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DollarDays International, a premier Internet-based product wholesaler to small businesses and local distributors, and First Bankcard, a division of the First National Bank of Omaha and a leading provider of credit card and small business solutions, today announced the launch of a new small business credit card that was specifically designed with the small business owner in mind. The DollarDays Business Edition® Visa®card, which will be available to the more than 23 million small business owners throughout the nation, enables cardholders to better manage their cash flow and rewards them for all their purchases.
Small businesses can now earn reward points on all of their DollarDays purchases, as well as earn three points for each dollar spent on certain types of qualifying business expenses important to small business owners, such as phones and phone service, dining and cable television services. The rewards points can then be redeemed for cash back as a credit to the account, for travel, merchandise and gift cards. Also included is a free and simple way to track and manage expenses 24/7 online, as well as Visa SavingsEdge®, which offers product and service discounts to small businesses.
“We’ve always prided ourselves in providing DollarDays customers with the buying power of larger organizations. Now, with the new DollarDays card, cardholders can save even more money and realize greater value,” said Marc Joseph, CEO and President, DollarDays. “First Bankcard truly understands our customers and has worked with us to create a program specific to small business needs.”
According to Stephen Eulie, President of First Bankcard, the new program is a natural extension of First Bankcard’s commitment to support small businesses through value-added credit card solutions. “Small businesses help drive our economy, and we’re dedicated to helping them succeed. The new DollarDays credit card offers cardholders the rewards, services and tools they need, so they can focus on growing their businesses.”
Phoenix-based DollarDays is a leading online wholesaler of general merchandise for small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations. The organization’s more than 3.5 million registered customers have access to a wide range of business supplies at below-wholesale or bulk prices — from consumer products and household goods to apparel, electronics and seasonal merchandise, enabling them to manage their businesses economically and efficiently.
For more information on the new DollarDays Business Edition Visa card, visit www.dollardays.com/creditcard.
About DollarDays International, Inc.
DollarDays International, a division of America’s Suppliers (OTC Markets: AASL), is a Web-based virtual warehouse, where small business owners and charities can find great deals on small business-sized orders for more than 290,000 consumer products — from toys and household décor to apparel, electronics and seasonal merchandise. Due to its innovative business model, DollarDays prices are not only often far below those which most small businesses are accustomed to, but the offerings include many name-brand products as well as rock-bottom pricing on overstocked and closeout items. DollarDays International helps its customers to select those items, both seasonal and everyday, which sell quickly to promote both a higher inventory turn and better margins. DollarDays’ prices are among the lowest available to small businesses. Membership is free, and any small business is eligible to shop at www.dollardays.com.
About First Bankcard
First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha, is a leader in consumer and business card solutions. In the credit card partnership arena, First Bankcard serves more than 400 financial institutions, co-brands and affinity partners nationwide. For 60 years, First Bankcard has offered quality products and superior service to help its customers achieve their goals. Visit www.firstbankcard.com for more information.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska, which is the largest privately owned banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates have $17 billion in managed assets and nearly 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.
September 18, 2013 No Comments
Great news! We have recently joined forces with Bongo International to offer customers located worldwide the same unbeatable discounts and superior service that our U.S. clients have enjoyed for over 12 years. Bongo International is a well-established global eCommerce solution providing U.S. retailers access to international markets with no change to their current operations.
“As DollarDays is expanding its business worldwide, Bongo seemed like the logical choice to take us into countries where we never shipped to before. Our customers using Bongo have given us such positive feedback that we are allocating additional marketing dollars to make sure the world is aware of DollarDays’ ability through Bongo to now ship everywhere,” says Marc Joseph, company founder. The entrance into the international market couldn’t be better timing. The eCommerce industry surpassed a trillion-dollars in sales worldwide for 2012, and continues to demonstrate substantial growth. eMarketer reported for the 2012 selling year, B2C eCommerce sales grew by 21.1% worldwide, and predicted that sales will increase another 12.3% to nearly $1.3 trillion dollars for 2013.
