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click on the “Services” link at costco.com or call 1-800-220-6000.
Gift cards expand business
ALL BUSINESSES can benefit
from an electronic gift-card program that is both efficient and
cost effective. Regardless of the
size of a business, NOVA has an
ideal gift-card program solution
for Costco members using their
credit-card processing service.
Gift cards are effective
promotional marketing tools for
a strong brand
COSTCO RECENTLY marked
the fourth anniversary of having
Capital One as a financial services
provider for members.
“It’s been a meaningful relationship,” says Jay Smith, Costco
service director. “Capital One
understands our dedication to
providing leading value combined with excellent service.”
Some notes about Capital One:
■ Established in 1995, Capital
One became a Fortune 500 company in less than a decade.
■ It was ranked fourth on the
list of “America’s Most Admired
Companies” from 2003 to 2005,
and named one of the “100 Best
Companies to Work For” (Fortune
magazine) in 2006 and 2007.
■ Capital One was ranked
37th among the “Business Week/
BCG 100 World’s Most Innovative
Companies” in 2006.
■ It has more than 50 million
customer accounts with deposits
of more than $85 billion in total.
Capital One currently provides Costco programs for
money market accounts and auto
loans and refinancing. For information, visit costco.com and click
merchants. They can:
Expand business. Gift-card
recipients become new customers, and 60 percent of consumers tend to spend more than the
value loaded on the card, often
applying the card value toward a
Build customer loyalty.
Gift-card holders keep coming
back, and the cards allow more
payment options for customers,
adding value to the business.
Process efficiently. Gift
cards are easier and safer
to manage than paper gift
Gift-card transactions are
handled by the NOVA Network
with the same speed and ease
as credit cards. There is also
the advantage for merchants
of consolidating the gift-card
program with all card-based
and electronic check payment
processing and settlement—just
one source for assistance, and
one place to go should an issue
ever need to be resolved.
For more information, go
to costco.com and click on
“Services,” or call toll-free 1-800-
616-1347 and refer to priority
Get “smart” filling jobs
MEMBERS USING Costco’s
Personal & Business Checks program appreciate saving up to 50
percent off typical bank pricing.
Here are two frequently asked
questions about delivery of
Q. When my personal check
order includes more than one
box, the boxes don’t arrive on the
same day. Why?
A. To keep costs low, standard
shipping for personal checks is
bulk mail, and weight cannot
exceed 16 ounces per box. Boxes
of checks are shipped on the
same day from our print facility
to the U.S. Postal Service bulk-mail distribution center, where
they may get separated during
the sorting process.
Q. I am concerned about
the security of my mailbox.
Is there an option for my checks
to be delivered by a more
A. Yes. The Personal & Business
Checks program offers a signa-ture-required delivery service on
U.S. orders for an additional $3.
Checks will be shipped via FedEx
and will require you or someone
at your address to sign for the
shipment. This option is available
nationwide for all check products
with an imprinted account line.
To order check products
online, go to costco.com and
click on “Services,” or call toll-free
IT MAKES SENSE to fill open jobs in your organization with the
Online Job Posting service, provided for Costco members by
CareerBuilder.com—a leader in the online job-posting industry, with
21 million unique visitors each month and 23 million résumés online.
Just try the Smart Job® feature, which uses CareerBuilder.com’s
Intelligent Matching to search the Resume Database for candidates
who most closely match a specific job posting. Advanced search-and-match technology goes beyond simple keyword and category searches
to provide deeper, more accurate matches.
CareerBuilder.com then automatically forwards up to 25 of the
top candidate ré sumés directly
to your e-mail address. The
result is a reduction in the time
typically spent sorting and sifting through résumés, yielding
the most highly qualified candidates for a job posting.
To get started posting
jobs with CareerBuilder.com,
go to costco.com and click
on “Services,” or call toll-free
Big Sky country
AMERIPRISE AUTO & Home
Insurance now provides coverage for Costco members in
Montana. For more information,
visit costco.com and search for
to use your