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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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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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How To Get Higher Conversions On Your Payment Form

We recently wrote a guest blog post on conversion rates for Lemonstand, and eCommerce software platform with headquarters in Vancouver, BC. The post was such a hit that we wanted to give our readers an opportunity to read it. Here’s a sample: Shopping cart abandonment continues to be a main concern across ecommerce sites. While […]

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Black Friday – By The Numbers

American Thanksgiving is this week, which for the rest of the world means one thing. Black Friday. To some, Black Friday is the start of Christmas shopping where they battle it out in stores to get the best discounts. To others, it is so terrifying that they refuse to leave the house. No matter which […]

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Launch and Learn

Launch and Learn Recap

Yesterday we attended VIATEC‘s Launch and Learn event to learn what everyone in our town has been working on, and we are seriously impressed. Victoria’s tech community is alive and thriving, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. For those of you who didn’t attend Launch and Learn, we have […]

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The Seven Sins of Payments

Just as the human heart is subject to the seven sins, so too is industry. The payments industry is no exception, so here are some things you should watch for before choosing your payment provider. Gluttony – Excess of Abbreviations EMV, PCI, EFT, ACH, iCMP are just a few examples of how the payments industry […]

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BIN 2

BIN 2 is Coming, Are You Ready?

You may have heard rumblings around MasterCard issuing cards with a new bank identification number (BIN), or BIN 2. What is all the fuss about? MasterCard is growing exponentially and to support the growth they are developing initiatives that will allow them to handle the increased volume of transactions. Currently, all of MasterCard’s cards are […]

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Payment Form Best Practices

In 2014 the average online conversion rate was only 3%. Here at Beanstream, we know that conversion rate is too low. While payment forms are only one piece of the conversion puzzle, they are a critical one. Payment forms have the ability to redefine your conversion rate. In a recent report of Formstack customers, those […]

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