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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

Real-Time Payments and Fraud: Who is Winning?

Posted on Dec 24, 2019
The emergence of real-time payments around the world is a game-changer for retailers and other companies that want to improve their customer experiences. The real-time payment systems deliver instant interbank electronic fund transfer service on a 24/7 basis. The payment can be initiated through numerous channels, such as mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, via digital wallets, or through the web.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Financial Institutions, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Consumer Education

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: Partner Posts, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

What Is Loyalty Program Fraud?

Posted on Dec 12, 2019
At its core, a loyalty program is a marketing tool designed to keep customers coming back. In exchange for their “loyalty” to your brand, products, or services, you reward these customers with discounts, freebies, and perks. Setting up a loyalty program is fairly easy — especially if you use our free guide here. The impact is measurable; it’s reported that customer retention is five to 25 times cheaper than trying to attract new users.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Consumer Education

What Is BOPIS?

Posted on Dec 10, 2019
We’re all familiar with traditional retail shopping in which you visit a physical store to buy and pick up whatever goods you need. We’re also familiar with e-commerce, in which you order online and wait for those items to arrive at your door. There’s a new entrant in the retail world, one that combines aspects of both brick-and-mortar shopping and e-commerce. What is it? And why should you care?
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Topics: Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Payment Trends

Avoid These 5 Holiday Scams This Year

Posted on Dec 05, 2019
As a gift-giver, there’s no better time to find discounts than during the busy holiday shopping season. Starting on Black Friday, stores across the country begin offering irresistible sales. Though with all those purchases, refunds, and exchanges — the holiday season is also prime time for criminals. While it’s important to protect your business and your personal spending year-round, the stretch from Black Friday until New Year’s is when you’re most vulnerable (and thieves are most active).
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Topics: Consumer Education

How to Win Over Frugal Shoppers

Posted on Dec 03, 2019
While boomers and millennials are two generations with their fair share of frugal consumers, Generation Z appears to be surpassing both as one of the more thrifty generations. This particular generation watched their parents weather the recessionary storm of 2008, so many have learned that it’s better to save money, share products and services rather than buy their own, focus on sustainability, and get the best deal possible.
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Topics: Partner Posts, 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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