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...

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.

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