TEMPOE Hires Phil Layher as Executive Vice President, Business Development

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Prior to joining TEMPOE, Layher worked with NewComLink, developing key client relationships with The Home Depot, Sony PlayStation, Value City Furniture, The RoomPlace, Guitar Center and more. Previously, Layher served as president of American Finco Financial Services.

“Phil’s strong retailer relationships, combined with his knowledge of second- and third-tier financing solutions fits perfectly with our innovation and growth strategies,” said Orlando Zayas, TEMPOE president. “Phil adds great value and rounds out our talented executive team.”

“I was attracted to TEMPOE because the company is way ahead of the game, especially when it comes to technology and marketing prowess,” said Layher. “I also feel the team is among the most personable and professional in the industry.”

Layher earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Montana State University. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife. Layher has four grown children.

About TEMPOE

TEMPOE, built upon the roots of WhyNotLeaseIt, is a leading provider of no credit required
shopping. TEMPOE provides several flexible payment options with the opportunity of quick and
economical ownership for consumers. TEMPOE was founded in 2009 in Manchester, New
Hampshire, and serves the furniture, home electronics, appliance, jewelry and automotive
industries. For more information, visit TEMPOE.com.

Media Contact

Terry Casazza | tcasazza@TEMPOE.com | 603-637-2987

TEMPOE Celebrates a Year of Philanthropy on Giving Tuesday

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As the Internet celebrated the fourth anniversary of Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1, TEMPOE took time to reflect on the past year full of new philanthropic endeavors.

Giving Tuesday falls on the first Tuesday after Black Friday each year and is meant to serve as a reminder to the importance of giving, thanks, and philanthropy during the busy holiday season.

In 2015, TEMPOE had an increased desire to make corporate philanthropy a priority. And as a company fortunate enough to have multiple locations, we increased our impact around the country.

Angelman’s Foundation

Our first corporate sponsorship was with the Angelman’s Foundation. Named for the English pediatrician who identified it, Angelman Syndrome (AS) is a rare neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one of every 15,000 live births. Characteristics include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders. It is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism, due to a lack of awareness. Despite these constant challenges, individuals with Angelman Syndrome have a happy demeanor, laugh frequently, and often smile. This particular organization hit close to home, because two of our employees have affected children.

On May 16, TEMPOE’s New Hampshire team walked in honor of Colette Cusson’s son Michael in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the Ohio team walked in honor of Shawn Fields’ daughter, Megan. Altogether, TEMPOE raised more than $2,500 for the Angelman’s Foundation. We will continue to work with this organization, so stay tuned for news on the annual Spring walk in 2016.

Wounded Warrior Project

This Fall, we doubled our efforts to include charitable events for two different organizations that we support. For the first of these, a small group of the toughest TEMPOE employees formed TEAM TEMPOE to participate in the Great Northeast Tough Mudder on September 27 in Westbrook, Maine.

The Tough Mudder runs for 10–12 miles, and is a team-oriented obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. With obstacles called the Arctic Enema, Electroshock Therapy, and Ring of Fire, it’s definitely NOT for the faint of heart. Altogether, Tough Mudder participants have raised more than $6 million for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). The WWP’s vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in the nation’s history. They have programs to help wounded veterans mentally readjust to civilian life and ensure that they receive the proper medical care. TEMPOE created a Tough Mudder fundraising page to solicit donations for the WWP and our TEMPOE team members participated in honor of wounded warriors. With some extremely generous donations from the TEMPOE team, we raised $1,270 for the WWP.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The second charitable event we participated in this Fall was a pair of NAMI walks. TEMPOE had teams participate in the Concord, New Hampshire, and the Butler County, Ohio, walks.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The organization started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 and grew into one of the nation’s leading voices on mental health. Today, NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations, and volunteers who work in dozens of communities to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. TEMPOE is proud to have been a Bronze-Level Sponsor in each of the NAMI walks, raising a total of $2,270 for NAMI.

TEMPOE Retailers Can Now Earn $100 For Every Referral

Right now, TEMPOE retailers can start earning big rewards by simply referring their friends.

Retailers have already seen how TEMPOE can impact sales, and now they can earn money for sharing the news.

Between now and the end of the year, retailers will earn $100 for every dealer they refer to the TEMPOE program.

Referrals are as simple as submitting the referral form found here.

