has been simply amazing. From receiving an award for being "The Fastest Growing Payment Provider" to having the honor of being selected by the United States Congress, as "Business Woman of the Year" for her success with AGMS! Above all, however, her greatest reward is knowing AGMS is saving and protecting countless businesses and their owners from being scammed by excessive fees, inflated rates, despicable salespeople, and dishonest payment providers. AGMS: a revolution is underway in the processing industry!
ABOUT OUR STAFF
Our knowledgeable, well-trained corporate staff is comprised of loyal employees who possess a sincere passion for problem solving as well as a strong desire to help others. These skills, combined with their solid work ethic and a genuine team spirit gives AGMS the unmatched ability to provide our clients with the best Merchant Service experience, period!
The AGMS Team has extensive experience working with a wide-range of businesses; from a sole proprietor starting their first location to Fortune 500 companies with many locations and multiple accounts. Unlike our competitors who outsource virtually all aspects of their business, AGMS handles all aspects of our business ourselves. From programming terminals and POS Systems, to downloads, updates, upgrades, fulfillment, customer service, and technical support as well as developing innovative products and services exclusively for our clients, every aspect of our business is handled "in-house" by the AGMS Team!
All AGMS Team members attend regular training sessions as well as continuing education seminars for both their personal and professional development in addition to participating in what often seems like endless industry updates.
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