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What is the Difference Between a Payment Processor and a Payment Gateway? [Video]

Posted on Nov 22, 2018
In today’s day and age, accepting credit card payments is essential to the success of your business. The technology and processes working in the background of electronic transaction processing can be quite complicated. You may have heard the terms Payment Processor and Payment Gateway. What do they mean? Do you need them for your payment processing solution?
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Payment Technology, E-Commerce and Online Payments

Our Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts

Posted on Nov 02, 2018
The BluePay Blog is dedicated to providing you with useful information to help you understand payments, learn best business practices, or stay attuned to security concerns. We continually publish new content, averaging over 125 posts annually. We took a look at our blog to see which posts resonate with our visitors. Here is a list of our top 10 popular blog posts. If you haven’t read them yet, click on the links below.
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology, E-Commerce and Online Payments

CVV, PCI and Other Payment Acronyms

Posted on Aug 16, 2018
Credit card processing can be complex. Even more so when you’re presented with an industry-related acronym that has you reaching for your smartphone or tablet to Google search the meaning.   In short (no pun intended), an acronym is an abbreviation formed by the initial letters of multiple words, ex. ISV stands for Integrated Software Vendor.
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips

5 Ways to Take the Pain Out of Late Payments

Posted on Jun 11, 2018
Finding clients used to be the most challenging thing about running a small business or freelance operation. However, that challenge has been surpassed by the struggle to get paid by clients. Even one unpaid invoice for the month can lead to problems covering expenses or even getting a paycheck. Now, double those late payments by five or ten invoices and see how quickly your credit and business stability are impacted. 
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing, Partner Posts

Why You Should Embrace the 'Sharing Economy' - Even if You Sell Physical Products

Posted on Dec 21, 2017
From Uber to Airbnb to rentable power tools, there are plenty of ways to receive the benefit of certain products and services — without buying those products and services.  That’s because we now live in a “sharing economy” where customers can pay for access instead of ownership. There are many advantages of this newer economic model. 
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Topics: Awareness, Payment Trends, Small Business Tips

The 10 Worst Time Wasters for Small Business Owners

Posted on Nov 17, 2017
As a small business owner, you can always make more money, and you can always find more customers. You cannot, however, create more time. You have exactly 24 hours each day. Once those hours are gone, they’re gone forever. What steps can you take to maximize this precious commodity? 
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Awareness

3 Business Tools Every Startup Needs (And 3 You Can Do Without)

Posted on Nov 15, 2017
Since there’s no official roadmap for business success, many startups invest in tools and resources that offer the veneer of legitimacy:  They buy business cards with heavy stock and glossy print. They rent office spaces with corporate-looking furniture.  Although these investments can make you feel like you’re moving in the right direction, they’re actually a waste of both time and money. If you haven’t made any sales yet, you’re better off sticking with tools that can help you secure your first customer. Fancy stationery and sleek offices are simply expensive distractions. This is only scratching the surface. 
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Topics: Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Awareness

5 Hidden Truths (and 4 Popular Myths) About Entrepreneurship

Posted on Nov 03, 2017
Work whenever you want, make millions, and retire on the beach sipping exotic cocktails.  This is the allure of starting a small business — the ability to be your own boss and live on easy street. And for a handful of lucky entrepreneurs, it does work out that way. 
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips

How Do Credit Card Interchange Fees Work?

Posted on Sep 14, 2017
As a merchant, you can expect to pay a range of processing fees every time customers use their credit or debit cards to buy whatever you’re selling. 
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments

Choosing the Best Credit Card Processing Services for Small Businesses

Posted on Sep 08, 2017
It can be a struggle finding the right credit card processing service — especially as a small business owner. Many startups base their decision on price, going with whichever provider charges the lowest fees.  While this approach makes sense at first, those small businesses often hit significant roadblocks later. Worse still, they discover how inconvenient it is to change payment providers once already locked into a contract.  This is why you should invest sufficient time researching your options so you can choose the best credit card processing service from the beginning. 
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips

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