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Find the Right Vendors for Your Small Business

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on May 23, 2018 9:06:23 AM

Successful small businesses thrive on relationships, but when we think about this truism, the natural impulse is to immediately think of the customer relationship. It’s understandable, of course, as no business — big or small — could ever survive without its customers, but today we’re going to talk about another relationship vital to small businesses, the relationship each business has with its vendors. This relationship is no less important, as the right vendors can help a small business separate itself from the pack and grow and thrive in every relationship going forward.

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Topics: singular payments, payfac in a box, custom payments integration, finding the right vendors

Payments Projects for the New Year

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Jan 3, 2018 10:33:17 AM

Now that the holiday rush is over and you’re back at work focused on improving your business and operations we have some ideas to help you save time, money and improve customer retention by upgrading how your customers pay. Giving your payments infrastructure a tune-up is a surefire way to spark a productive and profitable new year.

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Topics: singular payments, ebpp, payments software integration, akimbo card, ACH, hosted payment page, new terminal

2018 Payments Predictions & Trends

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Dec 27, 2017 8:28:58 AM

Closing out 2017 and looking forward to a bustling 2018 in the payments and payment facilitator space we’ve seen a lot of movement regarding platform rationalization due to technology consolidation. Every major player is buying pieces of the puzzle to become the complete end-to-end solution. For example, the following major mergers and acquisitions took place recently. In April of 2014, to kick off the M/A frenzy in payments, Vantiv bought Mercury.


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Topics: singular payments, like stripe, custom payments integration, payments predictions, payments acquisitions, stripe, payment data systems

Choose Your Payments Partner Wisely

Posted by Ben Kauder on Oct 4, 2017 8:42:18 AM

In our payments integration consultations with software developers, we often educate on several critical areas to consider when choosing any payments partner. These include age of the specs/APIs, certification process, acquirer control on the platform, underwriting, application/agreement workflow and payment processing pricing. In our model Payfac in a Box™, we’ve put all these goodies and more ‘in a box’ to ensure a simple, straightforward, and long-lasting integration setup that will make merchant adoption and their continued use of the service top-rate. Read on to educate yourself on these important aspects of selecting a payments integration partner, so you don’t get stuck down an expensive path that doesn’t result in the best custom payments integration for your software solution and merchant users.

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Topics: flat rate credit card processing, credit card payments, singular payments, flat rate payment processing, payfac in a box, payfac automation, custom payments integration

Introducing the Singular Pay Plugin

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on May 31, 2017 4:19:33 AM

Singular Pay's iFrame Plugin offers a complete, ready-to-use payment interface for a quick and easy way to accept payments through your website. PCI compliance is made much easier with the plugin; as it makes the end merchant eligible for SAQ A, a much shorter version of the required annual survey, since Singular hosts the form that captures customer payment information. The customer’s information is therefore secured through our back-end payment gateway which is fully PCI compliant.

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Topics: singular payments, online payment processing, payments integration, online payments, singular pay plugin, payments iframe

5 Reasons Payments Integration is Essential for Software Vendors

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Mar 22, 2017 7:14:00 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

Singular BillPAY | Get Paid. For Real.

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Mar 1, 2017 5:00:00 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

The Truth About Transaction Laundering

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Jun 22, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Cyber-criminals are always lurking to find the best place to hijack some legitimate deal in an effort to sell illicit goods and services online…where these crooks breed. One of the latest popular scams is transaction laundering through payment processors and in recent months it has become a favorite of drug dealers, sex service procurers and other similar corrupt dealings. The problem is many people have yet to hear about this and studies at EverCompliant indicate that “as many as 6%-10% of additional unauthorized ecommerce sites that banks are processing may not know the illicit activities they are backing without their consent or awareness.”

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Topics: fraud liability, singular payments, merchant service scams, payment processing, fraud, merchant services, transaction laundering

A Note From Our Managing Partner

Posted by Vaden Landers on Feb 24, 2016 10:02:17 AM

Dear Valued Partner: As an entrepreneur now involved in my third company as either a founder or investor, and having spent nearly 30 years in the payments industry, I certainly respect and appreciate the fact that business is won and lost every day. I take great pride in each new account we sign, and am grateful for the trust and confidence demonstrated by the business owners and operators who have selected Singular Payments for their payment processing needs.  The thing that keeps me awake at night are not the victory’s we enjoy as an organization, but the clients who we are not able to retain for whatever reason, and while I am a realist with no expectation that we will never lose an account, I take it personally when I read cancellation requests from clients – not because I think these folks have something against me as an individual, but because (rightly or wrongly) I feel like I have failed them. Failed to meet their expectations, failed to provide the products, services or savings they thought they would receive when they originally signed up with us. Ultimately, all these things mean that we have really failed to build a relationship that establishes Singular Payments as an indispensable business partner for each client we have the privilege of serving. 

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Topics: payment processing service, singular payments, customer service, customer feedback

#GOTCHIPPED? protecting your business from fraud liability

Posted by Danielle Lafontaine on Jan 12, 2016 2:31:45 PM

Let’s take a moment and dive into the real reason behind why you’re carrying a new type of credit card and if you aren’t part of the ‘chip club’ yet, know that it’s only a matter of time before you will be. As of October 2015, the nationwide shift to EMV became imperative when the liability, for lack of better terminology, shifted to the merchant as opposed to the credit card issuer.

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Topics: flat fee payment processing, flat rate credit card processing, credit card payments, fraud liability, protecting your business, free emv terminal, free emv equipment, emv help, emv fraud liability, singular payments, emv, free emv help, singular guarantee

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