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How Will New EMV Checkout Standards Impact eCommerce Business?

Posted on Aug 08, 2019
For decades, consumers around the globe relied on “legacy” credit and debit cards when shopping in-person at retail stores. These simple pieces of plastic came with account numbers on the front and a magnetic stripe on the back that allowed users to physically swipe their cards at the checkout counter. The problem was, these magstripe credit cards were relatively easy to clone — even from a distance. This security flaw allowed criminals to steal a user’s payment data and rack up fraudulent charges.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

What Does Facebook's Libra Mean for Online and Mobile Payments?

Posted on Aug 06, 2019
In June, Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency that allows Facebook users to make purchases or send money to other Facebook users without any fees attached to these transactions. You can use it online, at exchange points that include certain retailers, through a third-party wallet app, or as part of Facebook’s Calibra wallet. It is set to launch for public use during the first half of 2020.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends, Consumer Education

5 Ways to Deal With Unpleasant Customers

Posted on Aug 01, 2019
Most people are polite, but even the best of us become flustered or downright angry when we encounter bad service or defective products. We’ve all been that customer who calls support or goes to the store in person to “unload.” What about when you’re on the receiving end of these tirades? If you go into business, such exchanges are inevitable. Whether it’s over the phone, via chat or face to face, you need to be prepared in how to deal with unpleasant customers.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

6 Top Tips from the "Shark Tank" for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Posted on Jul 30, 2019
ABC’s Shark Tank is an award-winning show in which budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to industry experts who have plenty of money to spend.     The goal of the show is to elicit funding from these angel investors so contestants can take their business ideas to the next level. The competition is stiff, with nearly half of all contestants going home empty-handed as they join millions of other businesses that never survive their first year.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Fighting Data and Payment Fraud with AI

Posted on Jul 25, 2019
New information shows that data and payment fraud haven’t decreased. If anything, the problem appears to be growing. The 2019 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey shows that 82 percent of companies were targets of payments fraud during 2018. Other figures from the report also present some alarming statistics about data and payment fraud. Additionally, 80 percent of organizations experienced Business Email Compromise (BEC) that included scams targeted at checks and wires, while 70 percent of organizations experienced check fraud.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Social Commerce: Are Facebook (Or Other Platforms) Payments Safe?

Posted on Jul 23, 2019
Social media is everywhere. And we use platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to literally run our lives, whether it’s to: Connect with friends Plan upcoming events Find jobs (as a candidate) Find customers (as a business) It only makes sense that these platforms would add payment functionality. In fact, Facebook already makes it possible to host fundraisers for parties and charity drives. And it recently introduced the world’s first social media cryptocurrency — Libra.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends, Consumer Education

Summer Retail Sales Strategies to Raise Your Revenue Temperature

Posted on Jul 18, 2019
With customers heading out to enjoy summer getaways, the kids home from school, and very few holidays or reasons to spark a shopping trip, many retailers start experiencing sales slowdowns during this part of the year. However, the sizzle in those revenue numbers doesn’t have to fizzle if you focus on smart, season-specific retail sales strategies like these:
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

How Does 3-D Secure Protect Online Transactions?

Posted on Jul 16, 2019
There’s an arms race in the digital payments industry, with security experts constantly trying to stay one step ahead of increasingly bold cybercriminals. This trend is especially pronounced in the e-commerce world, given the anonymity that online shoppers enjoy. That last sale could have originated from a legitimate cardholder, or it could have come from a hacker on the other side of the world.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

The Advancement of the Smart Payment Platform

Posted on Jul 11, 2019
Consumers are savvier. Criminals are craftier. Now, companies have to ramp up their own capabilities to meet the higher expectations and strategies impacting their business results. Technology is helping companies deliver a trustworthy transaction process as part of an exceptional experience for consumers. At the same time, they are using these tools to stop criminals. This is due in large part to the advancement of the smart payment platform. Here’s what the smart payment platform looks like.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Trends

Loyalty Programs: How They Differ, And Which Type is Best for Your Business

Posted on Jul 09, 2019
According to Harvard Business Review, “acquiring a new customer is anywhere from five to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one.” Furthermore, older customers spend up to 31% more per purchase than do newer ones. So, if you want to grow your business, investing in customer retention is clearly a winning strategy. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is to launch a loyalty program.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

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