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BluePay Blog

What Is BOPIS?

Posted on Dec 10, 2019
We’re all familiar with traditional retail shopping in which you visit a physical store to buy and pick up whatever goods you need. We’re also familiar with e-commerce, in which you order online and wait for those items to arrive at your door. There’s a new entrant in the retail world, one that combines aspects of both brick-and-mortar shopping and e-commerce. What is it? And why should you care?
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Topics: Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Payment Trends

The U.S. Holiday Shopping Revenue Forecast and What It Means for You

Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Even with a holiday shopping season that has been calculated as more than a week shorter than past years, estimates point to record holiday revenue. That means more opportunities to grab your share of the sales. Here are some of the holiday shopping revenue predictions, along with what you can do to tap into them as a small business. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

The Growth of Giving Tuesday

Posted on Nov 19, 2019
#GivingTuesday falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.). This year’s date is December 3rd, 2019. The holiday is entering its eighth year (originated in 2012). With that in mind, what is #GivingTuesday, and how does it apply to you? The Origins of GivingTuesday Thanksgiving marks the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season, with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday sales bringing in huge profits for merchants all over the globe.
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Topics: Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Nonprofits

What Is Apple Cash and How Does It Work?

Posted on Nov 19, 2019
In 2014, Apple finally added payments to its growing line of hardware and software offerings. Apple Pay launched as a virtual wallet that allows users to tie credit cards to their iPhones and iPads. Then, they can use their mobile devices to initiate contactless payments at the point of sale. In 2019, the company followed up with Apple Card — a credit card that interfaces with Apple Pay.
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Topics: Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends, Consumer Education

2019 Holiday Retail Trends

Posted on Nov 05, 2019
With holiday items already on display in some retail shops, it’s time to delve deeper into what this holiday season may bring in terms of consumer shopping trends to be better prepared and reap the rewards. Healthy Economic Optimism for More Holiday Shopping A recent OpenX consumer poll was conducted to gauge consumer optimism for their holiday shopping plans.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

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

The Impact of 5G on Retail Payments

Posted on Sep 12, 2019
2019 marks the year that many mobile carriers launch their 5G networks. It’s the fifth generation of wireless technology. The changes include new smartphones with 5G capability, which have only recently hit the market. That means most people don’t yet have access to this powerful network. However, it’s important to start covering the 5G revolution as it starts to prepare retailers for the opportunities to come so changes can start now to accommodate the new network.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

How 6 Industries Are Adjusting to Digital Transformation

Posted on Aug 20, 2019
Digital transformation is happening all around us as our lives become more dependent on internet technology. Yet, whereas much of this transition is driven by consumer desire for ease, speed, and convenience, businesses are sometimes reluctant to make the requisite investments to meet this growing demand for digitization. Doing so is often seen as prohibitively expensive.
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

What Does Facebook's Libra Mean for Online and Mobile Payments?

Posted on Aug 06, 2019
In June, Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency that allows Facebook users to make purchases or send money to other Facebook users without any fees attached to these transactions. You can use it online, at exchange points that include certain retailers, through a third-party wallet app, or as part of Facebook’s Calibra wallet. It is set to launch for public use during the first half of 2020.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends, Consumer Education

Independence Day: How Can You Accept Payments Away From Your Store?

Posted on Jul 04, 2019
The basic concept behind brick-and-mortar retail is almost as old as commerce itself, with buyers and sellers historically meeting in centralized marketplaces to conduct business. The advent of mail ordering (in the 19th century) and phone-based ordering (in the 20th century) altered this dynamic, allowing merchants to sell goods without meeting customers in person. Still, the vast majority of exchanges happened face to face.
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Topics: Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips

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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