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What Are the Most Profitable Small Businesses?

Posted on Aug 29, 2019
The No. 1 rule in investing is to buy low and sell high. This basic concept also applies to business. To be successful, you must sell goods and services for more than what it costs to acquire or develop them. The difference represents your profit margin. Historically, this has favored the service industry — where the single largest investment is time. In fact, most of the small business ideas on this list are service-oriented.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

5 Things You Wish You Would've Known Before Opening Your Retail Store

Posted on Aug 13, 2019
They say that youth is wasted on the young. Nearly all of us wish we could go back in time to shake some commonsense into our younger selves. This universal desire applies to everything from love to health to business. It even applies to retail. Just think of everything you wish you could have told yourself before opening your first store.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with 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: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Awareness

The Importance of AVS and CVV for Chargebacks

Posted on Mar 23, 2018
Whenever customers are unhappy with products or services, they can request a refund directly from you — the merchant.  This is usually an unpleasant experience, and retailers often go out of their way to avoid issuing refunds. The alternative, however, is much worse.  These dissatisfied customers also have the option of disputing purchases and initiating chargebacks through their banks. The banks then credit those users’ accounts before chasing you down for the outstanding balance. 
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Topics: EMV, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

How Consolidating Vendors Will Save Your Business Money

Posted on Jun 12, 2017
Running a business takes the assistance of many stakeholders, including vendors that can provide you with products and services that maintain your operations. Although it seems like having multiple vendors can provide you with more competitive pricing and service offering, it actually makes more fiscal sense to consolidate vendors so that you work with as few as possible.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

5 Reasons to Accept Multiple Types of Payments

Posted on May 02, 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. Payment options used to be pretty simple. You paid cash or wrote a check. Then, there was the rise of plastic in the form of credit cards, followed by the debit card.
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Topics: Payment Technology, Getting Started with Payments

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

5 Tips for Choosing the Right CRM For Your Association

Posted on Apr 05, 2017
If you’re dealing with only a trickle of donations or sales, managing these incoming transactions by hand is relatively easy. But as your organization grows, you need dedicated tools to help you manage your members and transactions.
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, E-Commerce and Online Payments, 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

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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