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How to Increase Alternative Checkout Options

Posted on May 21, 2019
The last thing any online or in-store retailer wants is for their customers to abandon their shopping carts. That means a lost sale in the present and the potential for lost sales in the future if the customer decides to not return. However, some retailers have been so accustomed to controlling the transaction process that they have lost touch with what their customers want out of a checkout experience. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Payment Trends

5 Thing to Do Before Completing Your PCI Assessment

Posted on May 16, 2019
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a broad set of guidelines that govern how organizations should handle credit or debit card information.  It doesn’t matter how large your organization is — or whether it’s a for-profit business or charitable foundation. If you store, transmit, or process payment card data of any kind, you must become (and remain) PCI-compliant. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

The Growth of the In-Vehicle Payment Market

Posted on May 14, 2019
The in-vehicle payment market is considered relatively new with some of the first mentions of its potential in 2017 when researchers started tracking this business segment. The first signs of this new payment method appeared in 2016.   Current and Projected Growth Now, according to research firm Technavio, the global in-vehicle payment services market is set to increase by over 195% during the period from 2017 to 2021.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

Marketing on a Budget: 6 Tips for SMBs

Posted on May 09, 2019
May 5-11 is National Small Business Week. BluePay honors the hardworking SMB owners that are the pillars of our communities - not just this week, but throughout the entire year. In today’s post, we provide 6 essential ways you can market to new and existing customers without breaking the bank.  The golden age of print, TV, and radio was extremely lucrative for America’s largest brands. They had the advertising budgets to reach massive audiences, which helped them defend their market share.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

Celebrate National Small Business Week

Posted on May 07, 2019
May 5-11 is National Small Business Week. BluePay honors the hardworking SMB owners that are the pillars of our communities - not just this week, but throughout the entire year. Follow our blog to see a wide variety of educational posts dedicated to helping SMBs grow.  Politicians and news headlines tend to focus on the world’s biggest companies, but small businesses are the true backbone of the global economy.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

Differences Between Prepaid, Debit, and Gift Cards

Posted on May 02, 2019
According to The  Nilson Report, payment cards generate more than $6.5 trillion in purchase volume annually in the U.S.  That’s a lot of money.  As a merchant, it obviously makes sense to add “plastic” to your list of accepted payment options. Doing so allows you to tap into this multitrillion-dollar pie.However, this volume includes many types of plastic, with credit cards generating the largest share at $3.7 trillion a year.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Awareness, Consumer Education

How to Leverage the Recurring Payment Trend

Posted on Apr 30, 2019
When looking at a way to expand your business offering, one way to do so is through subscription-based products and services offered through your website. A McKinsey study found that the subscription-based e-commerce market in the U.S. increased from $57 million in 2011 to $2.6 billion in 2016. And, it’s still growing at a considerable rate with more opportunities, especially since consumers are subscribing to everything -- from Netflix and Spotify to phone apps to curated product boxes with snacks, educational toys, food and prepared meals, clothing and makeup, and even pet items.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Payment Trends

Benefits of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

Posted on Apr 25, 2019
Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every April, Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day® is exactly what it sounds like. It’s the one time of year when parents across the nation are encouraged to bring kids to their places of employment.  This year’s Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day falls on April 25.  If you choose to celebrate, below are some of the benefits you and your child might enjoy.
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Topics: Fun Posts

The Latest in Vending Machine Commerce: Meet VICKI [Video]

Posted on Apr 23, 2019
It seems like every few months there’s another retail innovation that dominates the headlines. For example, many storeowners are still reeling from the news about Amazon Go — the first supermarket of its kind.  Although in the pilot phase, Amazon Go takes the concept of “self-checkout” to the next level. Customers can walk in, load their baskets, and walk out — all without interfacing with a cashier. In fact, there’s no physical checkout process — not even with a machine-based scanner. 
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

Winning at Frictionless Payments

Posted on Apr 18, 2019
Improving the customer experience should be at the top of every company’s strategic objectives list in 2019. To win new business and keep current customers, every aspect of the purchase process should be scrutinized to see where improvements can be made, including retail engagement strategies.  Since customers want to complete their purchases as quickly as possible after making the decision to buy, payments have become a focal point of in-person, online, and mobile transactions.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

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