As worldwide leaders in providing innovative, transparent payment solutions, Metrics Global offers competitive rates, an exceptional level of service and intensive attention to client needs. Our focus on building trust and fostering long-term client relationships has made us the world’s premier partner for merchant services.
It All Started in Malibu in 2011…
Entrepreneur and fashion lover, Diane Prince Johnston knew in the fall of 2011 that she
wanted to start a business in the direct selling industry where she would be able to exercise her entrepreneurial spirit, have the flexibility to spend more time raising her children and provide a business opportunity for women worldwide.
After considerable thought and research, Diane started Winnie & Kat, a California-based company that designs, manufactures and distributes high quality, contemporary knit clothing for women. Structured as a party plan, Winnie & Kat is sold both online and via hosted trunk shows. Winne & Kat was officially launched in February 2013 and became a client of Metrics Global, Inc. in May, 2012.
Wendy M. Yurgo, Metrics Global President and CEO says “We know that there is a lot of work that goes into starting a direct selling company and our clients are so busy, the last thing they want to think about is the detail behind payment processing. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for them to get set up with a reliable merchant account and a user-friendly payment gateway that is fully integrated with the software they choose. We’ll manage the integration for them, which is a welcome relief. In essence, we learn about the client’s business and goals and put together a payment solution that is right for the business.”
Diane describes her experience with Metrics Global as very positive: “they are really very
knowledgeable about direct sales and have good customer service; everything was easy to set up.” Since their launch, Winnie & Kat has experienced phenomenal success, growing to 47 Independent stylists over 16 states in just 5 months.
Diane’s plans for the next 2-3 years include growing to 1000 independent stylists and expanding to the Canadian market. Of course, because Metrics Global has international payment processing, Diane won’t have to worry about transitioning to a different company as her business grows. Diane is also talking with Metrics Global about a gift card program and initiating mobile payment processing, which will make it a snap for her stylists to process transactions during trunk shows. Learn more about Diane’s company at winnieandkat.com/