DollarDays’ website has over 3.5 Million registered users and averages over 1,200 new customers each day. Our reduced price points enable smaller businesses to compete against larger enterprises. We also offer retail items by the piece vs. by the case as in the wholesale option. Additionally, we offer business services such as website design, drop shipping, distributorships, affiliate programs and more. Until teaming up with Bongo, the wholesale discounts were only available to clients located nationwide. These providers are now able to deliver everything retailers need to succeed in online commerce.
Through the partnership with Bongo, DollarDays is now available in over 220 countries. Bongo’s Checkout solution allows international visitors the same seamless experience as domestic shoppers. This includes a smooth checkout experience that offers the full landed cost prior to checkout so there are no hidden costs appearing at any point in the transaction. Bongo’s comprehensive solution offers a secure international checkout that is localized to the language specific to the IP address or language selection of the user. This solution also supplies shoppers with a Unified Tracking Number that is active from the domestic warehouse until arrival at the international destination.
March 14, 2013 No Comments
PHOENIX, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – ”It’s time for us to pull together and stop the bickering and finger pointing and just help people in need,” says Marc Joseph, president and CEO of DollarDays International, a subsidiary of American Suppliers, Inc. (AASL.PK), a premier Internet-based product wholesaler to small businesses and local distributors.
As part of the company’s ongoing corporate philanthropy program, this month DollarDays.com will donate more than 1,000 blankets to homeless shelters around the country. Through the company’s http://www.facebook.com/DollarDays page, customers can enter their local shelter into a sweepstakes. Winners will be selected January 4, 2012.
“The economy is in shambles and our neighbors and fellow human beings need help. The people that help them need assistance and it’s time we stop griping and just do something,” says Joseph. “DollarDays works closely with small business owners who are so economically burdened, but they also are the most philanthropic people and we appeal to them and their customers to help out as well.”
According to Michigan State University, three million Americans, a fourth of which are children, go without shelter every night and during the winter months, the 3,235 homeless shelters and social service outlets in the Unites States are filled to capacity and working at a breaking point.
Every month throughout 2011, DollarDays has donated up to $5,000 in product to small businesses and nonprofit organizations and they plan to continue it throughout 2012.
“There’s so much noise about how to solve economic woes, but at a grass roots level, we just need to help with product, food and financial donations.”
In addition to small businesses, DollarDays services the nonprofit sector which has been the fastest growing segment of its business. Through DollarDays, nonprofit organizations have access to necessary supplies by the case that helps them stretch their donated dollars.
Joseph reports that nonprofits are buying everything from office supplies and health and beauty products to fund-raising items. Other top-selling supplies include batteries, inexpensive clothing, recognition awards and plaques, holiday greeting cards and small electronics. In fact, Occupy Wall Street ordered Army blankets.
In November, Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary (www.blindcatrescue.com) located in St. Pauls, North Carolina won the DollarDays $2,500 grand prize for use toward product. Founded in 2005, Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary provides a safe place for blind cats deemed unadoptable by regular shelters due to blindness or illness.
“Thank you so much to DollarDays.com for their wonderful contest giving us the opportunity to win $2500 of merchandise,” says Alana Miller, director of Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary. ”This wonderful gift allowed us to buy cleaning and office supplies that will last us many months. Freeing up those funds allowed us to provide the cats with new climbers that were not in our current budget. We are so grateful to your company for their kindness!!”
Joseph adds, “Everyone has something that touches them, whether it’s animals, children, homelessness or medical issues. We just need to act on our natural impulse to help and in this hectic world with a scary economy, it’s hard to do. But like DollarDays, even a little every month helps and it’s so rewarding for everyone.”
DollarDays International is a Web-based virtual warehouse, where small business owners and charities can find great deals on small business-sized orders for more than 165,000 consumer products, from toys and household decor to apparel, electronics and seasonal merchandise. Due to its innovative business model, DollarDays prices are not only often far below those which most small business are accustomed to, but the offerings include many name-brand products as well as rock-bottom pricing on overstocked and closeout items. In 2006, DollarDays made its debut at number 158 on Inc. Magazine 500 list of fastest growing private companies and was named one-of-50 second-stage Arizona “Companies to Watch” by the Arizona Small Business Association. DollarDays’ prices are among the lowest available to small businesses. Membership is free and any small business is eligible to shop at www.dollardays.com.
