Beyond rate optimizations: consider latency, decline rates and average ticket size before switching to another payment gateway

Shoresh Shafei, Justin Benson and Luke Evans A Spreedly customer, unsatisfied with the support they were receiving from their existing gateway, was considering migrating to a new provider. To make sure that the performance of the new gateway was comparable to the one already in use, they asked Spreedly to help by analyzing our data and comparing the two gateway performances. When it comes to choosing the right gateway, Spreedly is encouraging merchants to consider […]

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RevolutionParts and Spreedly

One of our customers, RevolutionParts, has a nice post on migrating to Spreedly. Many of our customers are implementing a new payments service. RevolutionParts were different in that they were already with another provider and needing to make a change. You can read the post over at their site if you’re interested in learning more. This would be most applicable if you sell a SaaS based service into a group of diverse merchants.

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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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Crossing $50 million per month

At Spreedly we’re challenging the status quo that a single payment stack is the right way to scale for web and mobile payments. December 2014 was our 22nd month since we (pivoted) launched Spreedly as a service that solves for the development and data ownership/PCI challenges in digital payments and maximizes the ease with where and how you transact with your data.  As the blog post title states our customers processed $50 million in credit card transactions […]

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Payment Gateway is down on your busiest day? Just keep processing…..

Here’s a great story from a Spreedly customer. Show Grounds is focused in on the equestrian market. One of the things they do is help Equestrian centers more effectively bill their customers. They awoke early Sunday morning, often the busiest day for equestrian centers, to discover one of their largest customers couldn’t accept payments. Their payment gateway was down and not responding. Enter Spreedly + a 10 minute sign up for Stripe and a six […]

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Why Spreedly?

Spreedly is a payments platform for (primarily) online commerce. We’re a set of API’s around a credit card vault and/or working with multiple payment gateways. One thing we don’t do is act as a merchant account or payment gateway directly. This leads to a lot of head scratching from some people. Why Spreedly? Maybe a good place to start is “Why anyone?” when it comes to payments. What are the basic building blocks for any […]

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New Spreedly Gem

Over the years, we’ve spent quite a bit of time creating HTTP API’s for our services, allowing programmers from all over the globe to vault credit cards and charge against them in their programming language of choice. Ruby is one of the languages we’re quite fond of at Spreedly. This is one of the reasons we’re thrilled to now have a shiny new gem for Ruby coders to benefit from. If you’re writing Ruby code, […]

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