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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

Stores Closed? Celebrate Thanksgiving With These 4 Traditions

Posted on Nov 27, 2019
This year, Costco, Barnes & Noble, The Home Depot, Ikea and countless other retailers close their stores on Thanksgiving to allow their employees to spend time with family and friends. More and more retailers are recognizing the importance of the holiday – being surrounded by loved ones and giving thanks. As the stores remain closed until the early hours of Black Friday, consider these four traditions to add to your Thanksgiving celebration.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Awareness, Consumer Education

5 Key Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees (And Keeping Them on Year-Round)

Posted on Nov 12, 2019
There are many industries that experience peaks and valleys throughout the year. It doesn’t make sense for businesses in these sectors to maintain a full roster of employees during the less busy seasons. This phenomenon obviously applies to: Hospitality, restaurant, and vacation businesses that cater mostly to tourists Retailers that need extra staff during the busy holiday shopping season — from Black Friday to New Year’s
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Awareness

Protect Your Accounts From These 4 Mobile Banking Trojans

Posted on Oct 17, 2019
Welcome back to the next installment in our ongoing series on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (recognized every October). In previous articles, we covered: Cybersecurity habits to incorporate in your life right away. Cybersecurity careers worth exploring today and tomorrow. In this post, we’ll discuss one of the biggest threats affecting mobile banking — Trojan malware that cybercriminals use to steal financial data.
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Topics: Financial Institutions, Mobile Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Awareness, Consumer Education

Creating Preparedness Plans for Your Small Business

Posted on Sep 10, 2019
In our last article, September Is National Preparedness Month, we covered some of the steps that individuals, families, and communities can take to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters. Yet, many adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work. Thus, it is important to have business-specific emergency action plans, as well.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Awareness

September Is National Preparedness Month

Posted on Sep 03, 2019
  From floods to wildfires to terrorist attacks, disaster can strike at any time. Although we can’t control the where and when of horrific events, we can take steps to reduce their impact. This is the goal of National Preparedness Month (NPM). Held annually throughout September, NPM is designed to save lives, mitigate damage, and help communities rebuild as quickly as possible through “disaster and emergency planning.”
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Topics: Awareness, Consumer Education

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Financial Responsibility

Posted on Aug 22, 2019
The back-to-school season is upon us, as kids nationwide gear up for math, science, art, social studies, etc. Noticeably absent from modern education, however, are classes on financial responsibility. It shows. In the United States: The average household carries more than $16,000 in credit card debt. According to a 2018 report, 61% of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover a $1,000 emergency.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Awareness, Consumer Education

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Start a Business?

Posted on Jul 02, 2019
Starting a new business can be both exciting and terrifying. If successful, you face the possibility of leaving your day job and earning more money than you ever dreamed possible. At the same time, there are so many expenses to cover — all before making your first sale. Even for seasoned veterans, navigating the business landscape is inherently risky. However, it’s possible to mitigate some of these risks if you prioritize your finances and spend wisely.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Awareness

Differences Between Prepaid, Debit, and Gift Cards

Posted on May 02, 2019
According to The  Nilson Report, payment cards generate more than $6.5 trillion in purchase volume annually in the U.S.  That’s a lot of money.  As a merchant, it obviously makes sense to add “plastic” to your list of accepted payment options. Doing so allows you to tap into this multitrillion-dollar pie.However, this volume includes many types of plastic, with credit cards generating the largest share at $3.7 trillion a year.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Awareness, Consumer Education

6 Reasons Why Your Church Needs Online Giving Options

Posted on Apr 16, 2019
Because of their nonprofit, tax-exempt status, churches must survive on the goodwill of their members. Yet, many congregations still rely on cash-based donations to raise funds.  There’s nothing wrong with this approach. In fact, many successful stores only accept cash, as well. It’s possible to do just fine with this strategy.
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Topics: Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Nonprofits, Awareness

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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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