How to Boost Your Payments Revenue Share (hint…don’t focus on revenue)

Payments can be a key driver of recurring revenue for any software platform. That’s why it’s important to understand the ins-and-outs of this revenue stream to maximize its potential. Missing the oppo...

Ready to eliminate your costs to accept credit cards with Cash Discount?

Cash Discount is now commonly used interchangeably to describe surcharge, convenience fee, and service fee. So what’s the difference and how does each work? Although each program has their differences...

Why It’s Time to Evaluate Leaving Your Big-Box Payment Company

There’s a reason why they’ve simplified their pricing at 2.9% and $0.30 per transaction—each swipe potentially earns them a substantial amount of money. In order to understand exactly how they’re fill...

Why Integrated Payments Deserve a Spot on Your Roadmap

Or is it time to reevaluate your existing integrated payment partnership? With near constant industry M&A activity that can dramatically change your level of support and hardware availability shor...

Is Accepting Cryptocurrency Right for Your Business?

The good news is cryptocurrency has entered mainstream financial markets and is no longer the complete unknown it once was. For now at least, it looks like cryptocurrency is here to stay.

Why Integrated Payment Partnerships Go Sour

Poor Customer Support As any ISV whose been burned by lack of support can tell you, top-notch customer service is as important as the technology behind any integrated payment solution. It’s critical t...

The Partnering Question: Banks and Merchant Service Providers

2021 proved to be a(nother) year of unprecedented challenges and historic achievements. As we transition into a new year, it’s time to reflect on lessons learned and apply them to business plans going...

How the Microchip Shortage Affects Credit Card Payments

Headlines about the semiconductor chip shortage are hard to ignore. The imbalance of supply and demand is impacting all aspects of consumers’ lives, from the availability of electronics to the product...

Shifting Card Acceptance Costs to Consumers

Card processing fees are an unavoidable cost for most businesses. Despite the convenience that payment cards provide to customers, they can also impose substantial costs on underlying businesses.

3 Ways Integrated Payments Add Value to Independent Software Vendors

Choosing an integrated payments partner is a big decision for independent software vendors (ISVs). There’s the question of whether you can trust your partner to provide the service, support, and overa...

Newburyport Bank and Paystri Announce Merchant Services Partnership

About the Partnership Newburyport Bank, a premier community bank serving the Massachusetts North Shore and New Hampshire Seacoast, is now partnering with Paystri for Merchant Services. The partnership...

How a credit card payment works (in 7 easy steps)

Dipping a payment card into a credit card reader or submitting payment information online are second nature to consumers. But what happens after that card information is captured? It triggers a sequen...

Magnetic stripes are retiring. What does that mean for businesses?

For most consumers, it’s second nature to dip or tap a payment card at a terminal to complete a sale. But not too long ago, payments were all about the swipe.

Has COVID-19 changed customer payments forever?

The onset of COVID-19 upended “normal” life as behaviors including social distancing and masking-up became part of our daily routines. It also created significant, and perhaps permanent, changes to ho...

The Big World of Small Ticket Interchange (Card-Present Edition)

Accepting credit card payments comes at a price for businesses, no matter their size or who they serve. For merchants that primarily process small ticket transactions (total sales price of less than $...

Common Types of Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud is an expansive (and sometimes confusing) topic that affects countless consumers and the payments ecosystem as a whole.

The Dos and Don’ts of Integrated Payments

The term “integrated payments” comes up frequently in the payments world. But what does it mean?

Credit Card Interchange Downgrades Explained

The cost of accepting credit card payments can be significant for businesses of all types and sizes. Several fees contribute to the cost of payment processing, but interchange is the most significant ...

BottlePos Partners with Paystri for Integrated Payments

About the Partnership BottlePos, an innovator in point of sale (POS) technology for liquor stores, is now partnering with Paystri for integrated payments. The partnership gives BottlePos users access ...

Top 8 Payment Processing Acronyms

Payment processing has its own vocabulary and acronyms play a big role. Here are eight commonly used payment processing acronyms to help guide you through the jargon without the confusion.

