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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

Social Commerce: Are Facebook (Or Other Platforms) Payments Safe?

Posted on Jul 23, 2019
Social media is everywhere. And we use platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to literally run our lives, whether it’s to: Connect with friends Plan upcoming events Find jobs (as a candidate) Find customers (as a business) It only makes sense that these platforms would add payment functionality. In fact, Facebook already makes it possible to host fundraisers for parties and charity drives. And it recently introduced the world’s first social media cryptocurrency — Libra.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends, Consumer Education

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

What You Need to Know About Retail IoT

Posted on Jun 18, 2019
At one point, RFID was pegged as the disruptive retail technology that would forever change how this industry operated. And, while RFID had a positive impact and has helped evolve retail to address the need for a frictionless process, the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) – a networked infrastructure that connects multiple devices to share data in faster, more varied ways – has certainly evolved over the last 10 years.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

Will Facial Payment Technology Work?

Posted on May 28, 2019
Although it sounds more like something out of a science fiction novel or movie, facial recognition is gaining ground as a technology for identify verification. If you have an iPhone, you may already be using this biometric method.  Rather than entering a password, your smartphone recognizes you from a scan of your face that it took when you first used it. From there, many more apps have integrated the facial recognition technology. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

What is Apple Card?

Posted on May 23, 2019
What do you do when:  Your App Store brings in $11 billion annually?  You’ve sold more than 2 billion phones worldwide?  You’re company’s valuation exceeds $1 trillion?  The answer is simple.  You go into mobile payments, of course. That’s precisely what Apple did with the introduction of Apple Pay — a virtual wallet that allows users to link credit cards to their phones, whether they’re shopping:  On an e-commerce site  Within the App Store  In-person at a retail store
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Topics: Payment Technology, Payment Trends, Consumer Education

How to Increase Alternative Checkout Options

Posted on May 21, 2019
The last thing any online or in-store retailer wants is for their customers to abandon their shopping carts. That means a lost sale in the present and the potential for lost sales in the future if the customer decides to not return. However, some retailers have been so accustomed to controlling the transaction process that they have lost touch with what their customers want out of a checkout experience. 
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Payment Trends

The Growth of the In-Vehicle Payment Market

Posted on May 14, 2019
The in-vehicle payment market is considered relatively new with some of the first mentions of its potential in 2017 when researchers started tracking this business segment. The first signs of this new payment method appeared in 2016.   Current and Projected Growth Now, according to research firm Technavio, the global in-vehicle payment services market is set to increase by over 195% during the period from 2017 to 2021.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

How to Leverage the Recurring Payment Trend

Posted on Apr 30, 2019
When looking at a way to expand your business offering, one way to do so is through subscription-based products and services offered through your website. A McKinsey study found that the subscription-based e-commerce market in the U.S. increased from $57 million in 2011 to $2.6 billion in 2016. And, it’s still growing at a considerable rate with more opportunities, especially since consumers are subscribing to everything -- from Netflix and Spotify to phone apps to curated product boxes with snacks, educational toys, food and prepared meals, clothing and makeup, and even pet items.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Payment Trends

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