Still have questions? Feel free to contact Retail Support at 844-TODAY4U (844-863-2948) or email your questions to retailsupport@tempoe.com.

TEMPOE observes “Marooned Without a Compass Day”

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These are some questions to reflect upon on November 6 — National Marooned Without a Compass Day.

TEMPOE is observing this micro-holiday for several reasons. Most notably, we’re connected to the compass. In fact, we have our own.

Our Compass, or the “O” within TEMPOE, pays homage to navigation and the sense of direction we provide to retailers and customers. Simply put, we show you the compass and you choose the path.

Marooned Without a Compass Day is a day to evaluate your current state of being and to orient your life. Better yet, being marooned isn’t all bad. It’s a time to reflect on the path you want to take.

So, we at TEMPOE ask: are you marooned without a compass?

Let our compass guide you and put retail within reach.

Prepare your retail associates for the holidays with training webinars

When retailers choose to offer the TEMPOE program, the process doesn’t have to be confusing for store associates or for customers. This is why TEMPOE has planned several holiday training sessions this November.

TEMPOE plans to help and prepare associates by providing tips on how to qualify customers, suggesting easy ways to present the program and giving simple answers on how to overcome objections.

We encourage all members of retail staff to attend! However, we understand that an entire team cannot be off the floor at one time, so we have scheduled multiple times from which retailers may choose.

The session will be offered four times:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
10:00am, Eastern Standard Time

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
3:00pm, Eastern Standard Time

Thursday, November 12, 2015
12:00pm, Eastern Standard Time

Thursday, November 12, 2015
5:00pm, Eastern Standard Time

Click here to register.

Can’t attend these webinars?

Please contact us at retailsupport@TEMPOE.com or 844-TODAY4U (844-863-2948) for additional training opportunities.

TEMPOE walks to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness

The TEMPOE team in Cincinnati participated in their first NAMIWalk this October to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  TEMPOE walks to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness image0021At TEMPOE, we are committed to connecting with our community and devoted to raising awareness for important causes. This is why our team joined with tens of thousands of advocates this month in two NAMIWalks.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMIWalks are held in more than 84 communities across the U.S. and raise funds and awareness for this important cause.

TEMPOE teams in Ohio and New Hampshire raised a combined $2,271 and joined thousands of other walkers and fundraisers in these community events. We are inspired by NAMI’s commitment to educating the public, advocating for change, listening to those affected and leading the way on mental health discussions.

Thank you to all those who came out to support NAMI. We look forward to contributing to this organization’s continued growth.

For more information about how you can get involved with NAMI, visit their website at http://www.nami.org/.

Come see TEMPOE at the 2015 High Point Furniture Market

TEMPOE is attending the 2015 High Point Furniture Market in High Point, N.C., this week. Our representatives will participate in all six days of the event that runs October 17-22 at the Plaza Suites.

Guests can stop by Booth 10 in the Retailer Resource Center on the first floor to meet our representatives and ask questions they have about the program. The TEMPOE team will lead any interested market patrons through our exciting service offerings and new enhancements.

TEMPOE is happy to help with every visitor. Come meet with us as we provide tips on how to position programs to customers and help move businesses forward.

We look forward to connecting with the best and brightest names in the furniture industry.

Don’t want to wait?

Get enrolled today by visiting TEMPOE.com/retailer, calling 844-TODAY4U (844-863-2948), or emailing us at enrollment@TEMPOE.com.

TEMPOE ACQUIRES FLEXPAY PLUS ASSETS FROM KAHUNA PAYMENT SOLUTIONS


 

This asset acquisition allows TEMPOE to offer retail installment sales in 16 states

 

(MANCHESTER, NH – Oct. 7, 2015) – TEMPOE, a leading provider of no credit required shopping, has completed an asset purchase from Bloomington, Illinois-based Kahuna Payment Solutions (KPS). The move allows TEMPOE to broaden its offerings to include no credit needed retail installment sales through the FlexPay PLUS® label to consumers in 16 states. FlexPay PLUS is primarily offered in the furniture, jewelry, sporting equipment, pet and automotive industries.

“This will expand our offering and our geographic footprint,” said Orlando Zayas, TEMPOE president. “We are always looking at ways we can provide more services to our retailers and their customers to help them grow their business.”

