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Should Your Business Still Accept Checks?

Posted on Jun 11, 2019
According to historians, the first check was invented in ancient Rome, around 352 BC. It took a couple thousand years for the concept to really catch on, with checks enjoying their heyday during the 20th century.  Despite the advent of faster, cheaper, and more secure payment options, checks remain surprisingly popular. According to the Federal Reserve, Americans write nearly 17 billion checks annually — with an estimated payment volume of $26 trillion.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

Wire Transfer or ACH: Which Should You Use?

Posted on May 16, 2018
Wire transfers and the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network are two of the most popular ways to send and receive money electronically. In fact, both methods are so common that they’re often used interchangeably.  For many applications, wire transfers and ACH are essentially the same. But as a merchant, it’s important you understand how these two platforms differ. Doing so allows you to choose the right payment option for your business.  Let’s take a look. 
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

The Rise of B2B Digital Payments

Posted on Apr 18, 2018
Digital payments have grown rapidly as a preferred payment option among consumers, but not so quickly among businesses. Often slow to advance to new technologies due to lack of knowledge about the benefits, business owners stick with their tried and true payment methods like checks, cash, and credit cards.  Over the course of the last few years, the B2B payments space has expanded. According to Deloitte, global B2B payments are set to reach $23.1 trillion by 2020. With that growth, businesses still want to make sure they are getting the best services, pricing, and security for those transactions. 
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, B2B, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Trends

Expand Your Payment Options with Electronic Funds Transfers

Posted on Aug 11, 2017
As the name implies, an electronic funds transfer (EFT) describes the process by which parties send and receive money (i.e., “funds”) through electronic channels. Although the term is often used interchangeably with Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments, EFTs encompass a much broader range of payment options, including wire transfers, e-checks and even PayPal. 
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, Financial Institutions, Consideration

How do ACH/eCheck Payments Work?

Posted on Feb 22, 2017
We’ve all used paper-based checks to send and receive money. ACH payments work the same way, complete with user-submitted account numbers and bank routing numbers. The main difference, however, is that all payments happen electronically over the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Getting Started with Payments

Why ACH Payment Processing Saves Time and Money

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
As customers continually demand more flexible, convenient payment processing options, businesses are responding by opening advanced merchant accounts that allow for secure credit card, debit card and ACH payment processing options. While credit card processing helps simplify transactions with the swipe of a card, ACH processing makes it easy for businesses to transfer electronic funds directly into their accounts. Below, learn more about ACH payment processing.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments

Who Uses ACH Payment Processing?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
BluePay’s ACH payment processing solution, BlueChex, is a secure, efficient way for merchants to accept electronic checks. ACH processing capabilities eliminates the need for merchants to visit the bank every day or every week to deposit funds manually; instead, e-checks are verified and transmitted immediately to the bank through the secure ACH (Automated Clearing House) network.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments

When It Comes to ACH Payments, Billers and Consumers Are At Odds

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Electronic payments through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network continue to soar. In 2013, consumers and businesses transferred $38.7 trillion across 22 billion separate ACH transactions.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments

Want to Increase Direct Payment Adoption? Survey Shows You Need a Marketing Plan

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
How can a business convince customers to switch from paper-based billing to faster, cheaper and greener direct payment options? The short answer: You gotta promote it.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck Payments, Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing

Is ACH Secure?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Automated Clearing House (ACH) is a federally regulated electronic network used by banks to send and receive bill payments, e-checks, direct deposit statements and other types of transfers. This interbank network is similar to what financial institutions use for wire transfers, but ACH usually works best for batched, automated or recurring payments.
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Topics: ACH/eCheck 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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