Delivering a Better User Experience with Integrated Payments

Independent software vendors (ISVs) build solutions that are designed to help businesses maximize their potential, from streamlining daily operations to delivering the best user experience (UX) possib...

Mynt and Paystri Form Integrated Payments Partnership

About the Partnership Mynt, a leading provider of point of sale (POS) technology for retailers and restaurants, is now partnering with Paystri for integrated payments. The partnership gives Mynt’s cli...

PCI Compliance & Credit Card Processing: Know the Basics

Accepting card payments at your business gives customers the benefits of convenience and choice. It also makes your business responsible for protecting the underlying account data associated with your...

Payments in Your Palm: How Biometrics Are Changing Customer Payments

Commerce is evolving rapidly, thanks to technology that gives consumers more choice in how and when they interact with businesses. Whether it’s tapping a digital wallet at the point of sale or buying ...

GiftLogic Announces Integrated Payments Partnership with Paystri

About the Partnership GiftLogic, a leader in retail management software headquartered in Englewood, Florida, is now partnering with Paystri for integrated payments. GiftLogic is an innovator in retail...

QR Codes: The Unsung Hero of Payments?

QR (quick response) codes were developed over a quarter of a century ago as an evolution of standard one-dimensional barcodes. While QR codes have been in consumers’ periphery for decades, their visib...

EMV 3-D Secure 2.0: Questions & Answers

Beginning with the 2015 liability shift, mass issuance of EMV® (chip) cards made a lasting impact on reducing counterfeit card fraud for card-present transactions. However, card fraud associated with ...

4 Ways to Accept Card-Present Payments

Card-Present vs. Card-Not-Present In payment processing, the terms "card-present" and "card-not-present" are often used to describe transactions. What's the difference between the two?

PriceIt Software and Paystri Announce Integrated Payments Partnership

About the Partnership PriceIt Software, a leading provider of technology for the screen printing and embroidery industry, is now partnering with Paystri for integrated payments. The partnership enable...

Dance Studio Manager and Paystri Enter Integrated Payments Partnership

About the Partnership Dance Studio Manager, an independent software vendor (ISV) serving dance and fitness studios, is now partnering with Paystri for integrated payments. The partnership allows Dance...

Successful Payments Acceptance in the New Normal [Checklist]

Business as usual is anything but. COVID-19 is disrupting behavior across commerce as businesses and consumers seek interactions that deliver personalized experiences while reducing contact.

TeeCal Partners with Paystri for Integrated Payments

About the Partnership Paystri is now an integrated payments partner of TeeCal, a leading software provider for the garment decorating industry.

The Expanding Horizons of Unattended Payments

Unattended payments have long been a part of consumers’ lives, from purchasing snacks at vending machines to self-checkout at grocery stores, pharmacies, and retailers. In addition to facilitating on-...

Fully integrated, semi-integrated, non-integrated payments. What's best?

Independent software vendors (ISVs) have many considerations when selecting an integrated payments partner, from financial benefits of the relationship to ongoing service and support. A critical compo...

The Benefits of EMV (Chip Cards) for Integrated Payments

Introduction Independent software vendors (ISVs) that integrate payments into their solutions must anticipate the different ways their clients accept customer payments. Businesses that focus on ecomme...

How to Shop for an Online Invoice Payments Solution

Consumer payments are increasingly moving online thanks to user-friendly mobile technology and the demand for contactless transactions. However, many businesses continue to rely on paper-based process...

Leaders in Payments Podcast Featuring Jonathan Arst, CEO of Paystri

Paystri’s Founder and CEO, Jonathan Arst, recently joined Greg Myers for a recording of the Leaders in Payments podcast. The discussion ranged from Jonathan’s start in the payments industry to his pre...

Paystri Announces Integrated Payments Partnership with Paerpay

About the Partnership Paystri is pleased to announce its new integrated payments partnership with Paerpay.

Payment Processing: Which Pricing Model is Best?

