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

The Four Pillars of Modern B2B Payments

 

Creating a modern B2B payments experience comes down to one idea: transactions should be frictionless.

There's no reason a customer should worry about how much they're being charged or whether a transaction is secure. Vendors shouldn’t spend time thinking about what payment methods to accept, how quickly they'll receive payment, or how to integrate those payments into their overall cash cycle. All of those things should be automatic.

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Eduardo Lopez Eduardo Lopez on July 9, 2019

payments-as-a-service, blockchain, Digital Payment, automation

Four Keys to Adding Payments to Your Software Platform

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.

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Jeremy Almond Jeremy Almond on February 11, 2016

tools, online payments, One-Click Checkout, Payments, payments-as-a-service, SaaS, B2B, Enterprise payments, e-billing

The "Tectonic Shift" Coming to Financial Networks: An Interview with PayStand CEO 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?

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Jeremy Almond Jeremy Almond on July 31, 2015

payments-as-a-service, SaaS, B2B

Can Small Businesses Hope to Compete with the “Big Guys” on Credit Card Fees?

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. 

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Jeremy Almond Jeremy Almond on June 2, 2015

Bitcoin, payments-as-a-service, merchant fees, credit cards, mobile POS

How Payments-as-a-Service Is Changing an Industry

What happens when you apply SaaS principles to payment processing?

You may not realize it, but you probably depend on multiple SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) products to get through your work day (and at home in the evenings, when you tune into your favorite streaming service). SaaS refers to an Internet-based service for which you pay a monthly subscription fee, and in return receive access to the latest improvements and technical support.

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Jeremy Almond Jeremy Almond on March 23, 2015

Bitcoin, ecommerce, Payments, payments-as-a-service, SaaS, eCheck

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