The Road to Bambora

For those who weren’t aware, Beanstream was acquired by Bambora back in September 2015. Since then, we have been working hard to rebrand to be part of our new parent company. We are now in the final weeks! First things first, who is Bambora? Bambora is a collection of eleven companies with decades of payments […]

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3 Onboarding Features to Look For in Your Payment Service Provider

Breaking news: to succeed in the hyper-competitive e-commerce space, companies have to offer their customers a payment experience that’s fast, convenient, and easy to use!Okay, so you might have already known that, but if your company works with a whole bunch of businesses that offer payments, it’s even more important to ensure a flawless payment […]

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4 Ways Small Businesses Can Benefit from the Latest Payment Processing Solutions

Payment technology is changing all the time. And lately, the new features getting introduced have been really good for the little guys. Small business owners who are just getting started with accepting payments are benefiting from access to new markets, higher close rates for sales, increased security, and less time spent on admin tasks. Here’s […]

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MCC Codes – Payments Explained

If you own a business that accepts credit cards, you have a Merchant Category Classification (MCC) code. An MCC is a four digit code that categorizes your business into industries for card brands and payment providers. For example, 0742 is the industry code for Veterinary Services. The document is over 15 pages long, but you […]

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What Micro-Moments Mean For E-Commerce

A new trend has been emerging over the last few years: the micro-moment. Google defines a micro-moment as “a moment when people reflexively turn to a device—increasingly a smartphone—to act on a need to learn something, do something, discover something, watch something, or buy something. They are intent-rich moments when decisions are made and preferences […]

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How Much Are Chargebacks Really Costing You – and How to Combat Them

We recently wrote a guest blog post on chargebacks for Volusion, an all-in-one ecommerce website solution. The post was such a hit that we wanted to give our readers an opportunity to read it. Here’s a sample: Chargebacks can be a serious disturbance to any business. Not only is your payment processor going to debit […]

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5 E-Commerce Trends To Increase Revenue in 2017

Ensuring your e-commerce business is finely tuned is likely on your to-do list all year round. We’ve researched five different opportunities that will help you add more to your bottom-line. Adopting some – or all – of these trends will put more revenue in your stream. 1 – Cross-Border Online Shopping There’s a huge opportunity […]

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The 5 Relationship Statuses You Can Have With Your Payment Provider

Oh, Valentine’s Day. For some, it is a love-filled day of chocolate and wine. Others simply enjoy spending time with their significant others, and the rest just treat it as a Tuesday. No matter your relationship status on Valentine’s Day, let’s be honest. The one that matters most to your business is the one you […]

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What is Carding?

75% of Canadians say they are more concerned about fraud today than they were five years ago. And it’s no wonder why, with a 78% increase in fraud losses in the seven years from 2008 to 2015. Protect yourself, and your merchant account, by learning more about this fraudulent tactic below. What is Carding? There […]

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