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Why B2B Cashless Payments Are Being Accelerated due to COVID-19

By Jeff Kohl on Aug 10, 2020 11:51:44 AM

How is COVID-19 impacting B2B payment trends? 

The payments industry is trending towards cashless and electronic payments along with the rise of eCommerce, mobile transactions, and more. In this past year, many companies have faced new challenges because of COVID-19 and need to transform their payment systems in the “new normal” of remote work

Although the trend towards digital payments has been steadily increasing, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is accelerating the shift to a cashless society. Merchants of all kinds are asking not only how to adapt to the current needs of the market, but also what this means for their financial future. How will the events of this year affect 2021 and beyond?

In this blog, we will detail the implications for merchants in a cashless economy, the benefits for B2B businesses, and how omni-channel and digital payment solutions help maintain cash flow, increase efficiency, and save money.            

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APS Payments Announces Integration with Sage 500

By Brian Nunes on Jul 29, 2020 4:32:44 PM

APS Payments is excited to announce a new integration with Sage 500, enabling many more manufacturers and distributors to benefit from the full suite of benefits with the seamlessly integrated, omni-channel, and all-in-one payment solutions from APS Payments.

 

Your Sage 500 ERP solution is the backbone to your business. Today, more and more of your customers want you to accept payment via all sorts of credit cards. In this case, look no further than APS Payments to provide you with a simple and effective Sage 500 credit card processing integration that allows you to reduce risk, decrease fees and increase your company’s revenue.

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What is an All-In-One Merchant Services Payments Provider?

By Jeff Kohl on Jul 24, 2020 11:50:24 AM

The payment industry is a complicated industry that is constantly changing, upgrading, and evolving. In the past few years, the financial industry has seen the rise of eCommerce, mobile transactions, and much more. In this past year, many companies have faced major challenges and changes due to COVID-19 and need updates to their payment systems in the “new normal” of remote work

As you and many other businesses look to simplify their processing, all-in-one payment solutions are becoming more readily available. They provide flexible and comprehensive coverage for any merchant. Every day, merchants are switching to all-in-one payment providers to streamline workflows, save money, and have a partner in the industry they trust. In this blog, we will detail exactly what an “All-in-One” payments provider is, and why having one will set your business up for years of success. 

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APS Payments exhibits eCommerce B2B Payments at Virtual MivaCon

By Brian Nunes on Jul 23, 2020 3:41:16 PM


With all the in-person conferences being canceled due to COVID-19 it can be hard to make meaningful connections right now and to learn and connect in the eCommerce community. Miva has transitioned its annual MivaCon eCommerce conference (postponed to 2021) to the MivaCon Digital Day 2020 on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Join us online for MivaCon Digital Day 2020!

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST

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Overcoming Contactless Payment Challenges in the New Normal

By Jeff Kohl on Jul 15, 2020 1:51:43 PM

It’s Not Just You – Businesses Across the Globe Are Reporting Recent Payment Challenges

Buyers and suppliers in 2020 face a new, unprecedented environment. Due to widespread shutdowns and work from home (WFH) operations, the use of electronic purchasing and payment methods is skyrocketing. Many companies are struggling to adjust to the new normal.

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Webinar - Acumatica: 3 Tools To Maximize Profitability and Cash Flow

By Patty Benitez on Jul 7, 2020 12:17:16 PM

Complimentary Webinar
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Time:  11 AM PT / 2 PM ET

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Join us to learn how a plug-n-play phone system makes it easy to automate sales and customer service processes.  In addition, manufacturing, distribution and retail companies will learn how to automate shipping and payment processes to invoice and get paid faster.

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Magento 1 End of Life (EOL) - eCommerce Payment Concerns for Merchants

By Brian Nunes on Jul 1, 2020 1:05:42 PM

Per the official Magento End of Life announcement, all versions of Magento 1 will no longer be supported after June 30, 2020.  Given this news, Magento 1 eCommerce sites and webstores will no longer be fully PCI Compliant with VISA guidelines starting July 1st. 

Visa recently released the “Acquirer Advisory” from Visa - and then shortly thereafter, a follow up statement by PayPal, put many merchants into a state of uncertainty and anxiety for their businesses. After all, when a megalith such as PayPal demands “urgent actions” from any remaining Magento 1 merchants before its planned “End of Life” (EOL) this month, merchants on all versions of Magento take note.

Fortunately for these merchants, payments expert, Jeff Kohl, SVP, Sales at APS Payments and eCommerce expert ,TJ Gamble, CEO at Jamersan, spoke at length on the eCommerceAholic livestream about what this means for Magento 1 (M1) merchants and for the Magento community as a whole.  We have provided video clip highlights from the livestream below.  

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PCI Compliance for News Publishers and the Media Industry

By Hillary Heath on Jun 22, 2020 3:50:04 PM

Still Using a Lockbox and Phone-Based Payments? You May Be Putting Your Newspaper at Risk.

By their nature, news organizations are required to handle a surprisingly large number of financial transactions. Emerging digital privacy legislation, including the New York SHIELD Act, is making it harder for newspaper organizations to securely handle payment information and maintain compliance with local and national cybersecurity standards

In the hectic, deadline-driven world of the press, it may be tempting to maintain the status quo of processing payments the “same way it has always been done,” leaving requirements like PCI compliance to chance. Leaders in this industry may feel like it would take too much time and effort to research and select a new payment method to replace their lockboxes and phone-based payments but, as it turns out, the cost of non-compliance is much higher than it seems.

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Webinar - Sage 100cloud Webinar: Custom Manufacturing Product Configurator Shipping and Payments

By Patricia Benitez on Jun 22, 2020 11:07:37 AM

Complimentary Webinar
Date:  Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Time:  11 AM PT / 2 PM ET

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New B2B Payments Integrations for eCommerce by APS Payments

By Brian Nunes on Jun 1, 2020 2:31:14 PM

Many companies are facing new demands by customers in the wake of the COVID-19 virus.  Businesses are facing the new normal: remote work, 100% digital, and paperless.  eCommerce plays an important role in helping businesses with the new normal.

In a recent PYMNTS survey, 66% of SMBs will rely more on eCommerce sales after this pandemic. Businesses without an eCommerce option today need to find the right solution that will enable customers to engage with them online.  Selecting the right eCommerce solution is only part of the equation, as selecting a right payment solution for an optimal checkout experience can be just as important.  

APS Payment is launching multiple new eCommerce shopping cart integrations to offer customers even more omni-channel options for B2B Payments, expanding our footprint for eCommerce businesses to adapt to the new normal.

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