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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

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 to Accept Gift Cards for Small Business

Posted on Aug 20, 2019
Accepting gift cards for your small business is a simple, effective way to improve sales. Gift cards are easy, convenient options that take the guesswork out of gift giving and allow the recipients to purchase the item or receive the service they desire. There are many benefits of accepting gift cards. Here are just a few:
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Topics: Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

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

How Will New EMV Checkout Standards Impact eCommerce Business?

Posted on Aug 08, 2019
For decades, consumers around the globe relied on “legacy” credit and debit cards when shopping in-person at retail stores. These simple pieces of plastic came with account numbers on the front and a magnetic stripe on the back that allowed users to physically swipe their cards at the checkout counter. The problem was, these magstripe credit cards were relatively easy to clone — even from a distance. This security flaw allowed criminals to steal a user’s payment data and rack up fraudulent charges.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, 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

How Does 3-D Secure Protect Online Transactions?

Posted on Jul 16, 2019
There’s an arms race in the digital payments industry, with security experts constantly trying to stay one step ahead of increasingly bold cybercriminals. This trend is especially pronounced in the e-commerce world, given the anonymity that online shoppers enjoy. That last sale could have originated from a legitimate cardholder, or it could have come from a hacker on the other side of the world.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

The Advancement of the Smart Payment Platform

Posted on Jul 11, 2019
Consumers are savvier. Criminals are craftier. Now, companies have to ramp up their own capabilities to meet the higher expectations and strategies impacting their business results. Technology is helping companies deliver a trustworthy transaction process as part of an exceptional experience for consumers. At the same time, they are using these tools to stop criminals. This is due in large part to the advancement of the smart payment platform. Here’s what the smart payment platform looks like.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Trends

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

How to Know When to Upgrade Your POS Equipment

Posted on Jun 27, 2019
Investing in technology is one of the biggest business decisions you’ll make. You want to ensure your business is benefiting from what’s available, but you don’t have the budget to buy every gadget that comes to market. For a retailer, this technology decision often hinges on when to upgrade the POS equipment. Here are some things to consider that will help inform your decision about when it’s the right time to upgrade and choose the right POS system for your business.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

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