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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What is Payments-as-a-Service?
Dec 2, 2019 by Eduardo Lopez
Payments-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a cloud-based approach to commercial payments pioneered by Paystand. Essentially, it moves your cash cycle into the cloud and helps you automate the back-office financial process from end to end. In addition to this, instead of charging customers fees based on transaction volume, subscribers only pay a flat monthly rate to Paystand's software.
The Four Pillars of Modern B2B Payments
Jul 9, 2019 by Eduardo Lopez
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.
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.
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?
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.
How Payments-as-a-Service Is Changing an Industry
Mar 23, 2015 by Jeremy Almond
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.