In a late holiday gift for PFs everywhere, Visa has upped the requirements for PCI Level 4 (small businesses) merchants. Specifically, as the end of January 2017, those small merchants “must use only Payment Card Industry (PCI)-certified Qualified Integrators and Reseller (QIR) professionals for point-of-sale (POS) application and terminal installation and integration.” Although few […]Read more "Visa Adds New Level 4 PCI Requirement, As The PF Attractiveness Gets A Lot Stronger"
One of the key advantages to being a payment facilitator is that it is the desired brand of the merchant that appears on the customer’s statement. That certainly delivers the expected marketing boost (brand reinforcement) for the merchant, but event-booking PF Placefull is fond of that brand appearance for a very different reason: far fewer […]Read more "Event-Booker Placefull Converts To PF, Creates A Sizable Profit Event"
The strength of any payment model is not merely how well it performs for merchants, but also how elastic it is in terms of being relevant to many kinds of companies and geographies. That is the topic for this week’s PaymentFacilitator.com podcast, with guest Todd Ablowitz, president of Double Diamond Group. Ablowitz pointed to […]Read more "How Flexible Is The PF Model?"
One of the cyberthief’s favorite tactics these days is transaction laundering, where the bad guy takes their bad transactions—usually for drugs, gambling, counterfeit goods or human trafficking—and runs them through seemingly good web sites, ones ostensibly trying to sell innocuous products. There are things that a payment facilitator can do to thwart such efforts and […]Read more "Transaction Laundering: How Not To Get Taken To The Cleaners"
2016 looks to be a breakout year for the industry as senior executives’ eyes are on the technology’s potential. The industrial market for 3D printing real end-use parts looks poised to begin its long growth run, with far reaching implications. 2016 will likely usher in 3D printing’s first “killer apps,” impacting both product design and supply chains. […]Read more "Three 3D Printing Trends To Watch For Early 2016"
Payment Facilitator RunSignup.com is all about trying to take the complexities out of managing track and field events—especially running. It’s service and products include means to track times, tracker runners during events, assist with registration and creating customized sites. Making races easy is one thing. Making payments easy is, well, a much more uphill rocky […]Read more "Track & Field Event PF Running Between Processors"
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