December 7, 2011 4 Comments
DollarDays.com Survey Poll Shows Small Business Owners Already Have Decreased Revenues and Say It’s Getting Harder to Stay in Business
Phoenix, AZ — 18 April, 2011 –
More than 64 percent of small business owners polled say revenue is down as a result of increased gas prices and more than a quarter of those polled say they will have to lay off employees, according to a survey conducted on DollarDays.com.
DollarDays International, a subsidiary of American Suppliers, Inc. (AASL.PK) is a premier Internet-based product wholesaler to small businesses and local distributors. The poll was featured on www.DollarDays.com. The company frequently polls its customers about topical issues as it relates to small businesses.
According to the results, 64 percent says revenue has decreased as gas prices have increased and 58 percent say their customers are driving less which means fewer shopping excursions and they say they expect it to worsen with the upcoming summer months.
“Unfortunately, this is what we expected from this poll,” says Marc Joseph, president and CEO of DollarDays. “With the recession and increasing fuel and food prices, being a successful small business owner is incredibly tough.”
However, according to Joseph, as fuel prices increase so does online shopping. As a result, one of DollarDays’ programs is helping their customers to create robust online stores to supplement their neighborhood stores.
“The Internet is a life line for small business,” says Joseph. “Just because a small business has a website, it doesn’t mean it has a shopping function or the right products. We offer our clients a one-stop-shop for opening an online store including the technology, products and consultants to help in both online and neighborhood stores. We want small business to succeed and if people aren’t driving to them, it’s imperative for small businesses to reach customers another way.”
Joseph suggests that a recent report from Reis Inc., a real estate research company emphasizes the desperation small businesses face. According to the report strip malls and other neighborhood shopping centers, typically home to small businesses, have a higher vacancy rate when compared to malls. In fact, Reid predicts the vacancy rate is expected to top 11.1 percent later this year, up from 10.9 percent making it the highest level since 1990.
“Gas prices are expected to continue to rise and we’re headed in to the summer and hurricane months where prices typically increase so it’s no wonder there’s not much optimism. It’s a scary time.”
- Survey results include: Only 10 percent of small business owners are offering financial supplements to help their employees as a result of increased gas prices;
- 57 percent of small business owners expect a decrease in tourism over the next three months; while 26 percent don’t expect a change and 15 percent expect an increase;
- 67 percent of small business owners have changed their personal travel plans as a result of higher gas prices.
Joseph says online stores are a great way for small businesses to expand sales beyond their neighborhood and at this point he says, “the only loss is in not trying.”
About DollarDays International, LLC
DollarDays International is a Web-based virtual warehouse, where small business owners and charities can find great deals on small business-sized orders for more than 30,000 consumer products, from toys and household décor to wholesale clothing, electronics and seasonal merchandise. Due to its innovative business model, DollarDays prices are not only often far below those which most small business are accustomed to, but the offerings include many name-brand products as well as rock-bottom pricing on overstocked and closeout items. DollarDays International helps its customers to select those items, both seasonal and everyday, which sell quickly to promote both a higher inventory turn and better margins. In 2006, DollarDays made its debut at number 158 on Inc. Magazine 500 list of fastest growing private companies and recently was named one-of-50 second-stage Arizona “Companies to Watch” by the Arizona Small Business Association. DollarDays’ prices are among the lowest available to small businesses. Membership is free and any small business is eligible to shop at www.dollardays.com.
April 18, 2011 No Comments
So the economies still in the tank, and you’ve probably been affected in one way or another.
The good news is, even though the economic pie is a little bit smaller right now, consumers are still spending money. That means there is opportunity for everyone to make money.
DollarDays would like to help you do just that, which is why we’ve teamed up with Superior Financial Group to make sure that you can get the financing you need to purchase our products in this difficult economic climate. These low-interest, business loans are the perfect place to start your wholesale selling adventure.
So don’t hesitate. In this economic climate, make sure that you can keep your shelves full, and your customers happy.
November 1, 2010 No Comments