Spreedly and Omnivore

Spreedly has always taken a developer first approach to allowing new types of commerce to occur that are both secure and innovative. One of our core abilities is to allow credit card data to be submitted to PCI compliant third party API’s, which in turn enables all kinds of new models for travel, ticketing, food and beverage and other verticals. Omnivore, itself focused on a developer-centric API offering for restaurants and the supplier network that […]

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Verizon 2017 PCI DSS Report – Hospitality Industry & Retail at Risk

Here at Spreedly we pay a lot of attention to PCI DSS compliance. As a company that handles millions of payment transactions on behalf of our customers we are a PCI Level 1 Service Provider. And one of our core offerings is a set of solutions that securely capture and collect payment methods, helping our customers reduce their PCI scope. So, we received Verizon’s 2017 Payment Security Report with interest. The report delves into the […]

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Latin American E-Commerce: Rapidly Growing but Challenging Markets

“Latin America is one of the fastest-growing regions for e-commerce, behind Asia-Pacific. We expect online retail sales to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% between 2014 and 2019 to reach $85 billion in sales at the end of the forecast period.” The Latin America E-commerce Report Latin America presents a unique challenge for online merchants. It’s a rapidly growing region, but much of its online payment infrastructure is relatively new and […]

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An Opinionated Spreedly Bibliography, Part One of ???

“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” — Charlie Tremendous Jones While it’s a gross simplification, there’s a lot of truth in that Charlie Tremendous Jones quote: relationships and reading will define and encompass most of our personal growth over our lifetimes, and the same holds true for the formation and growth of an organization. Someday I’d like […]

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No More Endangered Eggs: Diversify Your Online Payments Stack

WARNING – If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions your online payments stack could work against your long-term success:  Offering limited currency options? Tokenizing with a single payment gateway? Requesting card info at each transaction? Have a single transaction channel? If any of these scenarios are true you likely have all your “payment eggs in one basket.” Please seek help immediately. 1. Limiting the Currency You Accept? Maybe you only need to […]

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