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Read about the digital transformation of commercial payments and how to automate your enterprise cash cycle.

Beyond Paper Clips: The Pros and Cons of B2B eCommerce

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.

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Jeremy Almond Jeremy Almond on July 27, 2015

ecommerce, business, eCheck, B2B

The Top 6 Excuses A/R Staff Hear for Late Customer Payments (and what to do about them)

As the fiscal year for many businesses draws to a close at the end of July, a collective “argh!” can be heard from accounts receivable departments as they try to collect on late customer payments and close out their books. Anyone who has worked for a B2B company has experienced the frustration of waiting for a check in the mail for a long-overdue invoice. Often, it’s the biggest and most established business customers who draw the process out the longest, optimizing their cash flow because they can (and jeopardizing yours in the process).

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Kenzie Earle Kenzie Earle on July 7, 2015

recurring payments, business, direct bank debit, electronic checks, B2B, Enterprise payments

Should You Stay or Should You Go? 5 Tips for Getting a Better Deal in Credit Card Processing

 

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. 

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Jeremy Almond Jeremy Almond on May 19, 2015

ecommerce, interchange plus, tips, business, merchant fees, credit cards, merchant statement

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