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Merchant Credit Card Processing Fees: How They Work

Posted on Mar 20, 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. If you plan on processing credit cards online or in your store, you will quickly learn that there are always fees involved. Sometimes, there’s a lot of fees, especially if you don’t do your homework and find a merchant credit card processing company or top payments company that understands the importance of providing value and creating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships over getting the largest profit margin for themselves.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, 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, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips

4 Ways to Keep Customers Satisfied With Payment Options

Posted on Mar 14, 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. This is why casinos use chips and many businesses use credit cards. These monetary substitutes help to mitigate loss aversion and direct the user’s focus on the actual value received. Yet, by making payment processing easier, faster and more secure, you can reduce the pain of paying even more. That way, your customers will remember the experience — and not the annoying invoice.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

Tax-Time Tips for Small Business Owners

Posted on Mar 08, 2017
Guest post provided by TaxAct, offering easy, affordable online and download tax filing solutions for business owners and individuals. Taxes are often the most challenging aspect of being a small business owner. Because you typically wear multiple hats, you likely don’t have time for tax planning during the year. It’s also easy to lose receipts and forget to track things like vehicle mileage. Plus, you may not know about tax breaks for energy credits deductions for job-related education.
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Topics: Guest Blog Posts, Small Business Tips

5 Tips for a Hassle-Free Tax Season

Posted on Mar 02, 2017
It’s everyone’s civic and financial duty to pay taxes. Yet, no one actually enjoys giving away money — especially with all of the preparation and paperwork involved. For many small businesses, in fact, tax season is the least enjoyable time of year. Though it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right approach, it’s possible to streamline the entire process and reduce the sting of preparing and paying taxes. Below are some steps to help you get the most out of your next tax season.
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Topics: Small 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

Streamline Business Operations with Software Integration

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
It's very difficult to run a successful business without relying on at least some type of software. Even if you’re a home-based freelancer, you probably use a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress or Drupal to maintain your website.  As your business continues to grow, you may need to incorporate:  Accounting software such as QuickBooks Customer relationship management (CRM) tools such as Salesforce E-commerce functionality via shopping carts such as OpenCart 
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips

Digital Wallets are Driving a Cashless Society for Millennials

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. Millennials look at money differently than any previous generation has. Millennials are quick to adopt new technology, with many trading in the idea of cash -- they really don't want to be bothered or bogged down with traditional payment methods. The Millennial, as well as many others, are ready to get rid of the cash, altogether in exchange for digital wallets that hold their money and credit.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Small 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

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