A Travel Platform’s Dilemma

The Tale of Two Travel Platforms: Meta Search vs. Merchant of Record There are two payment approaches a travel platform can take, a Meta Search Website and a Merchant of Record. Both approaches are markedly different, each having their own pros and cons. Despite the differences, however, travel meta search websites and merchants of record face similar challenges: how to increase payment transactions and reduce PCI scope. Fortunately, a single solution solves for both. Travel meta […]

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Upgrade Your Online Checkout Page With Spreedly

Consider the pitfalls of online payments forms and processes—it becomes a conversation about conversion rates and drop-off. It’s a conversation that’s been had before. You know, really small problems which require small adjustments that make a HUGE impact on your online checkout experience and bottom line. This begs the questions: What role does your online checkout page play in your shopping experience? Are your users excited about their purchase, and rolling full-steam ahead to the […]

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Online Merchants: 3 Things to Consider When Choosing an iFrame Payment Form

If you’re an online merchant or e-commerce provider by now you know you should use an iFrame based payment form to minimize your PCI compliance burden. And, in general, you’re in luck! Since PCI DSS 3.0 is almost two years old by now, most payment gateways and payment processors have iFrame-based payment forms available for use. However, all is not rosy in the payment form landscape. Just because your gateway offers a payment form that has “iFrame” […]

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PCI Compliance Best Practices – Making E-Commerce More Secure

On February 2nd, 2017, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) updated its best practices guidelines for securing e-commerce and PCI compliance. Among other things, this is notable because PCI DSS 3.0 was released back in 2013 and a lot has changed since that time; most markedly the roll out of PCI 3.2 in April of 2016. The release of PCI 3.0 introduced the SAQ A-EP – a roughly 40 page requirement compared […]

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Hacking Online Payment Forms

One of the most important, if not unsettling, principles in security is that there is no such thing as absolute security. It’s possible to bypass any and all security measures given enough time and resources. Look no further than the Snowden revelations. This exposed the degree to which a variety of technologies previously thought to be secure had, in fact, already been compromised. The best that any organization can do is to increase the cost […]

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iFrame Payment Form v1.0

In January of this year, Spreedly released the beta version of the iFrame payment form. The iFrame payment form allows merchants to collect payment information in accordance with the new guidelines of PCI-DSS v3.0 while still retaining control over the look and feel of their checkout page. Today we’re happy to announce the release of iFrame v1.0  – the result of several months of beta testing and customer feedback. iFrame v1.0 builds on the great feedback […]

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Spreedly Express: The Easiest Way to Collect Credit Cards

Merchants using Spreedly to process payments currently have several options when it comes to collecting credit card data. If you are already heavily in PCI scope and want to manage the addition of cards yourself you can use the direct API. If you want to limit your PCI scope under PCI-DSS v3.0 with the some ability to customize your payment form then our iframe payment form is the best way to go. Today we’re happy to announce a […]

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