SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2013

What’s new at Beanstream

Let’s just say we are catching our collective breath. Over the spring, the Beanstream Team unfolded a bunch of new roadmaps and ran full-force into new and exciting e-commerce adventures.

We’re pleased to be sharing our journey with you.

– Team Beanstream


Digital River logo A river of opportunities

Since 2000, Beanstream has proved its worth to over 16,000 clients and over 600 partners. Our outstanding success and client-relations has caught the attention of the world and very specifically Digital River Inc., a revenue growth expert in global cloud commerce. So, last January, the shareholders of both Digital River and LML Payment Systems Inc. (Beanstream) realized the strength of our shared expertise and Beanstream is now pleased to be a Digital River company.

So, what does this mean to Beanstream clients and partners? In a practical sense, it means nothing but more opportunities. We are still housed in Victoria, BC. We still have an amazing customer service department personally answering over 2500 of your calls a month in both English and French, we still are committed to helping clients grow their online business with our outstanding suite of services, and we still innovate and rock the e-commerce world. However, as a business unit of Digital River, we are gradually integrating a broader selection of complementary services so you can have more ways to extend your global footprint.

Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe, South America, and now, Canada. Find out more.


Start-up! icon Streamlined from the start line

Introducing our new Start-up! account

On your marks. Get set. Take payments!

Do you know someone with simple e-commerce needs?

Beanstream’s Start-up! account is a package of payment tools designed for those just starting to accept mobile payments. And the best part? Our new online automated application will get applicants processing within minutes!

Our Start-up! accounts have no set-up costs, no need to meet a monthly minimum, and no fixed term contracts. Available in Canada only. View the full package


Craig Thomson, President and CEO of Beanstream Internet Commerce

Piggy Bank Craig’s list

The Beanstream story

“People do best with things they are passionate about,” says Craig Thomson, CEO of Beanstream Internet Commerce until last January, when it was acquired by Digital River.

Craig knows this firsthand. Leveraging his computer engineering background, he started a computer hardware company which later ventured into creating software. When their innovative e-commerce software proved exceptionally valuable, Beanstream was born.

Read the full story of Beanstream.


Staff ID Tired of being paid late or not at all?

We have your mobile solution

Service businesses typically carry late payment headaches with an average of 24% of accounts receivables being at least 90 days old.

If you work in the service sector and charge by invoice, it may be time for a re-think. It is hard to plan cash flow when you can’t control your accounts receivable. Mobile Payment Processing shifts that control right back to where it should be – with you.

Beanstream App on iPhone

Get paid on the spot for the work you do by transforming your mobile device into a portable credit card terminal and cash register. It’s easy – slip Beanstream’s compact, durable card reader into the audio jack of your mobile device, download our free payment app, and choose your payment options. You’re set! Process your customer’s payment complete with customer signature, supply a receipt via email, sms or Airprint, and later, download financial reports from your own online member area. You’re both paid and organized. On the spot.

Find out more on our new mobile payment processing website.


Marie Anik Paradis

Marie Anik is our bilingual web and graphic designer. When she is not busy updating our logo or creating wireframes, she can be found walking her three dogs or contemplating her next shoe purchase. Originally from Quebec City, she has lived out of a backpack on four continents for over a decade before settling down in Victoria. With a fantastic eye for design, Marie Anik ensures the Beanstream brand aligns over all channels. You can thank her with a (vegetarian) poutine and a good bottle of Russian River Chardonnay.

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