2015 was a busy year for the payment industry, owing largely to:
- The EMV liability deadline
- New PCI compliance guidelines
- The success of Apple Pay
- The rise of wearable payment technology
2015 was also an incredibly busy year for us here at BluePay.
In addition to navigating many of the above changes, we also expanded our payment processing services and introduced a whole range of new products and features.
There is no way that we could cover every event in one article, but below are some of our proudest accomplishments from 2015.
1. BluePay Acquired CDI
Early in the year, we acquired B2B payment provider and e-commerce integrator, CDI Technology. This enhanced our ability to provide streamlined payment integration with some of the largest ERP platforms in the industry, including JD Edwards and SAP.
2. New Fraud Management Tools
We introduced a range of new fraud management tools that make it easier to prevent fraudulent activity before it even happens. With these tools in place, vendors can use any number of filters to isolate suspicious activity within their payment systems. For example, e-commerce merchants can set up:
- Velocity filters to limit fraudsters from testing cards on your merchant account..
- IP filters that can blacklist transactions made from certain countries.
For a full list of these fraud management tools, click here.
3. BluePay Adds New ACH Integration Partners
At the beginning of 2015, we started with four major banks in our ACH payment processing network. As the year progressed, we added three more (Capital One, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank and Bank of America). Later in 2015, we added two additional partners — U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.
4. Apple Pay Support
Although Apple Pay officially launched in 2014, we expanded our processing services in 2015 to incorporate this new payment solution.
5. Enhanced Payment Integration
We already offered a number of payment modules that allow merchants to seamlessly integrate our payment solutions with some of the biggest business platforms on the market. However, in 2015, we enhanced our QuickBooks desktop and POS versions, and added a QuickBooks Online Plugin to our expansive payment modules offering.
6. AMEX OptBlue Enrollment
BluePay officially became an acquirer for AMEX’s OptBlue program — a service that allows smaller merchants to begin accepting American Express within their businesses.
7. BluePay Supports Sporting and the Environment
In 2015, we were chosen as the official payment processor for a PGA Tour event for the sixth year ina row. We also exhibited our secure payment processing at Waste360 — a trade show dedicated to environmentally responsible conservation and recycling.
8. A Brand-New Website
Last year, we revamped the entire BluePay website. This massive update not only provides BluePay.com with a much more polished look, but it also makes the site easier to navigate.
What Will 2016 Hold for BluePay?
We’re focused on the road ahead. Given how quickly the payment landscape continues to change, 2016 will likely be one of our busiest and most exciting years to date.