CLIENTEASE, a database manager and
accounting product for home-based agents, has launched an automated
(no duplicate data entry) procedure for charging service fees to
client credit cards, provided the agents obtain their merchant
account through First Data Independent Sales Service. Darla Graber,
president of the ClientEase, said her company will eventually work
with other credit card service providers, but launched the new
module with First Data because it is entirely Internet-based like
ClientEase. There is no need to physically run cards through a
machine. Details are at www.clientease.com.
SALES SUPPORT NETWORK, which represents home-based agents,
has moved its headquarters from Jupiter, Fla., to a new location in
Bradenton, on Floridas west coast. OSSNs new address is 22410 68th
Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34211. The new telephone number is (941)
322- 9700, and the new fax number is (561) 658-3922. The
associations toll-free number, Web address and primary e-mail
addresses will remain the same.
UPDATE: ASTA has unveiled the Jordan Destination
Specialist course. It is available on CD-Rom and was crafted in
cooperation with the government of Jordan. The course is being
offered at the introductory price of $64 for ASTA members and $74
for non-members. A pdf version is available for $44 for members,
$54 for non-members. Prices for the course will increase by $15
after Aug. 31. For more information, visit www.astanet.com/education/studycourse_jordan.asp.
FAM OF THE
Trip: A six-night version takes in Arenal,
Manuel Antonio National Park and tours San Jose. The nine-night
version of the program substitutes Puerto Viejo and Sarapiqui for
Departures: Daily through Nov. 30 from San
Jose, Costa Rica, land only.
Length: Either six or nine
Sponsor: Carlson Wagonlit Travel Costa
Rica, San Jose.
Cost: $600 for the six-night program or
$1,025 for the nine-night program, per person, double. Includes
accommodations, transportation within Costa Rica, most meals,
sightseeing and entrance fees.
Noteworthy: Single supplements are
Contact: (506) 280-0122; fax: (506)
280-2449; e-mail: [email protected].
Phone: (508) 221-3674
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].