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BlueSnap Snapshot: 78% of Companies Not Taking Action in Light of New Brexit Card Processing Fees 

BlueSnap Snapshot: 78% of Companies Not Taking Action in Light of New Brexit Card Processing Fees 

By: Norma Gaffin

Now is the time when, as a result of Brexit, the card brands are recognizing transactions between the EU and UK as cross-border.

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5 Tips to Get Ready for the eCommerce Holiday Rush

5 Tips to Get Ready for the eCommerce Holiday Rush

By: Joe Twer

For the 2021 holiday season, eCommerce sales are expected to sweep up a large portion of overall transactions. With the increase in mobile shopping and desire to buy online instead of in-store, this holiday shopping season is expected to be a great one for eCommerce.

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BlueSnap Snapshot: The Majority of Companies Worry About Friendly Fraud – and They Should

BlueSnap Snapshot: The Majority of Companies Worry About Friendly Fraud – and They Should

By: Norma Gaffin

According to a recent study by BlueSnap partner Chargebacks911, friendly fraud, or chargeback disputes filed by a cardholder without a valid reason, have increased 23% over the last three years.

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BlueSnap Snapshot: Crypto Currency Payments

BlueSnap Snapshot: Crypto Currency Payments

By: Norma Gaffin

While many say cryptocurrency is becoming more mainstream (the IRS now asks about it on tax forms), Bitcoin transactions accounted for less than 2% of all digital transactions in 2020.

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Weekly Snapshot: Future Investment in eCommerce

Weekly Snapshot: Future Investment in eCommerce

By: Norma Gaffin

As businesses continue to feel the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic and the Delta variant forces everyone to reexamine what returning to normal may look like, we wanted to ask companies about how they plan to approach eCommerce.

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Weekly Snapshot: 71% of Companies Offer or Plan to Offer BNPL

Weekly Snapshot: 71% of Companies Offer or Plan to Offer BNPL

By: Norma Gaffin

If it seems like every eCommerce website now offers Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), you could be right. From inexpensive T-shirts to high-ticket jewelry, consumers want their goods without having to pay all the money upfront or taking on pricey credit card debt.

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Chargebacks Today: Liabilities & Opportunities Merchants Must Know

Chargebacks Today: Liabilities & Opportunities Merchants Must Know

By: Jarrod Wright

Over the past 18 months, merchants have had to contend with the direct consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, such as lockdowns, staff shortages, and shipping delays. At the same time, indirect challenges, like eCommerce fraud and chargebacks, have emerged.

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Weekly Snapshot: 56% of Companies Don’t Offer Global Shoppers Preferred Payment Methods 

Weekly Snapshot: 56% of Companies Don’t Offer Global Shoppers Preferred Payment Methods 

By: Norma Gaffin

If your business is in the US, allowing online buyers to pay by debit and credit card is a no-brainer. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t have as many sales. But how does your payment offering change when you sell to international customers?  The answer, unfortunately, is not very much.

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Cross-Border eCommerce Opportunities, Challenges and Trends [Infographic]

Cross-Border eCommerce Opportunities, Challenges and Trends [Infographic]

By: April Grudier

Selling internationally is growing, and it’s a huge opportunity for businesses that put the right cross-border payment strategies in place.

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Weekly Snapshot: 41% of Companies Won’t Adopt AR Automation Because of ‘Resistance to Change’

Weekly Snapshot: 41% of Companies Won’t Adopt AR Automation Because of ‘Resistance to Change’

By: Norma Gaffin

If people and businesses have learned nothing else over the pandemic, it’s that the ability to pivot and change is critical for success.

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Business Without Borders: A Guide to Global Currencies [Infographic]

Business Without Borders: A Guide to Global Currencies [Infographic]

By: Sean Downing

Global eCommerce is growing, and every time you sell into a new market, you need to be prepared to meet the location’s unique needs. We’ve put together this infographic as your passport to business without borders.

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Weekly Snapshot: 74% of Companies Surveyed Either Monetize Payments Today or Plan to in the Next Year

Weekly Snapshot: 74% of Companies Surveyed Either Monetize Payments Today or Plan to in the Next Year

By: Norma Gaffin

In this week’s BlueSnap Snapshot, we asked companies if they monetize payments. Thirty-two percent said they are monetizing payments today, 28% said they are considering it for later this year, and 14% are considering monetizing payments for next year.

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