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What is FinTech? FinTech B2B Payments and B2C Payments Explained

By Jeff Kohl on Aug 27, 2020 9:09:33 AM

FinTech B2B Payments are impacting how businesses and consumers pay, store, move, save, borrow, invest, and protect money.

If you have made a payment using your phone, transferred money using an app, or checked an invoice or bank statement online then you already have experience in the FinTech industry. 

FinTech is fast-becoming the new normal. Payments industry trends such as moving to cashless and electronic payments along with the rise of eCommerce and mobile transactions are all being propelled quickly forward by the “FinTech revolution”. In this past year, many companies have faced COVID-19 cash flow challenges and need to transform their payment systems in the “new normal” of remote work. FinTech, however, is quickly becoming the “new normal” of business, impacting how merchants and consumers pay, store, move, save, borrow, invest, and protect money.

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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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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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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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How B2B Businesses Adapt with Integrated Payments During COVID-19

By Jeff Kohl on May 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Many companies are facing new financial hardships due to unforeseen consequences of the COVID-19 virus.  Businesses are facing the new normal: remote work, 100% digital, and paperless. 

Your business needs the right tools and business software that enable you to connect to the cloud and run operations in a remote way - along with: shared activity management, paperless invoicing, and security in omni-channel online payments. 

We recently published resources for businesses affected by COVID-19, and below we expand further on the specific ways B2B businesses can best adapt, survive, and even thrive with new solutions and lower costs. This time is both a challenge and an opportunity for the decision makers in B2B sales channels, and these strategies will launch you into success not just during this time period but for the long term. 

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Buyer's Guide for Merchants Explains Omni-Channel Integrated Payments

By Jeff Kohl on May 5, 2020 4:31:15 PM

APS Payments has published a free Merchant’s Guide to Integrated Payment Processing to outline how payment processing works and help businesses select the best payments provider for their needs. With COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines in place, businesses have to adapt and innovate quickly - some more than others. In order to help maintain cash flow during this time, integrated and omni-channel payment solutions are no longer a nice to have, and instead have become a must have solution.  

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Benefits of Omni-Channel Integrated Payment Processing

By Jeff Kohl on Apr 9, 2020 9:25:06 AM

Omni-channel integrated payment processing can be crucial to streamline workflows, save money, and remain relevant to modern customers. Now more than ever, businesses need to accept payments across multiple channels to meet consumer demand.  Luckily, there is no easier way to improve your bottom line than by implementing an omni-channel, integrated payments solution. 

Whether it’s a virus, like COVID-19, or the latest trend in software, changes happen fast - and successful businesses need to be able to adapt and innovate quickly.  Less than 30 days ago, many were not worried if they could receive checks mailed to their office or accept payments online from customers. Now, with most working from home, these items have suddenly become a challenge for many businesses because they were not set up for omni-channel processing.  

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APS Payments Outlines How Businesses are Innovating Due to COVID-19

By Jeff Kohl on Apr 6, 2020 3:13:10 PM

Operating a business can be hard and the COVID-19 virus (also known as Coronavirus) has made things more challenging than ever with at least 311 million people in at least 41 states being urged to stay at home, and about 30 percent of American’s unable to work from home. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for us all; changing how we are living, working and communicating around the globe.

Our world shifted quickly, according to PYMNTS reports, just a month ago, we were all in our offices, kids were in school, grocery stores still had toilet paper and small businesses were still open and not stressed about how they were going to keep employees on payroll and re-open their doors. Flash forward to today, businesses are mandating employees work from home and halting all business travel. More and more cities, states and countries are quarantining their citizens to their homes, only allowing people to leave for essential reasons like groceries and medical care.

In this blog, we are recapping inspiring ways businesses are adapting to the new demands on their organizations and exploring the best tools for this difficult period, so you too might be inspired to innovate, adapt, and overcome during this time of uncertainty.   

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The 3 Biggest Benefits of Integrated Payment Processing

By Jeff Kohl on Dec 27, 2019 8:45:00 AM

Merchants today are savvy and know the importance of getting the best deal they can for payment processing.  What many merchants fail to realize is how critical integrated payment processing can be to streamline workflows and save money. There’s no easier or better way to improve your bottom line than implementing an integrated payments solution that works with the business systems you already use today.

Integrated payments enables you to save time and money, benefit from Level 3 discounted rates for B2B transactions, and provide an omni-channel processing environment.

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How to Avoid Payment Downtime on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

By Jeff Kohl on Nov 21, 2019 10:43:29 AM

Is your brick-and-mortar or eCommerce store prepared for the onslaught of customers during these three days? The best way to prepare your business for any challenge is by equipping yourself with information. One of the most important component of your Black Friday/Cyber Monday plans may be your credit card processing solution.  Is your business ready?

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