Agile Payments Blog

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Text Payment Solutions: 7 Things to look for from your Text to Pay Provider

By Wayne Akey on Nov 26, 2019 7:39:44 AM

Text payment solutions offer businesses a fantastic tool for automating payment and especially late payment collection.

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Media marketing - how to leverage IVR for order and payment acceptance

By Gene Krause on Nov 20, 2019 6:10:03 PM

Marketing products or services via mass media to consumers can result in an enormous number of consumer responses, sometimes flooding a call center or even some IVR systems. If the media used is television or radio, the consumer responses arrive at a narrow, but predictable time, further challenging an IVR system's capabilities. Having an IVR system that can handle the call load is just one critical issue that media marketers face in fulfilling their customer orders and accepting consumer payments.

Topics: IVR Payments
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Pay By Text Solutions: Why Your Business Needs To Get On Board

By Wayne Akey on Nov 19, 2019 3:35:25 PM

Pay by Text payment solutions offer businesses a simple, cost effective method to securely collect customer payments.

Topics: IVR Payments
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Late Payments Acceptance via IVR

By Gene Krause on Nov 13, 2019 4:42:42 PM

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) has been around for quite a while now, and it's use for payments acceptance has grown significantly in recent years. With recent advents in IVR systems along with increased cell phone adoption, businesses and organizations now have more tools to bill their customers and collect and accept late payments by phone.

Topics: IVR Payments
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Integrating the On-Boarding of ACH Processing in an SaaS Application

By Gene Krause on Oct 9, 2019 11:57:34 AM

Software applications that require payments functionality often can benefit from adding the ACH payment rail. That's especially true for applications that have a subscription or recurring payments component. Thus the application's management or stakeholders will look to various ACH Providers for discussing requirements and finding a solution that meets their needs.

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Managed Payment Facilitation and HealthCare Applications

By Wayne Akey on Sep 26, 2019 1:16:53 PM

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Risks of Direct Deposit Payroll Processing

By Gene Krause on Sep 24, 2019 1:21:44 PM

Recent news has once again exposed the reality that there are inherent risks for a third party ACH processor in handling and processing payroll transactions for a company who handles payroll for multiple companies or even a single company's needs. 

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Payment Facilitation Solutions For Property Management Platforms

By Wayne Akey on Sep 20, 2019 7:32:00 AM

Payment Facilitation allows a SaaS application the ability to accept payments on behalf of its end users. The platform users complete a simple application and in minutes can begin accepting credit cards and in some cases ACH Payments.

This ability to onboard clients without having the user apply for a traditional merchant account [that can take days and require supporting documentation like bank statements and tax returns] offers a friction-free onboarding experience.

Payment Facilitation at its core offers instant onboarding of platform users. If that is not an absolute necessity there are alternative that will better meet needs. See Payment Processing Partnerships.

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Why Canada EFT Integration is Difficult

By Agile Payments on Sep 19, 2019 8:41:09 PM

What is Canada EFT?

Topics: Canada
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Property Management, Leveraging an ACH Integration

By Gene Krause on Sep 19, 2019 12:59:12 PM

Property management applications are extremely popular today. There is rarely a week that goes by where we are not contacted by a software application that serves property management in some way or another. Often, we are discussing payments solutions with many at one time.

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Is ACH a Requirement for Applications With a Recurring Payments Component?

By Gene Krause on Sep 10, 2019 3:48:16 PM

Applications that have a subscription component can differ in many ways, but almost universally there is an advantage for the application to integrate to an ACH API for origination and management of recurring payments. requirement, maybe not. Advantage to integrate and offer, most certainly.

One of the common problems that subscription based applications

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Hybrid Payment Facilitation for SaaS Platforms

By Wayne Akey on Sep 10, 2019 10:27:02 AM

A Payment Facilitator can be thought of as a Master Merchant that facilitates and processes credit and debit card transactions for their platform users.

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Managed Payment Facilitation : What is it and is it right for your SaaS?

By Wayne Akey on Sep 3, 2019 7:50:06 AM

Managed Payment Facilitation : What is it and is it right for your SaaS

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The ACH Payment Aggregator Debate: Why Your Business Should Consider a Partnership

By Wayne Akey on Aug 27, 2019 2:17:00 PM

For a business owner, selecting the best and most cost-effective method of accepting customer payments can be confusing and overwhelming, particularly as the range of payment options continues to grow.

A payment aggregation solution offers a platform the ability to act as a master merchant and instantly onboard application sub-users. These users can complete a simple form and in minutes begin accepting payments.

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Reducing Credit Card Declines: How Subscription Billing Management Providers Can Address Business’s Biggest Revenue Threat

By Wayne Akey on Aug 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The 2019 payments landscape has inherent risks for any SaaS applications.

For example, imagine you are a business owner with 500 customers that you bill $100 per month on a recurring basis. Your business runs and plans based on $50,000 per month coming in the door on a regular basis. It took a long time and a lot of work to get to the point where your business generates that amount of reliable predictable income. You pay salaries, rent, handle plan development, and manage marketing campaigns ALL around that recurring revenue.

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SMS Payment Solutions: The 2019 Guide

By Coleman Akey on Aug 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM

 

 

 

The 2019 payments landscape demands sophisticated check acceptance risk mitigation tools. Businesses now have a new tool for collecting customer payments. SMS Payment Solutions allow businesses to:

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Bank Account Owner Authentication Service: Moving Beyond Check Verification Services

By Coleman Akey on Aug 6, 2019 11:39:00 AM

Bank Account Owner Authentication Service: Moving Beyond Check Verification Services

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ACH Payment Facilitation

By Gene Krause on Jul 15, 2019 10:34:16 AM

The ACH Facilitator : What you must know

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SaaS - Expanding Market Reach to Canada With Payments

By Gene Krause on May 28, 2019 2:15:18 PM

Have a software application with a payments requirement and want to enter the Canadian market? We'll show you how.
Overview
Payment Rails
EFT API
Processing Costs
Recurring Payments
Payment Facilitation

Overview: For software applications, especially those that serve a vertical base of client user organizations, one logical way to expanding market reach is to open up the application to countries outside your initial geographical focus. Often the logical choice is a near or adjoining country. In the case of applications that were born is the United States the choice is commonly Canada.

Topics: Canada
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SMS Payment Provider

By Wayne Akey on May 13, 2019 3:25:07 PM

SMS Payment Provider | Pay by Text Provider 2019

Topics: IVR Payments
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SMS Payment Gateway

By Wayne Akey on Apr 29, 2019 7:48:38 AM

SMS Payment Gateway Solutions | Pay by Text Payment GatewaySolutions 2019
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MarketPlace Payments : What you must know

By Wayne Akey on Apr 17, 2019 9:43:00 AM

Looking to leverage or provide MarketPlace Payments? What you must know

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MarketPlace Payment Solution Challenges

By Wayne Akey on Apr 16, 2019 9:42:17 AM

MarketPlace Payment Solutions

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The role of the Payment Gateway for MarketPlace Payments 2019

By Wayne Akey on Apr 15, 2019 10:41:15 AM

The role of the Payment Gateway for MarketPlace Payments

When evaluating technical payment solutions that address the primary needs of a MarketPlace Payment solution the integration to the Payment Gateway plays a vital role in the MarketPlace success. For platforms considering launching or monetizing their MarketPlace payments play a vital role in both the success [or failure] of the platform as well as a primary revenue driver6.

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MarketPlace Payments and the Merchant of Record: What does it mean?

By Agile Payments on Apr 15, 2019 9:47:00 AM

MarketPlace Payments and the Merchant of Record: What does it mean?

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