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BluePay Blog

Our Last BluePay Blog Post

Posted on Jan 07, 2020
“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” – Ernie Harwell The old adage states all good things must come to an end. That being said, this is the last post for the BluePay Blog. In December 2017, BluePay was acquired by First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions. Although we have maintained the BluePay name for the past two years, it is now time to transition our brand to First Data.
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Topics: Awareness

20 Small Business Tips For 2020

Posted on Dec 31, 2019
With 2020 fast approaching, many small business owners have started writing resolutions for the New Year. Often, however, these goals are poorly defined, such as: “Get more customers” “Save more money” Without a game plan, the likelihood of succeeding with either goal is small. In fact, most professional and personal New Year’s resolutions ultimately fail due to lack of specificity. But not this year.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

Tokenization vs. Encryption

Posted on Dec 26, 2019
Basic data security has always been important, but with our increasingly digitized lives, we’re all creating, storing, sending, and receiving more information than ever before. This, in turn, makes it easier for our data to get hacked or intercepted. Fortunately, there are many ways to safeguard sensitive data, with two of the leading methods being tokenization and encryption.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

A Breakdown of CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA and Other Privacy Acts

Posted on Dec 19, 2019
As a business owner, you’re likely already aware of the PCI compliance rules governing payment data security. However, payment information isn’t the only thing worth protecting from fraud and abuse. In fact, there exists a host of data protection laws around the globe designed to safeguard sensitive personally identifiable information (PII). These privacy acts are becoming increasingly important given the speed and ease with which we send, receive, and store data in the digital world.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Consumer Education

Payment Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted on Dec 17, 2019
2019 is nearly over, which means it’s time to get ready for all the opportunities and challenges that businesses will face in 2020. Payments are an integral aspect of business, so it’s important to stay on top of the trends that emerge each year. Here are some of the forecasted payment trends for 2020 and how they may impact your business in the new year.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

The U.S. Holiday Shopping Revenue Forecast and What It Means for You

Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Even with a holiday shopping season that has been calculated as more than a week shorter than past years, estimates point to record holiday revenue. That means more opportunities to grab your share of the sales. Here are some of the holiday shopping revenue predictions, along with what you can do to tap into them as a small business. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

The Growth of Giving Tuesday

Posted on Nov 19, 2019
#GivingTuesday falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.). This year’s date is December 3rd, 2019. The holiday is entering its eighth year (originated in 2012). With that in mind, what is #GivingTuesday, and how does it apply to you? The Origins of GivingTuesday Thanksgiving marks the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season, with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales bringing in huge profits for merchants all over the globe.
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Topics: Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Nonprofits

How to Improve Your Online Retail Shipping Strategy

Posted on Nov 14, 2019
The online customer experience consists of many factors. A company needs to excel at all points to meet expectations and deliver the type of experience that will bring customers back. Shipping Counts Shipping is one of those components that goes into creating an exceptional customer experience. And, shipping may even be a deciding factor for some consumers.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

5 Key Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees (And Keeping Them on Year-Round)

Posted on Nov 12, 2019
There are many industries that experience peaks and valleys throughout the year. It doesn’t make sense for businesses in these sectors to maintain a full roster of employees during the less busy seasons. This phenomenon obviously applies to: Hospitality, restaurant, and vacation businesses that cater mostly to tourists Retailers that need extra staff during the busy holiday shopping season — from Black Friday to New Year’s
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Awareness

Try These 5 Tips for a Successful Small Business Saturday

Posted on Nov 07, 2019
Small Business Saturday is one of the busiest shopping holidays of which most people have never heard (including many small business owners). Part of this stems from the fact that it falls on the last Saturday of November — nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, make no mistake. Small Business Saturday is very big business — generating more than $15 billion in sales from 100-plus million shoppers every year.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

Welcome to the BluePay Blog!

Whether you're a small business, an enterprise corporation, a financial institution, or a software partner, we have created a series of blog posts to help you and your customers, learn more about the complex nature of payments. Take a look to learn how payments can help to simplify your business operation, and may even help to grow your revenue.

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