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Working with a Payment Gateway

A payment gateway is a system that merchants use to accept credit and debit payments. The gateway creates a juncture between two important channels where money travels—one end of the gateway is the merchant, while the consumer’s bank awaits on the other side. The various elements that comprise a gateway are there to ensure the […]

Understanding Multichannel Payments

Today, customers use multiple channels to engage, transact, and pay bills. A McKinsey study found that 82% of Americans use digital payments. These digital payments encompass browser-based or in-app payments, in-store checkouts using mobile devices or QR codes, and person-to-person payments (P2Ps). Customers appreciate the convenience and ability to make payments in multiple ways when transacting. They […]

Transact With Customers Using Email Payments

When you want to grow your business and streamline operations, eliminating barriers in the payment experience is key. That means opening new and convenient avenues for payment. Email payments are an option that makes purchases easy for customers while relieving your team of the labor-intensive admin of manual invoicing. What Is an Email Payment Link? […]

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Tips to Reduce Late Payments by Engaging Payers

Suman Chaudhuri, VP, Sales & Revenue, CSG Forte   Late payments are on the rise, and they can weigh down your organization’s growth if they go unaddressed. Auto loan and credit card delinquencies have bounced back to their pre-COVID rates, and late payments on consumer loans aren’t far behind. With these indicators, merchants in other […]

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4 Best Practices for a Better Payment Experience

Providing a smooth experience is key if you want to make on-time payments easy for your customers. But meeting their expectations can be easier said than done. The payment experience is often reported as a source of friction for customers. According to a survey of 400 billing and collections executives, 91% of customers cited the […]

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