Marketplaces and Platforms: The Rise of Payment Methods

Not too long ago it was accurate to see separate challenges facing U.S. marketplaces versus those in the rest of the world. In the U.S., a marketplace targeting an installed merchant base had the daunting task of supporting a very large number of payment gateways, but the compensating benefit of nearly universal penetration of credit and debit cards greatly simplifying what payment methods they needed to support. In Europe and the rest of the world the […]

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Buy Buttons

Buy Buttons are the ability to do one click payments starting at one location/app but typically fulfilled/completed behind the scenes at a different location. We’ve blogged about what’s driving their rising popularity in the past. Here’s a good article on ReadWrite about buy buttons and Pinterest with some comments from Spreedly:    

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Mobile, Marketplaces and Platforms

The transition from web to mobile includes a consumer behavioral change of using mobile apps instead of a web browser. This transition is changing the way commerce happens online, since consumers are less likely to enter their CC data into a mobile app due to the form factor. Further, redirecting users to a third party site for a transaction was workable in a web browser but can be a disastrous user experience in a mobile/app world, with many […]

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Spreedly Releases Universal Apple Pay Support

Spreedly helps minimize PCI compliance scope and reduce development costs for platforms and merchants that work with multiple payment gateways and/or third party order processing API’s. We do that via a universal credit card token that you store once but use anywhere. We want that story to remain the same as we add support for mobile platform payment services like Apple Pay. We now support the ability to use Apple Pay payments across compatible endpoints, […]

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Parclick, Spreedly and Parking Apps

We see a lot of innovative startups in Spain interested in our platform. We also see one of the most difficult payment landscapes for startups to get started. Recently we’ve worked with CatalunyaCaixa to reduce the challenge of working with Spreedly and Redsys and today we share multiple customers. We hope other Spanish banks will soon follow their lead. One of our newer customers is Parclick. Parclick was born in 2011 right after one of the […]

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Spreedly and track data beta program

One of the most popular buzzwords in the payments space right now is “Omnichannel”. Put simply, mobile devices have blurred the lines between a card not present transaction and a card present transaction (i.e. online vs in-store).  Spreedly has always focused exclusively on CNP transactions, but now we’re taking the first steps to support card present transactions. One of the reasons we can do this is that many of the underlying gateways we support have […]

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Accepting Payments in Your Mobile App

Two trends are converging in technology that are changing consumer expectations and creating a wealth of blue ocean opportunities: the rise of mobile devices and the “Uberization” of payments. Everybody understands that mobile devices are now ubiquitous, but what is the “Uberization” of payments? Simply put, it’s the ability for consumers to conveniently and directly transact with other consumers and services, in real-time. Think of TaskRabbit which lets you quickly find somebody to help you […]

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