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BluePay Blog

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Big-Box Store Mobile Wallets

Posted on Jan 02, 2018
If you grew up during the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s, you probably remember seeing branded credit cards offered by some of the biggest names in retail. You could use your JCPenney card at most stores — but using it specifically at JCPenney allowed you to rack up certain discounts and loyalty points.  These types of cards still exist — and probably won’t go away anytime soon.  However, big-box retailers are increasingly exploring a new payment option — i.e., mobile wallets that are directly tied to branded smartphone apps.  From Kohl’s Wallet to Walmart Pay to Target Wallet, each store uses a slightly different name — but the basic functionality remains the same: 
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Topics: Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards: Pros, Cons and Security Concerns

Posted on Dec 07, 2017
Debit and credit cards are both convenient forms of payment that shoppers often use interchangeably. However, there are crucial differences between these two types of plastic: 
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Topics: EMV, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Harpooning and Spear Phishing and Spoofing, Oh My!

Posted on Oct 04, 2017
How many emails about possible security threats from your IT team got you scratching your head or saying, “Wait, what?” More now than ever before, especially with the Internet of Things (IOT), we hear cyber security terms tossed around in the news, on the Internet, and at work. How can we reduce fraudulent risks if we don’t know these security threats exist or what they mean?
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Why Should My Website Offer Apple Pay for the Web?

Posted on Sep 22, 2017
Last year, Apple introduced Apple Pay for the Web as a way to compete with online payment services like PayPal. This additional payment option is something you should consider for your small business website -- and it's not just because hundreds of thousands of major brands and recognizable retail websites are already supporting this new online payment method.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

Why are There So Many Different Kinds of Credit Cards?

Posted on Jun 20, 2017
There are literally hundreds of credit cards available to consumers and business people from different credit card brands, banks, and affiliate brands. With so many choices, it would seem like it wouldn’t make sense to keep introducing new types of credit cards, but they appear near daily with some other type of spin or offers.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, Payment Technology

Interchange Optimization: How to Identify Areas of Improvement

Posted on Jun 06, 2017
You may not be familiar with the term, interchange optimization, but you will want to understand what it means and how this can impact your business and your bottom line.
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Topics: B2B, Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, Payment Technology

Is My Business High Risk? Credit Card Processing Tips Revealed

Posted on Apr 25, 2017
BluePay is pleased to bring you this valuable information from our partner, Due, makers of a free digital wallet that allows users to easily make and accept payments online.   When you hear that your business is high risk and you either can’t get credit card processing assistance, or it’s expensive, it may make you feel like someone who has tarnished credit. It’s like you did something wrong and your options become limited. While it may seem alienating to be considered a high-risk business, there are ways to create a positive and affordable credit card merchant processing experience so you can leverage the increased opportunities for more customers with this additional payment method for online transactions.
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Topics: Getting Started with Payments

High-Risk Credit Card Processing and Fraud Prevention

Posted on Feb 28, 2017
BluePay is pleased to bring you this valuable information from our partner, Due, makers of a free digital wallet that allows users to easily make and accept payments online. Not all businesses were created equal when it comes to the risk they incur from the industries they serve. Many credit card processing companies will not work with these high-risk industries due to this very risk that fraudulent activity will be higher because they are not operating within traditional products or services. However, like businesses in traditional industries, there can be strategies implemented that help reduce the risk of fraud and even prevent it from being an issue. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

What Is Biometrics, And How Will It Be Used To Reduce Fraud?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Biometrics is a special type of technology that uses metrics (i.e. measurements) that are directly linked to human biology (i.e. physical characteristics). Because no two people have the exact same genetic makeup, it's possible to use biometrics for identity confirmation or surveillance. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

The Impact of Mobile Credit Card Processing on Political Fundraising

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Showing your support for political issues and candidates is about more than signing petitions. Politics requires funds for campaigning and taking action, and securing that funding no longer only means busting out the checkbook.
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Topics: Mobile Payments

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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