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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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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 the 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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New APS Payments ClickToPay Functionality Now Available

By Patty Benitez on Feb 10, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Simple, Convenient, Secure. 

Could your business benefit from faster payments, easier invoicing, and happier clients? Do your customers demand modern solutions, multiple payment methods, or user-friendly online payment portals? 

Merchants can now take advantage of the latest updates to one of our most successful and most requested features, APS ClickToPay, across multiple ERP platforms, including Acumatica, Sage, and SAP Business One.  All platforms with APS ClickToPay will benefit from the new enhancements and updates recently released.

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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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PCI Compliance in 2020 made easy with our PCI Compliance Calendar

By Jeff Kohl on Oct 31, 2019 4:35:07 PM


PCI Compliance is important to maintain year round, at all times. Any gap in PCI Compliance designation is a major liability for your business. Non-compliance can lead to many different consequences such as monthly penalties, data breaches, legal action, damaged reputation, and even revenue loss. Achieving and maintaining PCI Compliance, however, can be complicated and time consuming when not working with a payment processing expert that you can trust. APS Payments strives to make PCI compliance as simple as possible for our merchants and partners. Here is a quick checklist in addition to this post to make sure you are getting started on your PCI Compliance for 2020 the right way. 

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Why Customer Service is Important in Payment Processing

By Jeff Kohl on Oct 17, 2019 11:28:35 AM

When it comes to business, there is nothing more important than providing the best customer experience for your customers. Many companies do the job when it comes to signing clients but do they go the distance when it comes to customer service to retain their clients? Almost half of U.S. consumers have deserted a purchase due to poor or lack of customer service. Many times, the customer gets a robot teller and menu that is difficult to navigate or even get placed on hold for an excruciating amount of time. This can obviously lead to great frustration and make clients walk away from your business. Customer service can end up making or breaking a company or organization. When selecting a merchant service provider you want to select one that provides live 24/7 support to fulfill requests or to answer questions and get any inquiry resolved quickly and painlessly. It is important to have a payments provider who is there when you need them.
APS Payments 24/7 Live Support is there when you need it, so you can run your business efficiently . Our commitment to transparency and the dedication of our payments expert to answer fully answer any question you may have sets us apart!

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