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WordPress

April 28, 2016

    WordPress is a big deal. Would you like to know how much of a big deal it is? It powers 25% of the internet. That’s billions of pages. 60.5 million new comments appear each month on WordPress. We are, after all, a talkative bunch. So why is it so popular? I’ll walk you […]

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Ecommerce in 2015-2016

December 31, 2015

  The Future The future is only ever full of development, sometimes we can predict it and other times the driving force is super elusive. But we move along in the passenger’s seat regardless, knowing or trying to guess where we end up. Of course some people are better at making predictions than others, with […]

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Unassigned Worldpay Merchants

August 13, 2015

Growing up we are bombarded by clichés as part of a primary education. One of the most prominent of these, at least for me, was ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. Of course I owned neither an egg nor a basket, but now I could potentially own a merchant account and payment gateway… […]

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E-mail Receipts

June 30, 2015

Our GoalsAt Cardstream we are always looking for ways to upgrade our already pretty top-notch systems and increase our services and impressive list of benefits, yet keep the price for our service as the most competitive. Another of our recent updates to the MMS system is the ability to receive receipts for transactions, forwarded automatically […]

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From Cash to Card

May 21, 2015

Times are changing. The popular chant ‘Cash is King’ may now be being drowned out by the beep or squeak of a Card Machine, wallets are getting thinner. But not because people have less money… It has emerged that the majority of transactions now are cashless. Since the first debit cards arrived into the market […]

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New Acquirers

April 15, 2015

The unique position of Cardstream is owed to its adaptability, made possible because we are an independent payment gateway; this unique position, in turn, is owed to our reputable merchant acquirers, which – I am pleased to report – is a rapidly growing list! We boast no less than 18 acquiring partners to contact and […]

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The Future of mCommerce

February 2, 2015

Finding the right goods for your home, garden or even place of work can be daunting these days with the wide variety of products available to consumers and walking from shop to shop can be tiring, but with the increasing popularity of mCommerce, shopping for your brand new sofa, lawn ornament or desk lamp is […]

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Predicted Statistics 2015

January 9, 2015

The hardest part of any year is arguably fraught with anxiety mostly at the beginning, so with some New Year’s cheer, foresight and positivity we can tackle it. With foresight in mind; E-Commerce seems to be as trendy and developmental as ever. A stunning figure of $24 trillion in Global retails sales (that’s $24 with […]

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John Lewis’ Winter Statistics

January 7, 2015

Further to our Black Friday blog in December, which showed Black Friday breaking records year-on-year, retail giant, John Lewis, have reported record sales in the lead up to Christmas. John Lewis has reported their Black Friday week brought the company “its biggest trading week on record, with sales up 22%” on 2013. The sales during […]

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Retail Sales 2014

December 29, 2014

2014’s been a great year for retail with sales expecting to hit $22 trillion. Market research company, eMarketers predict that this figure will increase by 5.5 percent and ‘is projected to hit $28.3 trillion’. This figure includes a breakdown across 22 countries. Ecommerce is growing year on year in popularity, “When it comes to retail […]

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