Update Your Online Checkout Page With Spreedly

Consider the pitfalls of online payments forms and processes—it becomes a conversation about conversion rates and drop-off. It’s a conversation that’s been had before. You know, really small problems which require small adjustments that make a HUGE impact on your online checkout experience and bottom line. This begs the questions: What role does your online checkout page play in your shopping experience? Are your users excited about their purchase, and rolling full-steam ahead to the […]

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Payment Transaction Trends: Credit/Debit Cards and Gateways in 2016

This article is the first in a series to provide a point of reference for online merchants, payment gateways, banks, and anyone involved with online payment solutions who want to evaluate the performance of their own metrics against payment transaction trends at Spreedly in order to make their own comparisons.     Spreedly’s ever-growing trove of data provides unique insight into the payment transaction industry. In fact, we are expecting to process 100 million transactions in 2017. […]

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4 Common Pitfalls of Testing Spreedly’s API Integration

Testing the workings of any new API integration is the key to a successful production launch. This is especially true when you have customers that rely on your payment platform to transact and generate revenue. Whether you’ve decided to test prior to committing to Spreedly, or you’ve subscribed and want to hit the ground running, Spreedly provides a full-featured testing guide to make your job easier. Despite this, we still see customers run into similar issues […]

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Online Merchants: 3 Things to Consider When Choosing an iFrame Payment Form

If you’re an online merchant or e-commerce provider by now you know you should use an iFrame based payment form to minimize your PCI compliance burden. And, in general, you’re in luck! Since PCI DSS 3.0 is almost two years old by now, most payment gateways and payment processors have iFrame-based payment forms available for use. However, all is not rosy in the payment form landscape. Just because your gateway offers a payment form that has “iFrame” […]

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Branding, Community & Networking in One Coworking Event

Looking for an inexpensive and simple way to build brand recognition, connect with your local industry community, and bring in a diverse group of professionals to network with your team? Coworking events have enabled us to do just that, plus they are a lot of fun. Most of us are familiar with the concept of coworking as it relates to pay-for-use spaces catering to those who work from home, consult, travel, or otherwise are not […]

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PCI Compliance Best Practices – Making E-Commerce More Secure

On February 2nd, 2017, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) updated its best practices guidelines for securing e-commerce and PCI compliance. Among other things, this is notable because PCI DSS 3.0 was released back in 2013 and a lot has changed since that time; most markedly the roll out of PCI 3.2 in April of 2016. The release of PCI 3.0 introduced the SAQ A-EP – a roughly 40 page requirement compared […]

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Hiring Lessons Learned from Growing a Team

Is there any process at a company that is more important than hiring? There are certainly great sole proprietor businesses, but as soon as you decide you want to get more done than what you can do as one person, your ability to succeed is directly tied to your ability to grow the team. You need to find candidates, get them excited about joining you, evaluate them for fit, and onboard them so they can […]

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