TEMPOE’s market strategy includes expanding its product collection to provide retailers with multiple leasing and finance solutions for their customers. The FlexPay PLUS acquisition enables TEMPOE to offer an additional no credit required program in Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

“Now we can offer customers a choice of alternative finance solutions, which is good for retailers and customers alike,” said Zayas. “This will help us grow business and build customer loyalty.”

The Kahuna name will be discontinued, however the leadership team of KPS will join TEMPOE to continue leading the growth of the FlexPay PLUS book of business.

The acquisition of FlexPay PLUS is TEMPOE’s second recent acquisition. Last week, the company also announced it had acquired SmartPay Leasing, Inc., which provides leasing options for smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.

“We’re excited to continue our growth strategy and expand the number of retailers — and customers — we reach,” Zayas said. “We will continue to look for opportunities to expand our offerings.”

For more information about TEMPOE and the several payment options it provides retailers, visit TEMPOE.com.

 
About TEMPOE

TEMPOE, built upon the roots of WhyNotLeaseIt, is a leading provider of no credit required shopping. TEMPOE provides several flexible payment options with the opportunity of quick and economical ownership for consumers. TEMPOE was founded in 2009 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and serves the furniture, home electronics, appliance, jewelry and automotive industries. For more information, visit TEMPOE.com.

 

Media Contact:

Terry Casazza | tcasazza@TEMPOE.com | 603-637-2987


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TEMPOE ACQUIRES SMARTPAY LEASING, INC.

(MANCHESTER, NH – Sept. 30, 2015)

TEMPOE, a leading provider of no credit required shopping, has acquired San Francisco-based SmartPayTM Leasing, Inc. SmartPay, which provides lease options for smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices, was acquired from its parent company, Better Finance, Inc.

 
“Consumers are looking for ways to spread out payments for these products, which have become essential to everyday life,” said Orlando Zayas, TEMPOE president. “This is a logical move for us and expands TEMPOE’s offerings into this rapidly growing market.”

 
SmartPay Leasing currently allows wireless carriers and retailers to spread customer payments over time for smartphones and other consumer electronics items. The service is available across the U.S.

 

The SmartPay name will be integrated into TEMPOE’s portfolio of offerings, and the combined company will provide more benefits for retailers and their customers. The SmartPay team, led by General Manager Ken Pedotto, will remain in place in San Francisco.

 

“This is about combining two technology-based companies to provide even better lease solutions. Now retailers can more easily help all of their customers to get the devices they want, which will help increase sales in each store,” said Pedotto. “In addition, our employees will now be part of a larger company where they can leverage additional resources.”

 

For retailers, offering SmartPay can grow sales by expanding what customers can afford. SmartPay uses existing sales infrastructure and provides retailers with marketing tools to make it easy for customers to apply, be approved and make a purchase in store.

 

TEMPOE will continue to grow through strategic acquisitions, new market penetration and product expansion.

 

“We are interested in taking our model to additional channels while continuing to expand our reach in the markets we’re already in,” said Zayas. “This acquisition is just the start of a solid business strategy.”
For more information about TEMPOE and the several payment options it provides retailers, visit http://www.TEMPOE.com.

 

About TEMPOE
TEMPOE, built upon the roots of WhyNotLeaseIt, is a leading provider of no credit required shopping. TEMPOE provides several flexible payment options with the opportunity of quick and economical ownership for consumers. TEMPOE was founded in 2009 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and serves the furniture, home electronics, appliance, jewelry and automotive industries. For more information, visit TEMPOE.com.

About SmartPay Leasing, Inc.

SmartPay is a lease-to-own payment plan that lets customers shop for devices, accessories and more. After selecting a device, customers make scheduled payments to make it more affordable.

We work with leading wireless carriers and retailers to offer SmartPay lease-to-own in their stores and on their websites. SmartPay is available in thousands of locations across the U.S.

 

Media Contact:
Terry Casazza | tcasazza@TEMPOE.com | 603-637-2987

 

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CHAT NOW with a Live Representative

 

We’re happy to announce that we’ve released a new Live Chat feature for retailers and their customers called CHAT NOW!

For retailers, Simply log in to your Retailer PULSE website and look in your Quick Links. You will also find CHAT NOW in the top header of the site. Click either link to begin chatting live with one of our representatives. It’s that easy!

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Now customers can get the answers they need, when they need them. Customers can access CHAT NOW through the “Need Assistance?” panel at the side of the Customer TRACK website.

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