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Think You Know Credit Card Processing? Read Our 5 Tips First

Posted on Apr 17, 2017
BluePay is pleased to bring you this valuable information from our partner, Due, makers of a free digital wallet that allows users to easily make and accept payments online. Credit card processing seems pretty straightforward, right? All you need to do is use the information from a customer’s credit card company to get your payments from the card issuer,  using some type of account or equipment where you swipe or key in the data. Then, in a day or so, the money appears in your business bank account.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Getting Started with Payments

This St. Patrick’s Day, Don’t Rely on Luck to Protect Your Business

Posted on Mar 16, 2017
Happy St. Patrick's Day from BluePay! Do you ever share your email password with others? Do you sometimes leave your home without locking the door first? Of course not. In most facets of life, we don’t rely on luck to keep our family and belongings safe. Instead, we take commonsense steps to protect the people and things we care about most. So, why would you ever take chances when safeguarding your business? Payment security is something you should focus on all year. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to stress that Lady Luck isn’t your friend — and you should do everything in your power to protect your customers’ payment data from would-be thieves.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Fun Posts, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips

High-Risk Credit Card Processing and Fraud Prevention

Posted on Feb 28, 2017
BluePay is pleased to bring you this valuable information from our partner, Due, makers of a free digital wallet that allows users to easily make and accept payments online. Not all businesses were created equal when it comes to the risk they incur from the industries they serve. Many credit card processing companies will not work with these high-risk industries due to this very risk that fraudulent activity will be higher because they are not operating within traditional products or services. However, like businesses in traditional industries, there can be strategies implemented that help reduce the risk of fraud and even prevent it from being an issue. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

4 Ways to Keep Customers Satisfied With Payment Options

Posted on Feb 27, 2017
The “pain of paying” is a well-understood concept within behavioral economics. Customers love buying products and services, but they don’t enjoy the actual process of handing over money.
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Topics: Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips

Understanding the Basics of PCI Compliance

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), comprised of Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and JCB, is in charge of establishing minimum safety standards for how credit card payment information is captured, sent, processed and stored. Remaining compliant with these guidelines is mandatory for all organizations that handle credit card data of any kind.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Nonprofits, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

8 Security Tips for Small Businesses Accepting Payments Online

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
BluePay is pleased to bring you this valuable information from our partner, Due, makers of a free digital wallet that allows users to easily make and accept payments online. As a small business, the Internet has given you the ability to compete on a much larger scale – even leveling the playing field with bigger retailers by putting you out there to differentiate your unique products or services and personalized experience. While it has its advantages, there are also many more concerns as far as building trust with your customer base than there would be with a physical storefront where they could see and know you are keeping their payment information safe. The concerns are valid, considering how much online fraud has grown in the last few years.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

Keeping Up With EMV

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
The EMV liability shift recently celebrated a one-year anniversary in the United States. In October 2015, new liability rules went into effect. Whenever credit card fraud occurs at a physical POS terminal, the blame is placed on whichever side of the transaction isn’t EMV-compliant. 
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Topics: EMV, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Payment Processing Trends for 2017

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
There was a time when a cash register was all you needed to open shop. If you also accepted checks, you could attract even more customers. And over time, credit cards became the preferred payment standard for many shoppers.
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Topics: EMV, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

What Happens When a Company Experiences a Data Breach?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
A data breach is one of the worst things that can happen to a business or its customers. When thieves gain unauthorized access to financial information or other personal data, they can steal identities and rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Visa's 2017 PCI Compliance Deadline for Level 4 Merchants

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
In October 2015, Visa announced a major change to its original Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance deadline. According to the company’s official statement:
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips

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