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Cut Overhead Without Feeling the Pinch

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Apr 5, 2017 10:07:27 AM

Trimming the fat of overhead expenses and inefficiencies is a top priority for any small business owner. And even if your business is profitable and busy, looking at ways to further improve inefficiencies and streamline operations through software, computerization, infrastructure, and payments automation is always a smart move. We keep an eye on the latest trends in payments, business, and healthcare for our merchants and here are some top cost-cutting and efficiency improvement measures we’ve uncovered in the healthcare and small business space. See what applies to you and how you can make 2017 your best year ever!

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Topics: credit card payments, billpay, 2017, electronic bill payment, bill presentment and payment, overhead, cut overhead

Overcome the Top 7 Medical Industry Business Challenges

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Mar 29, 2017 8:06:00 AM

Get the real deal on the top 7 medical industry business challenges and some ideas on how to overcome them. These are universal healthcare industry challenges like regulatory issues, how to accept payments and send bills the most cost effectively, technology challenges and more. 

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Topics: credit card processing, EHR, electronic bill payment, bill presentment and payment, healthcare, medical industry, payments, medical business challenges

5 Reasons Payments Integration is Essential for Software Vendors

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Mar 22, 2017 8:14:00 AM

Singular Payments focuses on delivering our flat rate payment processing solution direct to merchants and integrating into software with custom solutions. There are many benefits for the software users and vendors to integrate payments into the solution. Not only does processing payments with a custom flat rate inside the software solution add convenience and speed for users, but it also adds a new revenue stream for the software vendors that can add up. And with the high costs of development, this can be a huge help.

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Topics: credit card processing, singular payments, payments integrations, software integration, integrate payments APIs, bill presentment and payment, singular billpay, integrating payment processing into software, payments software integration

Bait & Switch PSA

Posted by Nina Pioletti on Mar 15, 2017 8:06:00 AM
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Topics: flat rate credit card processing, merchant service scams, merchant fees, merchant services

Work Hard the Smart Way

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Mar 8, 2017 6:06:00 AM

“People who work hard and people who work smart have different measures of success.” ~Jacob Morgan

How do you measure success? Do long days filled with lots of tasks make your business thrive? Or would shorter days that were more productive, streamlined and automated make your bottom line soar? Here at Singular Payments, we prioritize creating seamless, integrated and easy-to-use payment processing solutions that help our merchants do just that – work smarter, not harder at sending invoices and collecting payments. Through our new Singular BillPAY platform we’ve streamlined and automated the most timely and costly aspects that merchant billers face today. Request your free flat rate Singular BillPAY quote and do a demo today. And then implement these slick task management tricks to apply the same level of automation and productivity to the rest of your operations and watch your business grow.

 

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Topics: electronic payment processing, billpay, electronic bill presentment, electronic bill payment, ebpp

Singular BillPAY | Get Paid. For Real.

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Mar 1, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Singular Payments has launched an exciting new electronic bill presentment and payment platform we affectionately coined Singular BillPAY, and it’s going to rock your world when it comes to simplifying invoicing and collections.  This customizable billing and collections software is paired with your custom flat rate credit card processing service, to seamlessly accept credit card and electronic check (ACH) payments all within the easy-to-use platform. That is one of the unique advantages this new feature-rich service brings to the table for merchant billers who need to find cost-effective and efficient alternatives to traditional means of distributing invoices and collecting payments.  Read the press release here for more details about the launch.

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Topics: flat rate credit card processing, electronic payment processing, singular payments, electronic bill presentment, electronic bill payment, flat rate payment processing, ebpp

3 Trends That Will Define Payments in 2017

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Feb 22, 2017 9:24:58 AM

The payments industry is constantly in motion. There are always new innovations on the horizon, even as merchants are still adapting to the last big change. We are focused on our software partner integrations, and the launch of Singular BillPAY, our customizable electronic bill presentment and payment platform (EBPP). These two main areas of our expertise, in addition to continuing to support and nurture our valued flat rate merchants, will continue to drive our focus forward as we also adapt to big changes in the industry this year. Here are some of the exciting things coming down the pipeline to keep an eye out for. Many of these will also show through in our platform which is powered by our technology partner CardConnect. So, get ready – it’s going to be a really fun year!

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Topics: credit card processing, merchant services, payment processing trends, contextual commerce, loyalty programs

Ways to Make Customers Fall in Love With Your Business

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Feb 15, 2017 7:23:00 AM

It’s the art of doing what you do so incredibly well that others will want to share ‘who’ you are with their family and friends. It starts with nurturing your relationships with your customers in order to grow your business. With automation and innovation rampant across all platforms these days, nurturing your database has never been more important. Take Twitter for example, or even Facebook. All it takes is making someone unhappy one time and they can flood/share their opinion to the masses and leave a lasting impression that could possibly make or break your business.

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Topics: credit card processing, credit card payments, customer service, payment processing, customer retention

Yes! Service Businesses Can Sell Too

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Feb 8, 2017 9:43:02 AM

As a business owner or office manager you get stuck in the day to day grind of booking appointments, billing and collections and handling paperwork. But when you review the numbers at the end of the month are they everything you had hoped for? There is a simple way to boost your service businesses’ bottom line and it can maximize the dollar value of every client/patient who walks through the door. Yes – service businesses can and should also sell supporting products.

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Topics: increase revenue, retail sales, service business sales

Powered by CardConnect: It's a Good Thing

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Feb 2, 2017 11:39:34 AM

Late last year Singular Payments joined forces with a new technology partner, CardConnect. Based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania the CardConnect team has two important arms to their service offers which are CardPointe and CardSecure. CardPointe allows Singular Payments’ merchants to: accept payments, manage transactions, create billing plans, build receipts and more. CardSecure highlights the measures that CardConnect has taken to assure the highest level of security available in the payment processing industry today which is completed by a combination of EMV and P2PE technologies. PCI-certified P2PE is the foundation of their platform, protecting every transaction at the point of interaction. The patented, intelligent tokenization available through this platform is irreversible as tokens are randomly generated making it impossible to decrypt. This same process is ‘persistent’ meaning the tokens can be used for recurring charges. This platform is also merchant specific as the tokens used are unique to organizations.  

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Topics: protecting your business, payment processing, PCI, tech support, PCI compliance, cardconnect

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