Examining Payment Gateways and Failed Transactions

Since posting this in 2013, we’ve launched Spreedly Insights. Insights is designed to help merchants and platforms track and manage declined transactions. Learn more here Failed transactions are a part of life when accepting credit cards online, with insufficient funds and expired cards being two obvious examples of what can go wrong. However, often the reason for a failure is not clear and can be quite perplexing. Many merchant’s accepting online payments know the frustration where […]

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Vaulting Credit Cards

In general, vaulting credit cards is a good thing. It’s basically mandatory if you want to do recurring billing. It’s also helpful if you’re a more traditional shopping cart. Re-populating a shopping cart with even partial data increases closure rates. Up until now there were two broad choices when it came to vaulting your credit cards. Vault with your current payment gateway. If that didn’t work, you could go out and try and become PCI […]

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How we worked with a competitor to win the “Netflix of India” business

For those of you who don’t know, Spreedly was born from a consulting project that bogged down trying to implement recurring billing with PayPal as a gateway. Being developers we wanted a service that was easy to integrate and gave our customers freedom from archaic business and development practices found at many payment gateways. Over time, we realized that the infrastructure that we built to support our recurring service was applicable as a stand alone offering. So we […]

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Heroku Add-On redesign: Impact to Spreedly lead flow

Spreedly is a a credit card vault in the cloud that connects to more than 45 payment gateways. Vault your cards with us, significantly reduce PCI compliance headaches via a transparent redirect, and work with one or multiple payment gateways over time or simultaneously. We have also added alternative payment types like Dwolla, GoCardless and of course PayPal. (Read about our recent re-launch here) Heroku’s add-on marketplace seemed like a great potential channel for us. Building […]

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Dwolla

Today is the first step in completing a major strategic goal for Spreedly Core Our vision for Spreedly Core is that of a super payment gateway. We want a complete offering for anyone building a billing application. We solved the problem of minimizing your PCI compliance reporting. We solved the problem of credit card portability. We solved the problem of wanting to work with more than one payment gateway either simultaneously or over time. The […]

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