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Try These 5 Tips for a Successful Small Business Saturday

Posted on Nov 07, 2019
Small Business Saturday is one of the busiest shopping holidays of which most people have never heard (including many small business owners). Part of this stems from the fact that it falls on the last Saturday of November — nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, make no mistake. Small Business Saturday is very big business — generating more than $15 billion in sales from 100-plus million shoppers every year.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

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: Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

3 Reasons Why Your Employees Need Cybersecurity Training

Posted on Oct 29, 2019
According to a recent survey, almost 70% of small businesses experienced a cyberattack in the previous year. If you also own or operate a small business, this statistic isn’t very encouraging. To avoid becoming a cyberattack victim, you should invest in the best possible security that you can, including: PCI-compliant payment processing Antivirus and firewall protection Software updates and security patches
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

How SMBs Can Leverage Email for B2B Payments

Posted on Oct 24, 2019
A recent Deloitte report provided insights into the opportunities and challenges of B2B middle market payments. This specific market of small and medium-sized businesses makes up a considerable part of the U.S. economy, but struggles to get the type of payments solutions they need despite the ongoing digital transformation of business.
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Topics: B2B, Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

Balancing Personalization and Security in Online Retail

Posted on Oct 15, 2019
Whether you are starting to think about your online retail strategy for the upcoming holiday season, or you want to make overriding changes to your customer experience, personalization will play a critical role. That’s because customers see personalization as a component of the overall experience they seek from your brand. According to Accenture, 44 percent of consumers are frustrated when companies fail to deliver relevant, personalized shopping experiences.
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Topics: Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

7 Must-Hear Podcasts for Small Business Owners

Posted on Sep 26, 2019
Do you ever feel like you’re constantly putting out fires in your small business? If so, you’re not alone. As an entrepreneur, it’s common to work many hours while wearing a lot of hats. This leaves little time for all of those self-help books, workshops, and marketing courses that can help you expand your business. Fortunately, however, it’s easier than ever to master new skills without having to rearrange your schedule.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Cybersecurity Preparedness for Your Small Business

Posted on Sep 24, 2019
This is the final installment in our ongoing series about National Preparedness Month (celebrated every September). Over the past three weeks, we’ve covered: Why National Preparedness Month exists How your business can protect itself from disasters Resources to help you rebound after tragedy strikes When most small business owners learn of National Preparedness Month, they automatically think of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

How to Leverage the Latest Green Retail Trends

Posted on Sep 19, 2019
Whether you call it ethical, green-focused, or socially responsible, today’s consumers expect better behavior from retailers. Plus, consumers want retailers to deliver products and choices that help them do the same. That means you need to be aware of how the green movement is continuing to change perspectives, influence consumers, and push for industry improvements. And, if you don’t know where to start, then you should consider current green retail trends and how you might leverage them in your own business.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

Getting Assistance for Your Small Business After a Disaster

Posted on Sep 17, 2019
Welcome to the third installment in our series on National Preparedness Month (recognized every September): In our first article, we explored what steps individuals, families, and communities could take to protect themselves from disasters. This post covers everything from emergency toolkits to step-by-step action plans. In our second post, we looked at strategies businesses could use to protect their operations and employees from disasters such as cyberattacks, wildfires, and earthquakes.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

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: Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

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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