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5 Things You Wish You Would've Known Before Opening Your Retail Store

Posted on Aug 13, 2019
They say that youth is wasted on the young. Nearly all of us wish we could go back in time to shake some commonsense into our younger selves. This universal desire applies to everything from love to health to business. It even applies to retail. Just think of everything you wish you could have told yourself before opening your first store.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

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

5 Ways to Deal With Unpleasant Customers

Posted on Aug 01, 2019
Most people are polite, but even the best of us become flustered or downright angry when we encounter bad service or defective products. We’ve all been that customer who calls support or goes to the store in person to “unload.” What about when you’re on the receiving end of these tirades? If you go into business, such exchanges are inevitable. Whether it’s over the phone, via chat or face to face, you need to be prepared in how to deal with unpleasant customers.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

6 Top Tips from the "Shark Tank" for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Posted on Jul 30, 2019
ABC’s Shark Tank is an award-winning show in which budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to industry experts who have plenty of money to spend.     The goal of the show is to elicit funding from these angel investors so contestants can take their business ideas to the next level. The competition is stiff, with nearly half of all contestants going home empty-handed as they join millions of other businesses that never survive their first year.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

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

Loyalty Programs: How They Differ, And Which Type is Best for Your Business

Posted on Jul 09, 2019
According to Harvard Business Review, “acquiring a new customer is anywhere from five to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one.” Furthermore, older customers spend up to 31% more per purchase than do newer ones. So, if you want to grow your business, investing in customer retention is clearly a winning strategy. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is to launch a loyalty program.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Start a Business?

Posted on Jul 02, 2019
Starting a new business can be both exciting and terrifying. If successful, you face the possibility of leaving your day job and earning more money than you ever dreamed possible. At the same time, there are so many expenses to cover — all before making your first sale. Even for seasoned veterans, navigating the business landscape is inherently risky. However, it’s possible to mitigate some of these risks if you prioritize your finances and spend wisely.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Awareness

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

5 Best Free Software Programs to Help Small Businesses Grow

Posted on Jun 25, 2019
As a budding entrepreneur, you may be tempted to splurge on fancy offices, cool gadgets, and glossy business cards — since these investments can help make your newly formed company seem more legitimate. Yet, covering expenses like these is one of the primary reasons why so many businesses fail in their first few years. They have more money going out than coming in, and it’s just a matter of time before these startups have to close their doors.
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Topics: Software and Payment Integration, Small Business Tips

5 Ways Being a Dad Helps You Run Your Business

Posted on Jun 13, 2019
Ask any father, and he’ll tell you that parenthood is a full-time job — complete with meals, baths, pickups, drop-offs and everything else that goes into raising healthy and happy kids.  When you’re managing children at home, trying to hold a full-time job that pays the bills is difficult. And launching a business that can provide full-time jobs for others sounds next to impossible.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

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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