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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

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

Not So Innocent After All: Stories of 5 Child Hackers

Posted on Oct 22, 2019
“It’s a Good Life” is a classic “Twilight Zone” episode in which a kid can read minds and transform adults into anything he wishes. The basic plot makes for great science fiction — especially for 1960s sensibilities. However, there are modern-day corollaries that exist in the real world. Many children today, for example, have the ability to hold adults hostage. Yet instead of using telekinesis or some strange alien power, the primary weapons of choice are just ordinary 1s and 0s (e.g., binary code).
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Fun Posts

7 Must-Hear Podcasts for Small Business Owners

Posted on Sep 26, 2019
Do you ever feel like you’re constantly putting out fires in your small business? If so, you’re not alone. As an entrepreneur, it’s common to work many hours while wearing a lot of hats. This leaves little time for all of those self-help books, workshops, and marketing courses that can help you expand your business. Fortunately, however, it’s easier than ever to master new skills without having to rearrange your schedule.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

The Impact of 5G on Retail Payments

Posted on Sep 12, 2019
2019 marks the year that many mobile carriers launch their 5G networks. It’s the fifth generation of wireless technology. The changes include new smartphones with 5G capability, which have only recently hit the market. That means most people don’t yet have access to this powerful network. However, it’s important to start covering the 5G revolution as it starts to prepare retailers for the opportunities to come so changes can start now to accommodate the new network.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

What Are the Most Profitable Small Businesses?

Posted on Aug 29, 2019
The No. 1 rule in investing is to buy low and sell high. This basic concept also applies to business. To be successful, you must sell goods and services for more than what it costs to acquire or develop them. The difference represents your profit margin. Historically, this has favored the service industry — where the single largest investment is time. In fact, most of the small business ideas on this list are service-oriented.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

5 Things You Wish You Would've Known Before Opening Your Retail Store

Posted on Aug 13, 2019
They say that youth is wasted on the young. Nearly all of us wish we could go back in time to shake some commonsense into our younger selves. This universal desire applies to everything from love to health to business. It even applies to retail. Just think of everything you wish you could have told yourself before opening your first store.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

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

Will Facial Payment Technology Work?

Posted on May 28, 2019
Although it sounds more like something out of a science fiction novel or movie, facial recognition is gaining ground as a technology for identify verification. If you have an iPhone, you may already be using this biometric method.  Rather than entering a password, your smartphone recognizes you from a scan of your face that it took when you first used it. From there, many more apps have integrated the facial recognition technology. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

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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