Based out of Arlington, Texas, First Cash Financial Services (See http://firstcash.com/)has positioned itself to be “a leading specialty retailer and provider of consumer financial services.” These services include the pawn stores First Cash Pawn and Famous Pawn and the short term cash advance companies First Cash Advance and Cash & Go. In addition to payday lending, these stores offer check cashing, credit services, money orders, wire transfers, prepaid debit cards and other services.
Multi-faceted First Cash Financial opened its doors in 1988
First Cash Financial Services and their cash advance outlets provide a number of analogous services, including short-term loan products and installment loans. Installment loans are fundamentally different in that they are paid off over a greater period of time and an installment plan is instituted, but otherwise the products are all sufficient to meet the needs of any consumer in need of emergency cash.
For Fast Cash Financial Services, business is booming
Across the United States and Mexico, Fast Cash Financial Services owns and operates nearly 500 stores. Cash & Go also offers kiosks in retail stores, which is excellent placement considering that people often need money to shop. Overall, the company’s reputation in the industry is secure, as none other than Forbes magazine has named them one of their “200 Best Small Companies” five years running.
Online traffic for FirstCash.com
According to Compete.com, FirstCash.com has a solid online audience, although the year 2009 was one of dramatic highs and lows in traffic. Throughout the year, monthly visitors ranged from 6,000 to 12,000, which could possibly be related to America’s volatile economy over that period.
Most recent numbers remain on the low side, as 6,854 unique visitors came to the site in January 2010. That reflects a seven percent drop from the previous month, while the 8,667 total visitors was nearly a 13 percent drop from the previous month.
In terms of referral share and search share, Google.com leads the pack for FirstCash.com at 44.75 percent, while Yahoo.com (13.71 percent) and FirstCashDirect.com (9.14 percent) round out the field. Most popular search terms included “pawn shop rockville md” (10.28 percent), “first cash advance” (8.86 percent) and “pawn shops in st.louis mo 63104″ (6.85 percent).
Need pawn, payday loans or check cashing? First Cash Financial Services has you covered!