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5 Thing to Do Before Completing Your PCI Assessment

Posted on May 16, 2019
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a broad set of guidelines that govern how organizations should handle credit or debit card information.  It doesn’t matter how large your organization is — or whether it’s a for-profit business or charitable foundation. If you store, transmit, or process payment card data of any kind, you must become (and remain) PCI-compliant. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

Marketing on a Budget: 6 Tips for SMBs

Posted on May 09, 2019
May 5-11 is National Small Business Week. BluePay honors the hardworking SMB owners that are the pillars of our communities - not just this week, but throughout the entire year. In today’s post, we provide 6 essential ways you can market to new and existing customers without breaking the bank.  The golden age of print, TV, and radio was extremely lucrative for America’s largest brands. They had the advertising budgets to reach massive audiences, which helped them defend their market share.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

Celebrate National Small Business Week

Posted on May 07, 2019
May 5-11 is National Small Business Week. BluePay honors the hardworking SMB owners that are the pillars of our communities - not just this week, but throughout the entire year. Follow our blog to see a wide variety of educational posts dedicated to helping SMBs grow.  Politicians and news headlines tend to focus on the world’s biggest companies, but small businesses are the true backbone of the global economy.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

Differences Between Prepaid, Debit, and Gift Cards

Posted on May 02, 2019
According to The  Nilson Report, payment cards generate more than $6.5 trillion in purchase volume annually in the U.S.  That’s a lot of money.  As a merchant, it obviously makes sense to add “plastic” to your list of accepted payment options. Doing so allows you to tap into this multitrillion-dollar pie.However, this volume includes many types of plastic, with credit cards generating the largest share at $3.7 trillion a year.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Awareness, Consumer Education

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

Winning at Frictionless Payments

Posted on Apr 18, 2019
Improving the customer experience should be at the top of every company’s strategic objectives list in 2019. To win new business and keep current customers, every aspect of the purchase process should be scrutinized to see where improvements can be made, including retail engagement strategies.  Since customers want to complete their purchases as quickly as possible after making the decision to buy, payments have become a focal point of in-person, online, and mobile transactions.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

Instant Loans at the POS - Yay or Nay?

Posted on Apr 04, 2019
Throughout most of retail history, point-of-sale (POS) technology focused exclusively on payment acceptance — i.e., cash, checks, and credit cards.  Yet, with time and innovation, POS systems became more robust, allowing businesses to:  Accept more payment options — such as ACH and mobile wallets  Collect consumer data and shopping preferences  Manage loyalty programs and rewards
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Topics: Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips

7 Tips for Growing Your Business With YouTube

Posted on Apr 02, 2019
In the worlds of marketing and search engine optimization (SEO), content is still king — but the kingdom is no longer limited to the written word.  Videos are quickly emerging as the dominant way to attract users, convert leads and generate sales. Nowhere is this more apparent than on YouTube, which doubles as the world’s:  Largest video-sharing platform
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips, Awareness

The Benefits of Adding Subscription Services

Posted on Mar 28, 2019
You may be doing well with your small business, bringing in steady revenue. In the back of your mind, you may wondering if there are other ways to generate revenue and enjoy business success. However, as a small business owner, you may not have the bandwidth or funding available to develop a new product, acquire another company, or add locations. There is another way to smart business growth, and it’s known as the subscription service model.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Recurring Billing and Electronic Invoicing, Small Business Tips

Contactless Payment Trends to Watch

Posted on Mar 21, 2019
Payment methods and preferences continue to evolve and change. Contactless payments -- also known as tap and pay -- have been one of the trends on the radar for the last few years. In 2019, there are more changes in mobile payments and contactless payment trends that are important to watch to ensure your business is addressing customer expectations.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

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