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7 Ideas for Boosting Summer Revenue

Posted on Jul 05, 2018
Summer is a favorite time of year for most people. For businesses, it may not be the ideal season. With consumers often opting to spend money on vacations, summer revenue tends to stagnate and even drop. In fact, it is so common that many businesses plan for it by suggesting that their teams take their vacations. Projects and campaigns get shelved. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

Negative or Positive Reinforcement: Which Works Best for Late Invoices?

Posted on Feb 13, 2018
Regardless of the size of your business, invoicing is an absolute necessity. It’s what keeps cash flowing in, but not receiving payments on-time is an uphill battle. What happens when a client or customer fails to make a payment? That can have serious consequences for your business and it's one of a small business owner's biggest challenges. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing, Small Business Tips

What are the Different PCI Compliance Levels and How are They Determined?

Posted on Dec 19, 2017
If you accept payment (credit or debit) cards that have the logos of any of the primary members of the PCI SSC (PCI Security Standards Council), which includes Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB, then you are considered a merchant. As a merchant, you must adhere to certain levels of compliance established by the PCI SSC to ensure the security of any payment or customer data you transmit, process or store. If you don't follow the requirements, you could face penalties, fines, and the inability to continue processing card payments. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

8 Ways You Can Attract New Customers to Your Small Business

Posted on Nov 21, 2017
As a small business, your goal is to grow into a much larger one or, at the very least, become a small business that has a sustained flow of revenue. To achieve either requires that you continually work on attracting new customers to your small business whether it is online, a physical storefront, or both. Here are some easy-to-implement strategies that have been proven to attract new customers:
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

Visa QIR Requirements: What is It and How is My Business Affected?

Posted on Sep 28, 2017
  Today's payment compliance environment is growing to address the increase in security issues and the need for standardization to enable a global payments environment. For your small business, that means you need to stay on track with the evolving set of requirements set by card brands, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. QIR qualification is one of the newest types of compliance additions put in place by Visa that impact some businesses. Here's what’s involved, who it impacts, and how it can be addressed by your business if affected by this payment compliance for credit card processing.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, EMV, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, BluePay Partners

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

What Types of Businesses are Most Affected by Chargebacks?

Posted on Jul 18, 2017
Chargebacks are becoming one of the biggest payment challenges for businesses of all sizes today. While some chargebacks are completely legitimate, it turns out that fraudsters have figured out a way to get more free merchandise using this refund technique. This becomes especially true when it turns out that credit card issuers, like banks, often rule for the cardholder (or fraudster posing as the card holder). Although any business can fall victim to this type of fraud, there are some businesses that have been identified as being more likely to be affected. These businesses are then labeled high risk by credit card processing companies and must contend with higher fees or the inability to even get a merchant account.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips

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

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

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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