Accepting credit cards and debit cards can be a significant expense for businesses of all sizes. The costs of payment processing are largely driven by transaction fees including interchange and assess...

Why does it cost so much to accept credit cards?

Now more than ever, the convenience of paying with credit cards and debit cards can help businesses reduce physical contact and keep customer revenue intact. But the cost of credit card acceptance can...

Wnet Virtual Event Recap: Advancing Your Leadership Edge

Paystri is a proud sponsor of Wnet, the Women’s Network for Electronic Transactions. We support this non-profit organization’s members, staff, and volunteers in its mission of empowering women in the ...

EMV (Chip) Card Payments: Preventing Fallback Transactions

The introduction of EMV® chip cards made it second nature for consumers to dip their payment cards instead of swiping them. Chip cards are more ubiquitous than ever according to recent statistics publ...

What is Cash Discount payment processing?

Now more than ever, businesses of all sizes are looking for opportunities to reduce costs and save money. Switching from a traditional card payments acceptance program to Cash Discount can help. 

Integrated Payments: 7 Fundamentals of Fast Merchant Onboarding

When an independent software vendor (ISV) lands a new customer, the focus shifts from signing the contract to monetizing the relationship. A critical component of new customer onboarding is the quick ...

5 Ways to Take Charge of Chargebacks

Chargebacks are a fact of life for any business that accepts credit cards or debit cards. While the risk of chargebacks is higher for card-not-present payments, both ecommerce and brick-and-mortar mer...

5 Signs It's Time for a New Payment Processor [INFOGRAPHIC]

Accepting debit card and credit card payments is a cost of doing business, regardless of the size of your organization or the people you serve. Offering a wide variety of payment choices means partner...

Card Payments at Your Laundromat: How to Choose a Payment Processor

Accepting card payments at your laundromat requires the answer to two questions: Which laundry card solution is right for my business? How do I choose a payments partner to process those transactions?

What are contactless payments and how do they work?

Right now, businesses and consumers are looking for ways to reduce person-to-person contact while keeping commerce moving. One way of doing this is with contactless payments. But what exactly are cont...

4 Ways to Accept Card Payments and Reduce Contact

We’re experiencing a monumental shift in commerce, and it’s more important than ever to keep customer payments running smoothly. If your business typically depends on in-person payments, you’re likely...

Credit Card Payments at a Distance: How Virtual Terminal Can Help

In the face of COVID-19, “business as usual” is anything but. Countless merchants are rethinking business operations and adapting in the face of unprecedented disruption.

Integrated Payments: 5 Features You Can't Live Without

The right integrated payments partner should deliver benefits like generous revenue sharing and capital infusions to your software company. And your clients should receive the benefits of always-on se...

Integrated Payments and Recurring Billing

Independent software vendors (ISVs) know that no two businesses are alike. The software solutions you build are designed to serve a wide range of businesses that can be customized depending on the ind...

Paystri’s New Strategic Partnership with Pineapple Payments

About the Partnership Last month, we announced our new partnership with Pineapple Payments. The collaboration reflects Paystri’s commitment to delivering fresh integrated payments opportunities to ind...

Designer Advantage Names Paystri Exclusive Integrated Payments Partner

About the Partnership Paystri is partnering with Designer Advantage to deliver smart, strategic payment solutions to interior design businesses. The partnership is built with the goal of offering stra...

Merchant Consulting Group Is Now Paystri

A New Brand Identity Merchant Consulting Group is announcing its new brand identity, Paystri. Founded in 2005, the company has a long history of collaborating with partners, businesses, developers, in...

Merchant Consulting Group Partners with Tracker Management Systems

Merchant Consulting Group (now Paystri), an integrated payments technology company headquartered in Salem, MA, and Tracker Management Systems, a premier independent software vendor based in Cleveland,...

Founder and CEO Jonathan Arst Featured in Boston Voyager

Learn about our history and vision for the future of payments technology in the words of our Founder and CEO, Jonathan Arst. The interview, published by Boston Voyager, covers everything from the ince...

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