Read about the digital transformation of commercial payments and how to automate your enterprise cash cycle.
Why card monopolies are failing B2B businesses
Feb 19, 2021 by Daniella Bourguetts
If the last couple of years have taught us anything is that change is inevitable. On most occasions, it's impossible to predict global pandemics or the financial implications of profound political changes in the worldwide landscape.
#10: The Journey to Zero
Feb 4, 2021 by Daniella Bourguetts
Editor’s note: Hello, readers. Welcome to the first newsletter of 2021. To kick off the year, we're setting the stage for what it means to create a new financial infrastructure for the B2B industry. It's something we call: The Journey to Zero. Subscribe now.
The Journey to Zero: How Paystand is Changing B2B Payments
Feb 3, 2021 by Daniella Bourguetts
Of the myriad problems facing businesses today, one over-arching challenge dominates all else: the B2B financial system remains essentially unchanged since the middle of the 20th century. At its core exists a fee-based transaction model for payments that no longer meets the needs of modern, digital-first businesses.
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Supporting Our Customers and Partners During the COVID-19 Event
Mar 17, 2020 by Jeremy Almond
A note to our customers and partners: In difficult times, we know it’s more important than ever to ensure the business critical operations of our customers. The rapid spread and outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected each of us, and we’re adjusting to our new reality along with you. At Paystand, we understand the challenges your teams are facing and we want you to know that serving our customers and maintaining seamless operations has never been more important.
Why Paystand Raised $20M to Fix Commercial Payments
Feb 7, 2020 by Jeremy Almond
Today is a big day for Paystand: We closed a $20 million Series B investment round from the same venture teams that invested in Coinbase, Gusto, Intacct, Coupa, PayPal, Avalara, and many others. We’d like to welcome DNX Ventures, Battery Ventures, Epic Ventures, Commerce Ventures, and Wildcat Ventures as new investors, as well as welcome Roman Leal from Leap Global Partners as our newest board member.
The Inside Story behind our Series A Funding
Nov 20, 2017 by Jeremy Almond
We recently announced a $6M Series A round led by BlueRun Ventures with participation from Cervin Ventures, Serra Ventures, TiE, LEAP Global Partners and Capital for Founders. You can read the full press release here. Alongside the funding we also are announcing a new free product line in beta called AP. Read on to get the insider take on why we raised the capital, why we are building AP, and what's in store for the future at Paystand.
Four Keys to Adding Payments to Your Software Platform
Feb 11, 2016 by Jeremy Almond
It’s been said that “software is eating the world” - and it’s true. Software platforms for businesses (aka B2B software platforms) are proliferating at an accelerating rate, serving a dizzying array of business needs including accounting, project management, time tracking, billing, CRM, and many others. Developers are racing to fill the needs, creating broad-based “generic” platforms as well as highly specialized tools that cater to the specific needs of particular industries. So whether a company sells organic beverages to corner groceries or horse feed for thoroughbreds, there are probably multiple tools available to help them to better manage their business. The abundance of tools creates an imperative for platform providers to continuously add new capabilities to deliver value to their users. Increasingly, B2B software platform providers are turning to payment services as a key area of innovation.
Blockchain Tech Could Save Global Business $550 Billion Per Year
Aug 31, 2015 by Jeremy Almond
This article originally appeared on CoinDesk.
The "Tectonic Shift" Coming to Financial Networks: An Interview with PayStand CEO Jeremy Almond
Jul 31, 2015 by Jeremy Almond
As consumers, we can see the changes that are coming to the way we pay for things--our smartphones are gearing up to replace our physical wallets, and in-app purchases are becoming (perhaps dangerously) easy, to the point of being invisible. But these cool new features are really just the tip of the iceberg of a much larger movement coming to finance and the movement of money. Today, our smartphones make it easier to use credit cards, which still operate over proprietary networks. But without the need for physical cards and swipers, why should payments initiated on the Internet take a detour through those old networks?
Beyond Paper Clips: The Pros and Cons of B2B eCommerce
Jul 27, 2015 by Jeremy Almond
Think about the last time you bought a computer or office supplies for your business. Did you buy them online, through a printed catalog, or in person at a big-box store? Increasingly, business buyers are just as comfortable using the Web for company purchases as they are using Amazon or BestBuy.com for personal shopping. A Forrester report found that 74% of B2B buyers use the Web to research over 50% of their work purchases, and 30% complete at least half of those purchases online.
How B2B SaaS Companies are Changing How Work Gets Done in the Heartland
Jun 10, 2015 by Jeremy Almond
…and giving big business a new lease on life
Can Small Businesses Hope to Compete with the “Big Guys” on Credit Card Fees?
Jun 2, 2015 by Jeremy Almond
Innovators choose new payment tech to get around transaction costs To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, there are three certainties in life for small businesses: death, taxes, and credit card interchange fees. These are the fees charged by the big three credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) to merchants for accepting their cards. Although the marked-up rates charged by processing services can vary, it is widely accepted that interchange fees represent a hard floor of fixed costs that can’t be changed or negotiated.
Should You Stay or Should You Go? 5 Tips for Getting a Better Deal in Credit Card Processing
May 19, 2015 by Jeremy Almond
Most of the business owners we talk to have a "love/hate" relationship with credit cards. You love them because they enable your customers to buy things from you which they may not otherwise be able to buy, but you hate the transaction fees that take a big chunk out of your sales. We're here to tell you that when it comes to credit card processing, you don't have to "love the one you're with." New options for merchants, both online and at the point-of-sale, have exploded in the past few years. Many new entrants in the marketplace offer slick add-ons to mobile devices, but ultimately it's transaction costs that should drive your decision to stick with your current processor or move on.