SaaS Billing Platforms: Which gateways should you support?

Spreedly is focused on two markets: i) Direct merchants and FinTech startups that love using the vault and working with a handful of gateways. ii) SaaS based services that include allowing their customers to do billing online – primarily via credit cards. If you’re in the second group you know how important it is to support a diverse customer base and their existing gateways if you want to maximize market reach/traction. We provide support for […]

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Failed transaction rates by payment gateways

Spreedly is a credit card vault in the cloud that allows you to work multiple payment gateways simultaneously or over time. As such, we’re in a unique position to see transactional data across payment gateways for our customers. Failed transactions are an ongoing concern for all of our customers. At best they equal a costly customer support intervention and at worst lost sales. So while many merchants spend time on sites like Feefighters trying to optimize rates paid […]

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Spreedly – Funding, expanding our horizons, pivoting

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. As developers ourselves we wanted a service that was easy to integrate and gave customers freedom from archaic business and development practices found at many payment gateways. And so the journey began: we built a vault to store cards away from payment gateways (critical for recurring). We integrated […]

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Stripe without the Stripe

Stripe by all accounts is a fantastic service. Just like Square in the retail/physical world, they’ve grown the market for all involved by increasing the number of businesses/startups who can transact (quickly too!) online. There are many things Stripe does well. Firstly, they allow for the ability to accept credit cards almost immediately with a significantly reduced PCI scope. Secondly, they have an elegant API and documentation and finally they offer tremendous support that is […]

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