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What is a White Label Payment Gateway

June 14, 2016

  Cardstream’s White Label Solution Technology cannot be grown. You can’t plant it and pluck it a few weeks later. It takes development and expertise, time and financial investment. How much better it would be to simply have another person do all the hard work and then you rebrand it for your own distribution. This […]

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Cardstream – A Unique Gateway

June 1, 2016

  It’s common for authors to over-state or labour the point in their titles to grab the reader’s attention. After all, we as people like to draw attention to our best bits and keep people’s focus there. Overstating them if you will. Except that’s not the case here.  Cardstream is unique. It’s humble in serving […]

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Android Pay

May 24, 2016

  Google helps me to manage a big chunk of my life. Their technology developments always reshape the way I do things. I’m talking about Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Forms, the search engine and the list goes on. More free technology than I know what to do with. Google has now added payments to […]

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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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Taking Payments Online

April 22, 2016

The date is May 21st 2015 and the BBC have just released an interesting article (and then so did I), debit and credit card payments have now overtaken that of cash payments. The significance of the outsizing is apparent and the implication of it is this: if you’re not taking payments online, then you’re missing […]

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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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Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Savings, Stores and Statistics

November 6, 2015

  Remember that time the UK had a bountiful harvest and then created a holiday celebrating it? No? But America did in 1621 and they called it Thanksgiving. Britain, being the multicultural foster parents we are, want a piece of that pie. Except not that bit, because that would involve eating turkey twice a year, […]

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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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Apple Pay

July 21, 2015

Apple have released their new payment option, Apply Pay Contactless. This new payment option has essentially started a new era of payment methodologies from a pioneering electronics company. Apple has been working behind closed doors with MasterCard and Visa with a huge investment of man and thought power to bring Apple Pay Contactless to iPhone, […]

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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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