As part of our series, "Understanding the Ins and Outs of Credit Card Processing" we explain what a payment gateway is and its importance in the payment process.
During the past few years, payment gateways have taken off, making online payments for products and services the favored payment method for consumers when making a purchase. Reoccurring payment companies such as Stitch Fix and Barkbox have driven the payments industry to another level, too.
This time of year, more and more people find it in their hearts and wallets to donate to various charities.
It’s the time of year when people gather and give thanks. We’d be remiss if we didn’t partake in this tradition, especially since this year we’re a smidge more grateful than usual. We recently celebrated our 35th year in business. We didn’t make a big fuss, mind you. We simply reflected on how fortunate we are to be in an industry that’s ever evolving and to have customers who continue to trust us for their payment processing needs.
Almost 76 million credit card numbers were stolen from 2017-2018, according to Gemini Advisory. So how can you keep your company and your customer’s data safe; and how can technologies like Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) help?
Back-to-school shopping has become big business for retailers. According to a new study by Deloitte, total back-to-school spending was expected to hit $27.8 billion, or $519 per student this year — up only slightly from the $27.6 billion, or $510 per student, anticipated the same time last year.
Imagine managing a newspaper with a history of innovation and still having to rely on paper-based and manual processes for certain business operations.
How many times have we asked our kids to help us with an app, or post an Instagram story, or even configure our new PC? They, and their generation, don’t remember a time when the Internet didn’t exist, when you didn’t have access to information in the palm of your hand, or you couldn’t immediately purchase something online.
We're more than halfway through the year, and we believe it's fair to state 2019 will be known as the year of consolidation in the payments industry.
"Venmo me" or "Zelle it" has become the way we speak to one another about transferring money. When did this become our new normal? When did our favorite cafes and restaurants suddenly allow us to pay with our phone? When did it happen that we could order a coffee and then have it ready for pick up without ever speaking with a barista or conducting a visible exchange of money and product? And, when could we have a box of clothes or a box of doggie toys that is designed "just for you" delivered automatically to our homes each month for a reccurring payment without ever having to step into a retail store?