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4 Things to Consider When Selecting a POS System for Retail

Posted on Jan 03, 2019
Many small business owners are so eager to launch that they invest little time in their point-of-sale (POS) technology. As long as their system can accept credit card payments, they’re satisfied.  Although all POS technologies perform the same basic function, each platform offers slightly different bells and whistles. It’s important you find a solution that meets your business’s needs — both today and for many years to come.
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Topics: Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Software and Payment Integration, Mobile Payments, EMV, Payment Technology

New Tech Options for Retail Engagement

Posted on Dec 18, 2018
Whether customers visit your physical store, shop on their mobile phones, or do both, winning business involves holding their interest. And, with shortening attention spans, this interest starts to wane. So, retailers have a few seconds to create engagement.  One solution is to connect and engage customers through technology. In response, retail technology companies continue to evolve with more options for businesses of all sizes. As 2019 nears, here are some of the latest tech options for retail engagement to consider.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Payment Trends, Payment Technology

Credit Card Processing Explained [Video]

Posted on Nov 28, 2018
Cash used to be king, but today’s consumers prefer to pay with credit, debit, or even alternative payment methods, like Apple Pay. Offering your customers more ways to pay can help increase your sales and generate customer loyalty.
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Topics: Merchant Accounts, Getting Started with Payments, Payment Technology

What is the Difference Between a Payment Processor and a Payment Gateway? [Video]

Posted on Nov 22, 2018
In today’s day and age, accepting credit card payments is essential to the success of your business. The technology and processes working in the background of electronic transaction processing can be quite complicated. You may have heard the terms Payment Processor and Payment Gateway. What do they mean? Do you need them for your payment processing solution?
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Payment Technology, E-Commerce and Online Payments

4 Interesting Retail and E-Commerce Trends

Posted on Nov 09, 2018
Baseball enthusiasts may disagree, but when you run the numbers, “retail therapy” is officially America’s favorite pastime. As a nation, we love going to the mall, window-shopping, and coming home with new gadgets and toys.  At least, this used to be the case.  In recent years, this time-honored tradition has evolved as retailers increasingly welcome a new breed of American consumer — one whose shopping preferences and technological knowhow are vastly different from anything we knew before. 
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Topics: Payment Trends, Small Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, E-Commerce and Online Payments, B2B, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology

Our Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts

Posted on Nov 02, 2018
The BluePay Blog is dedicated to providing you with useful information to help you understand payments, learn best business practices, or stay attuned to security concerns. We continually publish new content, averaging over 125 posts annually. We took a look at our blog to see which posts resonate with our visitors. Here is a list of our top 10 popular blog posts. If you haven’t read them yet, click on the links below.
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology, E-Commerce and Online Payments

Authentication: How Many Factors are Enough?

Posted on Oct 29, 2018
Logging into websites is a time-honored ritual with which we’re all familiar:  You enter your username (or email)  You type in your password (or PIN)  And you’re in.  However, it’s fairly easy for criminals to hack this process. This is especially true if you use weak passwords such as “1234” or “password.”  For this reason, many websites now require that you use a combination of the following when generating secure passwords:
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology, Financial Institutions, E-Commerce and Online Payments

Benefits of Accepting Mobile EMV Payments in the Field

Posted on Oct 09, 2018
Most brick-and-mortar businesses that accept plastic rely on heavy, static readers to process credit cards at the checkout counter. In fact, these stationary terminals have been a staple of retail for decades.  With the birth of mobile payment processing, businesses could suddenly begin accepting credit cards on the go. 
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Topics: Payment Trends, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology, Mobile Payments, EMV

What is the API Economy?

Posted on Oct 05, 2018
In recent years, we've heard about the shared economy and the on-demand economy. Now, there's the API economy. With each economy that emerges, it's important to know what it involves and how you can become a part of it to leverage any relevant benefits for your business. Although this meaning of economy is slightly different, it's important to know what it involves because today's businesses do need to consider leveraging APIs to service unique customer needs and expectations.
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Topics: ISV/VAR, Software and Payment Integration, Payment Technology, Due.com Partner Posts, B2B

3-Year Anniversary of the EMV Liability Shift

Posted on Oct 01, 2018
Three years ago this month, the credit card industry introduced new liability rules designed to reduce payment card fraud. In 2015, traditional plastic was still widely used throughout retail, but these older cards relied on magnetic stripes that could easily be cloned, manipulated or erased.  In effect, “magstripe” plastic was seen as too vulnerable. Thus, the payment industry wanted merchants and consumers to adopt EMV credit card processing.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology, EMV

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