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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Why Build an Online Community?

The benefits of creating and managing an online community go beyond reducing support costs; communities are the foundation of scaling. One person can only do so much, and as our CTO, Nathaniel, described in this blog post, “your ability to succeed is directly tied to your ability to grow the team.” Companies who are paying attention know that customers are not on the other side of the relationship. They are a part of your team […]

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Simplify Your Online Payment Solutions: Capture, Store & Deliver

Spreedly is a financial technology startup whose core product is a payment API. A little over half of our employees are developers, mostly working off of a unique and cutting edge Ruby stack. It stands to reason that the majority of our customers are also developers. Software engineers find us because our technology meets their specific requirements for online payment solutions. We provide free and easy access to a test version of our API and […]

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