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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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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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Key IVR

May 7, 2015

Key Interactive Voice Response systems (Key IVR), from a business point of view, are effective and reliable. The technology for these systems is ever evolving and ever developing. Companies can use them as an automated payment service or simply to refer them to the correct line to reach the relevant team. They’re not just the […]

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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 Importance of Being Responsive

March 11, 2015

Convenience is the ultimate business niche, to say ‘we can tailor to your personal needs’ is what everyone wants to hear; so when we login to a website to buy our beloved mothers a gift or two for Mothering Sunday: we want to ensure that we can see the jewellery, chocolates or flowers clearly. We […]

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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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