Winter 2014 Event Schedule

TrustCommerce is out and about this winter! Don’t miss an opportunity to meet with us in-person. NRF – Retail’s BIG Show 2014 January 12-15, 2014 New York City   Healthcare Payments Innovations January 27-28, 2014 Tempe, AZ   GE Western Region User’s Group February 13-14, 2014 Green Valley Ranch, Henderson, NV   Parking Industry Exhibition…

PayWithIt Secure Mobile Payment Acceptance App

Interview with PayWithIt® Product Manager

Learn about the new features and functionality in the latest version of PayWithIt

The latest and greatest version of PayWithIt® is now available. PayWithIt is TrustCommerce’s secure mobile payment acceptance solution available through the Apple app store and is compatible with all iOS devices. PayWithIt enables merchants to securely capture payments via encrypted card swipe or manual entry.  It is ideal for merchants who would like to accept credit cards, signature debit, and ACH on the go and is in use today in a variety of environments, such as non-profit, healthcare, parking, retail, education, and others.

I recently sat down with PayWithIt Product Manager, Arian Maybod to learn about what sets this new version apart. Arian has managed PayWithIt since inception and is supporting and managing the current release.

TC: PayWithIt recently celebrated its birthday. Can you share with us what sparked PayWithIt?

AM: Mobile payment acceptance is really growing. The latest research estimates $1 trillion in global transactions by 2015 [1].  Forrester Research projects approximately $90B in mobile transactions by 2017 [2].

When we launched PayWithIt, we wanted to give our merchants the opportunity to be at the forefront of this growing trend, leveraging the advantages that mobile payments bring to the payment mix—convenience, speed, cost-savings—with the security for which TrustCommerce is known.

Have You Tried Dynamic Reporting?

When something new is available, are you the first to try it? Or, do you like to stay in your comfort zone? If you have been approaching your reporting tasks routinely, following the same processes, you might want to take a look at the Dynamic Reporting feature included with your TC Vault account. Although Dynamic Reporting is robust and features many customizable options, it is easy to learn how to use. Building a custom report is fast, easy and most importantly it can make your reporting activities more efficient.

Fall 2013 Event Schedule

TrustCommerce is out and about this fall! Don’t miss an opportunity to meet with us in-person.   Utility Payment Conference Visit us at Booth #204! September 30-October 2, 2013 Houston   Harris User Group October 1-2, 2013 South Carolina   GE Western Region User Group (WRUG) Fall Conference October 10-11, 2013 Newport Beach, CA  …

Set Up a Secure E-Commerce Payment Application: Part 2

In part two of our two-part series on popular implementation paths for e-commerce, we discuss secure hosted payment pages.

 

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  –Leonardo da Vinci

Sometimes the solution for a complex issue can be simple. In our previous blog post, we showed you how the TC Trustee API provides a secure environment for accepting payments and helps merchants reduce PCI DSS scope. It is easy to set up and seamless to the user. TC Trustee Host, hosted payment pages, offers similar benefits, but the path is a little simpler for the merchant.

The TC Trustee Host is a great option for small to medium businesses looking to implement a feature-rich online payment solution that can reduce PCI DSS compliance scope.  TrustCommerce’s solution enables businesses to accept credit card, debit card, and ACH payments from their online shopping cart, donations page, or other payment system with a simple integration process. It also supports one-time, recurring, and subscription payments.

Merchant Payment Solutions

Set Up a Secure E-Commerce Payment Application: Part 1

In this two-part series, we will talk about two popular payment acceptance paths for e-commerce: Embedded API for Direct Post, commonly referred to as transparent redirect, and hosted payment pages. We will look at how the solutions function and things to consider when selecting your preferred method.

Recently, I went to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center. It is an impressive piece of history to see firsthand. I could not help but think of how often you hear, “This isn’t rocket science.” This actually was rocket science! The complexity and inner workings of this ship are incomprehensible to most of us, a little intimidating, yet awe-inspiring.

The good news is that setting up a secure e-commerce environment doesn’t have to be rocket science, although it may sound like it. Known in the industry as “transparent redirect” or “Embedded API with Direct Post”, TC Trustee API is an elegant e-commerce payment solution that lets merchants do what they do best—manage the web site, user experience and environment—but leave the payment acceptance and security to the experts.

An embedded feature of the merchant-hosted payment form, the TC Trustee API code posts financial transaction field data from the customer browser straight to the TC secure processing platform. It is easy to set up, requiring a small amount of code and basic programming skills.

5 Ways Transit Embraces Electronic Payments

Transit and parking systems are making the move to electronic payments as they face tighter budgets, seek to operate more efficiently, and improve the customer experience. Moving from cash to electronic payments brings many benefits. In many cases, it can improve cash flow and is less expensive than collecting cash. Accepting electronic payments can also resolve other customer experience issues like these identified in a recent MasterCard study1:

  • 65% of US commuters who use cash to pay for mass transit worry about having the right amount to pay for their trip.
  • 36% were unable to take mass transit at some time because they did not have enough cash on hand.
  • 44% have missed a bus or train while waiting in line to purchase a ticket or add money to a fare card.

Take a look at 5 ways transit and parking industries are accepting electronic payments.