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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 Tips for Integrating to a Payment Gateway

Posted on Sep 21, 2018
Weaving payment tools into the applications you build was once seen as a major cost for independent software vendors (ISVs):  You have to invest more development time to integrate payments. Your clients become more exposed to security risk (i.e., fraud). You have to worry about payment-related patches and updates.  While these costs haven’t disappeared, the ability to provide a frictionless payment experience allows you to reach a much larger audience. End-users want turn-key solutions, not patchworks of third-party add-ons. 
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Topics: ISV/VAR, Consideration, Software and Payment Integration, E-Commerce and Online Payments

4 Key Features to Look for in a Payment Gateway

Posted on Sep 19, 2018
Payment gateway technology captures credit card and ACH data from customers and sends this information to payment processors for authorization.  The sheer number of payment gateway options is enormous. Each solution has slightly different features, benefits and add-ons from which to choose.
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Topics: Consideration, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Software and Payment Integration, Payment Technology, E-Commerce and Online Payments

Payment Functionality ISVs Need to Incorporate

Posted on Sep 05, 2018
If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know that independent software vendors (ISVs) are increasingly expected to provide their end-users with seamless payment functionality.  This isn’t an industry requirement, per se.  But if the applications you design don’t come with payment processing capabilities, then perspective customers will simply find an ISV that can provide these things.
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Topics: ISV/VAR, Software and Payment Integration, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology

6 Payment Security Tips for ISVs

Posted on Aug 28, 2018
Open source contamination is the bane of many independent software vendors (ISVs). If even a tiny snippet of open source code makes it into your build, the entire application might legally be reclassified as “open source.”  To avoid this, developers must invest a lot of time creating bespoke code entirely from scratch. As an ISV, there’s another type of “contamination” of which you need to be aware — one that has to do with payment security. Or more specifically, PCI compliance. 
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Topics: ISV/VAR, Software and Payment Integration, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

4 Tips for Making Payment Integration Easier for ISVs

Posted on Aug 06, 2018
As an independent software vendor (ISV), you already know that end users expect turn-key solutions that work out of the box. The more tightly you can integrate payments with the solutions you provide, the fewer headaches your clients will face. That’s because there won’t be as many interoperability issues or moving parts for them to handle.  Meeting your end users’ expectations will require extra effort and development time. That’s no small feat — especially if you have limited resources. 
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Topics: ISV/VAR, Software and Payment Integration, Payment Technology

National Get to Know Your Customers Day

Posted on Jul 19, 2018
In previous posts, we’ve covered a number of lesser-known business “holidays,” including:  National Fun at Work Day (celebrated on January 26)  National Splurge Day (celebrated every June 18)  International Giving Day (the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving)  Now, we have a new one to add to the list — National Get to Know Your Customers Day.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Software and Payment Integration

7 Things ISVs Need in a Payment Partner

Posted on Jun 07, 2018
As an independent software vendor (ISV), clients expect you to create functional applications that deliver specific benefits to end-users. This delivery must be seamless across a broad range of devices and operating systems.  It’s no longer enough to make powerful applications that work. Clients increasingly demand secure payment tools that integrate seamlessly with the products you deliver. As an ISV, this requires choosing a payment partner that can provide both the technology and support you and your clients need.
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Topics: ISV/VAR, BluePay Partners, Software and Payment Integration, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Helping Hotels Compete in an Airbnb World

Posted on Feb 05, 2018
In 2017, Airbnb recorded an estimated 100 million “guest arrivals.” Not too shabby for a company that’s only 10 years old. Airbnb’s success is bad news for the larger hospitality industry. The aforementioned number represents 100 million potential travelers who could’ve — but didn’t — stay with conventional hotels and motels.  Admittedly, not everyone who stays at an Airbnb home is in the market for traditional lodging. Like Couchsurfing.com, the platform largely caters to budget travelers who go abroad only because affordable accommodations exist in their destination cities. This explains why for every 10 percent increase in Airbnb guests, there’s only a 0.35 percent decrease in hotel revenues.
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Topics: ISV/VAR, Software and Payment Integration

How Can I Take Advantage of Payment Integrations for My Small Business?

Posted on Aug 07, 2017
Payment integration can work a number of ways with your small business to make sure you can provide as many payment options as possible while delivering a great customer experience, high security, and full compliance.
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Topics: Consideration, Due.com Partner Posts, Getting Started with Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Software and Payment Integration

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