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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How to Store Credit Cards With Clover for Recurring Payments

Many point of sale payment solutions don’t allow you to store credit cards. Somewhat surprisingly – given its modern approach, excellent reputation, and growth – Clover is one such system. There are many good reasons for this. A downside, however, is the inability for merchants to make recurring, card not present transactions. There is no way within Clover itself to capture and store credit cards for recurring payments. The good news is, there’s a solution for this. […]

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Apple Pay Adoption as a Payment Method at Spreedly

Apple Pay launched with great fanfare on September 9, 2014. As is often the case with big new technology announcements, actual usage takes longer than the initial public interest would seem to indicate. So, we thought now was a good time to take a look and see what adoption looks like for Apple Pay as a payment method at Spreedly. Apple Pay Adoption at Spreedly Spreedly customers using Apple Pay has been slower than you might […]

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Beyond rate optimizations: consider latency, decline rates and average ticket size before switching to another payment gateway

Shoresh Shafei, Justin Benson and Luke Evans A Spreedly customer, unsatisfied with the support they were receiving from their existing gateway, was considering migrating to a new provider. To make sure that the performance of the new gateway was comparable to the one already in use, they asked Spreedly to help by analyzing our data and comparing the two gateway performances. When it comes to choosing the right gateway, Spreedly is encouraging merchants to consider […]

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